I am Italian but in March 2015 I became a British citizen so I proudly own dual citizenship, long overdue since I moved to the UK in 1994.
I was born in Napoli and grew up looking at the beautiful Mediterranean sea each morning from my bedroom window; that has stayed with me since and I travel back home as often as I can.
I am married and I am a dog owner, a relatively recent fact that has certainly opened a whole new world, and I am not referring purely to poop scooping.
I have been a digital marketing & web manager for years, and have been working in the financial industry (Asset Management) since 1999. It’s been an interesting few years for sure.
INTERESTS & PERSONAL
I love scuba diving and I hope to be able to do this for as long as I live; I have been very lucky to travel to some incredible places and see some amazing creatures. The first time I saw manta rays (in the Maldives in 1998) I was nearly in tears, quite an interesting experience under water in ripping currents. I recently took up underwater photography and video editing. I take a keen interest in the environment and make sure our living is as ‘green’ as possible.
I have been a food blogger for a few years and I am very active in the social media space. I also regularly write articles for Italian gourmet webzine Identita’ Golose and I have been a restaurant reviewer for the yearly restaurant guide since 2012 (print and online). I write and translate to and from English and Italian.
I like art, cinema, music and theatre, keeping fit, writing and reading. The Cure are my favourite band of all times.