I am an Italian with a real passion for my land. My love for the different cultures of the world led me to study foreign languages, and live and work in faraway countries. Afterwards, I came back home with a new way of looking at the beauty of my country. Here, the enormous cultural and historical heritage has been a crossroads for ideas, cultures and aesthetics for thousands of years. I felt I should give my contribution to enhancing this incredible heritage, which is why I started working in the tourism industry, now almost 15 years ago.

I am a licensed technical director of a travel agency, a travel designer, a certified sommelier, passionate foodie and Slow Food member! My friends say that I'm also a good chef (my grandmother used to run an “Osteria”).

I believe Italy has so much to offer; besides the most iconic sites, there’s an entire world of hidden gems, wild nature and authentic people to discover. Every trip should be a unique experience, not only a destination to visit but a real journey of the spirit.

Roberta's Travel Expertise

It shouldn't come as a surprise that wine and gastronomic itineraries are my favourite tours! I also love the philosophy of slow travelling, which offers you the chance to create a real connection with places and people.

In my tours I love including unique moments and experiences: it could be the discovery of a little breathtaking corner of my country, a visit to an ancient craftsman's workshop or simply drinking a glass of wine in a local bar while watching the sunset.

It will be my great pleasure to design a customized itinerary perfectly tailored on your interests, passion and curiosity. Let me reveal the Dolce Vita art of living: an ideal mixture of food, family, and famous good humour.

Roberta's best travel experience

I've always loved travelling, since I was a child. I remember the moment of packing bags and closing the house doors as an epic one: let the adventure start! And indeed, even when I grew up, my travel experiences have always been a new adventure. You can plan the trip to every detail and read books and blogs about the destination you are going to visit, but nothing can really prepare you for what will be. And that's my favourite part of the trip: being surprised by places, people, colours, smells. Every trip is unique to me and I must be honest, in a different way I loved them all.

However, if asked to pick a few memorable experiences I would say: sailing in the Icelandic sea on board a wooden boat to see whales. There was the grey sky, a cold breeze and silence until suddenly this giant appeared in all its beauty and elegance as if it was dancing in the water!

Another is visiting a small stock fish producer in Norway with two locals we just met on our way, all at one table eating and drinking together as old friends and sharing experiences.

Or trekking alone on a secluded Greek island in 35°C weather just to reach a spectacular bay where I took a dip in crystalline blue waters.

Or finally, meeting a small wine producer on the remote Pantelleria island. The small family estate stood alone in the middle of the vineyards overlooking the sea. The owner invited us to sit with him and while tasting aromatic wines and succulent dried tomatoes I felt like I was suspended in this sunny and windy land, wishing to leave the world behind.

Why is Roberta the right travel expert

I love to help people discover the best Italy has to offer. I have travelled my country as a tourist and as a travel guide, and with my family, alone, with friends, with my husband... And I know that every traveller has his or her own specific needs and interests, and my job is to create an itinerary that can fit and possibly go beyond your expectations!