I had my first surprise in Genoa, listening to Paganini during a guided tour of the Rolli. The second in Bergamo, amazed by the wonderful Colleoni Chapel. My favorite part of the country remains the North, while I have just begun to venture into the unknown South. I am interested in exploring with emotions cities known by name, but never really considered as they deserve.

my name is Patrizia and I write about my dear Italy
PLEASED TO MEET YOU!

My name is Patrizia and I am an art, music & travel

🔹storydoer 🔹content creator 🔹devoted to ITALY

The blog title could be translated as “Italy City of Art”. I chose it out of the image I have of Italy as a huge city divided into myriads of different territories, each of them with their unique harmony.

Though I talk about travelling, my purposes aim at surpassing common schemes.

I prefer to

INVITE you to consider Italy as a SPECIAL travel destination (with an historic background, flourishing arts and a spiritual legacy like no other country in the world)

and

engage in CONVERSATION with less what-and-where details and more room to emotions.

Do you have a story to share?

Are you longing to learn about a destination beyond the (crowded) surface?

Or perhaps…

Are you looking for enjoyable travel content as a chance to practise the Italian language?

If so, be very welcome!!

Right these areas I intend to develop.

A bit of my BACKGROUND

Born in Turin, I studied foreign languages (I also speak German, Spanish and some French), and worked mainly as hotel receptionist and secretary.

I cherish memories of very rewarding community experiences in unusual places such as Iceland, South Dakota and New Zealand.

In 2011 I became full time caregiver for my elderly parents, and suddenly had to learn first hand to manage the house and the general living… all alone.

After their passing, I moved to Florence to brush up on the classics and learn what I don’t know about art, history and literature. Not out of nostalgia, but to rediscover something of my identity that must not be lost.

In February 2020 I traveled a few days to Trieste, that captivated me to the point that I began considering to move there someday.

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My LIVE-and-TELL philosophy aimed at cultural travellers

I love opera, classic novels and films, nature, what’s finest… On top of all: MUSIC.

Through blogging I tell of my experiences and emotions a bit like the writers of the past, who filled books with vivacity of details.

All started by simply getting on a train, and since then, my eyes opened to a widespread beauty far beyond classic destinations.

I travel at a slow pace and always on the wave of a motivation, be it an exhibition, a book … or the incentive of some more popular travel blogger !!

Being a Christian makes me a person who gives primary importance to being; someone who digs her way (despite the desert) with a proactive approach and a strong sense of care.

Faith amplifies everything I live for and work on.

Working toward future PARTNERSHIPS and patrons

Community, Writing, Solidarity, Tours

I am evolving into an activist who cares for responsible tourism by framing travelling as a human need, which in Italy takes on a very special value, as in the days of the Grand Tour.

I therefore aspire to a type of travel partnership expressed through

  • collaboration on tours
  • community management
  • writing & content editing
  • creative support for humanitarian and environmental causes

My biggest concern for the days ahead is that the great variety of the Italian territories will not remain UNNOTICED in their heritage values and legacy – to the world as well as to their peoples.

This is why I concentrate my efforts in

promoting territories by STORY-DOING

to go beyond the surface and encourage a deeper-involvement kind of experience in real places with true people, something lifechanging enough to forge a new art of tourism in general.

In truth, I am

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very impressed by foreigners’ love for Italy

something we are NOT fully aware of! That is of great encouragement for me to go ahead investing time, energy and money.

It’s a pleasure, but also calls me to a COMMITMENT.

I will never leave behind what’s deep, that something special linked to the name Italy that has proved to be of great impact nowadays as well as in past centuries.

When I look back to the past, travelling abroad has helped me rediscover the LOVE for my land and my language.

This is what I call True World Heritage, and I AM PROUD OF IT.


GRAZIE for being here!

Are you a fan of this little but great part of planet earth?

please – please – please…

Tell me your story 😀 !!


SOCIAL and COMMUNITY spaces

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PORTFOLIO

Would like to help? Please, GET IN TOUCH

Do you have an idea to share?

Would you be interested in blog-twinning (i.e. engage in cooperation the way cities do)?

I’d gladly HEAR!

Initiative is rare but much needed these days…


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