Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.
An award winning food and travel writer, in addition to 10Best USA Today she also contributes regularly to CNN, Fodor's, Fortune, Architectural Digest and The Telegraph.
An unabashed romantic (Rome being her one true love!) she is the creator of popular lifestyle blog HeartRome (www.heartrome.com) and author of I Heart Rome (2017) and How to be Italian (2021).
In Rome you'll find her walking the streets of Trastevere, checking out the latest bar for an aperitivo or dining with friends.