Welcome to Racconti–Stories of Itlay & Beyond.
I started writing a blog of our experiences in Italy during the spring of 2013. My husband and I keep returning to the Bel Paese and each time we explore a new region and try to find a way to slow down a bit more. Before our first trip to Italy, I studied Italian a bit and was able to communicate pretty well. The Italians make it easy to practice the language, so I’ve been studying Italian ever since. It has opened the doors to some great adventures!
Usually, we base ourselves in a town and stay in an apartment for awhile. We try to use public transportation for a majority of the time, but Bob loves driving the country roads and autostradas of Italy for parts of the trip. Recently, we tried a home exchange, which has been great.
The purpose of this blog is to share my experiences and provide some helpful tips on travel in Italy, other areas of Europe and a few great places in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. When I return from each trip, I will update the Restaurant Pages as quickly as I can. The places I list, are some of our favorites—not only for the food, but also for the great service we receive.
I don’t claim to be an expert on any subject. I just like to share my insights and hope to pass on some tips for traveling, especially in Italy—my favorite destination.
Buon Viaggio a Tutti-Marta