I am an artist who was a corporate executive for many years. My sweetheart, Tom, is a retired college professor. I grew up near San Francisco, lived in New York for many years and now live in North Carolina. Tom grew up in the north and has lived in the south many years. Tom has been to Italy a few times; I have been many, many times. I speak some Italian; Tom does not. All of Tom's grandparents were born in Italy. We love the art, the architecture, the people, the food and so much else about Italy! This is our first trip to Italy together. We want to have a beautiful shared experience of the country we both adore.