About Us

Trivia: The literal translation of about us is su di noi, but on Italian websites you’ll be most likely to find a Chi Siamo page (who we are).

Hello! Grazie (thank you) for stopping by!

Our names are Mat and Heather and we’d love to help you learn the beautiful Italian language!

Heather Broster is a graduate with honours in linguistics from the University of Western Ontario. She is an aspiring polyglot, proficient in English and Italian, as well as Japanese, Welsh, and French to varying degrees of fluency. Originally hailing from Toronto, Heather has resided in various countries, notably Italy for a period of six years. Her primary focus lies in the fields of language acquisition, education, and bilingual instruction. Together with her husband Mathieu, they are dedicated to nurturing their young son’s proficiency in four languages.

Mathieu Gasquet was born and raised in Turin in the north of Italy to an Italian mother and a French father. He provides the audio pronunciation for Daily Italian Words.

We met one fateful evening at a Halloween party and have been inseparable ever since. Although fate and circumstances brought us to Wales, we still hold a soft spot in our hearts for all things Italian including the food, the culture and of course, the language.

A view of Torino from the Monte dei Cappuccini, with the Alpi mountains in the background.

On Daily Italian Words, our aim is to share a series of new Italian words with you every week to help you increase your vocabulary. Each word is accompanied by an explanation, a handful of sample phrases using the word in context, and related words that might come in handy. We also share a weekly phrase, in-depth blog posts related to the language, Italian movie and TV series recommendations, and more.

We look forward to joining you on your language learning journey!

Our Contributors

Niccolò Curini

Niccolò Curini has been teaching Italian since February 2016, primarily at the Language Center of the University of Goettingen in Germany. In this role, he led courses ranging from level A1 to B2. To qualify for this position, he obtained the DITALS certification, enabling him to teach Italian as a Foreign Language to university students.

Fluency in English and French was achieved through his studies in Modern Literature and Languages, as well as his extensive experience living in various European countries, including Belgium, England, and Germany. Beyond his passion for teaching, he has diverse interests, particularly in reading.

My Italian Circle

Anna is a professional language teacher and Diana is a freelance translator. They create content for Italian learners, especially English speakers. They help with grammar, progression from beginner level, and offer insights into authentic everyday Italian, Italian culture, and lifestyle.

Allegra Lucarelli

Allegra Lucarelli, known professionally as allegraLu, is a certified Neurolanguage Coach for child bilingualism and a native Italian speaker who speaks English fluently.

Valentina Nicastro

Valentina Nicastro is a travel writer in love with her home country, Italy. Having travelled widely around the globe, she realised there was more to explore closer to home and decided to put the passport aside for a while. When she is not immersed in documenting Italy, you’ll find her donning her communication consultant hat, weaving words as a content writer and bridging linguistic divides as a translator.

Fabio Guarino

Fabio is a Linguist and Language Specialist who operates as a Freelance Content Writer and SEO Marketer. He considers himself fortunate to be able to blend his passion for his native language, Italian, along with English and Spanish, with his career.