A placid canal in Venice

On Being Lost in Italy

The footsteps behind us were worrisome. With each step that landed on the worn, slightly slick cobblestones, an equal but louder pair of footsteps resonated behind my husband and me as we tried to find our way back to our…

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Five Fabulous Art Works in Rome You May Have Missed

Deciding on a favorite piece of art in Italy is similar to picking a favorite child: it’s an impossible task. On some days, when thinking about Italy’s great art works, a certain color combo will grab me or maybe a…

Some Suggestions for Driving in Italy

  Some years ago, I was riding for the first time in the passenger seat of a red Fiat driven by my friend Laura, with whom I was living in Rome. On our approach back to the city (we were…

What Is There to Write About Italy That Hasn’t Been Written Before?

Why do I write about Italy? As I sit here, trying to dream up a good answer to my first assignment as part of the Italy Blogging Roundtable, a project I have entered into with Jessica of Italylogue, Alexandra of…