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

Hi Everyone!

It has been my lifelong dream to live in Italy. My mom and dad are both from Italy, 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 almost there!

Me and my Venetian husband D live in London and we are in the slow process of making the move back to Italy. Before, all my energy was focused on staying and now that my visa woes are over, I’m focused on the next stage of moving to Italy.

In the meantime, I’m making a kick-ass meaningful and eclectic life here in London creating The Limonata Lounge, my little gateway to Italy.

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

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