Born and bred in Melbourne, Elisa followed love to Tuscany (how cliché?) in 2007. She now lives in a part of the region that earned the eternal disdain of Dante Alighieri and whose name doubles as a swearword in colloquial Italian. It’s called the Maremma and it’s pretty fantastic. A journalist by trade, she recently published a guidebook after spending almost a decade working on Maremma Tuscany, the foremost English-language travel website on the area. These days, she pens My Maremma Tuscany, a blog dedicated to helping expats live beautifully and resourcefully in rural Italian destinations, providing advice, recipes and DIY projects inspired by the limited supplies available in most small towns. You can follow me on instagram here.