Week 66


saraCiao 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.


Week 64


VictoriaLa 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.

Week 61


ME sep2011 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.”

Week 60



CherThis week we have Cher Hale with us! She is “an instigator of adventure and romance on her blog The Iceberg Project, where she teaches people how to charm Italians with their own language.”


Week 55


Marco eduMy 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!

Week 52


StefanologoHello everybody! For this new year’s eve week we have Stefano with us, that introduces himself as follows:
“Hi, I am a digital italian dad and a software developer, passionate about good food, sea and science fiction. I live in Cento (FE), and I’d like to share something about ‘la bassa’ Emilia Romagna.”

Week 51


gerryI 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.

Week 49


CristianoHello Everybody!
Next week’s curator will be Cristiano from Biella: as he says, a “little rainy spot between Milano and Torino (or, better between Torino and Milano)”.
He is a 43 years old computer scientist, book-eater, cinema fan and “photographer” (quotation marks added by him).
Follow his week to find out more!

Week 48


MicheleHi everybody, here it is what our new curator Michele Anello tells about himself:

“I’m a postgraduate student in International Relations and I lived most of my life abroad, 20 years out of 21 (thats quite a lot), mostly in middle east countries but also in east europe, now I’m back in Rome. My main hobbies are: watching movies, listening to music (basically all kinds of music except rap), traveling and simply hanging out with friends.”


Week 47

@livseestheworld / Olivia


Hello everyone! I’m an American graduate student finishing a master’s degree in museum studies in Florence, Italy. I’ve been living here for about 2 years altogether.  I currently intern at the Palazzo Vecchio and I adore the art and history of Florence.  My father’s family originated in Italy, emigrating from a village near Naples about 100 years ago to New York City, and their names are even inscribed on the Ellis Island Wall (I’ve seen them!). Now here I am, back in motherland (well, a bit more north). I look forward to sharing my passion for the lovely and varied patrimony of Italy, beautiful art, gorgeous old buildings, my coffee/chocolate addiction, and my life here in Florence!