Sharing an experience
is not just about meeting people
It’s about making friends
and building memories
Meet the team behind our tour
Irene, the writer
That’s me! I am a journalist and writer. I speak english, french and, of course, italian. I love my country, the sea, local food and wine. I also love to travel and dancing tango!
My book “Amyclae” tells the ancient legend of the so-called “silent town” that was meant to be somewhere around Sperlonga but suddenly disappeared thousands of years ago. It also tells the story of the Emperor Tiberius who had one of his most beautiful villas here, and why he pretended to be the son of Ulysses.
“I have to speak – as the roman poet Gaio Lucilio wrote – because Amyclae died in silence”. And it will live forever if we keep telling its legend.
You will hear about the legend in all our tours
Chiara, the wine maker
Chiara was born in Rome and is a qualified oenologue.
She made her studies 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. A small winery, 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 Ancient 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 outdoor free life.
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 Amyclae Boat Tour.
Silvia, the cook
Meet Silvia, the chef at Ricciola Saracena!
As a good Roman, she landed in Sperlonga on the footsteps of Tiberius.
She manages a pretty diner all red, white and blue, like the colors of the fishermen’s boats, right in the Sperlonga’s historical center.
Getting lost among the alleys of the village with its vistas and its smells is one of the things she loves about this little jewel and, not by chance, she’s always looking for traditional recipes.
What about rolling up our sleeves and do this with her?
Meet Silvia in the Amyclae & Pasta making 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 find it on the Terracina Food & Wine Tour.