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Overview

  • 343 references 301 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Architect, Exhibition Designer, Concept Designer, Creativ...
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About Me

"IO HO IL MONDO PER PATRIA, COME I PESCI HANNO IL MARE"
I have the world as fatherland, like the fishes have the sea. Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

CURRENT MISSION :

stop searching and start finding...

PHILOSOPHY :

Looking for a new way to looking at things, because we can find beauty in everything...

ABOUT ME :

I love art, literature, music, theatre, cinema and all beautiful things mankind create for get better our Life and our World! ;)

Laid back and easy going, I'm trying to be a guy who pursues his passions and doesn't take himself too seriously! :)

Sociable and talkative, but also calm and good observer.
I enjoy exploring and try new things, and also love to learn through people and listen to their stories...
Indeed, with people I like keep a conversation flowing, and share opinions and ideas with a pinch of humor, because we don't need to take everything too seriously :)

I'm a young designer working between Bologna and Brussels on architecture and exhibition design.

I always desire to learn more and more about everything .

DEAR GUEST:

Don't forget about a mug! Is my way to remember you when you will leave Bologna, so you can bring it from the last city you were or from your hometown. But if is impossible for you bring it, it's ok! Don't worry! Is just something personal I love to keep for me and for didn't forget about the people I'm hosting :)

WHAT ABOUT BOLOGNA :

Just to tell you that you are coming to a special place in the world called Bologna. Here some very nice video about this fantastic city!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJj57iXlIqw&ebc=ANyPxKr1eejCcE3PCr0hcD3YZ0SyScCO83OYJcLS3AYkecXGFKWleTmjJaT2QfruPPjsfQ7EJ12kXVmOZBjNG-Qgake24tfo9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObBreSoNzZY

FRIENDS :

Friends have a special place in my life! In Bologna we always organize some cultural events with Couch Surfing and I love spend my free time with them as much I can! This is our CS page : https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/bologna-citta-aperta

TRAVELS :

Traveling is my way of life! But for to do that sometimes I have to work hardly and fortunately I really love my job (architecture and exhibition design).

Traveling for me is also go to visit small villages around Bologna or backpack in the countryside in the near Umbria, Marche or Tuscany!

Apart that, in my spare time I like to devote myself to the small pleasures of life like a glass of good wine or a dinner in good company and cultivate my passions, like writing, drawing, planning utopic towns! watching movies... listen music, reading... etc.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love CSurfing in every sense… but my way I participate on it is a bit unusual. I love really that this community grow up in the better way, so I love host people to their first experience in couch-surfing! …off course! everybody is welcome!!! But I like introduce new people to this community… maybe a day they will be ambassadors!! ;)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfing is one of the best way to learn about our wonderful world! A great way for understand that nice and good people in some way can the world be a better place!!

In Bologna I love to organize many events with friends, like tandem language exchanges, aperitivo, dinners, meetings or guided tours of the historical Bologna and many others things...

Interests

Meet people, share opinions and different point of view.

Three things have a special place among my interests:

✔ Architecture, because it was and still is my work over many years, and in particular I'm a fan of Restoration, antiques and beautiful things of the past but I'm not a traditionalist. I think that a very good knowledge of history is essential to be aware and informed of our time.

✔ Cinema, because I'm a fan of cinema art in every sense. In particular the great masters of European cinema and some new Italian authors that sees in Paolo Sorrentino, Gianni Amelio, Marco Tullio Giordana, Paolo Virzi, Marco Ponti and many others new talents still poorly knows the future of our 7th art.

✔ To travel, because I love to leave and return by a place to a different place and leave and return another time.

Then I love sculpture, literature, music, any form of art, painting, writing, thinking, etc. etc.

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • architecture
  • design
  • dining
  • wine
  • walking
  • house parties
  • shopping
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • drawing
  • music
  • live music
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • art history
  • ecology
  • history
  • language exchange
  • adventure travel
  • historic sites
  • urban exploration
  • different cultures

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC:
Fabrizio De Andrè, Daughter, Beirut, Minks, Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Bon Iver, Victor Jara, Sergej Vasil'evic Rachmaninov, Gustavo Santaolalla, Thelonious Monk, CSI, Kings of Convenience, Angus & Julia Stone, Suzanne Vega, Odesza, The Paper Kites, Bat For Lashes, REM, The Doobie Brothers, Hans Zimmer, Bjork, Miles Davis, Antony and the Johnsons, Portishead, Conro, Led Zeppelin, Iamamiwhoami, Bonobo, Frankie Rose, Daft Punk, Iron & Wine, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emil­iana Torrini, Cinematic Orchestra, Domenico Modugno, Crystal Castles, Piotr Il'ic Tchajkovskij, Massive Attack, Franco Battiato, Philip Glass, Moderat, Tiromancino, Radiohead, Cocorosie, Morcheeba, Domenico Scarlatti, Sigur Ros, Jocelyn Pook, Charlie Parker, Nujabes, Georges Brassens, Woodkid, Pink Floyd, Michael Nyman, Ani Di Franco, Kasabian, The Decemberists, Erik Satie, Subsonica, Johann Sebastian Bach, Eddie Vedder, Cure, The Doors, John Mayer, Lou Dalfin, Lucio Battisti, Jeff Buckley, Jacques Brel, Glasser, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Puccini, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Charlie Winston, Billie Holiday, Gotan Project, Stefano Bollani, Blue Foundation, Josephine Cronholm, John Coltrane, Lou Reed, Nino Rota, Suzanne Vega, Joe Hisaishi, Rolling Stones, Ennio Morricone, Bill Evans, Saint Germain, Thievery Corporation, Steve Reich, Alphaville, John Lennon, Calexico, Hooverphonic,

BOOKS:

Mahatma Gandhi, Francisco Coloane, Bruce Chatwin, Luis Sepulveda, Italo Calvino, John Steinbeck, J.D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac, Jon Krakauer, Marguerite Yourcenar, J.T. Leroy, Enrico Brizzi, Dario Fo, Philip K. Dick, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Aldo Nove, Khalil Gibran, Stefano Benni, Ian McEwan, Soren Kierkegaard, Pablo Neruda, Tommaso Campanella, Haruki Murakami, Luigi Pirandello, William Butler, YeatsLev Nikolayevi Tolstoy, Aleksandr Sergeej Pushkin, Gabriel Garci­a Marquez, Edgar Lee Masters, Chuck Palahniuk, Vladimir Vladimirovj Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Oscar Wilde, Milan Kundera, Andrea De Carlo, Cesare Zavattini, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Albert Camus, Jose Saramago, Antonin Artaud

MOVIES:

Federico Fellini, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Cristopher Nolan, Michelangelo Antonioni, Joel ed Ethan Coen, Mario Monicelli, Ingmar Bergman, Dino Risi, Sergej Michajlovi E–jzenstejn, Zhang Ymou, Marco Tullio Giordana, François Truffaut, Stanley Kubrick, Peter Jackson, Alfonso Quaron, Vittorio De Sica, Nikita Sergeej Michalkov, Luigi Comencini, David Cronenberg, Ermanno Olmi, David Lynch, Gillo Pontecorvo, Tim Burton, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrej Tarkovskij, Gabriele Salvatores, Peter Greenaway, Paolo Villaggio, Takeshi Kitano, Carlos Saura, Gianni Amelio, Oliver Stone, Francesco Rosi, Ridley Scott, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergio Leone, George Lucas, Katsuhiro OŒtomo, Bruno Bozzetto, Abbas Kiarostami, Paolo Sorrentino, Wim Wenders, Luis Bunuel, Carlo Verdone, Hayao Miyazaki, Dario Argento, Wong Kar-wai, Nanni Moretti, Terry Gilliam, Massimo Troisi, Nagisa Oshima, Roberto Rossellini, Fratelli Dardenne, Pedro Almodovar, Francesco Nuti, Fritz Lang, Clint Eastwood, Paolo Virzi, Lars Von Trier, Silvio Soldini, Werner Herzog, Francis Ford Coppola, Akira Kurosawa, Giovanni Pastrone, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ferzan O–zpetek, Michael Cimino, La bocca del lupo, Alex de la Iglesia, Francesca Archibugi, Videocracy, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Giuseppe Tornatore, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Danny Boyle, Marco Bellocchio, Alejandro Amenabar, Don Bluth...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

✔) The Great Wall unrestored in some part of China and having spent a night there...

✔) walking alone for hours and hours in the desert of Atacama in Chili some years ago...

✔) Discovering some little medieval village in remote countryside of Italy

Teach, Learn, Share

Experiences are very important, share yours and teach what you learn to everybody is interested about it.

I can TEACH something about my own passions… so, architecture, art and history… maybe have a walk together doing it will be more nice! I'm not a teacher and not an historian just I love my country and I want you know it, as well you can already fall in love by Italy!! :)

I would like to LEARN more about philosophy, russian and arab languages and a little bit also of chinese … but is too difficult! :)

I love to SHARE experiences, travels tales and knowledge.

What I Can Share with Hosts

• Discovery of the city by the historical and artistic point of view.

• Hang out together and evenings walking and dining outside.

• Nice talks about many topics, including travel experience and Italy.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City State, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, France, Italy

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