Life and Travel Stories

In our Life and Travel Stories section, we feature the writers who regularly send us essays about traveling or living in another country.

New Stories

Colleen's Window on Italy, experiences of Colleen Simpson as she "lives the dream" in Italy, converting an ancient glassworks into a group of apartments and villa in which visitors can stay to "experience" Italy.

Diana's Piemonte - Stories and Reflections from the Hill, Diana shares stories of her life in Italy including the trials, tribulations and triumphs of running a B&B.

Breaking Nails in Paradise - The sweet and sometimes sour notes of living in Italy (from Tuscany to Basilicata), stories from Cristina about her life as an expat in Italy.

On the Land in Umbria, creating a life in Umbria in the 1970's, by Anne Robichaud, a tour guide living near Assisi. Plus current stories.

Rebecca's View, life in Italy by Rebecca Winke, an American expat married to an Italian and living on a farm in Umbria.

 

Old Stories (but still good!)

Living Venice, the wonders of Venetian life by author of the pocket guide, "Italy: Instructions For Use", Nan McElroy.

Living Slow in Italy, moving from Corrales NM to live in Italy for a year, by Valerie Schneider.

Tuscan Traveler's Tales, Florence and Tuscany by Ann Reavis.

Ginda's Umbria, and Beyond, Umbria, Tuscany and the rest of Italy by Ginda Simpson, an American living in Umbria.

A Mind's Eye in Italy, living in Italy by Nancy Lytle, an American who lived in Sorrento and Florence for five years.

Pauline's Pages, trip reports and links to photo essays by site founder, Pauline Kenny.

Photos

Life and Travel Stories Photos, photos to go with the essays.

Martha's Road in Tuscany, October 2001, water color by Nancy Lytle

Martha's Road in Tuscany, October 2001, water color by Nancy Lytle

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