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You are here because you want to learn more about the authors who have (most likely) blown your mind with their incredible insights on what it’s REALLY like to live in Italy as a foreigner.

The COSI group was started oh so long ago in the Spring of 2014 with a joint post tackling the subject of the inevitable Expat Nervous Breakdown, which (as it turns out) is caused by a variety of Italian cultural influences. Over time, we’ve taken on a few new members to the group, and we’ve attacked several other subjects near and dear to our immigrant hearts.

To see a full list of all of my posts that are shared subjects with other COSI members, just check out my #COSItaly tag archives. To learn more about these Crazy Stranieri, please check out their bios and links to their home pages below.

If you’d like to join in the fun, just check with any of us for the monthly theme (I have it listed in my sidebar on this blog) and publish your thoughts with #COSItaly to join the discussion.

Check out our new Facebook Page and follow us to get all the #COSItaly posts as they are published!

Minitaly‘M’ of Married to Italy

(This is me. You’re here already, so go skim down and check out my buddies.)

‘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 Evans of Surviving in Italy

M. Elizabeth of Surviving in 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?

Rick Zullo - Ricks RomeRick of Rick’s Rome

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.

Georgette Jupe - Girl in Florence

Georgette of Girl in Florence

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 - The Florence DiariesGina of The Florence Diaries

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 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 - Englishman in Italy

‘Pecora Nera’ of Englishman in Italy

Pecora Nera (Black sheep) lives in Piedmonte, Italy with his wife (Mrs Sensible) and his trusted Italian – English dictionary. Mrs Sensible emigrated to Great Britain to escape the chaos of Italy, while she was there she married Pecora Nera and against her better judgement, she allowed Pecora Nera to persuade her that they should live in Italy. Pecora 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.


Andrea of Sex, Lies, and Nutella

Andrea is an Italian-American living the dream (and occasional nightmare) in Rome.  On an incessant search for all things dolce in la vita, she recounts the travels, reflections, observations, and frustrations that make up her own special blend of life in the Bel Paese.  She also isn’t half as scandalous as her title suggests.

6 thoughts on “COSÌ

  1. I’ve really enjoyed reading y’all’s common posts and it’s good to see you formalizing the group into COSI. I have been reading Rick’s posts for a while so this group has opened me up to some new blogger to follow! Keep up the good work and keep the COSI posts coming! 🙂

  2. Hi all! I want to join COSI. I’m a Filipino married to an Italian from Padova but we have a home in Ancona in the marche region and now we live in France but we go home frequently to Padova for family affairs and Ancona to check our home.

    • Hi!! Fantastic, please do join in! We’ve decided that because there have been so many people interested in joining in, we’re going to set a theme for each month and open it up to an online hashtag party. Just use the tag #COSItaly and join in. If you link to any of us, we can ping you back. For January the theme is expat new year’s resolutions!

  3. Thank you so much! I really love your blogs! I have a friend also an american married to a lombadian 🙂 I met her in France and same with us they go back to Lombardy most of the time. I’m really glad I found your group. I’m excited to share my ups and down in living la dolce vita.

  4. Hello! I am a mexican ballet dancer, expat and traveller, living in Italy, married to an Italian and mother of a little baby. I have a blog called “Viviendo en el extranjero” (living abroad) I would love to join COSÍ, if this is possible please contact me 😀 you can check my blog at: Great group! great posts! Congratulations! By the way do you know if in Italy thay organize any expat bloggers meeting or anything like that? Thanks!

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