I am an Italian-American writer and photographer with a penchant for la dolce vita and a severe case of wanderlust.
Originally born in Rome, I grew up moving around the globe and have lived in the US, Peru, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Turkey before moving back to Italy in 2010 and rediscovering my country of birth as an adult. I’ve traveled to over 30 countries and love nothing more than stepping outside of my comfort zone to learn more about the world. It goes without saying that I have a particular fondness for Italy: I have spent the past seven years exploring the country from north to south with a ravenous appetite – not just for its food (although that is certainly a big motivation) but for its unique cultural traditions, its regional diversity, its artistic treasures and beautiful vistas. My curiosity propels me to seek out the best cultural and lifestyle experiences everywhere I go so I’m always learning and exploring, even when I’m home in Rome.
I am the author of the Rome edition of The HUNT Guides, an award-winning travel series that focuses on best independent eating, shopping and lifestyle destinations around the world. I am also a contributor to Culture Trip, LUXOS Magazine, Romeing and Spotted by Locals. To see samples of my writing, please see my Published Clips.
Previously, I worked as a digital communications consultant for a number of international organizations in Rome, including the United Nations World Food Programme and the International Development Law Organization. I am a graduate of the University of Virginia and have a BA in Philosophy and Foreign Affairs.