Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.
She has a formal background in political science and policy and now runs her own event management & PR company, through which she manages marketing & social media for Eating Italy Food Tours in Rome.
An unabashed romantic (Rome being her one true love!) she is the creator of popular food, travel and lifestyle blog HeartRome (www.heartrome.com).
In Rome you'll find her walking the streets of Trastevere, checking out the latest bar for an aperitivo or dining with friends.