An American in Italy

This book is about the year that changed my life.

Hello Dear Readers, Well, I finally did it. A bucket list item that was on my list since I learned to read many years...

I held the first presentation of my new book, The Life I Imagined, at VinOutlet located at Borgo Ognissanti, 70R in Florence.

When I was 10, if you asked me what I wanted to be, I would have said a writer.

In just a few short weeks, the Art History Course, Masterpieces and Monuments will start up again. It’s one of the things that make the winter months wonderful in Florence. Enjoying...

img_9373 When Ben and I visited San Fruttuoso, there was a plaque in honor of the Pamphijl family who had contributed large sums...

IMG_7398 Standing in via Capello is the Casa di Giulietta.

DSCN0189 Verona is a town in the Veneto region of Italy about 2 ½ hours by train from Florence.

IMG_7039 Florence is full of surprises. There are so many obvious things to visit, learn about, study and enjoy that it takes years to...

IMG_6614 The Jurassic Coast on the English Channel southern coast is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

IMG_5939 Recently, we went to Arezzo. I’ve been there many times before but we specifically went to see the Antique Market that takes place...

IMG_5862 I visited Castle Vincigliata in conjunction with a wonderful combination course day of writing, wine tasting and visiting a castle!

DSCN3816 The Palatine Gallery at Palazzo Pitti should not be entered, in my opinion without a little advance prep work!

IMG_1052 In the right wing of the Palazzo Pitti, you will find the Royal Apartments which you can visit.

IMG_4719 I recently attended a bookmaking workshop!

IMG_3370 After a visit to the Uffizi with my Art History Class, Ben and I were inspired to take a trip to Prato to see...

IMG_4354 Tomorrow, November 4 will be the 49th anniversary of the flood that devastated Florence and damaged and destroyed innumerable pieces of precious art work...

IMG_4325 On October 20, 2015 at the Odeon Theater in Florence the documentary film, “When the World Answered” was premiered.

IMG_4286 The Florentine is one of the most popular English newspapers in Florence.

IMG_3438 It seems like many cities have an iconic building that the city is known for.

I posted a list of books about or set in Italy a while back and the response was overwhelming! I think I have enough reading material now to last a lifetime,...

IMG_0269 This exhibit is going now at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights located on via Ghibellina, 12, now through May...

IMG_3092 Florence is a city full of universities.

At the British Institute I attended a discussion of John Hooper about his new book, The Italians.