Italy

Authentic Interactions

A couple lounges in the Coliseum while figuring out their next destination. I stumbled down an intriguing cobblestone path tucked away behind the Trevi Fountain just to get away from the crowd. Just minutes before, thousands of people surrounded me… Read More »Authentic Interactions

Less Means More

An authentic Italian tomato sauce made with tomatoes, carrots, onions, celery, olive oil, and white wine.  I had never experienced food for the soul, until I had my first taste of Italy. Walking into Italian Chef Andrea Consoli’s cooking class,… Read More »Less Means More

The Eternal City

The view of The Eternal City from the lookout point on Palatine Hill.           Being in a foreign place can be an intimidating experience, especially when you are in a place that speaks a different language.… Read More »The Eternal City

Pieces of Home

Red flowers stand out in an otherwise neutral alleyway in Rome, Italy.  When I hobbled off the plane with my carry-on in hand, I became overwhelmed with pedestrians. Two signs read “baggage.” Both signs pointed in opposite directions. I sent… Read More »Pieces of Home

Devastation to Decadence

From visiting Pompeii’s iconic ruins to captivating our taste buds in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius, we explored Naples’ gritty past and its vibrant future.

The Rome Less Traveled

A beautiful pink house tucked away in the small town of Villa Scialla near Trastevere. When I think of Rome, the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and other postcard images flood my mind. I’ve heard so many stories about people falling… Read More »The Rome Less Traveled