At Piazza S. Egidio in Trastevere, where I lived for 20 years, the residents are having an extended honeymoon. For almost a year now, perhaps even a bit longer, the illegal peddlers who used to set up their stands there for much of the day and most of the night have taken themselves elsewhere. This daily plague, which had gone on for years with only occasional interruptions, suddenly came to an end (at least for now) for some mysterious reason in mid-2007 (theories include a visit to the Comunit