Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Alessandro Pini makes his home in both Milan and his native Lake Como and is passionate about sharing his love of Italy with guests on our Piedmont tours. Having studied art history, literature, and languages, he is a certified professional guide and is fluent in both English and German.
Having lived in Italy for more than thirty years, Christopher Wellington combines a deep love of his adopted country with wide-ranging knowledge of its past and present. A history graduate of Cambridge, he taught English and religion before moving into guiding. He is fascinated by the art and architecture of Italy, and how it has grown out of the countryside and life of the people, the source, too, of his interest in the food and wine of each region. He guides in the Cinque Terre and Piedmont regions of Italy.
Fiorella Casartelli was born and raised in a village on the shores of Lake Como. She studied foreign languages and spent several years living in England and Germany before returning to Italy. Fiorella enjoys sharing her regional knowledge of the botany, art, history, and of course, food and wine of her home country with guests from around the world.
Marcello Bertino still mixes a spoon of Nebbiolo wine in his winter soup, just like his grandmother used to do. That’s just one of the thousands of tastes of the Langhe, where he was born and still lives with his wife and family. Marcello spent his youth studying in technical school while also hiking, biking, and tasting the Langhe area, where his fascination with art, history, music, and wine slowly grew. Even after over a decade working as a certified guide in the Piedmont region, his goal is still the same: to help you fall in love with the flavors of the hills he calls home.