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Why Amory in Italy?

Today, I am launching my first blog. I have been living here in Florence, Italy since 2016 but I am originally from New York. The experience of living abroad has shown me many new things about the world and myself. I hope to use this blog as a way to share my perspective on the world and offer useful insights into Florence and living abroad. Having lived here for four years, I have learned to speak Italian confidently.

By coincidence, my middle name is Amory which is very similar to the Italian verb to love, "amore." I have come to love this city and country and I now consider it my home. I consider myself and my family part of the community of Florence. My sisters and I all do sports with local teams and that is one thing that really helped us feel at home.

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