Trains in Italy.
I realize that I have been remiss in posting anything about Italy and I will try to correct some of that.
One day, we took the train to the Cinque Terra (five small towns along the coast, connected a hiking path). We delayed the trip because there was a day of potential rain showers. This resulted in traveling by rail on a day of a planned national strike. If you want to get somewhere in Italy, do not take the train on a day of national strike. The trains do run, albeit on a very haphazard schedule, and there is no one to ask what is going on.
However, we did make it there and back. It just took a little longer than we had planned: