Matilde Cavalli

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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  • Philosophy student
  • University
  • From Lombardy, Italy
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About Me


singing myself through existence.


"I develop interest in life as I see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people."


"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
From "Into The Wild"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I started surfing couches in summer 2011 and I've been hosting since I moved to Bologna in September 2012!


I couchsurfed while travelling around Spain, Holland, Italy and South America.I also hosted some people in my house and I always had great experiences!


I love to travel and I'm a lot into photography and cinema.
I love singing, playing the piano, the guitar and playing soccer.
I really enjoy art, literature, philosophy, psychology, cinema, music and languages.

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite movies: Fight Club, Mulholland Drive, Arizona Dream, Into the Wild, V for Vendetta, Trainspotting, Blow, Girl Interrupted, American Beauty, C.R.A.Z.Y., Seven, Grindhouse, Pulp Fiction, Betty Blue, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, The heart is deceitful above all things, Brokeback mountain, 2046, Central do Brasil, Candy.

Favorite books: Le malentendu (Irène Némirovsky), The gambler (Fëdor Dostoevskij), Oceano mare (Alessandro Baricco), Di noi tre (Andrea de Carlo), Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk), The picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spending two days with an indigenous tribe in an island in the middle of the bolivian jungle.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can definitely teach you some Italian and everything else I can do and you want to learn!
I'd love to learn a bit of each language and culture and how to cook special plates from every different country (I'm a really bad cook!)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, South Africa, Spain, United States

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