Thank goodness for armchair traveling! This year, we have a college student and a high schooler who attends boarding school. The extra expense means no summer vacations in our household. But thanks to books like A Footpath in Umbria, I can experience a trip abroad from the comforts of my own home.
Solak and her husband decided to spend a year in Italy. Her story is wonderful and I love the fact that she doesn’t gloss over the difficulties to accentuate the loveliness of the life in Italia. From the beginning, she tells us of her troubles with obtaining a place to live, which you must have in order to receive the visa required to live in Italy. I loved her interactions with the people she met there, from her charming landlord to the workers in the post office and library. There were many times I laughed out loud, and, in spite of having traveled to Italy three times myself, Solak enlightened me on quite of few facts about life in that country. In short, I loved it!
4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2010