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About me

My name is Ilia, but since my best friend nicknamed me “Illy”, everyone started calling me that.

Serial traveller affected by a severe Wanderlust nut case, I’m the kind of person who never stops.
Who starts all over again.

In 18 years I’ve moved house more than 20 times – I’ve stopped counting them! – and after living in London for a while, I’m now back in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Venice, where I was born.

I call myself half Italian half British, and it’s incredible how two different personalities are able to flawless coexist inside me.

When not travelling, I write.

I hold my thoughts and ideas in dozens of notebooks, diaries and notes on my phone, waiting to finally gather everything together – they call it creative confusion – fulfilling my long-time dream of writing my first book.

I’m a freelance Journalist and my articles have been published on Vogue AccessoryVogue Pelle and on some Italian daily newspapers like Il Gazzettino and Il Corriere del Veneto. I also work as a freelance Digital Content Creator and Communication Consultant for various companies.

I’ve created my blog The Frilly Diaries to share everything that tickles my boundless curiousity and above all my beloved trips: you will find fun facts, itineraries and some useful tips.

Hope you will enjoy it.

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