Matilde Secci is a native of Italy from the Campania Region. She frequented the local schools in Italy before moving to the U.S. in 1960 where she completed her education. After high school she attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where she majored in Business Management. In the US she continued to speak and learn Italian grammar at home and with relatives who travelled from/to Italy. She has traveled and continues to travel often to Italy, visiting the various regions. Her goal is to visit all the regions and their capital cities and principal towns.