Here I am, another adventurer, solo female traveler and passionate Italophile!
I fell in love with Italy in the 1980s when I was backpacking around Europe. Since then I’ve learned to speak Italian, led tours in Italy, obtained a Master’s in Florentine Renaissance history, figured out (back in 1998) how to manifest my wedding in Florence and from that experience created Sogni Italiani, a business I ran for six years, offering weddings, vow renewals, and honeymoons in Italy. More recently I walked solo for 40 days on the Via Francigena, and wrote a memoir about it.
After 30 years of being in love with Italy, in the spring of 2017, I made what I hope is a final move to the land that the poet Shelley called a paradise of exiles.
Now that I’m finally living in Italy for good, with less than half my life-span left, I have to admit, I feel slightly panicked that it’s not enough time in Italy.
What will you find on my site?
- Assistance, commiseration, encouragement, and nitty gritty info, for anyone who is not EU and doesn’t have Italian relatives but wants to move to Italy.
- Articles on food, wine, history, and art, particularly in Tuscany. (I’m a Florentine Renaissance historian and passionate foodie)
- News about the Via Francigena (Italy’s pilgrimage route) and tips for undertaking a pilgrimage on it.
- Trip planning services: I have created over a hundred trips in Italy for happy clients. You can get a taste of my services for free simply by requesting my 40 minute free consult.
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