Livia Hengel is an Italian-American travel journalist and digital strategist based in Rome. She is a contributor to Forbes and the founder of The Italy Edit, a digital travel magazine that curates the best of Italy. Originally born in Rome, she grew up moving around the world and lived in Peru, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey and the United States before returning to Italy in 2010.
Her writing and photography have been published in numerous print and digital publications, including The Independent, Telegraph Travel, Food & Wine, Fodor’s, Time Out and USA Today. She is also the author of The HUNT Rome travel guide (Gatehouse, 2016) and has been featured in international press.
Prior to her career as a content creator and strategist, Livia worked in the field of international development as a communications consultant for the UN World Food Programme and the International Development Law Organization in Rome. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in Philosophy and Foreign Affairs.