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The Italian National Tourist Board




Monica Neroni

Lake Como Tourist Board Representative

Born in Switzerland and raised in Como, her background is in the tourism field, where she has been working for over 30 years, focusing in particular on the tourism promotion of Lake Como.



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Andrea Grisdale

Founder & CEO of IC Bellagio

A very proud Partner Supplier of Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, the Regional Member for Italy of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and named as one of the Top Specialist in the World for Italy on Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Wendy Perrins’ WOW list. She recently celebrated 20 years in business. Andrea and her amazing team are based in Bellagio and together create over 2000 FIT Italian Experiences annually.




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Valentina De Santis

CEO of Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Born and raised on Lake Como, Valentina represents the third generation of entrepreneurs and hoteliers behind the dream of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. Since the moment she joined her family business 10 years ago, she has been injecting a new vision into the company, carrying on with her parents new strategic projects, with the last and most important being the acquisition of Villa Passalacqua that will become their second luxury property on the lake. Mum of two, the authentic passion for travel and hospitality are at the base not only of her work but also of her entire lifestyle. In 2019 she has been nominated by Forbes within the 100 most influential women in Italy.




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Andrea Camesasca

Owner of "Rural Resort" il Corazziere

Andrea is the grandson of Giuseppe, The Corazziere, who opened a small Osteria transformed later in a famous restaurant and hotel in the Brianza area, between Lake Como and Milan. Andrea moved to London first and then to Bermuda and after his experiences in tourism, he came back to Merone to make his dream come true: create a green area called Ecofrazione di Baggero and the first Rural Resort. Engaged in the tourism management of Lake Como, Andrea has been, among other offices, the representative of the tourism department for The Como Chamber of Commerce and the promoter of the “cineturismo” of Lake Como.​



Chef Luigi Gandola

Chef and Owner of Salice Blu di Bellagio

Chef and Owner of the Salice Blu Restaurant since 2005, Luigi Gandola is an established chef and is also known for TV appearances, making his career out of his passion for local ingredients. Lake Como and the surrounding mountains have always been his source of inspiration. Chef Gandola was award as: Best Chef of Lombardy in 2005, Champion of Mediterranean Cuisine in 2004-2008, Prix Culinaire Taittinger Italian finalist in 2006-2009, Carving Cup Erfurt Germany Olympic Gold in 2004.




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The Thrill of Sport - Lake Como



Rural Resort "Il Corazziere" - Lake Como



Truffle Hunting on Lake Como - with Chef Luigi Gandola







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The art of fine living

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Ludovica Rocchi

CEO R Collection Hotels

Young, enterprising, passionate and creative. She has travelled the World from West to East and from North to South, but nowhere is like home. After ten years, she has decided to move back to Italy, in order to help her family running the Hotel business. She has studied hospitality in Switzerland, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and after a master’s degree in Tourism. She has made her passion, her life. Ludovica, in the last three years, has taken care of the brand communication of R Collection hotels, that today runs eight hotels in North Italy. She is also focusing on expanding the brand.



Marco Cassina

Owner of Peter C Cassina

Owner of Peter Ci, men's high end boutiques all located in Como since 1978.Marco belongs to a family involved in clothing retail since the 40'S, he believes retail is evolving to a new digital era, but also that there is still a future for offline shopping and works hard to add a human touch and make it an "experience" for his local and international clients when visiting his shops. Always in store when not travelling all over the world for Trunk Shows where he provides a Made to Measure experience to his loyal customers.




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Sarah Aggio

Owner of Il Giardino di Lory di Domaso

Graduated from Bocconi University and after a consolidated experience in human resources management and control management for an important French company, ten years ago she decides to change and undertake her personal adventure in tourism by opening a residence on Lake Como and here, in her little corner of paradise, between chats and special attention to her customers, she is cultivating day by day the passion for her work, the desire to do the best and her idea of simple but quality tourism.



Andrea Mauri

Founder of Lake Como Bike, Bike Guide

Passionate about sports, he believes in promoting Lake Como with eco-dynamic and experiential activities. CEO of Aglaia Srl Design Communication, a company specialized in tourism and B2B communication and founding member of Bike Emotion, a company that rents and sells bicycles in Lecco. Since 2016 Andrea organizes the mountainbike race "Bellano Enduro Urban Cup". Mountain-bike guide in summer and ski-mountaineering instructor and telemark skier in winter. He knows the mountain area around Lake Como and the hills of Brianza from a special point of view: his bike.




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Eleonora Bresciani

Sales & Marketing Manager Lake Como Convention Bureau

Eleonora, a proud ambassador of Lake Como, is responsible for promoting its beauty around the world as a MICE destination. She coordinates the network of tourism and meeting industry operators, in order to offer customers a single point of contact for their event planning. Eleonora holds a BA degree in Tourism, Management and Territory from the IULM University of Milan and, after working as an Event Manager for international chain-branded hotels and luxury structures, she knows that each customer expects, and deserves, a truly unique experience. Her passion for event planning, combined with her extensive knowledge of the local territory, allows her to make each proposal unique, promising an unforgettable experience on Lake Como.


Rachel Birthistle

Owner & CEO of The Lake Como Wedding Planner

I am Rachel Birthistle, founder and CEO of The Lake Como Wedding Planner and Rachel Birthistle Events. I was born in Ireland, and, having fallen in love with Lake Como many years ago, I decided to call it my home. My previous career as a fashion designer has given me artistic background and ability to interpret and develop client's ideas and vision. I love to collaborate with couples to create a completely personalized bespoke wedding or event. The Lake Como Wedding Planner this year celebrates its tenth year of planning and producing incredible weddings and events both on the shores of Lake Como and throughout Europe. The company has a sales and marketing team, a design and production team and a team of planners.



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