About Italy Travel & More

Italytravelandmore.com is owned and managed by Celia Abernethy. Originally from NY, I came to walk the runways of Milan but then I never left! Now I walk the promenades and the cobblestoned lanes of Italy’s cities and towns. I have lived in Italy for… let’s say..quite a while now.  I teach English and I love writing.  I share my discoveries of my travels and experiences in Italy and beyond on my personal blogs and write for international publications.

WHAT I OFFER

TRAVEL CONTENT CREATION FOR BLOGS AND PRINT PUBLICATIONS

I am a freelance writer working with tourism, travel, and fashion publications and blogs.
I am a tenacious researcher and incorporate my first-hand experience and knowledge into my work. I live in, and I am specialized in Italy and Italian culture

  • Copywriting & Blogging  
  • Blog Content Creation 
  • Hotel, Restaurant & Brand Reviews
  • Proofreading &Translations (Italian to English). 

BLOGGING ABOUT ITALY

My own blogs are focused on promoting travel in Italy.  I work with private companies and tourist boards. I provide showcase content and promotion for both local businesses and multi-national hospitality companies by offering personalized content based on my extensive travel experience and unique viewpoint as an American living abroad. I give readers an insider’s view of what to do, where to go and how to do it in style through special interest stories on travel, shopping, food, fashion, beauty, wellness, and local culture. 

I manage three travel websites promoting travel in Italy. I offer collaborations and page sponsorships.

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See my writing porfolio 

BLOGGER TOUR ORGANIZATION

I will help you organize a Blogger Tour. I will help you choose the right bloggers that will help get the word out about your company or destination. I am a natural networker and have an extensive address book of contacts.

COLLABORATIONS

I have worked with the following companies as well as on undisclosed ghost-writing projects and translations for private companies. Contact me for information and references.

MY EXPERIENCE

FASHION
I worked for many years in fashion as a runway and print model and was very fortunate to have traveled the world. I have lived in New York, London, Barcelona, Milan and now Lecco, Italy. Much of my life at that time was spent in the air or in hotels. It is an industry that demands high standards and professionalism. I have left the fashion runway but my love for travel and discovering new things has stayed with me.

HOSPITALITY
I  worked in restaurant service and management, and as assistant to Daniel Alley, I was one of the principal promotional leaders in starting the Brunch in Milan trend. The concept of American style brunch was introduced to the public through marketing, promotion and special partnerships.

I understand the needs and concerns from a guest’s point of view while at the same time understand the work demand, standards and quality that management requires.

I have experience doing five-star level mystery shopper and mystery guest audits.

TOURISM

In 2018, I completed Experiential Tourism training with Artès where I learned how to develop interactive itineraries and activities for the curious and culturally inclined traveler.

WEB DEVELOPMENT 
In 1999, as a graphic design student in Milan, when routers made beeping and squealing noises I started designing websites and working in database integration and was soon managing teams of developers, creating online profiles and data-driven sites for corporations all over Italy. I left the corporate office-life in 2004 and started working freelance. I use WordPress,  CSS, HTML, PHP, photo editing and I know server upload protocols and procedures. Crafting words is what I love doing, so naturally, SEO is an important part of my work now. 

LANGUAGES
I  speak three languages; 
English, Italian and Spanish.  I am very personable and easily make friends with the locals which open doors that are usually closed to many.

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Photo above: Celia at the Cheese cellar of Il Filet Restaurant, Lecco (Lake Como)