LOVING GLADSTONE: Silvia Giorgi moved here from Florence just months ago with her husband and two children.
LOVING GLADSTONE: Silvia Giorgi moved here from Florence just months ago with her husband and two children. Rosie Obrien

Island work brings family from Italy to Gladstone

THE sunshine and job opportunities are what drew Silvia Giorgi, her husband, and two children to Gladstone from Florence, Italy.

Silvia's husband was given a great work opportunity on Curtis Island as a mechanical engineer, which leaves full-time mum Silvia at home with her son Ettore, who is three, and Matilda, who is eight months and born in the Gladstone hospital.

"I really love being a mum," she said. "I enjoy taking the kids out to the park and walking for fitness."

In Silvia's spare time she is a mad keen chef, cooking an assortment of Italian foods.

Silvia is also one of the newest members of Welcoming Intercultural Neighbours, and has been attending get-togethers since her arrival to make friends and contacts.

"Gladstone is so lovely for families and through WIN I have made another Italian friend," she said.

"Who would have thought, I would meet another Italian mother?"



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