​Benvenuti in Italia!

​A source for Italy lovers who want the authentic experience.

Ciao!

Thanks for stopping by my irreverent ​blog, where I attempt to decipher Italian culture for the English-speaking world. It’s always my intention to go a little deeper — beyond the stereotypes and la dolce vita — to discuss the many reasons why this beautiful chaotic country continues to inspire the dreams of travelers and writers and expats year after year.

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Rick's Rome to The Amalfi Coast Tour


September 26 - October 4, 2020

Rome to The Amalfi Coast and Back Again


This is the best of both worlds: vibrant, historic Rome​; and the serene beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Travel with me and a small group (6 - 12 Italy lovers) ​to experience the most coveted treasures of Italy. From the ancient monuments, to the bustling piazzas, to the world’s best cuisine​ — you will taste it all!


September 26 - October 4, 2020 ​— ​9 Days/​8 Nights​


JOIN ME!

Why Italy? Glad You Asked!

​The term “Italian food” used in foreign countries really doesn’t have much meaning within Italia. So if you want to sample authentic cuisine, then it’s best to stick to the local dishes when dining out. 

​"I love the language, that soft bastard Latin, ​which melts like kisses from a female mouth, and sounds as if it should be writ on satin, with syllables which breathe of the sweet South." — Lord Byron

​Italy has more World Heritage Cultural Sites than any other country in the world. Rome has so many by itself that they had to lump it all into one: "The historic center of Rome and the Holy See."

​​Channel Your Inner Italian!

Whether you're preparing for an upcoming vacation, trying to reconnect with your family's roots, or if you just want to emulate the joyful and healthy lifestyle of Mediterranean Italy, then get started by downloading one (or all) of my ​FREE guides to Italian living at its best! 

Let's Be Social

I'd rather you meet you in person, but as that isn't always possible, let's at least connect on social media. It doesn't replace human interaction, but we can still chat and share our passions for Italy. If so inclined, click one of the links above. Ciao!

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