Nicola Tarallo was born and raised in Gaeta, Italy, a quaint beach town perfectly located between Naples and Rome. He holds a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Rome, Italy. He also earned his Sleep Disorder Technician certificate from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Nicola studied English at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, and at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, where he also taught Italian classes.
Nicola has helped his grandfather, Nicola Magliocca, draft and prepare several books about the traditions of Gaeta and on the unique dialect of the “Gaetanos.”
He has a passion for cooking and learned many of his family’s secrets while watching his grandmother, Maria, and his mother, Nives, prepare delicious Italian dishes.
Nicola has enjoyed extending a warm and hearty welcome to the American families stationed at the naval base in Gaeta, helping them to smooth their transition by assisting with everything from the simplest to the most complicated of challenges faced when living abroad. For no personal gain, he has introduced them to the Italian culture and showed them some secret spots in his wonderful resort town. He has even taught many of these American families how to cook authentic Italian dishes.