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Locals I Love: Tommaso Olivieri

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted a new locals I love, not because I’ve ran out of inspiration (this is a forever project) but mostly due to the fact I’ve decided to stop harassing my friends to pick their brains during the hottest season of the year. Luckily Tommaso, the very cool other half of my one of great friends Alexandra Korey, agreed to be my victim interviewee. I can’t remember when we actually met, however I consider…

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Locals I Love: Marta Alexandra Abbott

As always it is wonderful to reconnect with people you’ve met, then haven’t seen for ages, especially in a place you both love. This week’s local I love is Marta Alexandra Abbott, born in Amsterdam to an American father and Czech mother. She was raised in Connecticut and lived in New York before moving to Rome. In New York she tried out several different paths including jewelry design, working at a gallery, and working with flowers. Prior to making Italy…

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Meet Mario, a Florentine Institution

“Please take a look at my business card, I find it the best way to meet ladies.” chuckles Mario as he cheekily slid a card across the table with the words ‘are you free’ and ‘I am single’ written among the typed details of his work. I had to give him a bit of credit, at 84 years old, this man still had jokes to tell and a valid drivers license. Meeting Mario was probably one of the best moments of…

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Meet Federica – an Italian girl with a passion for travel

You know those people who even though you’ve never met, you know you already like them? That’s exactly how I feel about Federica Piersimoni – blogger/Italian travel expert behind the awesome Italian site Viaggi Low Cost (how to travel more and spend less). She interviewed me for the site Viaggi Low Cost (check out the interview in Italian) which was a fun experience, albeit a little intimidating due to having online proof of my non-perfect-but-close Italiano. Just by looking at her pictures…

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