About The Italy Edit

The Italy Edit showcases Italy’s timeless heritage and contemporary culture.

The Italy Edit is a digital magazine that 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 to discover the “infinity of Italy” through curated editorial features including travel guides, hotel reviews, lifestyle round-ups and partnerships with Italian brands and businesses.

We believe that the best way to experience the beauty of Italy is to explore the country widely and slowly, taking the time to meet its locals, savor its cuisine and honor its traditions. That’s why we strive to highlight its small towns, historic homes, local artisans, family-run wineries and inspiring entrepreneurs.

The Italy Edit was founded in 2018 and rebranded in 2020.

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Meet Livia Hengel, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Livia Hengel is an Italian-American journalist, photographer and digital content strategist based in Rome. A respected sustainable travel expert, she has collaborated with tourism boards, luxury hotel groups and cultural associations to promote the Italian lifestyle abroad.

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, Singapore Airlines and USA Today. She has been featured in Corriere della Sera, Condé Nast Traveler and Architectural Digest.

Prior to her career in digital media, Livia worked in the field of development as a 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.