The side streets and alleys of Italy echo with music it seems. On past trips here I also recall the same thing, hearing strains of singing emanating from open windows as I passed. I remember being lost in Venice once at dusk and hearing the wafts of Elton John's Song for Guy from across the canal, a surreal moment . This trip I have seen buskers and bands and heard some great spur of the moment opera. Italy has been alive with the sound of music.