I'm so lucky to have family still in Italy. My grandpa came to the United States in the 1950's but his brother stayed in Italy and started a family. So I have quite a few cousins and my Great Uncle Peter's wife, Zia Dora, living in Rome. I really got to know all of them last year during my semester abroad and I spent basically every weekend with them. Having a few days to visit with my cousins before coming back to the US was amazing! I loved being able to spend time with them, see how things have changed/stayed the same during the year I have missed, and talk about future visits! Here's a few shots of some of my lovely cousins!
My younger cousin Peter.
Tony driving us to pick up Peter from school
My last night in Rome
We didn't want to say goodbye
Maria holding Stella