A Bridge Between: Northern Italy Come Hell or High Water

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Traipsing off to visit her 91-year old father’s ancestral village in northern Italy, the author is an unlikely caregiver, in over her head escorting her elderly parents. In an endearing memoir, alternately light hearted and poignantly tearful, the family travels far beyond the picturesque backdrop of northern Italy, breaking ground on what has become a universal journey for millions of adult children—caring for the parents who raised them. They struggle to keep their heads above water in Venice, battle Comacchian eel and endure a frantic game of hide and seek in Ravenna. They nourish their bodies and souls in Emilia-Romagna, best a belligerent agent in Bellagio and reflect on love and loss in winter's shadow on Lake Como. From Venice to Savona, vivid landscapes and historic venues blend with lessons from the author’s childhood in an inspirational adventure on aging with grace and determination.

As a generation of baby boomers confronts the long-term care of their parents, A BRIDGE BETWEEN transcends the role of travelogue to become a socially relevant love story of devotion, acceptance, and the evolution of familial relationships.

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A simple family vacation intended to satisfy an old man’s wish to revisit his ancestral village quickly becomes a journey filled with adversity, perseverance and revelation. For a family crossing northern Italy, the beauty of the region provides a colorful backdrop while their past weaves together with the present and they come to terms with a new reality. They struggle to keep their heads above water in Venice, battle Comacchian eel on the Adriatic coast and endure a frantic game of hide and seek in Ravenna. They nourish their bodies and souls in Emilia-Romagna, best a belligerent agent in Bellagio and reflect on love and loss in winter's shadow on Lake Como. From Venice to Savona, vivid landscapes and historic venues blend in a family love story about aging with grace and determination.

As a generation of baby boomers confronts the long-term care of their parents, A BRIDGE BETWEEN transcends the role of travelogue to become a socially relevant commentary on devotion, acceptance, and the evolution of familial relationships.

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Velia Pola lives on Cape Cod with her husband. She enjoys going "over the bridge" to find unexpected adventure whenever possible.

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