The first time I traveled to Italy I fell in love with the country and the people. I started this blog when I was preparing to go to Italy for the third time. It seemed like I could never get enough of this beautiful place. I thought after that trip that 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. I know that I will always return. 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. 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. You will feel as though you are traveling with me during five separate trips to Sicily in my second book , My Love Affair with Sicily.
Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, my newest book, is a photo book which features the peoples, streets, traditions, places, and culture of one of my favorite places in Italy.