Something About Me:
Welcome, I’m Lucy, the content creator of Italia Like a Local.
I hope you will enjoy the travel tips you find here. I loved putting together this blog to sum up my most cherished travel memories, and help provide some useful tips on making the most of your time in Italy – from food to fashion, from museums to nightlife.
I live in Verona with my husband and two children, and aside from enjoying local delicacies, I absolutely love traveling the country (and beyond), tasting fabulous food, drinking great wine and seeing magnificent art.
I was born and raised in Italy, and I spent my formative years traveling back and forth from Italy to the United States. Ever since I can remember, I have been traveling from one country to the other, making it easy for me to be the go-to person for Italian travel advice. It seemed like everyone wanted all the insider tips before they even arrived in Italy.
I was inspired by the love for Italian culture to start writing this blog in 2016, and have since rebranded in 2020 to what you now know as Italia Like A Local.
My travel style
I am a self-proclaimed slow traveler, and through this blog, you will find out why. Slow travel entails traveling at a slow pace for an extended period of time, allowing you to have a rich, authentic, and cultural experience.
Slow travel is an alternative tourism form that is typically associated with sustainable practices, taking into account the effects of travel on the environment, society, and economy.
In summary, slowing down to really get to know a place is key. Slow tourism!
I usually spend a lot of time researching a city before I visit it. Once there, I like to choose unique accommodation and explore cities and the countryside on foot. My aim is to soak up as much as I can of the culture I’m visiting, and my first stop is usually a local market.
It’s not that I’m anti-hotel; it’s just that hotels and resorts seem almost materialistic and consumerist in comparison to wanting purposeful experiences and creating meaningful moments. As a result, I prefer to rent vacation homes or stay in truly unique boutique hotels. The difference is that at these accommodation, you get more than just a bedroom and an ensuite bathroom. You’ll get a taste of the local culture and a sense of what the locals really like. And it’s a lot more interesting than simply ticking destinations off your bucket list.
I believe travel, whether long-term or short-term, provides personal validation and builds confidence. The world is an open book just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re looking for Italian travel advice, planning a trip to Italy, or simply enjoy reading about other people’s adventures, this blog is for you.
My professional experience.
In 2015, I became a travel experience planner specializing in Italy, an activity that first caught my curiosity. I had amazing experiences with various people that enriched me with new discoveries every day.
Travel is my passion, and I am always enthusiastic about getting to know new places and learning about different cultures. When I started writing about traveling some years ago, I was attracted by the amazing possibility of sharing my real experiences with other people, but also learning from them.
Writing is a passion of mine, and traveling is the “best way” to get inspired. I promote destinations abroad and, at the same time, I want to share with my readers my tourist experiences.
If you are willing to experience Italy like a local, you are in the right place!
Italia Like A Local is a travel blog offering insights into adventures, road trips, and weekend getaways in Italy. I write about Italian hidden gems, those places still unknown to mass tourism where you can have a unique experience. Here you will find articles about cultural and slow travel with a focus on my passions for food, wine, art, and history.
Also, I’m a Travel Designer, so feel free to contact me if you would love me to arrange you next trip to Italy!
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