The sky was grey on a cold day of April 1958. The ship looked gigantic to the young girl coming from Lawrence, a small town in Massachusetts. Just few moments and she would sail on the Vulcania from the port of New York to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
It was a lovely sunny day when she arrived to the port of Naples, Italy, after 20 days of navigation. At that time she did not realize she embarked for a journey that is still continuing today. That young girl, Joan, was my mother. She fell in love with Italy and soon after with the man who was going to be my father. They got married and few years later I was born in Firenze.
I spent my childhood in the late 60’s - early 70’s going back and forth between Italy and the US and both countries are home for me. Many times friends of my family were coming from the United States to visit us. We used to take them around Italy to show them the beauty of the country and to share with them the richness of our culture. At that time I didn’t know that this would have inspired my future career.
Years ago I found at my parents' home some old postcards from Italy that mom was sending back to her family. From these very postcards came the name and image of KissFromItaly. Although now all is digital and the paper postcards belong to the past, the love for travelling and the desire to preserve and share memories of wonderful trips is still there. Now I can continue what I started as a kid, share the beauty of Italy with friends coming from far away.
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