Nothing could have prepared me for the actual feeling of being in Italy. The culture, the art, the food, the history, the spirit.
I come from a family of globetrotters, and my first trip to Europe was a teenage rite of passage. My grandmother had each member of the family plan the itinerary for one city on our tour. I got Venice, and immediately immersed myself in guide books. Deciding which museums to visit, plotting paths through the centuries-old streets and alleyways of the city.
As a budding nerd, the planning alone was thrilling. But nothing could have prepared me for the actual feeling of being in Italy. The culture, the art, the food, the history, the spirit. Italy was where the travel bug officially bit me. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many other corners of the globe (most notably Argentina, where I studied abroad). My career as an actor finally led me to settle here in New York, where I’ve also started a second career in the travel industry. Both as a licensed NYC tour guide and as a travel coordinator here at Ciao Andiamo, helping others discover their own adventures in Italy.