I am Italian but I feel more like a world citizen, probably because I started travelling around in a caravan very early on with my family and also, because I lived abroad for 15 years.
At the age of 20 I left Italy to study in Germany, at Heidelberg University, where I completed my degree in German Philology and Educational Sciences in 1997.
I adore travelling for discovering new cultures and meeting new people and being able to speak various foreign languages allows me to get in contact with people from other countries easily.
I have been working in the tourism industry since 2002 when, thanks to an unexpected professional opportunity, I moved to Nice in the French Riviera, where I stayed for 7 years. The tourism industry was like "a love at first sight", a world to which I had always belonged without knowing it.
After working several years, first for an Italian Tour Operator specialised in Incoming and subsequently for a French hotel group , I started developing a particular interest in sustainable and accessible tourism.
After another ten years of working in traditional tourism, in which I learned to manage bookings for individuals and for groups, complaints and contracts and everything related to this, in 2013 I finally started to dedicate myself exclusively to promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. I believe in these fundamental principles, which are the basis for Quality in Tourism.
Since 2014, I have been a member of ENAT, a European network for the promotion of accessible tourism, and in these past years I have participated in numerous international events related to this topic. Since January 2018, I'm also member of CERPA, an Italian association for the Promotion and Research of Accessibility.
Through my work, I wish to promote slow tourism. I believe this is tourism of high quality, which respects the environment and the local people, a way of tourism that facilitates the contact of the tourist with the local community and not just tourism of reciprocal exploitation. I use my work to promote sustainable tourism from an economic and environmental point of view, a more accessible tourism that is able to offer adequate services to people with reduced mobility or visual impairments.