STARVING FOR ITALY, found at, is governed by the following Privacy Policy, Comments Policy and Photo Attribution Policy.

No advertising or other business relationships exist between STARVING FOR ITALY and any third party sites. Links in the “For More Information” box are provided for the reader’s further information based on the content presented in a site. They are not endorsements of any third party site’s services. Recommendations based on personal experience (of restaurants or of books for example) will at times be made, clearly, but always without any business ties.

The design and all original content on STARVING FOR ITALY are owned by Nancy Anderson. Any questions about STARVING FOR ITALY or any of these policies may be sent to


Personal Information:  STARVING FOR ITALY (the “Website”) collects only the personal information which you elect to provide to the site. When you elect to leave a comment, you may give your name, email address, and other means of contact information.  When you sign up for the monthly newsletter, you may give your name together with the email address.

The Website currently uses, or plans to use, the following third-party service providers and applications:

Mailchimp – This service is used for delivery of newsletters and other email communications. Your email address, and if provided your name, is stored for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy for further information.

Google Analytics – This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.  Please refer to Google Analytics for more detailed information.

Your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications at this time. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.  Except for in the use of these third-party applications, or when required by law, your email address, or other personal information, will not be sold or distributed without your consent.

Non-personal Information:  For the purpose of analytics, STARVING FOR ITALY may collect non-personal information such as IP address, browser type, operating system, the specific web pages you visit, and the duration of your visits. This information is used to help analyze site traffic and to improve the site. You may turn off the storing of cookies at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings.

Anti-Spam:  Communications, such as the monthly newsletter, from STARVING FOR ITALY are designed to provide additional useful and interesting information on topics central to the Website. They will not contain any third party advertising. If you subscribe to electronic newsletters or other forms of communication, you will always have the option to unsubscribe.


Comments and a lively dialogue are hoped for on STARVING FOR ITALY. However, if comments are deemed offensive, obscene, or just plain mean, they will be removed.

In other words, please keep la bella figura in mind when you comment!

Update: If comments appear to have been added randomly, without regard to the content of the blog post, either as spam or in promotion of a service, they will be removed.


The majority of the photos on STARVING FOR ITALY come from one of two sources:  1) Photos from the personal photo collection of the owner of STARVING FOR ITALY (meaning photos that were taken by family or friends and provided for use without attribution on STARVING FOR ITALY), or 2) Photos from sites such as and, which license their photos for download and use without attribution. No specific attribution is given for photos from these sources, in keeping with the license and use provisions governing the photos. Thank you to all the photographers who have so generously provided their excellent photos to be shared and viewed.

On occasion, photos from other sources will be used. In that case, credit for the photo will be given in the “For More Information” box on the post page.


Thank you for your interest in STARVING FOR ITALY.  These policies may be updated at any time.

For questions about these policies, or their implementation, please email


Updated, June 12, 2021