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Ilene Modica


Ilene Modica was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After high school she worked mostly as an administrative assistant and spent 7 years as a Principal's Secretary at Paradise Valley Unified School District. While technically not working anymore, she considers running their award-winning blog and social media to be a full-time job. Her hobbies include quilting and reading.
Gary Modica was born and raised in Queens, New York. Following high school, he first worked in the electronics industry and then the golf industry. He is now retired and enjoying wine and cooking.
Ilene and Gary are authors of two memoirs, Our Italian Journey and When Your Heart Finds Its Home.

E131 Retire in Lucca, Italy
April 15, 2023

E131 Retire in Lucca, Italy

Have you ever dreamed of residing within the walls of a walled city? If so, Lucca, Italy, might be the perfect destination for you. With its lively cafes and medieval architecture, living within the historic wall seems glorio...

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