My Love Affair With Italy

Memoir of a single woman's travels to Italy spanning 45 years from a teenager to retirement

Non-Fiction - Travel
332 Pages
Reviewed on 05/15/2018
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Author Biography

I have been traveling to Italy, mostly alone, since I'm 17 years old. I fell in love with Rome at such a young age, and over the course of the next 45 years, I would find a way back to Italy 12 times, the last being at age 62. The book is a memoir and thereby includes many personal aspects of my life and what drives me back to this amazing land for over four decades. The uniqueness of the places from living in monasteries to magnificent vineyards and the experiences as a single woman traveling alone throughout Italy - and the Italian men - inspired me to write this book.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

My Love Affair With Italy by Debbie Mancuso is an engaging memoir that takes readers along with the author on her travels in Italy. She speaks about her passion for Italy where she has stayed in farm houses, monasteries, a 1000-year-old converted wine cellar in a medieval village, riding academies, a converted barn, Roman apartments, and converted vineyards. The book reinforces her love for Italy, its art, glorious history, warm and inviting waters, beautiful weather, and amazing food. So what are you waiting for? Let us join the author on her journey through Italy and discover the land through our own eyes, ears, and spirit.

This book will strike a chord with anyone who loves traveling and who is keen to travel to Italy or learn more about the country and its culture. The book encapsulates that period of her life spanning 45 years, from when she was a teenager till retirement, and her beautiful romance with the country. Her descriptions of the places in Italy and her travel experiences will make readers add Italy to their bucket list. Her passion for traveling and exploring and Italy is evident in her writing and I love the storytelling streak in her. Italy is a beautiful country and the author captures the landscapes, culture, custom, food, and lifestyle of the people there, captivating readers. The book is honest and straightforward and Debbie Mancuso makes us realize that there is no age limit on traveling and exploring other countries and new lands.