About us

Irene

Irene, the wine guide

That’s me! I’m the one who answers to your messages and calls, and will take care of your whole wine & food experience.
I’m also the leading wine tour guide at Monti Cecubi winery.

I speak english, french and, of course, italian.
I have a passion for discovering hidden secrets and ancient history
Besides… I’m a tango dancer!

I am also a journalist and the author of Amyclae, a thriller novel that tells a very ancient legend about Sperlonga.
Amyclae in fact was the name of an ancient village that keeps a secret: it disappeared all of a sudden in mysterious circumstances, thousands of years ago. 

The book also tells the story of the Emperor Tiberius who had one of his most beautiful villas here, and why he said he was the son of Ulysses.
“I must speak – as the roman poet Gaio Lucilio wrote – because Amyclae died in silence”.
So I still do.

Chiara, the wine maker

Chiara was born in Rome and is a qualified oenologist.
She studied in Viterbo (Italy) and Bordeaux (France) and had her first job experiences abroad (New Zealand and Africa).

She started working as a professional in 2006, but in 2013 fell in love with the philosophy of the Schettino family that believes in using a small winery and a small production to make the best quality out of the Monti Cecubi hills.

She went deep into the ancient grapes research, together with the historical and cultural studies of this land.

She manages the whole process of wine making and the farm.
You may meet her when she’s around in the winery, in the Old Roman Wine Tour

Luigi, the captain

Luigi is the captain of Maria Consiglia, the boat he uses for fishing and boat tours.
He was born in Sperlonga, and soon fell in love with the sea and being outdoors.
He was a young boy when he decided to start doing this old job, far from the prerogatives of today’s young people: the fisherman.

“When you do the job that you like you have reached halves the happiness”. This is his motto!
Meet him in the Sperlonga Boat & Wine Tour.

sara

Sara, the hiking guide

Meet Sara, the hiking guide!
Although she was born right by the sea Sara is a real mountain addict.

As an AIGAE certified hiking guide she will show you the best views of our hills and coastline from the top, rare animals’ tracks and the marvelous varieties of our mediterranean maquis.

Ready for a hike behind one of the most beautiful italian seaside village? 
She will be your guid at the Hike & Wine Tour

Marco, the Home Chef

Marco believes that cooking is not just preparing some tasty dish.
He’s convinced that eating well is the first step to being healthy. 
That’s why he spends a lot of time searching for the best local food: his supermarket is outdoors, among farmers, bakers and fishermen.

He wants the guests of his Home Restaurant “A casa di Marco” in Terracina, to get the same experience. He takes them to the farms, to the port, directly to the producers. 
He performs in his cooking show and serves lunch, accompanied by local wine.
His motto: “Health comes by eating well and… spending little!”
You’ll meet him during the Terracina Fish & Wine Tour.

Paola, the garden villa Hostess

Paola has a natural inclination for making people feel welcome.
After studying literature, she has been working in a tea house, in Rome.
Then she decided to come back to her native village, Sperlonga, and renovate her family’s country house, next to the ruins of an ancient roman villa.

The house turned into a beautiful touristic farmhouse where Paola, who can speak english and portuguese, welcomes guests from all over the world.
She loves taking care of her garden and has a little farm production.
She enjoys traveling, photography and tango dancing!
You will meet Paola and her smile in the Old Roman Wine Tour & Dinner.

Paola, tour del vino a cena in giardino

Accomodation in Sperlonga

If you want to stay for one or more nights in Sperlonga while you plan your wine & food tour we will be happy to give you suggestions

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