Well, is always difficult to describe oneself in few line. Anyway I'm from Milan, but currently I'm living in the lake of Como, after a long time passed abroad (I am a marine biologist), Now I'm back with my daughter born in Colombia.
I've started my activity in the tourism sector renting apartments to guests attracted by the beauty of the lake, with a largely international clientele.
Now I'm starting an new enterprise with a company based in Ireland, with the aim to offer accommodations and activities worldwide, centered on the human interaction, for a true local experience.
I'm a firm believer on the shared economy; most of the booking come from Airbnb, where I am rated as superguest.
As a sea lover, I'm attracted by any destination that offer beautiful beaches, amazing seabeds for scubadiving , wild nature and possibly good winds for sailing!
I really would like to go to Australia, the only continent that I have still to visit
The present one, but I've been involved in a touristic project with indigenous communities while in Colombia
I know so little that pretty much everything has to be still learnt
Openmindness, friendship, culture
Italian: native English: fluent Spanish: fluent French: just for survival!
What languages do you speak? 2 years ago
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