How I fell in love with Italy
I was studying for a diploma in travel when I saw the ad about studying Italian in Italy. I cut it out and squirelled it away, saying "one day...."
Two years later I had saved enough, my job was coming to an end and I thought, why not? I booked a month in Perugia at the Foreigners University, staying with a family, and with only a few words of Italian, set off on the adventure. It turned out to be a life-changing holiday: I not only learned something new, I met people from all around the world and so started my lifelong love affair with Italy and all things Italian.
Two more times I made the trip to study in Perugia, each time learning more, making even more friends and reinforcing my love for this country. I started to dream about living here in my retirement.