Hello, my name is Barbara and I am originally from Venice, Italy, one of the most beautiful cities in the world for me. I have been living in the United States for almost twenty years, first completing my graduate studies and then teaching Italian language and literature at different schools and colleges. I enjoy traveling, hiking, gardening, and spending time with my children and my cats. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of Italy and Italian language with my students and discovering with them all the new music, film and culture, the new generations are producing. I look forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy learning Italian and Italian culture.