hey, i'm Evelyn!

AN AMERICAN LIVING IN ITALY

I love food (all of it!), beautiful outdoor spaces, and I get overexcited about beautiful old doors and free snacks with a glass of wine like the American I am, but what I really love is Italy.

Captured at Centro Storico on {iptoday0} Jan, 2022 by Rhianna May Photography

ARRIVO

Means, ‘I’m on my way/I’m almost there’.

Actually means, “I just got out of the shower and still haven’t figured out what to wear, but I haven’t forgotten about you”

I moved here from Vermont when I was 18 years old to study archaeology and well, I never left! I’ve always loved digging deeper (no pun intended) and sharing experiences with friends, which these days, means sharing my Italian adventures (and misadventures) on social media.

It wasn’t long before I was fielding messages from people I’d never met asking advice on where to eat, sleep, drink, and explore in Italy. Even more than that, asking how I made Italy home. 

It took even less time for me to realize that answering these questions, uncovering the real Italy for curious souls (like you!), was what I wanted to do.

Italy is so much more than just la dolce vita and Under the Tuscan Sun. It’s Nonni keeping neighborhood watch from their window or playing bocce in the park. It’s hot espresso slammed back at a crowded bar. It’s infuriating bureaucracy and a true crime junkie haven (did someone say mafia?). It’s sitting in a piazza and watching the world go by, a glass of wine in hand…

Italy is magic, heartache, wonder, joy, frustration, full bellies and belly laughs all rolled into one.

Are you ready for the adventure?

Moving to Italy

“Girl, I downloaded your Moving to Italy book as I was in a panic about my Permesso di Soggiorno and THANK YOU for finally compiling and offering such useful and clear information! I’ve been in Italy for two years and it’s the first valuable resource I’ve found. Grazie!!!”

- Amy Ann

 

FUN FACTS

  •  I love wine so much I decided to become a sommelier, and I’m an Italian Wine Scholar!
  • I spent a summer working in Pompeii cataloguing and sorting small objects, like beads & pottery.
  • Fabio (my very own Italian fidanzato!) & I met on a piggy farm in Vermont
  • I’ve visited 16 of Italy’s 20 regions. Can you guess which 4 are missing?
  • In my 10 years in Italy, I’ve renewed my permesso at least 10 times. If only I knew then what I know now!
  • We adopted Kiki the Potato in the middle of the pandemic. Best decision ever.

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