Friday, March 3, 2017
An Italian Home is one of the better memoirs about life in Italy
We live in Italy for three or four months a year, the perfect amount of time for us to balance our love of Italian culture with our lives in Gig Harbor. Our family friends and work are too important to us to spend more time abroad. But what would it be like to live in Italy year around? That’s a question that for now I will have to answer by reading entertaining books like Paul Wright’s An Italian Home: Settling by Lake Como.
It’s an honest, entertaining and sometimes humorous account of a couple who moved from England to Italy. Wright makes no secret that learning Italian was not easy for him, something we borderline senior citizens can appreciate. We are taken through the various seasons and learn about the activities that both hold together and divide the little community of Moltrasio. I also enjoyed his inside story about the local football club and its enigmatic and inspirational leader.
I’ve probably read 20 or more memoirs about living in Italy, and this was well worth adding to my collection.