I am an American who fell in love with Italy the first time I visited, and felt at home when I was there. I write a blog, margieinitaly, and you can follow my travels through Italy. I published my first book this past year, Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy, and am working on a second book, My Love Affair with Sicily.
- Have you ever been in Italy? If so, where?
Yes, all over. I have been to Italy fives times, and the only regions I have not visited are Marche, Sardinia, and Piemonte.
- Can you tell a funny/memorable moment of your life regarding Italy/Italian language?
Yes, the first time I was in Sorrento, I didn’t know much Italian, but was trying to speak it as best I could. When I asked a police officer for directions in Italian, he said, “Do you speak English?” and the proceeded to give me the directions in perfect English.
- What is your favourite Italian word and why?
I like the word “Prego” because it is simple and can mean a number of things. Very useful every day.
- What is your favourite Italian food and why?
My friends think it is pasta pomodoro, and maybe it is, but I really like authentic margherita pizza in Italy and now that I have discovered cacio e` pepe in Roma, I think that may be my favorite food. The sauce, though, of pasta pomodoro is always so good, never disappoints, and reminds me of my Italian grandmother.