Meet author Federica Marchesini

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Federica featured in the South African women magazine Fairlady in the April issue.
1st April 2018

Federica interviewed by Gareth Cliff at Cliff Central Radio on her book launch in Joburg
1st September 2017

Federica is going to Joburg on 1 – 2 – 3  September to launch her book in Gauteng. Find out the itinerary of her mini tour here
20th August 2017

Federica interviewed by Sara-Jayne King on Cape Talk Radio on her latest book
18th June 2017

Federica interviewed by the Writing Coach Sarah Bullen on how to promote your book
1st June 2017


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Recensioni di  “Da un capo all’altro

Reviews for “Afritalian

Collection of pictures from previous events

Afritalian Book Launch – April 2017

“I bought Afritalian!”

Da un capo all’altro Book Launch – October 2016

Da un capo all’altro Book Premiere – September 2016

“I bought Da un capo all’altro!”

Da un capo all’altro

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Da un capo all’altro


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Federica Marchesini, originally from Verona, Italy, has been living for many years in Cape Town, South Africa where, in 2007 opened her own language school Lingo, through which she organizes numerous social and cultural events to reunite the local Italian community.

She has loved writing since she was a child. She still keeps the note book of when she was 11 years old where she noted, sat in the lounge, all the adjectives needed to describe people’s faces.

“Afritalian”, translated from the original Italian version “Da un capo all’altro” is her first novel. The Afrikaans version is also planned to be published, probably by the end of 2017.

She speaks Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. When she doesn’t teach languages, she dedicates time to writing, interior design and entertainment. In her 40’s she wishes to share her mature, raw and refreshing point of view about life, inducing the reader to read her book in a very direct and visual way.

It is possible to contact her via email on or simply looking for her at one of the local coffee shops facing the ocean.

Her novel is available on Amazon in Italian and English as ebook and paper book for readers outside South Africa. Capetonians can purchase it directly from her or at Wordsworth bookstore in Seapoint.
It is possible to have the book delivered nationwide simply by emailing


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Where to get “Afritalian” &
“Da un capo all’altro” in Cape Town

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Directly from the Author.
Email her at

from the bookstore Wordsworth in Seapoint

tel 021 434 9131

from the bookstore Wordsworth in Garden Centre

tel 021 461 8464

from the bookstore Clarkes in Long Street

 Tel o21 424 7648

from Oxford Stationery Books in Garden Centre

tel 021465 7654

from the Italian restaurant la Fresca in Gardens

tel 072 083 5676

from the Italian restaurant True Italic in Bree Street

tel 021 4187655

from the Italian restaurant Osteria Tarantino in Waterkant

tel 076 505 1771

from the Italian coffee shop Dario’s in Hout Bay

tel 021 791 0021

from the Italian bakery Tre Castelli – Waterfront Food Quarter

tel 061 196 0171

from the Yoga/Pilates Studio Moveon89 in Kloof Neck Road

tel 082 9230367

from the guest house Grande Kloof in Fresnay

tel 021 433 1852

Other musings by Federica …

Life in Cape Town

My Life in Cape Town

My Life in Cape Town

Italian Blogs

Federica's Learn Italian Blogs

Federica’s Learn Italian Blogs

Travel Blogs

Federica's Travel Blogs

Federica’s Travel Blogs

My Poems

Poesie da una palestra (Poems from a gym)

Poesie da una palestra (Poems from a gym)