Welcome to, your go-to corner of the web for all things Italy, seen through the eyes of a fellow Italy enthusiast—that’s me, Vanessa! I’m your chief wanderer, pasta aficionado, and gelato devotee, bringing a sprinkle of Italian magic right to your screen.

Here’s a little secret: Italy isn’t just a place on the map for me; it’s a passion that courses through my veins. Having lived in the land of la dolce vita with my four adventure-loving kids and husband, I’ve experienced firsthand the art of living Italian-style—from leisurely eating gelato on sunbathed piazzas to chasing the kids amidst the ruins of Rome. It’s a love affair that started years ago and has since become a lifelong journey of discovery.

Every year, without fail, we pack our bags and return to our second home, eager to uncover more of Italy’s hidden gems and beloved classics. It’s a tradition, a pilgrimage, and a joy rolled into one. Italy never ceases to amaze me.

I want to help YOU get to know Italy too. My goal is to bring a slice of Italy to your doorstep. Whether you’re a solo female traveler or part of a tribe of globe-trotters, I want to help you plan your dream trip to Italy with my expert tips, and the best-kept secrets that will make your Italian getaway as authentic as it gets.

Let’s make those dreams a reality together!

Bacio (kiss) xo Vanessa 🇮🇹✈️🍝