Marilena Pitino is a communication expert and freelance journalist. For over ten years, she has been working for international agencies on innovative marketing and multimedia communication projects for important clients such as IKEA Italia. Passionate about design, architecture and travel, she works with leading sectoral publications, including AD Italia and Living - Corriere della Sera and previously with Elle Decor. Over the years, she has honed a particular narrative interest based on the quest for "genius loci" projects, in order to develop new methods of storytelling. Sicilian by birth, Milanese by adoption, after taking her degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Catania, she took two Master’s degrees, one in European Public Relations in Rome and the other in Corriere della Sera Journalism in Milan.