Throughout my travels and time in Italy, I wrote a few blog posts about this stunning land.  

An Ode to Venice - August 2013/ July 2014

Dinner on a gondola - July 2013

Welcome, April - April 2013

Seafood Linguine - March 2013

Baked Scallops with Béchamel, Venice - Oct 2012

Pizza in a cone? - May 2011

Venetian Life - Sep 2011

A man who has not been to Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what is expected a man should see.

Chi, non e' mai stato in Italia e' sempre consapevole di un'inferiorita' che gli deriva dal non aver visto quello che un uomo dovrebbe vedere.

Samuel Johnson 




After a four year degree with a year in Italy, working and studying, I finally became fluent in Italian.  But it did not come easily.  Five years ago, I only knew "ciao" and "pizza".  Now, Italians mistake me for an Italian.  (Ok, one Italian mistook me for an Italian once.) 

Italy for me is the chocolate in the cake, is the food of the soul, is the reason for being.  There are few places where the people are as fun, where the art is as beautiful and well, where the food is as good.

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