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.
Ciao! My name is Keith. I studying for my Masters degree in international relations at St. John’s University in Rome. I have been living in Italy for almost two years. I have visited Rome more than a dozen times over the years as well as other places in Italy. I am Italian-American so every trip to Italy is a way for me to get in touch with my roots and learn more about the culture and country that my family left all those years ago. I also run a successful blog called “Parola del Giorno” with my friend, Giuseppe, where people learning Italian can improve their vocabulary and learn about Italian grammar.
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”.”
Hello everybody! This week we will have Silvestro with us, from Lecce! Here it is what he says about himself:
“Greetings from Lecce. For the last 10 years I’ve run my own cooking school here in Lecce. I’m also a national-certified sommelier here in Italy. I bicycle Southern Italian wine country two months each year.”
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 am a 30 year old, native New Yorker, have been living in Italy for 2 years now (but have been coming for vacation every summer for 10 years +). Spent one year living/working/studying in Bologna, and have been living in Rome with my now-husband, Alessandro for the past 1 year. I work remotely for for a luxury incoming destination management company, Your Private Italy (office in Salerno), which brings in American tourists to Italy, arranging all of their travel plans on the ground. My husband, who is a Chef, works in a restaurant here in Rome in Piazza delle Copelle, and we also run our own boutique culinary tour, Trionfale Tours together. I am heading back to NYC end of Jan. to go teach a course at Pace University in the Hospitality & Tourism Management program. I hold undergraduate degree from the Hospitality & Tourism Mgt. Program at Pace (2005), and also an MBA in finance (2010) from same. In 2012 I completed an accelerated Master’s in Marketing, Communications and New Media at the University of Bologna’s Alma Grad School on a scholarship from Unicredit.
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/