Francesca Maggi


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 

Articles by Francesca Maggi

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 00:11
This Thanksgiving, I bring my annual tradition of posting one of my earliest entries on celebrating this very American tradition as an expat...Today,…
Tue, 04/28/2020 - 04:07
I fill my tall shaker with cubes of ice for my morning caffè shakerato – A heady jolt of caffeine, melted ice and luscious foam. Now inhabiting my gre…