I’m Italo-Australian and proud of it

 (Rome the eternal city)

 

I have the honour of being both Italian and Australian. Thanks to the strength of character of my maternal grandparents who had the determined idea to migrate to Perth, Western Australia from Sicily. It is a privilege to have a foot in both of these intriguing countries.

I now live in Italy but my first 25 years were spent in the care-free sunshine of the youthful culture of Australia. This gave me a wonderful sense of liberty, multiculturalism and a positive outlook on life.

(My home town Perth, Western Australia, which is in a constant state of change)

 

Living in Italy for nearly a decade now has allowed me to immerse myself into some family history and see the realities of this complex, chaotic but all the same extravagant country.

I’m lucky to be a part of two fascinating countries.

Rochelle Unwilling expat sign off

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