Author and blogger Francesca Maggi has been poking holes in the Italians' irrefutable reputation for their sublime Quality of Life since 2007, posting daily on Facebook @Irreverent Italy. Living in Italy for 30-odd ('thirty very odd") years, she confesses a love-hate with Italy since her first visit at just 4 months old, following a gruelling 17 hour plane trip with three siblings - where she slept in her great-aunt's drawer for a crib. When she is not sharing her love of Italy with families @ Family Travel Italy (On Facebook • Instagram • Pinterest) or ArchieArtAdventures with pet, Arcibaldo, she is a content editor & producer, who regales her expat paesani at Storytellers Rome or the English Theater of Rome – often serving up her Zia's peccadillos as inspiration.
(Author) Burnt by the Tuscan Sun and Three Coins in the Fountain - with C. Tondelli
(Editor) Josh and the Magic Hat, Olive Oil doesn't Grow on Trees, Pulses (FAO), Linguality Bilingual Book Series and Berlitz Hide This Book