Nicky Swallow

A travel journalist and trained classical musician, Nicky Swallow has been living in Florence, Italy since 1981. Born in London and raised in Belfast, Ireland, she played viola in Florence’s opera house for several years before becoming a writer in the mid-1990s. For the past two decades, Nicky has traveled extensively around Italy, writing guides for Frommer’s and travel articles for publications such as Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian. She is especially passionate about Southern Italy and serves as the editor of Time Out Naples.

• 30+ years of experience living in Tuscany
• 20+ years of experience working as a travel writer specializing in Italy
• Author of two Frommer's guidebooks: “The Amalfi Coast with Naples, Capri and Pompeii” and “Naples and The Amalfi Coast Day by Day”
• Editor of Time Out Naples
• Runs a music festival in the Val d’Orcia, Tuscany

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