Meet the designers

Ivan

Ivan Matta, our co-founder, is an experienced travel professional with strong specialization in the Italian destinations.

Born in the beautiful island of Sardinia, after college and work in Milan, Ivan left Italy for the States, choosing Manhattan as his primary base.

His knowledge of the European destinations and its services and products and the key players in the North American market has given him the opportunity to be a decision maker for the company he has worked for and helped them succeed.

His favorites:

Countries: Italy, France & Portugal

Cities Milan, Nice & Lisbon


Wine: Passito di Pantelleria


Dish: Fregola with clams and mussels (Sardinian dish)

Sara

Born in Venice, Sara is a knowledgeable Italy expert. She loves her city and she wants to show everyone the best Italy can offer. She graduated with a university degree in Translation, specializing in Tourism and International Trade.

Based in Venice, she represents the Europe office of the company, ready to help clients with their every need. Speaks fluent Italian, English and French.

 

Her favorites:

Countries: Italy & France

City: Venice, Paris & Dublin


Wine: Prosecco


Dish: Risotto with pumpkin

Nick

Born in London, Nick has spent part of his life between Spain and The UK.

He has a strong knowledge of some of the most amazing European destinations like The UK, Spain and Portugal.

Speaks fluent English, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese.

His favorites:

Countries: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Spain.

City: Barcelona, London, Edinburgh 


Wine: Cava


Dish: Paella​

Elena

Born in Venice, Elena is an experienced travel professional.

She has worked with some of the most known tour operators in Europe.

Clients and colleagues appreciate her work ethic and knowledge of the Italian suppliers.

Her favorites:

Countries: Italy, Spain & France

Cities: Paris, Rome & Madrid


Wine: Prosecco


Dish: Lasagna​

Michela

Born in Rome, Michela is a passionate traveler and has traveled in all continents.

Based in Italy, she has a vast knowledge of the French, Spanish and Italian destinations.

Speaks fluent Italian and  English.

 

Her favorites:

Countries: Italy & France

Cities: Naples and Paris


Wine: Primitivo


Dish: chicken with wine

Dee

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dee moved to New York City at the age of 12.

She has travelled extensively all over Europe and developed an incredible knowledge of some of the most beautiful European countries.

She speaks English, Bahasa Indonesia and Italian.

 

Her favorites:

Countries: Portugal and Ireland

Cities: Lisbon, Dublin and London


Wine: Prosecco


Dish: Risotto with pumpkin

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