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  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Musician, Sound Engineer, Graphic Designer
  • Liceo Scientifico A. Tosi, Busto Arsizio
  • From Olgiate Olona, Italy
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About Me

Welcome you all!
My name is Lorenzo Testa, year 1982. Born in Northern side of Italy. I spent my youth between the countryside of Busto Arsizio (VA) and the lovely mountains of Val D’Ossola.

Musician since I was a kid, traveller and photographer since I was a teenager; geek for curiosity, graphic designer for necessity, web developer for a living. My personal website, a sort of photographic portfolio, is available here: www.lorenzotesta.com

My passion for music brought me to learn the magical profession of sound engineering, both in live and studio situations. Nowadays, I’m pulling knobs and moving faders in my own professional recording studio located in Busto Arsizio, VA (Italy), but I also collaborate with Albero Musicale Recording Studio, based in Saronno, VA (Italy).

I like to travel all over the world, but I have a special passion for Ireland, where I've spent a lot of my time in my life, learning music & culture, finding really good friends. I play tenor banjo and I studied Irish music with some of the best musicians of Ireland.
With my folk/rock band Uncle Bard & The Dirty Bastards I'm often touring Europe, so I try to be active on Couchsurfing but unfortunately it's quite hard to host people. Anyway my lovely girlfriend is at home so you can search for her profile and she'll be happy to help yous if possible! :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love travelling in a different way, well far from tourism paths, so I'll be glad to help travellers like me!


Too much to be written... But above all travelling, reading, music, history & cultures, photography, sociology, politics, drinking, every kind of sport especially rugby.

You can find further info on my Facebook profile or here: www.lorenzotesta.com

  • culture
  • design
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • drinking
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sports
  • rugby
  • engineering
  • history
  • sociology
  • tourism
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Irish Traditional Music, Lunasa, Christy Moore, Luke Kelly, Altan, etc... but also country music, americana, bluegrass, rock & punk rock... I simply love good music; love playing it and listening to it.

I love Russian literature: Fëdor Michajlovič Dostoevskij, Aleksandr Sergeevič Puškin, Lev Nikolaevic Tolstoj, Nikolai Gogol.... but also James Joyce, José Saramago, Hermann Hesse, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley, Dino Buzzati, Alain de Benoist, Antonio Gramsci, Massimo Fini.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Busking England, Wales, Ireland... Travelling by bike (the Paris-Roubaix experience was a real hell!!), hiking the lovely Alps mountains, visiting crazy places like Aral Sea and deserts all across the world...

Teach, Learn, Share

Music is my main competence... Italian but also European folk & roots music. Playing it, knowing it. But I also can share my photographic know-how with youse and help you in doing good shots of your travel! :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In


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