I am a dual Italian-American citizen who has lived between both countries all of my life. As a journalist I have traveled and reported throughout Italy for nearly a decade where my love for la bella vita became a lifelong passion. I have reported on artistic discoveries, culinary traditions, the Vatican, women’s issues, the migrant crisis, investigative pieces and the Covid-19 pandemic for CNN. I am interested in telling the stories of women who are the tastemakers of Italian culture and cuisine. In Italy, opinions are known to be strong, but one unifying factor is that good food and inspiring art is religion.