Hello Travelers!

I’m Rachel. Since 2008, I’ve been having a love affair with Italy that has taken me on a whirlwind journey across the country.



I try to bring you closer to Italy by writing about the people I meet, the food I eat, and what goes on behind the scenes when living here. I take you on a tour of Italy the way I see it – full of emotions, reflections, and lots of eating. Other than a dreamer and a romantic, I am a diehard foodie!



I was born and raised in San Diego, California before I moved to Rome, and then eventually Milan. I’ve spent the past decade pursuing the famed dolce vita, and discovering it’s not exactly what I thought, which has created both a maddening and fascinating experience.

I can often be found around town enjoying a pistachio gelato and scribbling in my notebook.




  • Reply emmaeatsitalian

    Ciao Rachel! Love pistcachio gelato too! Love the blog 🙂

    January 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm
    • Reply Rachel Marie

      Hi Emma! Thanks! Your blog is awesome too, we have a lot in common, its always nice to meet other Italian food lovers. And yes, nothing beats pistachio gelato 😀

      January 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Anna Kuzmina

    Hey beautiful, this blog is very funny and adorable!!!! Good for you 🙂

    February 10, 2015 at 11:57 am
    • Reply Rachel Marie

      Ciao bellissima! I’m glad you like it. I’ll start writing some things in Italian too 😉

      February 10, 2015 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply bhdandme

    Hey! Thanks for liking the blog… Italy looks good….

    July 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm
    • Reply Rachel Marie

      No problem and thank you for the visit 🙂

      July 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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