About the author: Debra Santangelo

Debra Santangelo is a freelance travel writer and the creator of, a website which unites Italian communities worldwide. Debra loves her home country of England, but has also followed her passion for the 'dolce vita' for almost fifteen years, travelling extensively throughout Italy and Sicily. She is a fluent Italian speaker and has lived in both cosmopolitan cities, such as Milan and Verona, and picturesque locations, such as Lake Garda and the legendary Sicilian countryside. You can read about her favourite aspects of the Sicilian island and culture in her blog at

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