With an eye for beauty and a passion for authenticity, she seeks to offer a fresh perspective of the Bel Paese – one that goes beyond the stereotypes and provides insight into the cultural nuances of Italy and its longstanding traditions. This website aims to share stories collected over hundreds of travels and help readers experience the best side of Italy, from its celebrated restaurants and hotels to influential personalities and hidden gems.
Livia was born in Rome to a diplomatic family and grew up moving around the world, fueling her curiosity and igniting her passion for travel. She has traveled to over 30 countries and lived in Washington DC, Peru, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Turkey before moving back to Rome in 2010.
Her writing and photography have been published in numerous print and digital publications, including The Independent, Telegraph Travel, Fodor’s, Time Out and USA Today, and she is a contributor to Forbes where she writes about the nexus of travel, culture, gastronomy and entrepreneurship. Livia is also the author of The HUNT Rome travel guide (Gatehouse, 2016).
Previously, Livia worked for Gambero Rosso, the UN World Food Programme and the International Development Law Organization. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in Foreign Affairs & Philosophy.
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