On Friday after midday, on a tree-lined residential street in southeastern Rome, people speak an assortment of languages and dialects, from north African Arabic to the local Roman slang.
The bottom floor of a peeling post-war building hosts a "prayer home".
On the Muslim holy day, worshippers lay out their prayer rugs as far as the pavement and listen to a sermon.
Officially recognised mosques in Italy can be counted on one hand, but there are many unofficial "prayer homes" like this - more than 50 in Rome.
Islam isn't formally recognised in Italy, despite being the country's largest religious minority.