Thoughts on the Ancient Romans

It is no wonder Italians love to spend the majority of their day eating, drinking and living the motto “il dolce far niente”, or the sweetness of doing nothing. The upper class of the ancient Roman society lived this way. They woke up with the rising of the sun, ready to face a day full […]

A Rough Start

It’s been 5 days since I started out on this path of learning and I am already struggling with staying motivated. I have tried to keep plowing through Henry D. Sedgewick’s “A Short History of Italy”, which although may be short in comparison to other works, is not so brief for someone who has a […]

What is the Italy Project?

For the past 5 years of my life I have been madly in love with approximately 116,000 square miles of this planet, all of which are located thousands of miles away from me and take the shape of what looks like a very poorly made boot. Yes, I am in love with Italy. Some might […]