The spectacular thing about Italy is the proximity of large cities to each other. One weekend a month found me venturing from Torino to Milan, only two hours away by train. Those first few trips equipped me with the know-how, audacity, courage, and Italian vernacular to get from one place to another without too much confusion. Travel throughout the boot offers quite a rustic portrayal of Italy's countryside. I wish I had taken more photos of rural life, but the cities really got me excited and anxious about photographic opportunities. When I get back, I'll be sure to capture more of Italy's natural forms.