My first trip abroad was a nine day walking tour of Italy, from Rome to Florence to Venice. I discovered that parts of Italy, Florence in particular, were overrun with statues of naked men, everywhere I looked. Maybe that was my fault. Maybe I shouldn’t have been paying so much attention.
Both my sister and I seemed to be trying to discover just how many ways there were to embarrass ourselves in a foreign country (while my niece somehow managed to remain relatively unscathed).
The food, from pasta to pizza to tiramisu to gelato, was truly incredible – not to mention wine every single night with dinner! Such civilized people, the Italians!
This is a short, funny book describing my summer trip to Italy. From the flower covered balconies prevalent in the cities, the ancient structures such as the Colosseum layered with centuries of human experience, to the thrill of meeting new people and becoming a world traveler, Italy was a blast.
Oh yes, let’s not forget the naked statues. Not to mention an abundance of real, live, very hot looking Italians!
What a vacation!
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