I visited Italy in late October and November 2006. It was a thoroughly delightful experience, for all of my senses. Specifically, I stayed in Rome, Assisi, Sienna, and Cinque Terra, and I made some some quick stops in other cities along Italy’s well-developed rail system. Sienna charmed me, but Rome completely seduced me. I could have spent a month in Rome. In fact, I could live in Rome. I regret that I did not study Italian earlier in life. My short visit to this historic Mediterranean land left nothing but great memories of its food, language, cultural legacy, and people. Ciao. Please click on each image for a larger view with the lightbox tool.