My father suggested I study Spanish in college.
|The view from my room in Florence.|
While some of the art and culture were wasted on my youth, the experience of meeting new people, learning how to live in a larger city and negotiating one's way around another country was not.
My constant companion on the trip was my camera and a supply of film. I snapped away like a crazed tourist whether in Florence, Rome, Venice, Sienna, Pisa or Sicily — that's my S for the A to Z Challenge.
I hope to see Italy again, but I hesitate thinking there are new places to visit and so little time. Of course, Italy would be a different experience two decades later. I doubt today's me could be coaxed into a bikini this time, but who knows travel opens us to new adventures.
Italy whet my appetite for travel as well as Nutella.
|My first day trip in Italy was a quick visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa|