Then, in 2007, I fell head-over-heels for my wife, Rosa. Although we first met at a workshop I was translating, we didn’t start chit chatting until we ended up together, 4 months later, at a second residential workshop on the Southern coast of Italy. We talked for hours and got closer over the next 3 days.
And when I saw her again, one month later, I knew she was the one.
We soon got married and Rosa moved to Florence with me to begin our lives together. When we finally went on our honeymoon, I decided to take her to the Big Apple. I already loved the city. I dated a girl from New York for a few years, and after visiting, I left a piece of myself there. I knew Rosa would love it too– it’s electric! And after experiencing the arts, culture, food, architecture and history it holds, she wanted to make it home.
In 2013, we began making serious plans to leave Florence for New York and closed our business. Then, in September 2017, with just a part-time job for Rosa and suitcases filled with dreams, we made the big move with our dogs and cat following us over the ocean.
When we got here, I wanted to know everything about New York City and I greedily drank all the knowledge I could find. And although I love the famous places, people and stories here, I soon became curious about the stories untold.
So I explored the city for hours. I wandered into its corners and listened to its unknown past– finding a vibrant city no one sees. And I want to share it with you.
That’s why I became a Licensed New York City Tour Guide.