The Editor – Val Culley

Val Culley is a UK-based freelance journalist and travel writer who specialises in writing about Italy. She has enjoyed many years travelling around Italy and has developed a good understanding of the country’s language, culture, history and politics.
Val Culley
Sorrento, 2015

Val decided to launch Italy On This Day to bring the country’s colourful history alive for visitors and help them discover the lesser known cities and sights. She hopes the daily descriptions of anniversaries, events and festivals will encourage people to visit their wonderful settings and try out the local food and wine.

www.bestofpadua.co.uk so that she could pass on travel and tourist information about her favourite cities to others. 

Val has written features for ITALIA! magazine, the UK’s best-selling magazine about Italy. She is a holder of the Institute of Linguists final diploma in Italian, the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Proficiency Certificate and has been a member of the Dante Alighieri Society for more than 20 years.

Val’s first novel, Death in the High City, a mystery set in Bergamo, was published in May 2014. It is available in paperback or as a Kindle Edition from Amazon.  It's sequel, The Shooting in Sorrento, the second in a series featuring journalist Kate Butler and her ex-policeman partner Steve Bartorelli. It is also available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle format.

For more information visit www.valculley.com or Email Val at italyonthisday@gmail.com.

Writer - Jon Culley

Jon Culley is an established UK-based freelance writer with a longstanding affection for Italy and a keen interest in its history and culture.

He has a wealth of journalistic experience, particularly in sports, having written about football, cricket and other sports for national newspapers for more than 30 years. He had a long association with The Independent in its print and digital formats and has also contributed to the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the Sunday Express, the Guardian and the i. 

He can be contacted at jonculleymedia@gmail.com.

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  1. Hi Val. Culley,


    My name is Ved Harsh. I am from INDIA.
    May I request you to please help me get the postal address of actress Daniela Bianchi(The Bond Girl) for sending her a FAN MAIL.

    I am sure you can help as you are well versed with the culture of ITALY.

    I am waiting for your kind help.

    Thanks & regards,

    Ved Harsh

  2. Thank you but wanted more.💐

  3. Well played and wish all the success