"My secret plan to move to Venice was ready. It was time to see if my wife would buy into the idea of leaving our home to live for an entire year in a foreign country."
And the journey begins – Barry and Debbie Frangipane, a middle-class couple tired of the rat race leaves it all for the lure of Venice. But can they make it in a foreign land? Read about the hilarious twists and turns their lives take during their year in the city of water, as they show us a Venice we never knew existed. The Venice Experiment is about fulfilling dreams on a journey that any of us could make – but would we?
The son of middle-class Italian immigrants, Barry has lived in Venice, Italy, Paris, France, and Boulder, Colorado. As creator of Savory Adventures, he hosted luxury vacations to Italy with his wife, Chef Dolce Debbie. His entertaining stories of Italy gave their guests the inside scoop on the local life and traditions.
Barry has two children, Stephanie and Amber, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida.
Born and raised on Florida's Space Coast, Ben works as a marketer and consultant in the software industry. Together with his wife Lam, he has spent many years exploring foods and customs from around the world.
Ben and Lam live in Tampa, Florida together with their two young children, Theodore and Naomi.