Marianna D’Ezio graduated (Laurea) in Foreign Languages and Literature, English and German, at the University of Viterbo, Italy, and completed a PhD in English Literature at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a dissertation on eighteenth-century writer Hester Lynch Piozzi. She lives and works in Italy, where she is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of California Rome Study Center and Adjunct Professor of English at the University for Foreigners of Perugia and at the University of Cassino. Her research interests focus on eighteenth-century literature and travel writing, with special attention to women writers. She has published articles on eighteenth-century women travelling to Italy (Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Berry and Elizabeth Gaskell) for the University of Genova, as well as miscellaneous articles on various topics. She participated in many conferences worldwide (India, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain). Her monograph on Piozzi is currently undertaking the appraisal process by the University of Toronto Press.