I am Lara.
Welcome to With Passport & Prosecco.
You love Italy? Me too! But unfortunately you don't live in this magical country. I do and I want to show you every aspect of it: Great destinations that you can visit, delicious food that you can eat, and how to enjoy the Italian culture to its fullest. I know firsthand especially the latter is difficult. Often friends did some weird gesture in front of me, which I was totally confused about, or the time when I dared to suggest a cappuccino after lunch instead of coffee… I want to save you these embarrassments that a non-Italian will hardly understand.
I was frequently going to Italy because of my Italian boyfriend. Now, that my study is finished, I moved here. I struggled very hard in the beginning. The Italian culture is so different! Family is so important and the rituals of meals and food confused me a lot. Often, I just accepted things as a given and didn’t question them because I was afraid to offend somebody. Now, I also try to show them my own culture, but again it’s hard.
I am originally from the beautiful town of Lübeck in the north of Germany. Straight in the first week into my study of International Business, I met my boyfriend. I fell head over heels for him, but I was in Holland and he was in Italy. So, for four years we had a distance relationship. It worked so well that I was sometimes afraid it was just a dream. When I graduated, I moved straight to Italy. My thesis was about Instagram and influencer marketing. Therefore, I saw an opportunity to start this blog and help others who have the same problems in Italy.
Let’s start here.