Melinda Gallo

Melinda Gallo An expat writer living in
Florence, Italy.

about me


A few of my recently published articles:

Gifts of the Expat Life — Global Living Magazine

In this article, I wrote about the many gifts I received having been an expat for most of my adult life. You can read my Gifts of the Expat Life article on the Global Living Magazine website.

Expat Life Is... — HSBC's Expat Explorer

I was selected to write a blog post about what expat life was to me based on the results of a survey of more than 16,000 expats. You can read my Expat Life Is... article on the HSBC's Expat Explorer website.

Home, Solitude, Happiness — Twelve Months, Twelve Writers, Twelve Stories

I was invited to share my story based on three words I was given, which were home, solitude, and happiness. This article can be found on the Writer in Florence website.

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In The Press

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

"Living in Florence" — Mindful Mavericks magazine

In this interview in Mindful Mavericks magazine, I discuss how I became an expat in Florence as well as my thoughts regarding life overseas.

The Arno: a year in photos — The Florentine

Twelve of my photos of the Arno were published by The Florentine.

"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 interview focuses on my journey to Florence.

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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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