The title describes where a couple from New Jersey did NOT stay during a year spent in Italy. It was always a dream for Nancy and John Petralia to spend a year of their life living in Italy, to absorb the culture and experience everyday life. And from April 2009 to March 2010, they lived that dream. John had a good grasp of the Italian language, while Nancy learned the basics and improved her conversational skills while living there. The couple had originally rented an apartment in Bologna, which turned out to be a big mistake. Uncomfortable furniture and no air conditioning soon forced them into their second choice, Parma, a university city in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, where they were very happy with their second rented apartment. I thoroughly enjoyed their account of life in Italy. The couple made many friends, visited the actual town of Petralia in Sicily, and had the experience of a lifetime.