Ciao a tutti! My name is Sara and I was born in Italy but I grew up/studied/worked in Africa, Latin America, USA and Europe. I am a veterinarian specialised in sustainable farming systems and rural development. Living abroad allowed me to experience other cultures, as well as participate in events and activities that promote Italian culture. I am a strong EU supporter and now possibly also an example of “reverse brain drain”, having recently completed a PhD in the UK and decided to move back to my beautiful Tuscany. I love travelling (who would have thought!?) and I run the blog Just Sara, where I mostly write about my travels and sometimes about environmental issues.
La dolce vita for me sums up Victoria’s passion and love for all things Italian. An American (with deep Italian roots) living in California, her heart is always in Italy.
As a travel consultant, blogger, and writer, Victoria loves sharing practical no-nonsense travel tips and insights as well as her own experiences from a personal and light-hearted point-of-view.
Victoria loves writing on her travel blog, www.PostcardsfromTravelPiZazz.com and invites you to join her there as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Italian Talks, Italian Notebook, and Pinterest. She now offers two boutique tours to Italy and is editing her first e-book on travel planning.
I was born and raised on lake Como, I graduated as a doctor in veterinary medicine in Milan and I’ve worked as a veterinarian for pets for almost 2 years. In the meantime I met the guy who now is my husband, an American officer of the US army, while he was on holiday in Italy. So I left everything behind me and now I’m living in Texas. I moved here in November so I’m still studying for being certified as a vet here too and trying to handle this new life. I love travelling (it’s so expensive here in the US ouch!), riding horses, cuddling with my doggy and hiking with my hubby.
Ingrid Sperow is the Founder and Creative Director of Comunità Italiana USA. She established a community and a place outside of her immediate home as a place to discover the joy of Italian culture in the USA. Scoprite la gioia della cultura italiana . A place of Italian words, community, and all things & events Italian. Having lived in Rome, and having traveled far and wide throughout Italy and Europe, Ingrid fine tuned her tastes to all things and people Italian.
She teaches Italian privately in Silicon Valley (SF Bay Area) to adults and children and she serves as Direttrice degli Eventi per le DIVE (an all Italian expat women’s group in the San Francisco Bay Area).
In her words: “It has been my personal mission to promote Italian language and cultural enrichment to children & adults by providing a bridge to Italian language and culture here in America and abroad.”
Hello everybody! Here’s what Melissa tells us about her italianity:
“Ciao! Sono Melissa la studentessa matta – the crazy student of Italian! In college I studied painting and Art History in Firenze. Regretting I didn’t learn the language better at that time, about fifteen years ago I began to self teach-myself the Italian language.I have since become fluent using every means available to me! I now promote the study of the Italian language through the Studentessa Matta Project. I write a blog in Italian called Diario di una Studentessa Matta (www.studentessamatta) to exercise and flex language skills and encourage others to study the language. The blog explores all aspects of Italian culture & current events in a light and humorous way. Also featured are language learning tips, websites, videos & articles that are helpful to obtaining fluency. I travel frequently to Italy and three years ago I began to organize Matta Language and Cultural trips to Italy, for those who want to dive beneath the surface and use their the language in a fun and meaningful way. I am so crazy for Italy and the language that recently I have also initiated a monthly podcast series called “Italian Talk for Lovers of the Language”.”
My name is Oxana Sytnik and I come from a country of neverending cold, vodka and matreshkas, try to guess which one it is 🙂 I am currently doing a PhD in Marine and Coastal Management in the University of Bologna and at the moment based in Ravenna. I am a curios person, always trying to do something interesting, discovering something new, stumbling upon the most amazing stuff that life brings up. I am passionate about travelling and my suitcase is always packed and ready to go! While living in Italy I have been taught one thing that I put into use to my every day life, here it goes: start your morning with coffee and end your evening with wine. I love you, Italy!
My name is Marco Albonico, I am Italian, and I am 25 years old. I live in Italy. I have a Master’s in International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London. Upon graduating from Richmond, I worked in sales and in the customer service sector for INFINITI.
I recently moved back to Italy as I am studying in order to be a diplomat.
I am passionate about social media, climate change, sustainability, and having lived abroad far from home in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom, I do appreciate Italy!
I’m an American/Brit dual citizen expat/immigrant, living and working in a small town in the province of Reggio Emilia with my Italian marito. I blog at www.MarriedToItaly.com about the ups and downs of being a foreigner here. For a more complete bio, please see my about page: http://marriedtoitaly.com/about/
I am an Italian living in London (since 2008). I am a 29 y.o.videomaker and startupper, I make videos for advertising (check out www.gerardity.com) and I am also shooting a documentary about Erasmus: http://erasmus247.altervista.org/ (I will be in Istanbul next weekend to shoot the last chapter!!), and I have fun with some shortfilms sometimes: (https://vimeo.com/76998437). I love cinema, I love London, I love tortellini ( I make them in my home)… I miss Italy, but it is not time to go back, yet.