I have a wonderful nephew who is having adventures in Italy this fall. He's on a terrific semester abroad in Florence. He made me feel very special last week, when he sent me a facebook message asking if there was any knitting-related purchase I wanted from Italy. So, you can read a bit about his adventures here. I think there's a new knitting magazine in my future!
PS If you haven't clicked through, there's a great photo of the yarn shop window you should see.