I was born on September 12 1983 in an Italian town called Rimini, located in the Emilia-Romagna province along the northern east coast of the Adriatic sea.
I lived there for a few years up to the age of 7 and I then moved with my family to my mother native town Brescia, where I grew up and spent my adolescence.
This idea about travelling around the world came up in 2006, a bit for the curiosity to see places that I watched on tv, when I was a child, and also with the goal to change lifestyle, to face new challenges, meeting and communicate with people of different cultures and learning through travels.
My studies allowed me to move around and finding work pretty easily, since that I have a qualification in the hospitality sector.
One day, I discovered an interest for agriculture while travelling and living in Australia. I think, the scent of nature, leaves, grass or just admiring a blue sky in the morning and a stunning sunset at dusk was much more rewarding than being closed in a boring room.
In these thirteen years or so I have visited and worked in many countries like: Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, China, Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. Immediately, this paramount change of life gave me a lot in terms of experiences, exploring new places and acquiring skills in speaking new languages gave me much more confidence. I consider myself more a traveller than a professional worker and I believe that what you gain through travel experiences is invaluable along the course of your life and work career.
During all these years travelling I had to also adapt myself in performing different jobs, living with people of different work ethic, cultures, traditions and religion.
After so many years travelling and living around the world, I always think about "travel" as a philosophy of life and one of the greatest benefits that such an experience can give you are plentiful: for instance, as a westerner, I have always wished to get to know who are the others, the ones that are different from us and, one way, to try to get over this barrier was to try to get closer to them, to follow their customs, to change myself and become a bit more like them. In this way, I got to appreciate them much more, understanding them, sharing beautiful experiences with them, learning their habits, culture and history. Surpassing this barrier makes you feel more concerned about the issues that certain people have in their own country and not being racist toward them.
I spent most of my time in Asia and, I think, this is like my home, now. It does not take a long time to fall in love with Asia, attracted by its diversity and by their welcoming people. Being there, I lived memorable and fundamental experiences, where everything is simplier, essential and being nice, kind, helping each other has got a great meaning, it is hard to explain it by words but, coming from a westerner country, I lived again experiences that reminded me of when I was a child and, in this sense, Asia was a tremendous experience for me.
When I travel, I like to experience the local life, which is something that we know very little from our own country, because, when we hear news from the developing countries, we just see images of conflicts, war, natural disasters and so on. But the life of the local people goes underreported.
I am not a fun of touristic areas, I love to look for quiet places, to stay with the local people and learning something different from my travel experiences.