If I've made you smile ... given you hope ... a new favorite recipe ... or boosted your Italian smarts, then get out your wallet because my new friend, I've touched your life.

I usually don't accept handouts. But in this case it's about Italy, so I'm making a special exception. Plus, it will help fuel my ability to do this full-time (watch out, Rick Steves).

You can click here to make a secure online donation via PayPal and I promise to keep your donation amount earmarked in my travel fund for my next upcoming journey. Pinky swear!

If you have a special request, send me an email at, and I'll do my best to honor it. So if it's taking a special picture on your behalf or visiting a village and writing about it, just let me know ... the bigger the donation, the more likely I can make it happen!

Thanks for helping me reach my next goal to journey back to my special home away from home!

Grazie Mille!

~ Patrick
Italy Travel Specialist

for the love of : italy