An Adventure in Self-Discovery

19 Jun

People often ask Len and me why we return to Italy each year. The food, the culture, the art, the people, the history? What is it that continues to draw us to the same place?

Perhaps the writer, D.H. Lawrence, expressed our sentiments best:

“For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy
is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery.”

How very true. Returning to the same place, year after lovely year, is what allows us to experience Italy in a way a casual tourist simply cannot. For us, it’s a dream come true, a goal realized.



And no, that’s not our house, but it is one of our favorite Cortona views.
Till next we meet…

2011, First Summer in Cortona ©


7 Responses to “An Adventure in Self-Discovery”

  1. Sandy Holswade June 19, 2015 at 9:30 PM #

    Love it! ……..also love your pictures of delectable, simple food, the stories of your travels, meeting new friends (and more food) and adventures. Did I mention wine?? Did I mention beautiful photographs?? Keep up the good work – your blog followers are extremely happy!


    • blogginginitaly June 19, 2015 at 11:18 PM #

      Sandy, thanks and yes, you mentioned almost everything except one very important thing…how much we loved sharing Cortona with dear friends like you and Larry! And as you know, you are always welcome to return. xo


  2. June 20, 2015 at 7:05 AM #

    How very lovely Giuditta…. short, but heartfelt! 


  3. Jean June 20, 2015 at 11:22 AM #

    As you are Italian in background you may understand my response – “No one can explain love.”
    May yours and Len’s love affair continue.
    (And that is the best photo!)


  4. alexis maude June 21, 2015 at 11:03 PM #



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