Welcome to my Ventura Verde online journal, an eclectic and intentionally random exploration of the fascinating but lesser-known cultural wonders of central Italy.
I am the founder and curator of Umbria e Cultura
, a web magazine
registered by the Tribunale of Spoleto which reports on the rich history and cultural life of Umbria and its neighboring locales in central Italy. Since 2013, I have been discovering and promoting Umbria's secret treasures and special events and sharing what I have learned with my friends and readers around the world.
When I moved from Rome to Umbria in 1997, I fell in love with Umbria and soon became deeply involved in cultural events and hospitality and tourist services in my home town, Todi, and throughout Umbria.
Creating a web magazine from scratch has made me an something of an expert in social media marketing, and I gladly volunteer for a wide range of businesses and organizations including the Todi Tourist Information Office, the Todi Festival, the Infiorate di Spello. regional hotels and resorts, and various organizations in the arts and theater.
I have enjoyed being a member of the Ventura Verde team since 2007 and am pleased to have been asked to edit this special section of the Ventura Verde website and to share my love and knowledge of Italy with the Ventura Verde audience.