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For The Love of Italy

I not only adore Italy’s culture, history, art, and food but I study it and research it with passion. With this blog and my trip planning services, I bring you 30 years of Italy experience, research, education and passion.

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Guest Posts

On this site I collect guest posts (mostly about expat life) because bucking a conventional life and being willing to live outside the comfort zone are traits I admire. Enjoy and be inspired by the guest posts and contact me if you’ve got one to share!

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A sampling of my published travel articles, and my award winning poetry

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About Chandi

Writer, Italy Expert, Foodie, and Florentine Renaissance Historian

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Thou paradise of exiles, Italy!  ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

So many things about me have been Italy-related: Learning to speak Italian, running a business there organizing weddings; walking solo on Italy’s pilgrimage route, becoming a Renaissance historian, and leading retreats in Italy. Most of all I love helping people have a great time in Italy. Check out my blog for in-depth insider posts about Italy and if you need help planning a trip there, I can help!