I’m Olivia, a 30 something English Teacher who lives in a corner of Calabria.
I originally came here by accident, stumbling across a job advert on the internet and being intrigued by a place which yields relatively little in a Google search. I packed an oversized backpack and came for a year. That was in 2009. I’m still here, married to a lovely Calabrese and with a hyperactive toddler who keeps me on my toes!
It’s fair to say that I fell in love with Italy but above all with Calabria so this blog is to celebrate all things Italian, from the must-see corners of Calabria to nonna’s secret recipes. Through my scribblings I hope that someone could be inspired to come and pay this beautiful part of the world a visit.