About Me

Rome, 2010, right after I ate a shit-load of cheese

Hi Everyone!

I’m an Italian-American living in Italy.  My mom and dad are both from Napoli, but I was born and raised in New York. I spent summers in Napoli and from almost as soon as I was born, I wanted to live in Italy. I tried in so many ways over the years and it hasn’t been easy as an American. During times of immigration fiascoes, heartache, loneliness, and uncertainty, I’ve kept myself going by reminding myself that I had made it this far and wouldn’t let self-doubt turn me back. (You can read more about my moving abroad story here.)

I’m finally here. As of December 2018, me and my Venetian husband D made the big move from London to Naples. It’s been a long process, but I finally made it back here.

I’m inspired by my childhood memories of summers in Napoli – that sunlight that burned my heart with freedom, companionship, food and possibility – and that feeds the type of life I’m trying to create. I love writing, cooking, traveling, making things and Italian history and I want to share these things with you and hope that they may inspire you to follow that gut feeling and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by!

Giovanna