The first time I traveled to Italy I fell in love with the country and the people. I started this blog in 2011 when I was preparing to go to Italy for the third time. It seemed like I could never get enough of this beautiful place.
After that trip I thought I wouldn’t feel the need to return, but in less than a year I made my 4th trip to this beautiful country of my grandparents. And the following year, I went back again, making my fifth trip to Bella Italia. In June of 2015 I returned from my 7th trip to Italy, and am leaving in a few days ( Sept-Oct 2016) for another experience in my wonderful Italia. I know I will always go back as long as I can because I feel at home there!
I am a second-generation Italian-American with a passion for travel, and a particular love of Italy. I am a freelance writer and photographer, and write for La Gazzetta Italiana, a monthly Italian-American newspaper, Italia Magazine, and several other online travel sites, including Italian Talks and The Grand Wine Tour.
My first book, Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy, is based on this blog and my three-month solo travel adventure to Italy. It was honored with an award by the Florida Writers Association.
In My Love Affair with Sicily, my second book, you will feel as though you are traveling with me during five separate trips to Sicily.
Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, published in April of 2015, is a coffee table/photo book which features the peoples, streets, traditions, places, and culture of one of my favorite places in Italy.
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