Italy 2012

a trip by Jim R. Long
From: May 9th 2012
Until: June 8th 2012

After dreaming of visiting my Grandfather (Frank Luporini) homeland all of my life, I'm finally going to do it. Thanks to family living in the area, a surplus of frequent flyer miles and paid leave at work, I'm spending a full month in Italy. I chose this duration as a balance between my wanting to feel like I'm "living" there, and not pissing off my boss at work! I'm heading to Frank's home town of San Ginese di Compote, which I picture as a mellow village near the outskirts of Lucca in Tuscany. From this "home base", I will make as many unscheduled trips around the country. as I can muster.

In addition to all of the sights, visiting the ancestral home of nearly half my bloodline, and taking in all of the wonderful sights and history, I am really looking forward to finally using my albeit brief education in Italian, and working towards fluency during my stay. I studied it for a year at SFSU in the mid-1990's, and have dove into Rosetta Stone software over the course of the past few months.
Trip Length: 4 weeks
Blog Entries: 7
Photos: 52
Words: 1670

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 9th 2012 Il Mio Mese in Italia Initzia ORA!!! Europe » Italy » Tuscany
May 9th 2012 From My Bumpy Flight to Paris, to a Hop, Skip and a Leap Over the Alps Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence
May 10th 2012 La mia prima mattina in Italia Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Lucca
May 13th 2012 Stasera in Pisa Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa
May 13th 2012 Serie A Calcio: Fiorentina vs. Cagliari Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence
May 14th 2012 Caminiamo al Lago Europe » Italy » Tuscany
May 15th 2012 Un Giro in Lucca Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Lucca
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