I spent my 30th birthday [and month!] in Italy. I started Zurich, took the train to Milan, and made my way throughout Italy. Yes it was February. Yes, the Alps were chilly. I saw snow. By the end of the month, I was in wild and chaotic south eating Naples-made pizza and drinking red wine. Sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago that I made that trip; other times it seems as if it were yesterday.
Often times, I am a ‘on a whim’ kind of traveler. Such was the case when I decided to go to Italy for the winter Olympic, my birthday, gelato, and all the red wine I could handle.
- 2006 Winter Olympics. I am an Olympics junkie; winter or summer, it matters not. Torino was one of the first stops on my Italian tour.
- Gaining perspective in Cinque Terre
- A castle, conspiracy, and love story