Ilene M.


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About Me

Expat Nationality


Expat for

1 year

I lived in Italy for

6 years off/on

When friends/family visit I like to

Acquaint them with our beautiful home in Lucca. This can take a quick few hours or up to several days. From Lucca, there are so many towns to explore in Tuscany. 

What best describes you?

Author and award-winning blogger. We enjoy meeting people that have read our book and blog subscribers. We’ve been quite busy lately, it’s quite funny. As dual citizens, we enjoy helping people with questions about Italy and help advise through the gruelling Italian citizenship process.

Favorite music/movies

I enjoy classical music. My favourite movie, "Under the Tuscan Sun."

In my free time I like

Quilting but haven’t purchased a machine yet in Italy. I love to travel, arts, and food.

General about

We enjoy meeting people and sharing our love of Italy with others. We've written a book about obtaining our citizenship - selling it all for a dream, to live in Italy. The book is "Our Italian Journey," same name as our award-winning blog,
We are currently in the process of writing Book2, scheduled to be released by the end of 2022. It answers all the questions left when we returned to the States in 2019.

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