Lily was born and raised in Napoli, the 3rd largest Italian city and birthplace of the original wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. She earned her Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Moderne at University of Naples “L’Orientale”. She moved to USA with her husband in 1999 after falling in love with San Diego during their honeymoon. She also lived in Cary, North Carolina and Houston, Texas before returning permanently to San Diego area where she and her husband are raising 2 sons. In Cary and Houston she taught Italian to students eager to learn her native language and Italian culture. As a “vera Napoletana” she is truly passionate about family, traditions, history, cooking and “calcio”. Among other interests, she loves running, reading, watching sports events and spending quality time while entertaining family and friends with a glass of wine, espresso coffee, delicious pastries and her husband’s famous and authentic pizza and homemade bread. Lily has a true passion for her “amata Italia” and she is very excited to continue to teach and help people who are interested and love the Italian language and its culture.