Sunday, August 28, 2011

Italy - #1 on my bucket list


Italy has long been a fascination of mine...when I was in jr. high school in Salt Lake City I had to write a research paper about a country, and I chose Italy...I actually found that paper in a box of "stuff" my mom gave me recently. Written long before internet access to any and all topics, I dove into historical, anecdotal and visual resource books at our library. This was my first understanding of places outside of my home town, state, country. And I knew I wanted to go to Italy someday.

Everyone who knows me, knows that going to Italy is #1 on my bucket list. And they also know that when I have a vision it eventually becomes a reality. (i.e. living at the beach in Florida, taking my dad to Washington DC and Gettysburg). There are so many incredible sights to see, wines to drink, and foods to eat in Italy that my vision is somewhat blurry.

That is why I'm writing this blog. I invite you, your family, your friends, anyone who has been to Italy, lives in Italy, or like me, is fascinated by Italy, to help clarify my that when Rick and I do take this lifelong dream trip (plan to take this trip summer 2012)...that we have the best possible experience.

If you've been to Italy, please share your experience with us on this blog. If you have books you suggest we read, pictures to share, stories to tell, we are grateful for your willingness to post them here. Please share this blog with your friends and family who have been to Italy or would like to go as well.

One of the blogs I've started reading is I love it because it is microscopic in nature...looking closely at Italian culture, events and history from a fun point of view.

Thank you for reading and contributing to "Italy - from Vision to Reality"...I look forward to our inspiring, insightful and invaluable conversation and to dreaming together.


  1. Ooohhh that's one on our list too. Herb actually mapped out a bunch of places and a route awhile back. Not sure where he put it, but it definitely includes Tuscany. Wow this is so amazing that I received this from you today because I just received an email from someone I know last week with an invitation to join her trip, and I'm drooling over it. Unfortunately it's for this October and our calendar is already full. Hmmm since this is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that I have received emails on Italy it sounds like the universe is sending Italy my way sooner rather than later. Thanks for inspiring me. Sounds like Herb and I have some planning to do.

  2. Frani, follow my blog...and please contribute what you and Herb are thinking about doing!