Sydney-born journalist Penelope Green has worked for and contributed to Australian publications including The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Who Weekly, The West Australian, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australian House & Garden, Madison and Marie Claire. Fluent in Italian, she has also written three books about la vita in Italy.
Back in Australia, nostalgia for Italia can strike when you least expect it. The good news is there’s a gelateria six steps from home. And if I let my imagination run wild I can convince myself the dome on the building opposite casa nostra could sit splendidly on any given church in Rome, Naples or Procida. Best of all, a refreshing Campari spritz can still be enjoyed at aperitivo hour … salute.