My name is Rochelle Del Borrello and I am a mother, writer and blogger originally from Australia.
I began writing about the difficulties of being an accidental or unwilling expat in Sicily but now my life is about accepting and embracing life in Italy.
Sicily is a mysterious place for most, it is filled with darkness and gets much bad press, not to mention all the cliches. I want to paint a more down to earth picture, yes there are many things which don’t work too well but there is also a wealth of history, art and endless stories which overshadow the negativity.
I have been exploring Sicily since 2012 originally on a blog called Unwilling Expat in a mixture of photography, cultural observations and reflections on day to day life in this part of Italy.
Sicily Inside and Out is a continuation of the same work and is not a light and fluffy tourist magazine, it is about both the beauty and ugliness which exist side by side on this island. At times things can be dark but my writing always reflects a truthful and ongoing experience.
Please come with me, read along and be open to the new experiences this ancient isle has to offer you.
Now after more than a decade of living in Sicily things are less foreign and I am in the unique position of being considered a local with the perspective of an outsider.
This year I am concentrating on writing my travel books and freelance work so my posts will be less regular in 2016.
Why not stop by on Wednesdays for some random Sicilian beauty and my insights into life here in Sicily, who knows you may find something to add to your bucket list.
I love hearing from my readers so if you have a worthwhile Sicilian experience to share with me feel free to drop me a line with your idea or let me know what you’d like me to explore for you.
If you like any of the images you see let me know, the photo’s are my own and I will be happy send you an exclusive print on request.
If you want to invite me to your Sicilian hotel or town, let me know and I will visit, photograph, write and visit your piece of Sicily. (Se volete che vengo da te – in Sicilia certamente- io sono disposta a venire al tuo ristorante, albergo o paese per scrivere, fotografare e raccontare tuo pezzo di Sicilia, fammi sapere!)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Is a collective blogging group made up of foreigners living rich, colourful and at times frustrating lives in Bella Italia. We like to share our observations and frustrations in a lighthearted and fun way writing about how life in Italy really is for foreigners.
Our group is quite eclectic but in a fun and energetic way, the majority live in Florence others are in Reggio Emilia, Piemonte, Rome and little old me in Sicily. We are mostly Americans, with a Brit and one token Australian!
(Please note. I am not an employment agency or interpretative service you will have to use the internet or your closest Italian consulate.)
If you want to collaborate or get into contact with me here’s how: