few words about me ?
Authorized "Tour Leader"
Master in Economics and Business Administration
Technical Director for Travel Agency
Qualification as an operator in tourism
for work and predisposition to languages, I speak fluently English,
French and Spanish and I know also few words in German, Russian and
a webmaster (I create and manage websites)
you want to know more, I'll talk to you a bit about me:
to the question: "Who am I?" I would answer .... One, none
and a hundred thousand (as Luigi Pirandello would say)
am proudly Siculo, NOT Sicilian (there are many
historical-cultural differences, character-attitudes, as well as
culinary-traditions, but few Sicilians have studied the true history of
Sicily, so few know the differences or the reason for them) as in other
regions of Italy there are differences within, for example ... ask a
Romagnolo if he feels Emilian ..... ;-)
Back to me .....
to the passion and predisposition for languages; I speak English,
French and Spanish fluently I also know also few words in German,
Russian and Romanian ...... there are those who also count Italian among
foreign languages, certainly Sicilian is my mother tongue.
obtained the Master in "Economics and Business Management" in
1997 and I have been Technical Director for Travel Agency since 1989.
on August 2, 1960 in Syracuse, Graduate Surveyor in 1980, thanks to a
seasonal work experience, I decided not to undertake the studies of
Engineering, but to devote myself to tourism, discovering passion for
culture and attitude to foreign languages.
attended a two-year technical training course for Tourist Guide
in French, studying among the various subjects: history, folklore and
Sicilian culture, topics that the national textbooks ignore, I learned
to appreciate my hometown, Syracuse, a favorite city from Archimedes,
which was the third power of the Mediterranean after Rome and Athens,
and the places of my childhood, always deprecated by a state television
that offends all Sicily and the Sicilians, showing them as the third
world to milk the coffers of Italy.
and raised a few steps from the Greek Theater of Syracuse, I remember
childhood games, among the early Christian caves, the catacombs of the
1st century after Christ, the Roman Amphitheater and other monuments, at
the time, abandoned and poorly valued.
the military service I decided to move to England to learn English,
working to support myself, I lived about 9 months in Oxford, initially I
worked as a waiter, then I was hired in the municipal pool of Oxford as
a Lifeguard, thanks to “Lifeguard patent” obtained during the
military service. I then returned to Italy to start a long career in
tourism, I learned Spanish and I attended a training course for
simultaneous Italian / Arabic translator.
and only experience "Politics" I was part of the Christian
Democrat Cooperative funded by the European Community and Italy, the
project is interrupted halfway because of the greed of the political
sponsors of the initiative that demanded more and more bribes.
by Italian politics, I moved to Paris at the age of 26 where I lived for
in Italy with some commercial experiences abroad, I returned to tourism
obtaining the national patent of Technical Director of Travel Agency.
learned webmaster techniques for the realization of the first SIP
telematic system (Videotel - internet ancestor)
In 1990 I opened my first individual company: VIDEOTUR (Turismo in Videotel) and "thanking" the Amato Government for the "minimumTax" I decided to close after the first years because of the high taxes required by the "socialist" government.
I'm back to collaborating with international tour operators and I'm in
charge of the acquisition and negotiation of tourism services in Europe.
1997 I attend and obtain the Master in "Management and Business
Economics", directing tour operators specialized in organizing
trips and stays until 2002.
teaching experience at the Istituto Superiore per Turismo of Senigallia
as an expert consultant in Tourism Marketing and Hotel Marketing
of the "Ponte Tiberio" travel agency in the center
of Rimini, and of the "Marco Polo Serv" Tour Operator in
the center of Bucharest (Romania) where I lived for two years.
of "Operative Services" specialized in "Organization of
Professional Training Courses in classrooms connected by
videoconference" from 2009 to 2015
I returned to do the most beautiful job in the world, "Tour Leader" in English, French, Spanish and .... Italian with license.
"the first love is never forgotten"