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Overview

  • 85 References 56 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Journalist / writer / director / clown
  • Degree in philosophy and political science - Random learn...
  • From Ancona I guess
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About Me

Warning: I'm not interested in hosting random tourists. I mean it. If you are simply looking for a place to stay, please find elsewhere. I'm interested in hosting artists, journalists, and people who would like to be interviewed for my project Termini.TV. For people who don't mention "Termini.TV" or at least their own artistic, journalistic or social commitment, I can't guarantee an answer. Sorry, don't want to sound snob or picky, but I have little time, and no need for small talks or random girls who think they just need to be pretty to be hosted. I don't care about that. COOL PEOPLE ONLY, WHO READ THIS FIRST SECTION THROUGH. For those who did read here, you're welcome to be my guest.

CURRENT MISSION
I make videos in train stations.
Films, short films, interviews, videoclips, anything concerning art, travel, society.

https://www.facebook.com/terminitv
http://www.franatopos.com/

ABOUT ME

I'm the founder of TerminiTV, the only online channel in the world located inside a train station. www.termini.tv If you are into video, art, music, travel, then I'm the right host for you.

PHILOSOPHY

You're fated to choose, but you are free what to choose. Join Help - and enjoy it!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Guys, only one thing: please, contribute. Buy some groceries, clean some dishes, I mean, BE HELPFUL. I met WONDERFUL people on CS, but lately also some lazy asses, so please if you're of the first kind, WELCOME, but let me repeat myself, if you just need a place to crash don't waste my time. Don't want to sound cocky or bitter, but I only like to host smart, sensitive, generous people.

Bzzz ---- I WANT MY LIFE LIKE THIS!
video, photo, writers, travelerers..

uniti vas! Let's gather and live it up :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In 6 years I hosted maybe 200 people, been hosted maybe 50 times and met couchsurfers around and keep definitely in touch with several others. Good stuff :) Also traveled around the Balkans with Cs and it kicks ass!
Only one notice: if you say you come and then you're not coming, please let me know. Public phones exist even in Italy.

Interests

Social, Journalism, art, installations, theatre, music, provocations, traveling, writing, singing, swimming, hiking, nature, nice relaxed creative people.

  • arts
  • writing
  • singing
  • walking
  • movies
  • tv
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • history
  • journalism
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

"The Master and Margareth", by Bulgakov
"The Gospel according to Jesus", by Saramago
"The brothers Karamazov", by Dostoevskij
"La Peste", by Camus
"Quando Teresa si arrabbiò con Dio", by Jodorowsky
"Don Quixote", by Cervantes
Elegies von Rilke
Danny the Chosen, by Chaim Potok
...And I try writing books too:)

As for music: traditional music of any kind, plus electronica (I like Bjork very much, and Radiohead) and classical (Mahler, Stravinskij..)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was the first Francesco on Facebook (it's true!)
Oh well, as for traveling: Foz do Iguaçu...and the Acacus desert on the way to Niger. Then lately also Rice Terraces in Banaue, Philippines..

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a big fan of History and sort of a tourist guide.
But, and I say but, I am also quite a pain in the ass: lots of walking with no complaint! Share your art with Atopos.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Canada, Italy, Philippines, Portugal, United States

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