I have had the great fortune to work for many years in varying aspects of the tourism industry in Italy, from leading small active travel groups and giving private art historical city visits to backend office work. For me, this is the best job in the world and I enjoy it so much because I have the opportunity to share the beauty of this special country with others.
Beauty is in the details. This may be in the form of admiring a 15th century marble sculpture or an old master painting, enjoying a countryside walk along a cypress-lined wooded trail, entering into a classical building completed centuries ago, smelling a succulent wild-flower, or creating and savouring a perfect handmade ravioli. Italy's beauty certainly fills the cup half full.
With insider contacts, my work also focuses on designing and implementing special unique multiple-day programs and events throughout Italy, with a particular focus on Tuscany. This involves envisioning and developing week-long itineraries for different types of groups and accompanying them on their travels. Past projects have included special itineraries for multi-generational families, yoga retreats, hiking and garden groups, restaurants, museum docent groups and unique business incentives. As to the future? Well, that's up to you!
My Italian Treasures are
an expression of years of living in Italy,
academic studies of art and history,
savoring and discerning culinary traditions and wine,
hiking the majestic mountains and the sweet rolling hills,
swimming in the crystal-clear turquoise blue waters,
understanding the cultural nuances and the linguistic play of words.
and most of all... sharing the delights of this country with others.
Italians are resilient and optimistic by nature. Now more than ever, we celebrate an Italy that somehow always arises from confusion and chaos to remind us to enjoy the simple things in life.