Panini Girl

My obsessions-Italy and Cooking


January 28, 2017


Come To Italy With Me!

You don’t have to ¬†wait for me to post a trip to Lucca here on my blog. Get a group together with your friends who love Italy and get in touch! Of course I plan on going to Italy every year and I do have a tour scheduled for this spring, but it’s full, with […]

April 21, 2015


Remembering Arezzo

I am dedicating this post to Gina London who was lucky enough to live in charming Arezzo for a few years. Thanks Gina for all the great posts about Arezzo. You can read about my time in Arezzo here,here and here or just click on Arezzo in the categories. This charming town is certainly worth […]

January 6, 2014


My Arezzo Hide Away

As much as I am smitten by Lucca, my heart will always belong to Arezzo. It was in 2008 that I spent a month in this somewhat off the beaten track Tuscan town and fell hard and fast. I was there to study Italian and immerse myself in the language and it turned out to […]

February 8, 2013


Arezzo Ruins

As much as I am totally taken with Lucca, Arezzo will always hold a special place in my heart. I was lucky to have chosen this charming Tuscan town back in 2008 when I first attended Cultura Italiana, a small language school located right in town. The daily classes were always fun, but what I […]

December 30, 2012


Crostini, Crostone, Bruschette-Oh My!

A few days ago I was gifted some “almost’ stale bread from a cafe located a few doors down from my job. Not everyone would readily accept over the hill bread, but I happily grabbed two loaves and knew I could find a use for them. The heartier multigrain loaf would be perfect for toast […]

September 14, 2012


Cultura Italiana Arezzo

It was five years ago around this time of year that I started hatching a plan to go study Italian in Italy. I was beginning my third semester of Italian classes at a local community college and began dreaming about learning Italian in a town where I would have to speak the language each and […]

March 27, 2012


Around Town Arezzo

I love Arezzo. It’s a Tuscan town that is mostly overlooked by travelers and tourists. Maybe that’s why it’s so endearing to me. You can walk around town and not hear a word of English being spoken. You’ll be surrounded by Italian families strolling through town, going about their every day activities. If you stay […]

December 9, 2011


I’d Rather Be…

Walking down this charming pathway to my apartment in Arezzo. Heading out each morning to have that perfect cappuccino to start the day. Eating a piadina filled with prosciutto and arugula from my favorite lunch spot. Shopping for handcrafted cheese at the weekly market and heading right home eat with a chunk of bread from […]

August 30, 2011


Churches Of Arezzo

When I first made plans for a month in Arezzo in 2008 I ordered a map of the city so I could locate the school I would be attending and figure out where my apartment was. I wanted to get the lay of the land before I arrived. I started studying the map and noticed […]