Melinda Gallo

Melinda Gallo An expat writer and blogger living in Florence, Italy.

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A few of my recently published articles:

Firenze: città con un cuore immenso — Chianti Poesia

In this article, I wrote about how I discovered Florence's immense heart. This article was written in Italian and published on the Chianti Poesia blog.

Learning the Local Language — Insiders Abroad

When you are an expat, there are so many benefits to learning the local language while living abroad.

Guest Blogger Series — Expat Explorer

In the Guest Blogger Series article, I write about how being an expat increases your curiosity, courageousness, patience, sincerity, and faith.

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In The Press

Some of the articles and interviews published about me and my blogs:

"Melinda in Florence" interview —

An interview on in which I talk about my life as an expat in Florence.

Intervista — Voglio Vivere Così! magazine

The Melinda Gallo: una blogger americana a Firenze article by Matteo Melani focuses on my journey to live in Florence.

Expat Life Stories — Abroad Podcast

Interviewed by Mariza Leal in episode 50 of her "Expat Life Stories" series.

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Expats in Florence

In the Expats in Florence column that I created for The Florentine, I interviewed expats living in Florence and wrote about how they arrived in Florence and how they were transformed by it.

“Florence is home to many expats: those who have longed to live here, those who have found love and moved here, and those who have come to Florence and felt immediately at home. Many people arrive in the city at a point in their lives when they feel a desire to redefine themselves: whether they were not completely happy, were searching for something new, or were looking for love. Those who come to Florence are reborn. Florence has always been the 'cradle of the Renaissance' for the art world, but it also transforms those who are seeking to follow their hearts.”

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