I adore Italy. My ties to this country are important and always have been as my Father’s side originates from there. I grew up in a family that worked hard but also knew how to laugh at it all at the end of the day. Sunday afternoons were spent at my Nonna’s playing cards and preparing and cooking a family recipe for gnocchi made from scratch.
I’ve had nothing but respect for Italians. Their passion for life, love, fashion and sports are really what keeps them ticking. There is the old school side of the country in its architecture, traditions and food but these are constantly challenged with a modern and insistent movement. Its history can be read off of every building and road. Their genuine charm and fascinating culture, among other things, makes it one of the top European destinations to explore.
Some of my family have been to visit this romantic and idyllic place yet I still have not found the right time in my life to follow in their footsteps. I could imagine it being too tempting to visit every single village, town and city which almost makes the thought of going a little overwhelming. I’ve seen their photos and heard their stories and cannot wait for the day that I get to experience it first hand.