We are a reliable team, with relevant international experience, both in the tourist sector and online.

Team Wonderful Italy

 

Michele Ridolfo CEO and Co-Founder


Favourite experience: Magenta (Milano) - Bicycling with my family between the Navigli and Ticino river, living with local farmers in the old "cascine", as if 1000 km far from the city.

 

Giuliano Izzo B2C Commercial and Operations Manager


Favourite experience: Sassari (Sardinia) - experiencing the Candelieri festival with my Sardinian friends and realising how much tradition and culture can unite a city.

Tommaso Solesin Head of Business Development


Favourite experience: Dolomiti (Trentino) - Gliding down from a small glacier seated on my backpack and then jumped in the little alpine lake, blue like the Earth, cold like a perfect chilled beer.

 

Chiara Ronchini Experiences & Hub project management


Favourite experience: Capo d’Otranto (Apulia) - Walking along the coast to the lighthouse at Punta Palascìa, sitting and sharing the simple immensity of that place with the others there.

 

Simona Punzolo Administration and Management Accounting


Favourite experience: Marzamemi (Siciliy) - Discovering the magic of the past visiting an ancient village with a timeless beauty, off-season, without daily chaos and with the most important people: my family.

 

Sara Bonetti Catalogue and Operations


Favourite experience: Modica (Sicily) - Making fresh pasta with my grandmother in her old countryside house kitchen. It reminds me of the wild scent of Sicilian summer.

Elisa Celada Inspiration and Social Marketing


Favourite experience: Assisi (Umbria) - Visiting the Bosco di San Francesco and breathe the magic of a place steeped in history and spirituality, working with new friends to preserve its beauty.

Benedetta Gigante Reservations and Customer Service


Favourite experience: Napoli (Campania) - Listening to the silence of the sea by sailing on the Gulf of Naples, from the port to the small island of Procida, on a warm February day, enjoying the time passing by with some friends and a simple tomato spaghetti plate.

 

Andreea Micu Business Development


Favourite experience: Castelletto D'Orba (Piemonte) - Cooking agnolotti di brasato (pasta squares stuffed with meat) together with the owner of a charming medieval osteria, accompanied by new and old friends, marvelous music and local wine, in this village with a strong story to tell.

 

Emanuele Iemmolo Revenue Management


Favourite experience: Palermo (Sicily) - Sleeping in a Franciscan monastery with foreign friends, enjoying the tranquility and calm of the place and sharing the convivial moments with the friars who hosted us.

Nicold Torrejon Finance Assistant


Favourite experience: Elba Island (Tuscany) - Diving into history by visiting the National Museum of Napoleonic Residences, where the emperor lived during his first exile, also enjoying the breathtaking views of the Ligurian Sea.

Hub Sicilia Occidentale

 

Maurizio Giambalvo Hub CEO and Co-Founder


Favourite experience: Recanati (Marche) - hanging around in Leopardi’s private library after a month of travelling around Italy by motorbike, pure Leopardian poetry.

Margherita Vaglio Tessitore Hospitality Manager


Favourite experience: Orvieto (Umbria) - Walking out the station of Orvieto with a dear friend after a long trip by train, and being enchanted by the colors of the Umbrian hinterland and the incredible charm of the Duomo from afar.

 

Fabrizio Lo Verde Experience manager


Favourite experience: Sant' Erasmo (Veneto) - Cycling around through the streets of the island in the middle of the Venetian lagoon after visiting one of the many farms and wineries, finishing the day with a sunset at the beach.

Laura Caruso Hospitality and Operations Manager


Favourite experience: Ustica (Sicily) - fishing for squid at night accompanied by a local fisherman.

Giorgia Puleo Facility Manager


Favourite experience: Sferracavallo (Sicily) - watching my son’s eyes as he becomes enthralled by an old fisherman weaving his own fishing net.

Emanuele Basile Hospitality


Favourite experience: San Vito Lo Capo (Sicily) - Diving in San Vito sea with an underwater archaeologist to discover and admire the archaeological sites of Relitti Delle Macine and Delle Anfore.

 

Eleonora Salamone Infopoint


Favourite experience: Ortigia (Sicily) - Wandering through the streets of La Giudecca, letting yourself be led through the colorful alleys and admiring the small workshops of carpenters working wood using techniques of the past as if nothing had changed.

Hub Sicilia Orientale

 

Edoardo Faraci Hub CEO


Favourite experience: Siracusa (Sicily) - Sailing, leaving at dawn the Great Harbor of Syracuse and arriving at sunset at the Tonnara di Portopalo di Capo Passero, meeting with a small herd of dolphins, being amazed by the beauty of nature.

 

Francesco Susino Hospitality and Development Manager


Favourite experience: Siracusa (Sicily) - Walking at sunset, barefoot on the water's edge, with the sea that refreshes our feet, sipping some good wine, with Caterina and our dog.

Francesca Giudice Experience Manager


Favourite experience: Burano (Veneto) - Wandering around in the colorful streets of the island and being enchanted by the century-old technique of working with lace in the precious hands of an old lace-maker.

 

Agnieszka Gontarz Operations and Facility Manager


Favourite experience: Etna (Sicily): Spending an entire night wandering through woods and paths, under a breathtaking starry sky, and then reaching the top of the craters of the Volcano and admire the amazing view of the sea at dawn. Pure peace of mind.

Hub Puglia Centrale

 

Roberto Ungaro Hub CEO


Favourite experience: Ostuni (Apulia) - Enjoying the astonishment in the eyes of some German guys while they were listening to a local old lady explaining in Apulian dialect the ancient art of olive-growing.

Fabio Giorgino Hospitality Manager


Favourite experience: Ostuni (Apulia) - From Murgia to the golden beaches by mountain bike. From the sky to the sea, discovering ancient caves, century-old olives and old masseria (large farms), through scents of nature and tradition.

 

Enrica Bruno Experience Manager


Favourite experience: Montepulciano (Tuscany) - Climbing unstable stairs into a cave-cellar: the proud viticulturist tells his art while I'm enjoying the scent of his passion.

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We are funded and supported by Oltre Venture, the first and largest Italian Impact Investing Fund.

Consiglio di Amministrazione

 

Lorenzo Allevi President Wonderful Italy and CEO Oltre Venture


Favourite experience: Monte Subasio (Umbria) - trekking at night with a group of 50 teenagers coming from all over Europe.

 

Paolo Grigolli Advisor Wonderful Italy and Manager School of Management of Tourism and Culture (TSM)


Favourite experience: Volano (Trentino) - Mirta is one of those people capable of giving a reason to live from her passion. It’s a rare privilege to be able to enter her studio and be moved whilst her work takes shape.

 

Raffaele Fedele Advisor Wonderful Italy and Analyst Oltre Venture


Favourite experience: Regaleali (Sicily) - walking through the vineyard of a black Sicilian grape with the wine expert who grew them. A lovely glass of Nero d’Avola to top it off.

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