I love southern Italy because: a pair of great-grandparents came from a village there; the history is so long and varied it continually surprises and delights me; the food and wine are magnifico; historical costumes are not made with polyester; the people are friendly and tell wonderful stories.
In 2004, I visited Italy for three months (one in February/March, and another from August to October) , and it’s always my first choice of travel destination. When I go back, you’ll know!
I am a writer with a special interest in medieval history, and am working on a novel set in southern Italy. My head is full of stories of the medieval Mediterranean region, and I’m working to harvest full-grown novels from some of those seeds, too.
The header photo shows off the beautiful towers of Pacentro, near Sulmona in Abruzzo.