Hi, I am Luciana Masci and welcome to my website and blog. Throughout these pages you can share my love and passion for all things Abruzzese. Having lived there and worked there with my tours over the last 16 years I have truly reconnected with my ancestral heritage, my family and my village in Abruzzo. I have also reconnected others from all over the world to rediscover their Abruzzese heritage, ancestral village and meet their new family in Abruzzo… Hoping you will enjoy the many stories, recipes, latest news and travel information that makes Abruzzo the best destination for great Italy tours. Stay tuned for my cooking classes in Brisbane (Australia).
Born in Australia, my Abruzzese heritage and cultural ties have remained strong. My parents migrated to Australia from Abruzzo in the 1950’s, however the extended family still in Abruzzo welcome me back over the years. A long rewarding career in physiotherapy (physical therapy) in Australia led the way for me to follow my next dream from 2004 to today- to return to my ancestral home and create special itineraries and Italy tours in Abruzzo to share with like minded travellers to offer the best Italy vacations. I have been a escorting small tour groups in Abruzzo as well as offering small group experiences to other regions in Italy such as Puglia, Basilicata and now also to Sardinia and Molise.
I am fluent in the regional Abruzzese dialect and Italian language which were my first languages before learning English. I have taught Italian language and Italian cooking in Brisbane as a way of sharing ‘la dolce vita”… The time in Abruzzo has become a natural extension of my passion for my people and land. I have been compiling a collection of Abruzzese recipes handed down from my mother, aunties and the many family and friends in Abruzzo. I love to create the most memorable and adventurous Italy tours for many more travellers around the world.