Italy is a beautiful place--and of course, I'm completely biased! However I do hope you will enjoy the accompanying photos taken on a family trip in 2009. For those of you who share an immigrant's experience, I encourage you to embrace the virtues found in both new and former cultures. Your ethnicity is an undeniable gift from God as He is Father of all and He holds no favorites. As an Italian/ American woman, the sights, smells, and memories of my country of origin remind me of its rich heritage and influence in my life. Time to celebrate your own culture!