We are Cappuccino, a group of passionate Italian insiders who share a love of art, wine and food. In 2009 we began an adventure to discover the untouched heart of Italy and offer this passion to like minded people with love for creativity, experience and discovery.
Today we’ve grown into a global community of Italian connoisseurs who sketch itineraries and adventures for travelers from around the world, so they can share in our wealth of Italian heritage.
From wandering through the enchanting hills of Le Marche in a 50′s bubble car to painting that classic scene or simply sipping a gorgeous cappuccino in a cool cafeteria of a European Capital, Cappuccino can ensure you dive into the heart of a destination, its food, its people, its rhythms.
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” (Osho)
The founders Laura, Giovanni e Alessandro
Laura Melloni – Laura is Cappuccino Ceo and originally from Le Marche. Currently she lives in Ascoli Piceno, after 15 years of working in Italy and abroad: China, Japan, Latin America and northern Europe . She is an anthropologist of herbs, and she has an enormous passion for world culture and travel. She loves to cross seas and continents via the internet, to transverse boundaries and uncover new places and interesting situations. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, her mothertongue. In recent years she has rediscovered a profound love for Le Marche, region on which she has developed a keen expertise that she applies in her approach to the rest of Italy, to it’s unique style and extreme contrasts.
Specialization: Idleness Italian Style
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Giovanni Massi – An olive expert and olive oil producer, Giovanni is 50 years old, and is from Abruzzo although he fell so deeply in love with Le Marche he now considers himself Marchigano. His life revolves around his olive cultivation in the gorgeous countryside near Ascoli, where he can indulge his love of the ancient traditions of olive farmers within their rhythm of life and all its joys and struggles. He is also an expert of the traditional cooking of the Apennine countryside, as well as the local rituals and festivals which accompany every season, each with their traditions and costumes from the past, yet vibrantly alive today.
Specialization: the production of olives and extra-virgin olive oil of the Tenera Ascolana
Alessandro Sonsini – Alessandro is an architect who is 65 years old, and lives and works in Pescara which is a lively city on the coast of the Adriatic. It is here that he is a professor at the University of Abruzzo. Also an aspiring film-maker and keen researcher of social anthropology, Alessandro has been exploring the Apennine area, armed with a video camera and a notebook, to rediscover it’s forgotten centres, and it’s wealth of human history which risks being erased by time and lost from living memory.
Specialization: the transhumant culture of the Abruzzo shepherds
Andrea Massaccesi - is a 26 year-old linguistic mediator with a love for Italian fashion and Chinese culture. He was born in Le Marche but moved to Rome 8 years ago to study languages…. A couple of years ago he decided to return home to the enchanting hills of Piceno to share his passions with local like minded people and incoming visitors passionate about simple and exciting Italian daily life. Now he spends his life travelling abroad as Cappuccino Sales Manager and wasting his money in European flagship stores !
Specialization: La Dolce Vita