Shout out to my Italian family is the inspiration for "Viva Italia". This image is packed with what I know of my Italian heritage. Romance, music, art, family, food, friendly discussion over whose sauce is best, company coming while you hurry to finish your laundry and maybe even the godfather somewhere in the past. Some stories are hidden like Sully's shoe store. Sullivan was my grandfather's brother. He needed new shoes and found the perfect pair a size or so too big. He refused to purchase the right size because the bigger pair cost the same so he felt like he was being ripped off. He left the store mad, wearing shoes that were too big and on the wrong feet....gotta love it and my family!