Still a young child, my family decided to return to Turin on a back to the roots spur. After the transoceanic move and a few years, I graduated in languages (English, Spanish and French) and attained a postgraduate degree as an English/Italian interpreter and translator, by which I landed my first few 9 to 5 job for want of independence; shortly I realised I needed more adventure to my life and I studied and qualified to become a licensed tour guide and registered with the Regione Piemonte tour guide board.
Taking that step instantly propelled me into the world of tour guiding and allowed me to co-found my own tour guide company. Those years forged my deep knowledge of Turin and the entire Piedmont region. I specialised as an organiser and supervisor for didactic trips concerned with archaeology, Egyptology, Modern and Contemporary Art and History of Risorgimento.
Since then, taking care of groups of all sizes and nature and showing them around one of the most surprisingly interesting areas of Italy, Turin and its region, has become my mission.
After a 8-year unforgettable experience in a team, it was time for me to go solo and since then I have increased my knowledge of the territory and its hotels, resorts, sightseeing spots and territorial bodies. I have specialised in press and educational trips for both private and public companies, and I have distinguished myself as a location and site manager and site producer for a number of television broadcasting companies shooting on location their programmes and documentaries.
A key role position in the NBC television production as a tour guide and VIP welcoming and tours manager, together with a variety of trouble shooting and problem solving issues during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, has allowed me to push my organisational skills and the ability to liaise with multicultural environments even further.
My private walking tours and public tours around this corner of Italy have proved to be among the best on offer in Turin.
And for the more curious eye, the following lists in detail the main companies I have worked for throughout the years:
Olivetti & C. S. p. A. ; Osai A-B (Rockwell Group); Associazione Culturale Itineraria, founder partner; Time Out Guides Limited, contributor to the Turin Guide's first edition; Regione Piemonte, several and different collaborations; Discovery Channel, for programmes "Torino 2006 - The traveller's Guide", "Stranded with Cash Peters - Turin Episode"; NBC - New York Corporate Events, as VIP educational management and supervisor. And more adventure is to come…
A Recent Review of this guide
This was a sugar and cacao fueled journey to various historic chocolatiers for which Torino is justly famous. The opportunity to view the heritage stores, meet hospitable store attendants and taste samples, in the style of a wine tasting, opened our palate to real chocolate and deliciously gave us insight into this venerable local specialist tradition.
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