love takes you home

italian pasta

Ever picked up a book that felt like an immediate best friend? Intrepid Express reader Kerynne Sbrocchi recommends a book that struck a chord with her own life journey…

“For those travellers, who like myself, travelled to Italy to research their ethnic heritage, I recommend Love Takes You Home, by Julie Capaldo. A truly heart-warming novel.

The ingredients of Grace Sabato’s life are an extraordinary mixture of love, magic, music and myth… and food, always food. Her childhood senses are infused with the pungent odors of garlic, espresso and baccala. A grandmother’s bizarre rituals of blood and tears, reminiscences of a distant land where she has never lived and the resonant melodies of a language she cannot speak. Packing a suitcase that once carried the hopes of another far from home, she sets out on a pilgrimage of the heart.”

Tour Italy with Intrepid on trips like this great small group adventure:
La Dolce Vita – 15 days

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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