Ciao Tour Italy Now readers! I’m Barbara Fellini, Tour Italy Now’s new blogger. I’m a freelance travel writer based in the U.S. I’m not an expert on Italy by any stretch. But I have been before, three times, and, like the millions who visit Italy every year, absolutely love the place. I plan to share what I learn about Italy, and all things Italian, with Tour Italy Now blog readers and help our Facebook friends and Twitter followers discover Italy.
Tour Italy Now invites everyone, new as well as more seasoned travelers to Italy, to chime in with ideas, suggestions, opinions, here on the blog and on Tour Italy Now’s social media venues as well.
A little background: Barbara Fellini is my pen name. It’s what friends called me in college, when I was over the top for Fellini movies. Feel free to comment below or on Facebook or Twitter.
So, who is Frederico Fellini, besides one of Italy’s greatest filmmakers? He grew up in Rimini, by the sea. He went to Rome as a young man and, well, the rest is history. To learn more about Fellini and his films, click the Wikipedia entry HERE. If you have never seen a Fellini movie, consider renting or, if you’re a serious film buff, buying Amacord or 8 1/2 or the earlier, and quite dark, La Strada or the Il Vitteloni. It’s fun to do before or after a trip to Italy. Or before and after!
Fun fact: Nino Rota, who wrote the score for many Fellini movies, co-composed the score for The Godfather