Hello readers of FTLOB! Or rather, Ciao! and welcome to the boot: my little expat blog where I write about life, food, style and all things Italian! I'm Marissa and I'm originally from Medfield, Massachusetts - a tiny suburb near Boston - but as fate would have it, in 2008 I packed up my life into two suitcases and moved here to Barletta, Italy, a little town on the Adriatic coast in Puglia.
How did I choose this town, you ask? Well, during my study abroad program in Urbino, Italy I met Manu a.k.a Love of My Life, and after much consideration and a year of long distance, we decided to move in together in his hometown, Barletta! It was a decision that changed my life (for the better) completely.
[i just couldn't resist his suave, Italian ways!]
I had always wanted to live in Italy, and it was like destiny coming to life. Barletta is amazing: sunshine, palm trees, seaside, everyone knows everyone, fresh + local food, you can walk everywhere, there's amazing nightlife, and the list goes on! It almost feels like an island!
I hope you'll stick around and read about all of our adventures, the crazy characters I come into contact with, Italian fashion, the amazing food and everything else that inspires me!
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