A-team :: Chi siamo – Paola De Pillo

Paola De Pillo
Appetibilis Op-Ed

Name: Paola De Pillo, i.e. ME.
Calling: Romantic creative, aspiring writer

Born in Northern Italy, in Turin, later on I have been relocated in Central Italy, in the area of Chieti province.

I did not get a degree at the MIT, I am not a “know-it-all” graduate. I don’t even speak basic English, but I have an excellent command of Abruzzese dialect, both spoken and written. A young life “wasted” to cultivate my passion for drawing – instead of farming the fertile countryside of Abruzzo – directed me toward graphic arts and advertising. The Art School in Lanciano (Chieti), the IED in Rome (European Institute of Design), and several postgraduate courses…

I take notice of the olden and translate it into contemporary style. I absorb life and I narrate it in short, nonsensical thoughts. I let irony permeate my thoughts because irony, together with “Beauty”, shall certainly save us all. A-team :: Chi siamo – Paola De Pillo

A-Team :: Chi siamo – Lorenza Destro


Lorenza Destro aka Lonza65

Born in the Sixties, I am fond of languages, sports, literature and food. I believe that “to know a second language is to have a second soul”. One of the funniest way to get to know a Country is, besides learning its language, is to taste its food. For the time being, I am still exploring Italy and it’s a quite long way to go…

I was brought up in Veneto and I studied in Trieste. I graduated in 1990 and I am a translator by trade. In 1993 I moved to the Abruzzi and since then I have been living in the Pescara area. I have been working as a free lance translator and as employee in many companies of the area. I have always been interested in food because I strongly believe that it is the most powerful means to understand people and to gather people together. Food is a sort of traditional footprint that we bear with us but can be easily shared with others.

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