Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Melinda Gallo

Melinda Gallo is a writer and blogger currently living in Florence. Her expat life began in France, took a side trip to England, and landed her now in Florence. In her “Living in Florence” blog, Melinda writes about her connection to Florence and in her “Me, My Heart, and I” blog, she writes about being an expat, writing, photography, and anything that inspires her. She is working on a couple of non-fiction books as well as a novel. In her spare time, she enjoys taking pictures of the beauty around her and shares it on Instagram

Home, solitude, happiness


When I first arrived in Florence for a three-month stay, my meaning of home shifted. One day I was walking around the city to get myself situated and ducked inside the Orsanmichele church. Initially, I didn’t know it was a church because of its rectangular shape and rather inconspicuous entrance. I made my way to the front of the church where a large, white tabernacle framing a painting of the...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu