Ciao! We are Paolo, Francesca, Silvia (11) and Alessio (8). We currently live in Seattle, WA and we are all contributors to this blog about Italian culture.
I (Paolo) grew up in Trieste, Italy until I tuned 30. After doing some travelling as a multimedia researcher in Japan and South Africa, I moved to the USA to work in high tech. I’m currently an online video and social media consultant and I’ve spent my last 10 years at Microsoft.
My wife Francesca is from Trieste too. She followed me to the USA and worked as a travel consultant before starting our own vacation rental agency. We sold the business before having our second child, and a few years later we started this blog. Francesca is the author of our eBook Italy from the Inside and co-author of our Kindle eBook Tips for the Table: All You Need to Know When Dining Out in Italy. She currently works as a home stager.
Our daughter Silvia started recording Italian video lessons for kids when she was 6. She has accrued to date more than 350K views on YouTube and welcomes suggestions for new topics.
Alessio is learning how to become a podcaster on his own, and at this time he’s helping Silvia in some of her video shoots.
When we moved to the USA, we realized that we could help many other travelers appreciate our country, so we started sharing ideas and cultural tips that will make your visit even more enjoyable.
We’d love to hear from you so feel free to reach us at (425) 985-7886 or [email protected]