No one knows Italy like those who have lived it.  C.O.S.I. is a fun, irreverent group of expats who write about their unique experiences abroad and the reality of facing life in Italy, one day at a time.  Once a month, we attack common themes from different perspectives.  Check out their bios and links to fantastic blogs below:


Rick of “Rick’s Rome

IMGP1_square-150x150  Rick is an American expat living in Rome. Born in Chicago and raised in Florida, he came to the Caput Mundi in 2010 and     forgot to go back. When he’s not exploring his adoptive hometown or writing for his blog, he spends his time teaching the    world English, one Roman at a time. Rick is also the author of the silly little eBook, “Live Like an Italian,” available on  Amazon.



M of “Married to Italy



‘M’ is an American Texpat architect, living and working in her husband’s tiny hometown in the province of Reggio Emilia.  Her blog is home to her rants and raves about life in Italy, and it serves as her therapeutic search for hilarity amongst the chaos.


M. Elizabeth of “Surviving in Italy

misty-evans-surviving-italy Misty is an American expat trapped between two worlds with her badass husband, his chest hair, and their poodle. She is a  writer and partner of House Of Ossimori. Her award-winning blog, Surviving In Italy, aims to honestly portray her life in  Italy, the sober times, the drunken times, the yelling, food, family, and on occasion her obsession with the majestic  Capybara. She’s also terrible at writing Bios. Someone do it for her next time, okay?


Georgette of “Girl in Florence

georgette-jupe Georgette is an American social media strategist, copywriter, blogger and a certifiable ‘Tuscan Texan’ living and breathing all  things Florence. Social inside and out, she lives in the moment and eats way too much pasta. She blogs about life in Italy, travel  around Europe (and the world).


Gina of “The Florence Diaries

ginabax Gina is a 26 year old California native whose unhealthy love of cheese, wine and gossip has made her a perfect transplant to  Italy.  She blogs about life in Florence, tour guiding for college students abroad, traveling and her dog Gorgonzola.  When  she’s not busy writing down all the crazy stuff that happens to her, she’s listening to Snoop Dog and trying to figure out how  to open an In-N-Out Burger in Italy.


Rochelle of “Unwilling Expat

rochelle-del-borrello Rochelle is a writer, translator, blogger and journalist from Perth, Western Australia.  She has a complex relationship with  her adopted island home of Sicily and still has much love for her native antipodean land, even if it is too far away from  everywhere. She blogs about all things ‘expat’ at Unwilling Expat and contributes regularly to the Times of Sicily which  brings Sicily to the world.



‘Pecora Nera’ of “Englishman in Italy

percora_neraPecora Nera writes about life in Italy, from the trials and tribulations of obtaining an Italian driving licence to being detained at Gatwick Airport because his Sicilian mother in law decided to go through the airport security with a rather large pen knife in her handbag.

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