The staff and guides Ecotur. Your excursion in good hands!
I was born and live in Pescasseroli. I am President and founder of Ecotur in 1989. I’m a mountain guide since 1992 and Instructor since 2000. Apparently, my name is strange and difficult but it is very common in our area, it is a Marsican name, just like the bear, my great passion. I think that nature is a lifestyle choice and my profession is much more than a job, but a real lifestyle. I love leading people in the mountains and along paths throughout Italy. I have also been a guide of the Compagnia dei Cammini for many years. During the excursions I never take my watch with me, identifying myself with the times of Nature. For some years now I manage the beautiful Ecorifugio della Cicerana… my place in the heart.
I grew up and live in Pescasseroli, in Abruzzo since I was born. I am a guide and my passion is the territory: I like "walking" in nature, history, art and literature. What I try to do while walking is to get in touch with the "deep soul" of the place I'm crossing. I love meeting people along the way, talking to them, understanding their lifestyle, reading stories, listening and telling anecdotes. Because wild Abruzzo is the result of the millennial coexistence between local populations and an indomitable nature, made up of bears and wolves. However, I do not deny that, sometimes, I also like to walk alone in "my Abruzzo" to renew and reinvigorate that bond that binds me to the territory with solid roots.
I am the founder of Ecotur. I was born and live in Pescasseroli. I’m a Mountain Guide since 1992. I love going on excursions with Riccardo, my son, and teaching him about nature, just like the mother bear does with her cub. I am the manager of the "Bottega di Gaia", the small Ecotur shop, full of organic and local products. I am considered the "witch" of the group because I am passionate about studying the healing properties of plants.
I was born and live in Opi, the stronghold of the Park. My life has always been in close contact with nature. I have been a Media Mountain Guide since 2000 and in the past I also worked as a Park Ranger. I love the mountains and I have a particular interest in botany. Among animals, the wolf certainly fascinates me and this strong passion has its roots in my childhood. In fact, it was my father who passed it on to me.
I live in Collelongo, where I learned to discover the secrets of nature from an early age by following my grandparents grazing in the mountains or harvesting in the fields of Vallelonga. Today I am a hiking guide associated with AIGAE, environmental educator and Park operator, even if over the years I have done research and management with various bodies and institutions, living and working in large cities and in tiny villages lost in the mountains, with experts and with wise shepherds and farmers, but nothing has ever given me more satisfaction than talking about the Abruzzo Park trying to reflect together with people on how to protect our world.
I was born in Pescasseroli and I live in Villetta Barrea, on the placid shores of Lake Barrea. I take care of the "Bottega di Gaia" and this gives me the opportunity to increase my knowledge of the exquisite products that our territory gives us. Conserving nature also means preserving an intact environment and its agricultural and food biodiversity.