Hi there! I'm Flavia...
A smidgen about me: growing up bouncing back and forth between Rome and Northern California, I eventually moved back to the Eternal City to finish college and then decided I liked gelato too much to move away again. Today I split my time between Tunis, where I work for an international organization, and wandering around my beloved Roma in constant search of bookstores and the perfect espresso.
I write when and wherever I can, so this is a compilation of that facet of my life: first up, just below this intro you’ll find details about my debut novel (I still can’t believe I get to type the words “debut novel”!)
Below that you’ll find a series of buttons: the "All Things Caput Mundi" section will help you find (you guessed it!) everything on Rome, from my city blog WhichWaytoRome (previously YoungInRome) to articles I've written as a Rome ambassador for Like a Local City Guide, as well as other fun collaborations, including an audio tour through my favorite part of the city. "Travel & Other Adventures" will take you to articles I've written as a contributing writer for Elite Daily and other tidbits I've gotten to work on about the world outside of the boot. "Book Reviews" will instead, wait for it, bring you to the reviews I've written for the lovely folks over at iRead Book Tours/Italy Book Tours as well as a few freelance pieces, and finally click on "Pictures & Words" to hop over to my Instagram page for visuals and thoughts on Italy, Tunisia, lots of other travels and a touch of the whimsical everything else.
Up at the tippy top you'll find a Contact page—please feel free to reach out and let me know your thoughts, or simply say hello!
All the Way to Italy
My debut novel, All the Way to Italy: A modern tale of homecoming through generations past, was published by the amazing Ali Ribelli Edizioni in April 2018. You can click on the image on the left to head to Amazon.com, but it’s also available through most online outlets, both in ebook and paperback, and you can also request it at your local bookstore! You can also check out the book and read some reviews (as well as write one of your own!) over on Goodreads.
Publishing this book was the dream of a lifetime for me, and I’d be so thrilled to hear what you think.
“This is a story for the third generations (the fourth, the fifth, the sixth generations), for the not-so-lost generations, for the hybrids. For the people who feel more at home in an airport than they wish they did, who yearn for one place to call home but also always, inevitably, long for something they do not know, miss places they have yet to behold, people they have yet to meet… For the ones that see Rome everywhere they go—or Tunis, Paris, Dublin, Aleppo, London, San Francisco, you name it, it’s yours. You bring your home with you.”