Hello! I am back! After leaving Italy last year, I returned back to the US and a crazy thing happened…I realized that apart from family and friends, I did not really miss all the things I thought I had been missing so much. I found myself longing to return to Italy and the life I had created there and the lifestyle I had become accustom to. So after 7 months back in the states, I returned to Italy last November! This year my boyfriend and I got married and now I can officially call Bologna my permanent home! Since returning I have taken on two new work opportunities; I work as a gastronomic tour guide which entails taking people to see how parmigiano reggiano and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena is made and I also teach Italian cooking lessons! Besides the hours I spend at work, more and more, I find my free time being devoted to food – whether it is in the kitchen cooking or going to food festivals – therefore, in order to share everything I am doing related to food, cooking, and travelling, I am starting a new blog called Bella Buona Italia. Come follow along!