Celebrating Italy's language, people, history, food, traditions and culture
I never expected to fall madly, gladly, giddily in love with the world's most luscious language. But fall I did. Over the last twenty-some years, Italian has become my passport into Italy's culture, history, lifestyle, traditionsand its very soul.
This site, along with my book La Bella Lingua and my blog Becoming Italian Word by Word, celebrates what Italy's language has taught me about its greatest art: the art of living.
I hope you visit often. I also hope you enjoy my new book: MONA LISA: A Life Discovered the story of the real woman in Leonardo’s famous portrait. Visit www.monalisabook.com to learn more about Lisa Gheradini del Giocondo and her life in Renaissance Florence.
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Find out about preview tours of Mona Lisa's Florence this October!