While studying government at Colby College in Maine, Julia had the opportunity to spend four months living in Copenhagen, Denmark. During her time abroad, she traveled throughout Europe, but it was in Italy where she really fell in love with the country, culture, and its people. After college, she started a career in university advancement but after a few years of fundraising, she realized that the travel industry was her true calling. Since joining Audley, she continues to visit Italy annually to explore more of its unique regions and cities throughout her extensive research trips.
In order to keep up with her love for food and wine, Julia enjoys trying out new restaurants in the city of Boston. She also runs the occasional race and is an avid Boston sports fan.
I'll never forget when…
While in Rome, I had the opportunity to travel through the city on a Vespa tour. Despite my initial nerves, it was by far a standout tour from my trip. I had never been on a Vespa let alone traveled through Italian traffic on two wheels. My guide drove out of the city center to visit the Aventine Keyhole for an incredible view of St. Peter’s Basilica and stopped by important sites that are not typically visited on a classic trip to Rome. Perhaps my favorite part was the Non-Catholic Cemetery, best known for its Egyptian Pyramid of Cestius and the grave of John Keats. We even made time for a gelato and coffee break in the middle of the tour. I highly recommend this experience for anyone who wants to get a little off the beaten path and experience Rome like a local.