Mary Louise TuckerMary Louise Tucker, who lives in Adelaide is a self-confessed Italophile with roots in Abruzzo. Her passion for Abruzzo and its heritage is at the core of her new Abruzzo ancestry blog, With my Heart in Abruzzo that will accompany her wonderful food and travel blog, MLT at Large.

By day a technical writer, but when she puts down her professional ‘pen’ it is her twin enthusiasms for food & travel she likes to indulge, through the mediums of photography & blogging.

She visits Abruzzo every few years to spend time with cousins, work on her Italian, explore her roots and search for more members of the family tree. Her mother’s parents were both born in the Teramo region of the province in Montepagano and Morro d’Oro. She knows all of her nonno Pergolini’s family, however the Mezzacappa and Di Rocco on nonna’s side have proven more elusive.

Join her community and read her stories exploring her Abruzzesi ancestry and some of the great places she recommends visiting whilst in the region.

Click here to read her full ABC profile and to view her latest posts.