Elizabeth Heath is the mom of an elementary-school-age daughter and lives with her family in Umbria, in central Italy. Originally from Missouri, she grew up in Florida. Elizabeth started making regular summer trips to Italy to work on her Ph.D. in archaeology. One fateful summer, she fell in love with a tall, handsome Italian, and the rest is history! She is a home-based, full-time freelance travel writer and editor at ElizabethFHeath.com.