Michela is a bilingual (English/Italian) journalist and editor based in Manchester specialising in food, travel, hospitality, arts & lifestyle.

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Michela UK based Cookery food lifestyle presenter at Great British Presenters 2018

Michela is a senior member of the Italian Professional Journalists Society, holding a MA in Communication Studies from the University of Rome, Lifestyle Correspondent for the Italian National Newspaper "La Repubblica", she has been twice nominated for the International Journalism Festival Award (Travel Section).

Versatile presenter and speaker for international meetings, conferences, awards, trade shows, galas, cooking shows and former Brand Ambassador for Gino D'Acampo Restaurants, she has been involved in several "road-shows" around UK promoting the Italian way of life.

Creator of "Salotto Italiano", the ultimate Italian talk show (Individual Restaurants Production), she focus her work on empowering women through arts, literature and wellbeing.

She host the Literary Cruise "La Nave dei Libri", the Terna International Contemporary Art Prize, the Gambero Rosso 50th Anniversary Wine & Food Awards and she has been the official Italian Cultural Institute's debate moderator in London for the launch of the new brand "Piacere Modena" dedicated to Italian excellences. During the Olympics 2012, she covered all the major events at Casa Italia in Westminster.

Her portfolio includes interviews with Nigella Lawson, Mark Hix, Gino D'Acampo, Sir Terence Conran, Valentina Harris, Aldo Zilli, Tricia Guild, Orla Kiely, Allegra Hicks, the world's top chefs Heinz Beck and Massimo Bottura, contemporary artists like Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ettore Spalletti plus key international executives (Nokia, Microsoft, Sony, Coca Cola, Illy Caffé).


• Food & Wine
• Travel
• Hospitality
• Lifestyle
• Arts and Literature
• Women Empowerment
• Wellbeing

What the clients say:

"Michela has no grey areas; displaying a surprising desire to get the news, whether positive or negative, and then carefully outline the details. She is also able to reveal new facts. This is surprising, in these current times of leadership and self gratification which is often practiced by the media. She achieves this only by staying true to the real rules of Journalism,which unfortunately have been forgotten by many today. She is a good example of humility, and professionalism".

Giuliano De Risi- International Relations Advisor for ADA - Académie Diplomatique Africaine, Former Editor in Chief, Agenzia Giornalistica Italia News Agency

"What I've always appreciated by Michela is her relentlesness. This is a very important trait for those who do this job, as it enables her to get to the bottom of things and not stop at the surface. As well as providing high quality information she always provides more than is necessary. It is her enthusiasm that distinguishes her from the others, allowing her to face the many challenges of an increasingly competitive industry with a smile".

Alessandro Guarasci- Reporter, Vatican Radio