Everything they say about Italy is true. After 10 days of exploring the country – and only a few of many desired cities – I am completely in love and didn’t want to leave. The trip started in Florence, touched Milan, Rome and Maranello and ended with a family blanketed in memories, art, wine and cheese. It spanned over just sister time, parental arrival, Thanksgiving with blueberry steak and red cars. It embedded life experience, devotion to the arts and steps in time. It was everything I hoped it to be and more.

This is a small sampling of photos, you can imagine the hundreds that live in our hearts and our hard drives…

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy” ~ Giuseppe Verdi