Geographic location of the bug: central Italy
Time: 07:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi Daniel!
This spider has taken up a protective position with its legs covering most of its body. Among the best diagnostic features for identifying spiders is their eye pattern and position, which alas are hidden by your Spider’s defensive posture. Our best guess is that this is some type of hunting spider that does not build a web. We are so sorry we are unable to provide you with more.