01/25/2012 11:12 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2012

Amanda Knox 'Loves Italy' And May Return To Perugia As Witness In Parents' Trial

Just because Amanda Knox spent most of the last four years locked in an Italian prison doesn't mean she doesn't love the land of pasta and fine wine.

The 24-year-old study-abroad student from Washington, who was freed in October after an appeals court overturned her murder conviction, "loves Italy" and will probably return, her attorney said on Tuesday.

In 2007, Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of killing her British roommate in Perugia.

Prosecutors depicted Knox as a drug using sex-fiend who slit her roommate's throat in a satanic ritual.

The press lambasted her, too, appropriating her soccer nickname "Foxy Knoxy" for sensationalized coverage of the case.

Through it all though, Knox, who was freed by an appeals court in October, still "loves Italy and likes Perugia," according to one of her lawyers who spoke with the ANSA news agency.

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Her return trip to Italy could come in September as a witness in her parents' upcoming trial on charges that they slandered the local police force, KIRO radio says.

However, attorney Carlo Dalla Vedova says his client would rather visit Italy as a tourist, The Daily Mail writes.

Since the acquittal, Knox has moved to Seattle where she lives with her new boyfriend, a musician, KIRO says.

Sollecito, also freed in October, has apparently moved on with his life. The spectacled 27 year old is engaged, according to a Fox News report this month.

A third person, Rudy Guede, was convicted in a separate trial of murdering Meredith Kercher and he remains behind bars.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that the press created Knox's nickname "Foxy Knoxy." Her soccer teammates gave her that nicknames and members of the media used it while covering her murder trial.