My first trip abroad was a nine day walking tour of Italy, from Rome to Florence to Venice. I discovered that parts of Italy, Florence in particular, were overrun with statues of naked men, everywhere I looked. Maybe that was my fault. Maybe I shouldn't have been paying so much attention. Both my sister and I seemed to be trying to discover just how many ways there were to embarrass ourselves in a foreign country (while my niece somehow managed to remain relatively unscathed). The food, from pasta to pizza to tiramisu to gelato, was truly incredible - t to mention wine every single night with dinner! Such civilized people, the Italians! This is a short, funny book describing my summer trip to Italy. From the flower covered balconies prevalent in the cities, the ancient structures such as the Colosseum layered with centuries of human experience, to the thrill of meeting new people and becoming a world traveler, Italy was a blast. Oh yes, let's t forget the naked statues. Not to mention an abundance of real, live, very hot looking Italians! What a vacation!
Nancy Millikin Tubbs is the author of several books, including The Invisible Bridge, a book written following the death of her husband; Unconditional Grace, a book of prayers; Hummingbird Inn, an historical romance and mystery novel; The Key of Nostradamus, about, you guessed it, the key of Nostradamus; and Rustic Breads and Spreads, a cookbook. She lives in Mississippi with her mother, helps out when she can with the local Humane Society, and spends her days gardening, cooking and reading. When she can get away with it.