I lived in Italy for
When friends/family visit I like to
The byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe
What best describes you?
Bach, Velvet Underground, Apocalypse Now
In my free time I like
I read history at Cambridge and taught Engish in Bari southern Italy before returning to Britian to become a journalist. I was on the staff of the Telegraph for a decade mostly as a news feature writer before going to Paris in 1997 to write a book on the death of Princess Diana (Editions Lafon) and then coming to Italy to write a biography of Mussolini (Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Orion) which was translated into six languages.
For about 15 years in Italy, I was a columnist for the national daily newspaper Libero and the regional daily newspaper La Voce di Romagna. I am married to an Italian and we have six children aged six to 18.
Campania, Lazio, Tuscany
Florence, Naples, Rome
8 years American expat Cities/Regions of Expertise: Florence, Rome, Naples
English, Español, Italiano, Deutsch
Sicily, Sardinia, Umbria, Puglia, Tuscany, Campania
Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Terni, Orvieto, Sorrento, Amalfi
35 years British expat Cities/Regions of Expertise: All of Italy, Sicily, Sardenia
English, Italiano, français