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Cristiana Chiacchierini

Director of Client Experience, Italy Team

"My greatest satisfaction is to welcome our clients the day they arrive and first touch the soil of my country, watch over them so every experience is just perfect, and embrace them as part of our Ciao Andiamo family."

Growing up in the heart of Italy, in Spello, Umbria, I didn’t realize at first the beauty of my small town. My quaint village on a hill, facing neighboring Assisi, seemed unremarkable then, and my curiosity and ambition drove me to learn new languages and visit new places. In a language school, I studied English, German, and Russian, and I eventually attended the historic and acclaimed La Sapienza University in Rome. I graduated with a degree in Political Science and International Relations, and I later expanded my education with a Masters in Marketing in Tourism. Once I completed my education, I returned to Umbria, now fully appreciative of the charm and beauty that I was enveloped in growing up. Together with my husband Max, we ran a small, bed and breakfast in the medieval village of Stroncone. We organized small tour groups from all over the world, introducing travelers to the cuisine, culture, and breathtaking landscapes of our region. After almost a decade of leading travelers through Umbria, we decided to sell our countryside hotel. As this chapter came to a close, our passion expanded beyond our scenic region, and our dream grew: to share the beauty of all of Italy with as many people as possible. By good fortune, we met Jon and began working with him at Ciao Andiamo, collaborating with his team in New York to provide travelers with unforgettable authentic experiences during their time in Italy.