I have spent a great deal of my life exploring all things Italian. It began with a long stint teaching Renaissance History, then my Italian travels began, which led to studies in Italian language, some translating and more teaching. My posts are sprinkled with Italian recipes, travels and other aspects of Italian life. When I stray from this theme, I post about travels in Asia, cooking, gardening, and sometimes, I just have a rant! Your comments are welcomed and appreciated.