Maria Pasquale

Maria Pasquale

Born in Melbourne, Australia, to Italian parents, Maria Pasquale always knew Rome was her destiny and on a whim, moved to the city in 2011. An unabashed romantic (Rome being her one true love!), she is the creator of popular food, travel and lifestyle blog HeartRome which has readers in over 100 countries and a social media audience that exceeds 35,000. Her blog won Italy Magazine’s Travel blog of the year in 2016 and has been featured in Travel and Leisure, RAI Italian News, BBC and Vogue. She contributes regularly to Fodor’s, USA Today, CNN, Fortune Magazine, Architectural Digest and The Telegraph. Maria has formal qualifications in history, political science and public policy from the University of Melbourne and prior to moving the Rome had forged a successful career as a government policy adviser and later, PR consultant. Her first book, I Heart Rome (Smith Street Books / Rizzoli) is her love letter to the city with food stories and recipes and was released internationally in 2017. In Rome, you’ll find Maria sipping a cocktail at a rooftop bar, trying out a new restaurant or walking the streets of Trastevere.

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