Born in the medieval town of Treviso in the Northeast of Italy, Nicoletta Nencioli Aiken is a journalist,author and teacher. She comes from a long line of educators, professors and writers, her parents and grandparents have been linguistics and literature teachers. Ms Nencioli Aiken remembers her earliest Italian-teaching experience – helping her mother review the students’ compositions. A passion for the humanities brought her to study at the ‘Liceo Classico’ of Treviso, followed by the study of Law at the University of Rome, and Italian literature through ICON.
While in Rome, the call to write led her to pursue a career in journalism where she worked as a writer for the Italian public radio/television RAI and a reporter for several news and literary outlet. Upon receiving her professional journalist credentials, she moved to the US in 1992 where she worked for the Venice newspaper ‘Il Gazzettino’ until 2009. She continues her journalistic work for the main Italian News Service (ANSA), reporting daily on wide range of topics. Ms Nencioli Aiken in 2008 authored ‘Making out in Italian’ for Tuttle Publishing, a fun guide to the language of Italy as it is actually spoken. After tutoring in italian language and culture american friends and family, she now teaches italian at ICS. In her free time, she can be seen flying back and forth between Washington DC and Venice,bicycling and speaking Italian to her American husband..