Read more about Italia Living here: About Us
Richard J. Michelli
Italia Living Founder/Executive Director & Contributing Writer
Richards love of the Italian lifestyle, Italy and all things Italian inspired him to create ItaliaLiving.com in 2007, by finding a market niche in focusing primarily on luxury Italian topics.
Due to the growth success of Italia Living on social media, Richard also helps other businesses and brands expand their own media marketing visibility with digital, social and mobile through DiSoMo Solutions.
In addition, Richard is involved in other work with business development consulting for IT contractors with the Department of Defense and other federal markets through Michelli Associates, Inc.
He also served a two year term on the Board of Directors for First Atlantic Federal Credit Union.
Richard keeps busy with other volunteer and charitable activities as well. He and his wife Angela are actively involved at Monmouth University. Richard is on the Blue/White Club Leadership Council supporting athletics at the University, where he also served terms as the councils VP and President.
Richard a Trustee for the Michelli Family Foundation which supports advancements in Education, Healthcare and Philanthropy Awareness.
He resides in the United States on the beautiful Jersey Shore with his wife and two sons.
Francine is one of America’s foremost experts on Italian cuisine, is an engaging public speaker, author and TV personality. A noted food historian and James Beard-nominated author of six books including Dolci: Italy’s Sweets and Pasta Modern.
She is the host on NYC’s popular weekly TV series “Americans who Love Italy” and appears on many other TV programs, including Today Show and Early Show. Francine has been featured on numerous specials for PBS, Food Network and History, Sundance and Discovery channels.
Read some of her published articles on Italia Living here: Francine Segan
Visit her website at www.francinesegan.com
Food & Travel Columnist
Kristine Jannuzzi is a New York City-based food and travel writer, content creator, and social media strategist. A bilingual dual American and Italian citizen, she travels frequently throughout Italy for work and pleasure. Her articles have been published in Italy Magazine, The Epoch Times, Culture: The Word on Cheese, Listen Magazine, and British Heritage Travel, among others.
Kristine has a particular fondness for formaggio, which blossomed while she was living in Florence. She served as a judge in the 2019 World Cheese Awards in Bergamo. and has taught classes at Murray’s Cheese flagship location in NYC, in addition to hosting cheese classes and events at the French Cheese Board, the USA Boska Showroom, and in people’s homes. You can follow her adventures (cheesy and otherwise) on Instagram @nyccheesechick and read more of Kristine’s articles on her website.
Fashion Blogger & Influencer
Noemi loves fashion, photography, travel…and her dachshunds. She lives in Avellino, Naples and Milan, and frequently writes for her own fashion blog: Noemi Guerriero – Fashion Style. Here on Italia Living she shares some of her expertise on Italian fashion, as well as covering on location fashion events in Milan – and an occasional “non-fashion” topic.
Lifestyle & Travel Columnist
Juli Piscedda works as a journalist, social media manager and travel counselor. She is also the founder of Sardinia Travelling www.instagram.com/sardiniatravelling – a page that provides the best shots, videos and information about the wonderful Sardinia. She loves sports, music, digital marketing, photography, as well as traveling, meeting new people and visiting new places.
You can visit her website at: www.julipiscedda.net
Food & Lifestyle Columnist
Francesca is a native Italian currently living in Boston and the founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, which provides small group culinary adventures to Italy, as well as private trip planning and organizing. She is also a culinary instructor in the Boston area. She maintains strong ties to her native land and is very excited to be able to bring folks to Italy on her adventures.
Her first cookbook released January 2019 is titled: The 5-Ingredient Italian Cookbook: 101 Regional Classics Made Simple
Read some of her published articles on Italia Living here: Francesca Montillo
You can learn more about her at www.thelazyitalian.com