About the blog

Ciao a tutti,

Thanks for joining me as I discover the Italy I want to find.  I hope my daily stories and photo blog inspire you to travel more, sit and contemplate the deep yearnings of your heart that daily life so often pushes to the side and to ultimately enjoy your own dolce vita wherever you may be living.

I’m a military spouse currently living in Vicenza, Italy with the love of my life, Jerry.  We are empty nesters and enjoying what we have termed “our renaissance” as a couple. While I am the appointed blog author and photo editor, this is very much a shared experience.


World travelers, foodies, wine lovers.  We are ready to explore where our hearts take us and spend as much time watching the flowers grow as we do chasing elephants on safari.  Our travel list is long and we want to share the journey with our friends and family back home.

Come along on an adventure as we reinvent ourselves, our relationship and our perspective on life.

I welcome all comments to the blog or private emails to 1017daysinitaly@gmail.com to share your reflections.