(Se sia Italiana/o, immagino che gia sappia queste cose.)
1) Radio stations do the traffic report for the entire country at once. In Como, where we are within shouting distance of Switzerland, not only do we hear about the traffic on the autostrada from the south Como exit to the Swiss border: we also find out about accidents and traffic jams in Rome and in Naples.
2) There is no word for "jaywalker"; in Italian those socks would be called "coloro che attraversano la strada all'infuori dei passaggi pedonali," or "those who cross the street outside of the pedestrian crosswalk." Actually, they would just be called "Jaywalkers."
3) According to an Italian women's magazine I read recently, Italian women are more concerned with cellulite than with wrinkles (no wonder, considering all the underwear stores displaying thongs and those funny little panties that only cover the top two-thirds of the butt cheeks)-- hence all of the anti-cellulite products advertised in pharmacy windows. I thought this ad was especially eye-catching (ouch!).