City Walls – Lucca, Italy

As soon as I see these walls, my breath is deeper, something settles. I made Lucca my home for a month and, in the best way, fear I never left. There are places I have gone that wrap me up so tightly and so warmly that I need to leave without looking back, forgetting to…

Boboli Gardens – Florence, Italy

If you find yourself in Florence looking for a place to practice you may be stumped, as I was! There’s not a large amount of grass or open space to stumble upon in this city; I walked a very far distance to Cascine Park to find some grass to run my bare feet through but…

Parco Sempione – Milan, Italy

This city has treated me well! My first day here I met a traveler who was kind enough to join me at il duomo, then for drinks and a walk to the park. We spent a few hours there while the sun went down and I mentally made a note to return the next day…