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  • 180 References 157 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning Arabic, Turkish
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • painter - casting director - actor - Italian language tea...
  • I've always had a natural aversion for teachers
  • From Tuscany, Italy
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About Me

I really don't know how to make you guys understand it, many of you keep on sending copy & paste template messages.... A bit of common sense, you're asking to a perfect stranger to host you in his home, make a little effort and be polite&original at least!
*** If you decide to send me a couch-request write why you have choosen me as possible host, please don't write only "you're interesting" "I liked your profile" "you seem to be a cool guy" "I want to stay with a local" (by the way I am not a local) ***
- otherwise I'll just click on NO without replying, sorry


I'm vegan, hitchhiker, cat person

no smoking and no alcohol too. I deeply dislike both of them. Do you think it's enough to be boring?

I don't like beer, cigarette smell, pubs, restaurants, motorbikes, hotels, tv, hunters, fishermen, ska and reggae music, clergymen, violence...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I used to organize several CS activities in Italy and here in Istanbul.


Hosting & "couchsurfing" a lot.
Some of my CS guests and hosts are now great friends of mine. Anyway through CouchSurfing I have experienced unpleasant situations too. Unfortunately a lot of people misuse this wonderful community of travellers considering it just as a free of charge alternative to hostels.


crossing borders
borders smashing

  • cats
  • cooking
  • vegan

Music, Movies, and Books

the sound of rivers, the sounds in metro and railway stations
Dead Can Dance, Madredeus, Mercan Dede, Tindersticks, Radiohead, Bonobo, Interpol, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Tool, David Sylvian, Swans, bossanova music, the early Prince, the early Depeche Mode, A Perfect Circle, the early The Cure, Lycia, Cocteau Twins, Alpha, The Sundays, Piano Magic, Zoar
Abbas Kiarostami, Sally Potter, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Champion, Wim Wenders, Lech Majewski, Michelangelo Antonioni, Milcho Manchevski
Virginia Wolf, Haruki Murakami, Paul Bowles, Hanif Kureishi, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Ismail Kadare, everything about Iran, Afghanistan, Sub Saharian Africa
PAINTINGS by:Beato Angelico, Segna di Bonaventura, Filippo Lippi, Hyeronimus Bosch, Jan Van Eyek, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
DECORATIONS:Safavid style (Iranian-Islamic)
CITIES I LOVED:Esfahan, Perth, Damascus, Singapore

Teach, Learn, Share

I don't like much teaching. I love learning. Above all I adore sharing

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Yemen

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Turkey

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