My name is Gaia and i would love to tell you something about myself . Get to know me, so to speak.
In 1997 when i finished high school ,i went to London to study English as the majority of Italian kids do when they want to learn the English language.. While I was there, my father died suddenly and I had to come back in order to stay close to my mother and my little brother, who today is known as THE KING because he is the only boy of a family of 12 women 😊 . It was of course a hard moment for the 3 of us so I decided to become the daughter my dad had always wanted me to be and I started to work for the fashion company he had been the designer for.
2 years passed by but something was going wrong for me….that was not my call…. With a broken heart i gave up my job, the job that my father had always dreamt for me in order to follow in his footsteps. Struggling with my guilt, i used the money i had saved from that working experience and signed up at the university.. Science of Communications…After 3 months, a travel agent friend of my mom called me.. it was 1999:
– “Gaia, i need you! You have enough English to go on a bus with a group of kids from Maine that is coming for the jubilee year “!!!!
– OMG!!! What the heck am I gonna tell those people???
-“ oOh!! You certainly find something!! You have the personality for that i am sure!”
Needless to say i accepted and the rest is history.. Since that day, some 19 years ago, i never got off the bus! And since that time, as an agent and tour guide for a travel company, i have guided many, many American people throughout my beautiful country. I have met marvelous people and we have shared some incredible experiences.. some a little crazy, some quiet and peaceful, but all wonderful and enriching both for me and for them. 6 years ago i met ,during one of my adventures as a tour escort, one of the best persons in the world.. Rosemary.. It was “love at first sight” and we became immediately great friends.. Lots of tears that year at the airport as we parted!!!… She immediately started to encourage me to open my own travel company because she helped me understand that I was more than capable of choosing on my own what the travel company had offered and more importantly, I would have the freedom to customize and personalize my clients’ experiences. I began to realize my own strengths and expertise. Since then Rose has traveled every year to Italy bringing along lots of AMAZING people and last year with immense joy i was finally able to open my company for which Rose and her family had chosen the name. G.A.I.A that stands for : Genuinely Authentic Italian Adventures. G.A.I.A is family owned by me, my mom and my husband. We reach out exclusively to Americans and offer with confidence their best travel experience in Italy each and every time. I want to try to give you a genuine experience in order to let you know our real culture which is so.o.o different from yours in many aspects..
So, if you are open to differences, fun , laughter ,art, history, tears of joy ,music, lots of incredible food and wine then.. YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT SPOT. Go explore my website and see if you can find a good solution for your travel desires!! Contact me and let’s start to build your special times.!!!! Can’t wait to hear from you!
P.S. Of course, I did get off the bus long enough to meet and marry my wonderful husband (Mirko) and together we are raising our twins daughters (Flavia and Matilde).