Saturday, February 22, 2020


If you're reading this, welcome to my little space in cyberland that honors all things Italian.

Cinque Terre, Italy

Italy is the brightest and most beautiful far and away country I've traveled to so I created this blog to make a permanent place for friends and fans to access and share information about the great place we call Italy (locals call it Italia).

I've been very lucky to have traveled to Italy seven times in a seven year span - my family of 2 humans and 2 Labs even relocated to Tuscany for 3 months to fully immerse ourselves in the Italian way of living.

The best advice I can give if you're "on the fence" about booking your trip to Italy is to stop waiting and start experiencing! I never met anyone who had a disappointing trip to Italy. For me, the history, the people, the food, and the views are what make Italy a truly unique and magical place! Through my adventures I've learned that Italy and Texas have more in common than you might think. You can learn a little bit more about the story behind that story on my "about" page.

How To Get The Most From This Site: Make sure and explore this site; it's built from my personal travels, which you'll see accessible via the right-hand navigation. If my energies were well-spent, you'll find some useful information here as I've helped folks build their travel itineraries from my experiences.

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(<--- except these ones) are hyperlinks to other sites with even more information, so don't be afraid to click and learn. Text that is purple is for the really important stuff. I've also birthed some Italian Frequently Asked Questions (I called them iFAQs) that should help you if you're an Italian novice. You can quick link to city posts using the side navigation at right. Click on images to enlarge them for close-up viewing. There are unexpected great finds (a.k.a. "Easter Eggs") on this site. See if you can find them all!

So grab a bottle of your favorite vino, start reading and have fun! Your reading experience will be heightened if listening to Bocelli. Before you leave this site you can bookmark our main site which will connect to our various online channels. Grazie!

~ Patrick

Connecting the two great lands of Italy and Texas

for the love of : italy


Anniversary Moments said...

This is soooo great!!! I can't wait to dig in & read all about it. I remember your very first trip! Happy Birthday!! I'll drop you a note soon!


Buenos dias con Poesía said...

You must also come to Spain.

Unknown said...

I love your website !! thanks for sharing

PK said...

Thanks, Gina!

So glad you found my little place online! Let me know if I can help you with any travel info! ~ Patrick