Welcome to Here! An American in China
About the book
Being a homebody, Nancy never would've spent a year in Italy had it not been for her husband's wanderlust.
The couple didn't go there to buy or restore a house or to heal a trauma from the past. As ordinary boomers, they simply wanted to experience "The Dream" ... to live in Italy. They settled down in traditional Umbria, just east of Tuscany.
Constrained by a strict budget, their experiences took on challenges as diverse as getting accustomed to the vagaries of Italian appliances to gathering their own wood. Transportation was by train, bus, bicycle or footpath.
What neither of them knew when they began was how the adventure would challenge their habits, upbringing and outlook on life. Most surprising of all was how the experience would challenge their relationship to each other.
A Footpath in Umbria is a celebration of the joys and revelations to be found by changing venues, whether it is living in another country or simply venturing cross town.