I'm a retired professional photographer. I worked as a photojournalist for the Chicago Sun-Times ( the sixth largest paper in the US) and had my own portrait studio. I still have a web page of my work. I am an early to bed, early to rise traveler, I like to explore the history of a place, and read extensively before I go. I like to walk all over a city. I've been to Italy 7 or 8 times since 1971. My first trip was a 2 month art history class, going all over. Since then I've come from 2-4 weeks at a time. I've taken Italian language classes in America and even took a two week class in Modena once. But it has been a few years since I used it at all. I can make myself understood but I can't understand the fast responses. I don't smoke or do drugs, am a light drinker. I lift weights and swim to stay healthy and like to bike. Tucson has great weather most of the year for biking.