- The heat has caused several of your fellow travelers to begin to perspire, or
- Someone near you has opened up a sandwich or a salad that contains some kind of garlic-y dressing and some rather pungent onions.
Amici, Italians just smell different. I noticed it on the metro one day while crammed in between the door and some, well, Italians. It was very strange - almost like pepper, but... warm. I thought it was just the man who was positioned near me, but I have smelled this smell on many following occasions, and I really can't decide which odor is worse.
I'd like to add a small disclaimer: I did not come to Rome with the intent to study the differences between various cultural odors. The study was, in a way, forced upon me due to the frequency with which I must take the metro (every day to and from class).
Spero che non mangiareste quando avete letto questo brano...
A presto, amici!