The Italy Edit is a digital magazine that celebrates Italian excellence
Founded by Livia Hengel, a Rome-born journalist, lifelong traveler and digital enthusiast, it offers an insider’s perspective to the Bel Paese – one that goes beyond the stereotypes and provides insight into the nuances of Italy and its longstanding traditions.
Our mission is to inspire readers by showcasing the “infinity of Italy” through curated travel guides, cultural stories and partnerships with Italian brands and businesses. We believe in slow travel; social, economic & environmental sustainability; and safeguarding cultural identity. It’s why we strive to highlight lesser-known destinations, local artisans, family-owned wineries and inspiring entrepreneurs.
About Livia Hengel
Livia Hengel is an Italian-American travel journalist and digital strategist based in Rome. Originally born in Rome, she grew up moving around the world and lived in Peru, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey and the United States before returning to Italy in 2010. Livia is a regular contributor to Forbes and her writing and photography have been published in numerous print and digital publications, including The Independent, Telegraph Travel, Food & Wine, Fodor’s, Time Out, Atlas Obscura and USA Today.
Prior to her career in digital media, Livia worked in the development field as a communications consultant for the UN World Food Programme and the International Development Law Organization in Rome. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in Philosophy and Foreign Affairs.