Martha Bakerjian

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Luke Griswold-Tergis

  • Martha Bakerjian is a writer who has explored all of Italy's regions for more than 30 years.

  • She spends nearly half the year in her house in northern Tuscany, using the house as a base for in-depth exploration of Italy.
  • Her work has appeared in Wandering Italy, Bindu Trips, The Grand Wine Tour, HomeAway UK blog, Qatar Airlines magazine, and the Puglia and Italy apps produced for Sutro Media.


Martha Bakerjian is a former writer for TripSavvy, contributing hundreds of travel articles on Italy for 10 years. Bakerjian's travels have included every region of Italy. She enjoys exploring the country's traditional festivals, historic sites, and off-the-beaten-track destinations. She is also passionate about Italian food and culture and enjoys sharing her vast experience with readers.

Martha spent five summers in central Sardinia where she helped plan the logistics for an archaeological project, cooked traditional Italian cuisine for the crew, and managed the dig house. She also participated in an archaeological survey in the region of Puglia, walking a considerable area of the heel of Italy's boot while stopping occasionally to interview locals about possible ancient artifacts in the area.


Martha has a bachelor's degree in social ecology. She is a credentialed educator and taught in California for 30 years. She has also studied Italian language and culture at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, Italy.

Awards and Publications

Puglia and Italy travel smartphone apps produced for Sutro Media

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