Marketing and Communication, Media and External Relations BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Corporate, Private, MICE, Team Building EVENTS MANAGEMENT Tailor made design of exclusive trips and leisure experiences TRAVEL DESIGN Resorts Operations management, Customers satisfaction, Staff Training QUALITY CONTROL



Yacht Charter Brokerage and Management

October 2020 – to date

Since 1991, Pegaso has provided Yacht Owners with tailored services for their best experience onboard, from Yacht Management to Charter Brokerage and Management. Pegaso srl specialises in super sailing yachts built by the renowned boatyard Southern Wind Shipyards. The office is based in Genoa, Italy, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, long a city that has represented the best in maritime traditions and a meeting point for international players of the world of luxury yachting.


As broker and yacht charter manager I am responsible for the booking and the management of luxury charter cruises on board of crewed superyachts, all over the world. Sales, contracts generation, accountancy, bespoke itineraries planning, liaison with yacht owners, captains, customers, brokers firms, are some of the daily activities required for this position.


Business Development and Quality Control

May 2017 – October 2018

Marina di Scarlino is a Marina Resort & Boatyard Complex, located in the beautiful Maremma Toscana, few miles from Elba Island, in the heart of the Tuscan Archipelago, featuring 960 berths, a charming Resort with restaurants, shops, Pool and Beach Clubs, a Nautor’s Swan Authorised service & refitting boatyard.


Key responsibilities in this role included: business development, Group corporate identity definition, new website and brochure concept, external relations and events coordinator, quality control and customer’s satisfaction, QA/QC procedures, Team building.


Operations Management and Quality Control

May 2017 – October 2018

Resort Baia Scarlino features 30 chic apartments, shopping galleries, restaurants, Pool and Beach clubs, which are part of the Marina di Scarlino Complex, located in the charming Maremma Toscana and Tuscan Archipelago areas.


I held the position of Operations-Resort Manager, co-ordinating with all supporting departments to ensure the resort was profitable and remained a desirable location for all guests & visitors. I also led the preliminary phases of numerous apartment’s sale negotiations. I also spearheaded MICE initiatives, Team building events, Staff Training classes, PR.


Marketing and Communication


Southern Wind Shipyards, based in Cape Town (South Africa), is one of the most renowned boatyards in the world specializing in custom made blue water yet high-performance sailing superyachts. Pegaso is the worldwide marketing and sales representative of the yard and they are based in Genoa, Italy.


For 10 years I held the position of Marketing and Communication manager being responsible for company re-branding (corporate identity, websites, ADV), External and Media Relations, Events organization (such as regattas in collaboration with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, boat shows including the Monaco Yacht Show and Boote Dusseldorf, open days, press conferences, galas), Team building. I was also a BOD member for Pegaso Srl (Genoa-Italy).


Sales & Marketing


Based in Viareggio, Italy, since 1984 Vismara Marine has been proficiently active on 3 crucial boating sections: design, construction and refitting. Vismara Marine is also the Italian ambassador of Baltic Yachts, the Finnish top-notch boatyard specializing in Hi-tech Maxi and Giga yachts.


Key responsibilities included Baltic Yachts boats sales and brokerage and Communication Manager of the emerging Vismara Marine Group, spearheading the new company corporate identity and promotion, re-branding, websites, brochures, anniversary books, press office. I also organized the renowned and successful regatta Baltic Cup 2002 in Porto Cervo and the participation at numerous boat shows.


Corporate Development


Canouan Estate is a luxury collection of exclusive villas, residences and hotels located on the VIP island of Canouan (St Vincent and Grenadines, Caribbean).


This new investor challenging development project took me in Canouan for one year, for a contract as the business corporate manager, with goals to develop yachting services for the Real Estate and hotels guests and to promote the destination. In addition, I also conducted full QA-QC audits of the company properties.


Events management

2002 and 2015

Founded in 1973, Baltic Yachts is the world’s leading builder of advanced composite maxi and giga yachts, based in Finland.


While working for the Italian representative Vismara Marine, in 2002 I oversaw the Baltic Cup Regatta and Rendez Vous, held in Porto Cervo: 1 week of races and exclusive social events for 500 invitees: boat owners, prospect clients, opinion leaders, journalists, sponsors coming from around world.

In 2015 Adagio Studio was contacted for a prospect corporate event auditing and assessment. It included: event concept, budget, site inspection.


Travel Design

2014 – 2015

Legacy Aviation Group, based in Texas and California specializes in private aviation for business leaders and Ultra-High Net Worth private travellers. The company also offers world-class concierge program to their VIP clientele.


Adagio Studio organized unique and exclusive experiences for some of their customers during their stay in Italy. The consultancy included experiences design, site inspections, support to the client’s security staff, logistic, 24H assistance for the full duration of the clients’ stay.
FLORENCE: IL PALAGIO ESTATE – Sting and Trudie Styler’s Estate – one day Private event including: food and wine tasting – horse riding – starred dinner by Gaetano Trovato – artists’ performances including opera duo concert. Dancing fountains grand finale show.
VENICE: Private entrance and visit at GUGGENHEIM museum, followed by exclusive dinning.
MAGGIORE LAKE: Private entrance and visit of Isola Bella – helicopter transfer to Rocca d’Angera castle for a private medieval themed soirée with artists performances, ballet and concert. Starred dinner by Bobo Cerea /da Vittorio restaurant. Grand finale with musical fireworks show.
FLORENCE: ANTINORI NEW VINERY: private visit and exclusive dinning at La Bottaia Glass room.
ROME: Villa Borghese private – behind the scene visit
ROME: Noble palace private entrance with exclusive starred by chef Fulvio Pierangelini and entertainment.



Travel Design


The 151 Miglia has truly become a classic and is an unmissable off shore regatta conceived both for pro racers and amateurs. 151 nautical miles through the Tuscan Archipelago, from Livorno (Leghorn) to Punta Ala. Fun at the sea, yet ashore, with lots of social events and entertainments.


For the 151 Miglia guests who were not racing, Adagio Studio provided a 151 km itinerary along the Tuscany countryside, from Pisa to Punta Ala, where the participants joined the fleet for the prize giving and final gala dinner.


Travel Design


Lux Voyage is a Travel design and Concierge agency based in USA.


Adagio Studio collaborated with the Agency to tailor make a unique vacation for VIP American clients in Italy. We proposed and organized outstanding experiences and represented the Agency in the venues inspections and events quality control. We provided 24H assistance to the customers and their security staff during their stay.
The experiences were organised in Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan.


Venues inspection


Boat International Group, based in London, is an international media group specialising in the superyacht industry and yachting events, the most renowned of them is the World Superyacht Awards. WSA recognises the remarkable ingenuity and innovation demanded by the design, engineering and construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts.


In 2015 the group decided to host the 2016 Awards prize giving gala ceremony in Florence and it was Adagio Studio’s responsibility to scout out suitable venues, the final decision being the magnificent Sala dei Cinquecento at Palazzo Vecchio, the city hall of Florence.


Travel Design


Dea srl is a luxury lines manufacturer based in Tuscany, with a worldwide retailer network.


Adagio Studio tailor made exclusive leisure experiences for the annual retailers meeting in Tuscany, which included:
FLORENCE: private visit at Antico Setificio Fiorentino.
SIENA: Palio di Siena behind the scenes
CHIANTI SHIRE: Chianti Sculpture Park, a permanent exhibition of contemporary sculpture, private visit and branch.


Yacht charter 


After obtaining the license of Yacht Broker and while raising my son, I established a small business which specialized in crewed yacht charter in Med and Caribbean.
Vele di Gabbia was one of the first central agencies in Italy.


The business placed me in direct contact with yacht owners, charter and travel agencies, boatyards and made a good background for my future career, which developed when Vismara Marine Group hired me in the yachting sales, marketing and communication.


Leisure Conciergerie


In the 80’s Club Vacanze was the leader and pioneer Tour Operator in Maldives Archipelago.


While at the University I had the opportunity to spend several seasons, working in the Recreational and Concierge Team of Club Vacanze Luxury Resorts and Cruise. I was responsible for customers transfer and leisure activities. I experienced a 24H – 7 days’ work ethic in remote places for long durations.