Mike Fuller - Publisher
As the new Publisher of Italy Magazine, Mike Fuller is re-visiting his publishing roots from 25 years ago. Mike was the former publisher of Student Travels Magazine between 1995-1999 and during that same period developed a number of custom publishing projects for the British Tourist Authority including Britain on a Budget as well as special supplements aimed at the 50+; the gay and lesbian; and, the honeymoon markets. A native of Montreal, Mike currently resides in Boston but travels extensively to Italy where he spends most of his time in his favorite city – Rome. Mike has been visiting Italy for over 35 years and traveled from north to south several times but his biggest regret so far is that he has yet to make it to Sicily – something he is looking forward to addressing very soon!
Georgette Jupe - Editor
Georgette is an American social media strategist, blogger of 'Girl in Florence', and writer. After studying abroad in Florence in 2005, she found her way back to il bel paese where she has since worked for several publications, interviewed for Forbes, and written an excerpt in the latest edition of Where the Locals Go by the National Geographic. She was recently given the community award for her work on GirlinFlorence in Lonely Planet's 2021 "best in travel" roundup. She is a certifiable ‘Tuscan Texan’ living and breathing all things Italy and now splits her time between Zug, Switzerland and Florence, Italy. Social inside and out, she lives in the moment and eats way too much pasta - you'll find her as the "go-to girl" and digital editor at Italy Magazine. You could say that curiosity is her ‘drug’ of choice and her beagle Ginger is often the protagonist of the day's adventures.
Silvia Donati - Contributing Editor
Silvia worked as ITALY Magazine's Assistant Editor before deciding to return to a freelance career; she continues working with ITALY Magazine on a regular basis, contributing ideas and writing news and features. A Bologna native, Silvia graduated from the University of Bologna in Literature and studied Print & Broadcast Journalism at the University of California in Los Angeles, where she has lived, on and off, for several years. She began her career in journalism working for a Southern California news agency before returning to Italy and going freelance. She has written both in English and Italian for a variety of publications, including BBC Travel and Forbes Travel Guide; she has covered the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, where she had the chance to interview Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino among others, and reported live from the Golden Globes for ANSA. She now specializes in everything Italy-related.
Andrea Poidomani - COO
Andrea was born and grew up in Modica, Sicily and holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Torino. Whilst studying for his undergraduate degree he also spend a year at the Politecnico of Madrid. After working for several years for IVECO spa as a technology consultant he has gained considerable experience in web development which he is further refining at ITALY Magazine. Andrea takes care of the relationships with advertisers in Italy and the general running of the ITALY website.
Laura Bonato - Accountant
Laura hails from Sicily, the Mediterranean island she left to move to Boston in 2000, to embrace a new life and working adventure. In Italy, she built her career working in the accounting dept of private companies operating in the fields of Mechanical equipment and Pharmaceutical wholesale distribution, and spent 10 years In the Finance dept. of the University of Catania. She brings to Italy Magazine her 30+ years experience, plus enthusiasm, hard working attitude and team spirit that allow her to successfully tackle the daily challenges associated to running the Company’s Finance dept. Working with the Italy Magazine affords Laura the opportunity to remain in-tuned and in touch with her beloved country of origin, from which she brought her passion for cooking, baking and tending to her vegetable garden during the summer months.