Piacere di conoscerti!

Hello, I am Donatella! Originally from Ravenna, Italy, I am an Italian Language Professor and Translator with a degree in Humanistic Studies from the prestigious University of Bologna.
Since a young age I have combined my passion for academic studies with my devotion for traveling which has led me to discover and to live in different parts of the world. While living in Moscow, Russia, I collaborated with the Italian Embassy in the project “Stare insieme”, dedicated to lovers of the Italian culture in Russia.

After completing my studies, I worked as a teacher for the school network of Ravenna’s City Hall, and since 2014… I have been devoted to the teaching of the Italian language in the United States. I have been recognized for the creation of my own method in which the learning of the language through the contextualization in its culture plays a decisive role.

In 2015 I founded my own academy “I Italianize you” where doctors, journalists, professors, actors, university students, opera singers and worldwide lovers of the Italian language and culture have benefited from my innovative system. In addition, I also collaborate with the Orange County Library System of Orlando (FL) offering yearly complementary lessons for the community.

I write articles for the online magazine “Zest.today”, and I have translated books including; “The return of Quetzalcoatl” by Antonio Cassella, and   “Margherita’s shoes” by Karen Kavelin Jones.
I am currently writing my first novel “Tre” inspired by the three great passions of my life: music, dance and travel.
Feel free to contact me!