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. Now I have just returned from my 7th trip to Italy. 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. It recently 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, my newest book, is a photo book which features the peoples, streets, traditions, places, and culture of one of my favorite places in Italy.
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