Issue #8

Giulia Raccosta

La Sognatrice

Giulia Raccosta ( born 1980) has been leaving in New York City since 2008. She graduated in Philosophy in Verona in 2006. She worked in the Human Resource for GlaxoSmithKline  from 2006 to 2008 when she decided to change her career and move to NY. She studied Pilates in the original school of Pilates and she certified by Romana Kryzanowska ( direct student of Joseph Pilates) in 2009 in New York City. She has been teaching in that school from 2009.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I’m a Pilates Instructor. It’s my job and my passion. I have the luck to work having fun. On my free time I like movies and books and go out for a nice dinner with good friends.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

I come from a small beautiful city, Verona…maybe too small for me. I left Italy because  I had to see the world. I chose NYC because you can see the world every single day.

Please share your best memory in the City.

I have a lot of special memories in NY.  I don’t know how to pick one of them. The people who I have met here are maybe my best memories. In New York you keep the old memories in your heart but every day you make a new one.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

The west side river is my favorite place in NYC. When I’m sad or melancholic I just go by the river to feel the peace and the strength from this magic place. I chose this outfit because when I left Italy I was a little girl who have never been outside of the safe little “garden”and when I arrived here I didn’t even speak one word of English.  Wearing a man suit it was a ironic way to say that I became stronger than I was because I chose my choices and I didn’t let anybody else to choose for me.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

NYC is a very fast city. It’s easy to lose yourself in different cultures, languages, habits, religions. It’s a good thing but sometimes it’s good too to stop and discover again where you come from.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

I think at my culture and at my country with pride. And this is the only way that I could think myself an ambassador.

  • Manhattan, NY


  • Time

    120 mins

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