Andrea Angelini, born in Rome, studied to be a mechanical engineer. After working as a flight technician for Alitalia, he realized he wanted a life of travel and moved to Mexico, where he worked in tourism, traveling around Central America and honing his Spanish skills. Returning to Italy, he worked for tour agencies across western and eastern Europe. “My years of leading adventure tours have given me the chance to meet people from all around the world and learn about their cultures. In return, I hope that I can bring people a sense of deep contact with Italy’s culture and its history (mostly Roman, of course!).” Andrea loves the mountains and the outdoors. He learned to ski at a young age from his grandfather, a master ski instructor, and also enjoys spending leisure time fly fishing in mountain streams. When not guiding, he resides with his children in the small fortified Umbrian village where his grandparents were born.
Andrea was a perfect cultural foil to JoAnn who demonstrated what it means to be Italian, and gave us wonderful serenades, great moments of laughter, and serious heartfelt conversation.
Andrea and his lively singing talents treated us all to much jovial entertainment. Always smiling and always helpful, with knowledge of flora, he broadened the nature of this trip making it even more enjoyable.
I fell in love with Italy because of Andrea—his love of Italy, its people, its beauty were intoxicating to me. And many thanks to him for his lovely singing voice...his singing on the chair lift moved my spirit!
Andrea can connect with anyone, regardless of language skills or barriers. He is gregarious and kind, as well as skilled and thoughtful.
Andrea's joy of life and cheerful spirit was uplifting and infectious.
Andrea was a wonderful addition to the trip. He knows the locals, the culture, and history of the area, and is a superb driver. On hikes, he was very cognizant of each member's ability and stressed safety. AND, he is a marvelous singer and dancer—great fun!
Andrea was fabulous. He was a good hike leader and showed us all how to appreciate the local food and wines.
Andrea has a great smile and friendly manner that kept us all upbeat. He knows everyone is Southern Italy and can fix any problem.
Andrea is not only a superb and professional driver, he also assisted on some of our hikes. We had tremendous confidence in his ability to get us from place to place safely, quickly, and efficiently. He is entertaining and a terrific conversationalist as well.
A delight! Wonderfully enthusiastic, a splendid singer, and spokesman for all things Italiano.
He was a joy to have on the trip and made a big impact on the overall satisfaction of the group. He has a great smile, always went the extra mile to have everyone be happy, and was highly entertaining!