I am Hari. Philadelphia is my home. I live a few blocks from South Philadelphia, one of the most historic Italian American neighborhoods in the United States. Part of the year I also live in Volterra (Region of Tuscany, Province of Pisa).
I was born in the South Indian state of Kerala. I speak Malayalam and Tamil in addition to English. I have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate degree in Management.
I fell in love with Italy when I visited the country for the first time in 2003. I visited Italy several time since and eventually ended up buying a small flat in the historic hill town of Volterra. The flat is only a five minute walk from the famous Piazza dei Priori! Check out my apartment listing on Airbnb.
I created this website in 2020 to share my experiences regarding moving to Italy, buying a property, renovating a property and life in Italy in general.
I also sell Italy inspired clothing and accessories on this site. Check out my store. I have over 75 plus Italy themed t-shirts, coffee mugs and stickers.
Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.