"Susan Van Allen is the best girlfriend you've never met..." Pittsburgh Tribune



"A girlfriend's delight. Leave your BFF at home, and head to Italy with Susan Van Allen... a
full-bodied, spirited, sensuous romp that will take you places you might never discover or enjoy as much on your own. From a nunnery in Rome to a volcano in Stromboli, lucky readers get to tag along as Susan shares experiences, memories, revelations, and her unabashed delight..."

--Dianne Hales, author of La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language



“This book makes me want to pack my bag with the lightest of clothing and follow Susan Van Allen’s alluring suggestions for traveling in Italy. Her knowledge reveals an intimacy with the country and a honed sense of adventure.  Andiamo!”
                            --Frances Mayes, author of
Under the Tuscan Sun, Everyday in Tuscany, and A Year In The World





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