Rome was the first city I ever visited in Italy back in 2003. I remember thinking, "oh my God, I've been to Italy, now I'm complete!" I've been back to Rome a handful of times now, and I can say my very favorite time of year is springtime in Rome. My favorite memory in Rome isn't the Vatican or ... Read More about Roman Holiday – Resources for your trip
I'm on a mission to learn Italian, and my blog is where I'm recording my trials and tribulations for my own personal research interest, and I hope to inspire others who are learning Italian along the way (we're all in this together!). I had a long list of Italian goals for the Clear the List ... Read More about In January I studied French?!?!
There's a reason it's called our mother tongue, or madrelingua. When we are removed from the familiarity of our homeland, our mother tongue gives us the comfort of home. It's the only thing that doesn't take up any luggage space that we can take with us wherever we go. I'm in the process of ... Read More about Meeting my younger self in Orvieto: thoughts on language & identity
I've been sifting through boxes in my closet and finding old treasures, like postcards from all my travels abroad, and even a journal that my Italian teacher had us keep during my semester abroad in Torino. I can't believe that exactly 12 years ago this month I hopped on a plane to Torino. I thought ... Read More about 12 years later: reflecting on my semester abroad in Turin, Italy