Sam Hilt

Sam Hilt is a former resident of the San Francisco Bay Area who has learned to love the eccentricities of Italian culture. He is the co-founder of the travel company, and the author of the acclaimed guidebook, The Uffizi Gallery.

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The Italian mystery of the missing toilet seats

It’s only fair to say that bathrooms in Italy in private homes are typically immaculate: they approach a standard of almost Germanic cleanliness. Bathrooms in public places, however, are an entirely different matter. With rare exceptions they range from inadequate to thoroughly disgusting. It’s a strange