Top Tips for Living in Italy


Unlike so many people who decide to move to Italy I was not a lifelong Italophile. I ended up in Rome almost by accident. My Junior year abroad was spent in rainy London and not sunny Italy. After college I dreamed of Africa and learned french. I fell in love with a fellow American and not an Italian. After almost two decades in Africa that American I married was transferred to Rome and now Italy is my home. I often joke this is one of the most challenging places we have ever lived. Over the years I have figured a few things out that make life as a foreigner in Italy a little easier. Here are a few of my top tips for living in Italy. 

5 things to do in Ponza


What to do in Ponza

What to do in Ponza

The island of Ponza located off the Lazio coast is filled with fun things to do.  Whether you like a day filled with activity or a day of lounging there is something for everyone. Here are my picks for 5 things to do in Ponza.

Positano {Pretty Pictures}


Positano Amalfi Coast

Positano, Amalfi Coast 

I am down in Positano working hard on research for the app. I promise I will be sharing with you all of the beautiful sites, refreshing cocktails and delicious food that I discover.

For now here are a few images and a short video of the always beautiful Amalfi Coast.

Coffee in Rome {Baylon Cafe + Trastevere}


Coffee in Rome

Coffee in Rome

It is that time of year again. The summer months in Rome bring lots of parties. Parties in elegant gardens on ancient roads and on spectacular rooftops of medieval towers. But while these parties are pretty, they come with a price. This is time of year when the friends I have made in this peripatetic life start wandering off to other places. 

It is also the time of year when, like swallows, wandering pals return. In between the flurry of returning Romans relative visiting, doctors appointments and parmesan shopping, there is always time for one more cup of coffee and a quick look at some Baroque treasure. 

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