On Etna with the summit craters smoking at 3300 meters in the background
Born in Catania and grown in a small town in front Etna, I have been living in symbosis with this amazing volcano since I was a child. Knowledgeable of its paths, its nature and its segrets, I have decided to make a passion into a job and to share with others the stunning volcanic landscape that I visit on my own.
Graduated with a master degree in Foreign Languages with honors, a second master degree in History with honors, I attended a course to become Naturalistic guide and Travel courier and I am qualified on these two fields. I am part of Aigae, the most important association of Italian naturalistic guides, I have its abilitation to operate and its insurance.
My tours are noted for competence and accuracy. I am flexible to possible request as regards customised tours, always in small groups and into a friendly and cordial atmosphere. Languages spoken: Italian, English and colloquial German.
On the news on the Italian television concerning the eruption the 27th July 2019 - interview to me at 0.53 min: "In the last period we have had very short eruptions, say a few days, so as soon as the eruption starts, if we have the opportunity to go up and see it, we take advantage of it as soon as possible" (the eruption actually lasted only 1 day).
At 2000 meters on the Silvestri craters from the eruption in 1892
On the Spanish TV program Aragoneses por el mundo on 7th January 2019 - interview to me starts 2.22 min: "Are you Italian? Yes, yes, I'm from here, from Sicily. In this eruption I was 13 years old then (Ed. Editing incorrectly shows the postcard of the 1971 eruption instead of the 2001 one, as pointed during the shooting). I saw the beginning of the eruption with all the material being thrown: strong explosions, the heat of the lava.It can easily reach 1000 degrees."
Exploring a completely icy volcanic cave on Etna in March 2019
Visiting the Central crater on Etna at 3300 meters of altitude in January 2018