Reviews and Testimonials

Ilene & Gary Modica, ouritalianjourney.com
Books by Ilene and Gary Modica, ouritalianjourney.com

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Reviews on Our Italian Journey blog - ouritalianjourney.com

We are excited about this journey of ours. Never in a million years did we think we would become authors. Our first book was all about telling the story of our most wonderful year spent in Italy. Our second book is the conclusion of this adventure. We hope you’ll join our journey and be inspired.

Grazie Mille – thank you!

Ilene & Gary Modica, ouritalianjourney.com
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Life gives you the most beautiful gifts and it has given us Ilene and Gary Modica’s captivating tale of their journey to finding their forever home in Italy. This book is a lovely, intimate, and charming memoir of Italian life and travel. Italy is generally regarded as having the most inevitable lifestyle. They way Ilene & Gary have described the scenery, the people, and their experiences surely support this and make me want to follow in their footsteps. Excellent, beautifully written, this is a book I’ll keep and reread time and again.

Susan Lauciello
“When Your Heart Finds Its Home”


I’ve been following Ilene and Gary’s blog, Our Italian Journey, since the beginning of their adventure, and I was delighted to see they’d written a book about their travels!  This book is a love letter to Italy, and the three-year culmination of their life-long dream to become Italian citizens!  Their story is also a tribute to the desire many Americans have — to return to the land of their ancestors — and a chance to imagine life in small villages with cobblestone streets and flower boxes attached to ancient walls.  From loving descriptions of the exquisite food to stories of all the lovely people they meet through this year-long adventure, you’ll find a treasure on every page.  I highly recommend this book!

Maureen Hannon
“Our Italian Journey”


Not everyone gets to fulfill a major life dream, but Ilene & Gary get to fulfill that dream and more. Their first book, Our Italian Journey, was an adventure of looking throughout Italy for ‘their perfect place to live.’ This book is about finding that place and making it ‘their home.’ You are introduced to a lot of their friends, places, and their Italian discoveries in the book which makes for a wonderful read.

Frank Shackleford
“When Your Heart Finds Its Home”

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