Liz Shemaria

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Liz Shemaria is an award-winning journalist, and third-generation Northern Californian who has trekked solo in Himalaya, interviewed artists in military-ruled Burma, and once rode an overnight train across Egypt on her birthday. She has contributed to more than a dozen publications and organizations including Human Rights Watch, BBC TravelAFARRoads & Kingdoms, and Fodor’s Essential Italy guidebooks. Studying at the University of California, Berkeley, she earned an undergraduate degree in art history and a master’s degree in journalism with an emphasis on international reporting and new media. During late nights in the newsroom, she discovered that spontaneous dance parties are essential to her creative process. She lives in Italy, where she has learned to roll her Rs and never order a cappuccino after breakfast.

Articles by eshemaria

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 09:47
As you walk from Pavia’s train station towards its historical center, you'll spot a 26-foot-tall woman holding a shield in one hand and a spear in the…
Mon, 07/04/2022 - 02:45
Milan is one of the world’s design capitals. Brands like Prada and Versace are headquartered in the northern Italian city and the Salone del Mobile (F…
Thu, 06/09/2022 - 02:03
In the hills above Lake Garda in Gardone Riviera, a former dentist to the Italian royal family and Pope Pius XII transformed a 3.7-acre vineyard into…
Tue, 03/22/2022 - 03:52
Genoa is Italy's sixth-largest city in terms of population, but it doesn’t have the kind of tourist appeal that Florence, Rome, or Venice have. Just 5…
Thu, 03/03/2022 - 02:53
Art Nouveau, or what in Italy is called Stile Liberty or Liberty Style, might not be the first architectural style that comes to mind in Rome. Of cour…
Mon, 01/10/2022 - 10:25
One of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Milan is also the latest to reach celebrity status. CityLife had a previous life as the Fiera Milano exhibi…
Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:42
From Gucci to Armani and Ferragamo, there is no denying that Italy is known for its fashion juggernauts. For fashionistas who want to learn more about…
Thu, 11/04/2021 - 02:43
Meandering backroads leading to the Adriatic Sea. Rolling hills and fields brimming with sunflowers, vineyards, and olive groves. Production centers f…
Mon, 10/04/2021 - 03:18
When it comes to Italian design, some names — like Ferrari, Alessi, and Fiat — are timeless. They are among Italy’s heavy hitters of industrial design…