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Not Your Average Globetrotter
livin' Life abroad

Services

CONTENT CREATION for businesses

I work with businesses and professionals to help them reach their audiences and create a community around their product(s) and or services. In this era of democratized media creation through self publishing, it’s an amazing time for businesses to seize this opportune moment.

VIDEO PRODUCTION & MARKETING

Are you looking for video production services for your company, small business or non-profit? I offer video production services for those who understand the power of online video and are looking to create promotional or fundraising materials & more.

CONTENT/Marketing coaching

Creating content online as either a business or as an individual is a great way to share your message and connect with other likeminded people. I can help you get started to build your own library of content online or make content on your behalf and help you to reach your goals.

Location
Portraits

Who’s going to be the one to take your picture at all of those locations you want to visit during your trip? Do you need a few pictures of you in Venice on your trip to Italy for your instagram to make all of your friends jealous?

Expat consultations & Coaching

For those of you who enjoy my videos on life abroad but are looking for more information or personalized information about life abroad and making that transition, I offer private *non-legal* coaching and consultation sessions as well as location research and reports.

About Rafael Di Furia

I’m an Italian American born in the USA but now living in Italy after many years of going through the process to become a citizen of Italy through my Italian ancestry. After many years of working towards my goal (including many sleepless nights), I feel truly blessed to be able to say I received my recognition of Italian citizenship and can call Italy my home. I’ve been coming to Italy since I was a child but have officially lived in Italy since 2017. I first moved to Merano in the region of Alto Aidge/Südtirol but now reside in Rovigo, Veneto.

2009 was the year that I left the USA and started my new life abroad.

Professionally my background is in Video/Multimedia and Marketing and I’ve worked in various positions during my career starting as a camera grip, to working as a camera operator for live broadcasts and editor all the way up to directing a television weekly news show. But my passion has been to work with smaller companies startups and individuals such as musicians and public speakers to help them with their video needs, for promo, internal use, fundraising and more. Seeing the enjoyment on my clients faces as they see their production come life is quite a special treat.

Interviews & Media Coverage

-Television

FOX KTVU 2
(FOX Studios – San Francisco Bay Area, California USA)

KTLA 5 CW
(Hollywood Studio – Los Angeles , California USA)

FOX KTVU 2
(FOX Studios – San Francisco Bay Area, California USA)

FOX KTVU 2
(FOX Studios – San Francisco Bay Area, California USA)

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Stasera Italia
(Mediaset – National Evening News and Politics Show – Rome, Lazio Italy)

-Print & online

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La Voce di Rovigo
Italian Language Printed & Online Periodical
(Rovigo Province of Veneto, Italy)

We The Italians
Italian Media Company Catering to the Italian-American Comunity
(Rome, Italy)

Italian American Podcast
Italian-American Blog & Podcast
(New York City, New York USA)

La Voce di Rovigo
Italian Language Printed & Online Periodical
(Rovigo Province of Veneto, Italy)

Le Petit Journal
French Language Expat Blog 
(Paris, France)

Bold Perceptions
English Language Podcast 
(Playa del Carmen, Mecico)

La Voce di Rovigo
Italian Language Printed & Online Periodical
(Rovigo Province of Veneto, Italy)

About The 'NYAG' Project

The Not Your Average Globetrotter project is based on content produced and shared for free online for people who are interested in living abroad, “expat life” and especially living in Italy. Because moving abroad and especially moving to Italy is quite the undertaking, I wanted to share information and experiences with others in hopes of helping people to avoid a difficult transition into life abroad.

During my own research I found the content I was looking for simply didn’t exist or was not presented in a medium that I found easy to consume. Because of my experience in television production and passion for the world of video, I thought it I may as well be the one and make the content myself and try to help others with the information I already have and sharing what I learn along the journey.

I try to keep my content as informational as possible while still having fun with it and entertaining for the viewer. During my search for content before I started my own project, I found many creators focused only on the glamorous side of life abroad while forgetting about the daily realities that people face in a new country, learning everything from the beginning all over again. There’s more than just the “Pizza Pasta and Amore” Another hope for these videos is to help viewers know that they’re not alone. There are other people going through the same struggles as they are with the same questions that they have.  I enjoy being part of the global discussion about life abroad with the people I meet along the way sharing information with one another.

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Support The 'NYAG' Project

If you have found any of the videos a part of the NYAG project helpful and or entertaining please consider helping the project continue with a monthly or one time contribution.

Most Recent posts

Palermo Sicily – My Unseen Footage From Before 2020

Palermo, Sicily is a city that I can not wait to return to. Because I live in northern Italy, Sicily feels so close yet so far. Because of this year, it’s felt even further away. In this video, you’ll see footage that I never uploaded from my trip to Sicily....

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What I Hate About Italy (PART 2)

These are some of the things that I hate about Italy… okay, I don’t actually hate them, however, a few things that I do find frustrating in Italy and I know many Italians born in Italy also find them frustrating. All in all, I love living in Italy and that’s...

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Moving During Pandemic – Moving To Italy & Moving In Italy

Moving during pandemic times is something that is very much on many people’s minds. Some thinking about a move closer to home and some thinking about a move to Italy. I recently received a question from someone currently living in Milan who is considering a move to a smaller city...

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Other Projects

The Italian Citizenship Podcast  is a video podcast presented by Italian Citizenship Assistance. This video podcast is the collaborative brain child of Marco Permunian (an Italian attorney) and me. We both saw a need and desire in the community of the Italian diaspora who are looking to reconnect to their homeland for legal advice that they can access. We both felt that making a free to view library of content not hidden behind any paywall would be the best way to move forward to help as many people as possible. Having been through the Italian citizenship by descent process myself, I very well understand many of the questions and concerns that come up for an individual who is making their petition for recognition of Italian citizenship. The balance of having two hosts, one who is a very knowledgeable Italian attorney who deals with this area of Italian law daily and a person who has been through the process, in my personal opinion makes a very solid duo.  In our recording sessions I ask Marco about various subjects (many of them from our audience) relating to the citizenship process covering not only Jure Sanguinis (Italian citizenship by descent) but also Jure Matrimonii (Italian citizenship through marriage) as well as Italian citizenship through residency as well as some fine details and lesser known areas of Italian citizenship.

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The Italian Real Estate Podcast,  presented by Italian Real Estate Lawyers is another collaborative effort between Marco Permunian and myself. It stemmed from an episode of the Italian Citizenship Podcast where we saw that there was clearly more to discuss which doesn’t directly relate to the subject of Italian citizenship. Due to this, we decided to move forward with a second project related specifically to Italian Real Estate. In these video podcasts we discuss various subjects to do with purchasing property in Italy and what can be involved such as the “Codice Fiscale” “Notaio” and even going through the process of purchasing property at an auction as well as purchasing 1 Euro Homes in Italy. 

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COntact

If you would like to send me a message, feel free to contact me through Social media or to use the contact form below.

*Please note, because I’m not a lawyer or legal advisorI’m NOT able to answer legal questions. However, in some cases I may be able to direct you to a professional who can.

*COVID-19 UPDATE

– Messages asking about the future of the situation, how it relates to coming to Italy at a later date, when it may be possible to re-enter the country may go unanswered. Becuase I’m not a medical professional I’m unable to speculate on this topic. For the most up to date information I have about the *current* situation I do my best to update my YouTube channel and Instagram

– Due to the current global situation some services such as in person city reports and location portraiture may not be available.

I DO NOT help or offer assistance with obtaining: visas, permesso di soggiorno (permission of stay), identification documents, passports, and will not assist in any illicit activities such as, but not limited to: obtaining fake/counterfeit/forged/replica identification documents and passports, assist with marriages specifically to obtain a visa or citizenship. 

Messages requesting illicit activity will be ignored and may be forwarded to the authorities.

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