About

I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. After university, I started working as a software designer in the air traffic control industry. Shift work allowed me to tour Italy and Europe extensively for 10 years. Then, I met a beautiful Canadian girl who became my wife and I moved to Canada.

I founded Savour Italy in 2006, after taking a few of my new Canadian friends to tour my favourite vineyards in Italy. I also graduated from the Associazione Italiana Sommelier in Rome and became an instructor of food and wine at the Hospitality School of Algonquin College in Ottawa, where I now live and operate Savour Italy's headquarters from.

My main passion is to talk about my country to travellers, either novices or experts, and to help people discover the less touristic attractions in Italy. I love for travellers to be fully immersed into the many traditions that make each region of Italy so special.

Antonio's Travel Expertise

I know the Italian peninsula inside and out. When to go, when not to go. Where to go, where not to go. I can help you organize the perfect trip according to your available resources (time and money), your wish list and your travel profile. If you are planning to go to Italy for the first time or if you have been many times and you would like to experience something different and off of the beaten path, just ask me!

Antonio's best travel experience

I enjoy building an itinerary for a trip. Bringing together accommodations, activities, transportation...it is like creating a mosaic. While I do this, I virtually travel myself, therefore each itinerary I work on is like taking a trip!

However, my best leisure travel experience was with my wife in Patagonia, surrounded by our planet's most incredible creature: penguins.

In Italy, one of my favourite pastimes is getting lost in the canals, streets and bridges of Venice, one of my preferred cities. As a travel organizer and tour director I love engaging with my group, imagining what I would want and like if I was among them.

Why is Antonio the right travel expert

Although I have travelled the world extensively, for my clients, I like to focus on one country and one country only - my beloved Italy. I can deliver the best experiences in a country where I lived for 30 years and now go back to for 5 months every year. I can tailor the best experience for North American travellers, whose culture and travel expectations I also know very well since I have been living in this part of the world for the past 20 years.