I am Italian, from Levanto (Liguria), but I've been living in Germany since 2009. I am a researcher and lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Cologne, I do for a living what I've always liked to do since I started school, learn and compare languages, to discover the beautiful common principles organizing the amazing variation we observe. I've been living in many different places, and I enjoyed it a lot, the only bad thing about that is that you always have to leave the best friends behind, and have to rely a lot on the phone afterwards! I like to travel, in particular when I can be part of real life in a new place, even if for a short time. That's why I like the idea of airbnb, local people sharing their home. I'm uncomplicated and tidy, I try to be a respectful and considerate guest, at my place even the most insignificant fork can conceal a good memory, so I behave as if it were the same at other people's places.