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.
Although originally from Turin, Riccardo Torri has lived in Verduno (a small village also known as the “Sentinel of Langhe”) since 2008. In addition to being a certified Piedmont guide, he is a geologist operating in the agricultural fields, helping grape growers and winemakers enhance the relationship between vineyard techniques and geological settings. During the winter season he works as a ski and telemark instructor planning ski trips throughout Italy, France, and Macedonia.
Enrico Chierici is originally from Genoa, where he lives today, although he spent his teenage years living in Acqui Terme in the Piedmont region and that is where he developed his interest in outdoor activities. A former senior manager for different multinational companies, he decided to change his lifestyle, transforming his passion for the outdoors into a new career when he became a certified Piedmont hiking guide. Now he is able to share with his guests his passion for hiking through the natural, historical, and cultural landscape in his native Italy.