Hey! I'm Davide from Italy!
I was born in Milan and I graduated in tourism before moving to Florence working for an amazing company. I immediately fell for adventure travel as soon as I started working after graduation, I realized it was the kind of job I had always looked for without even knowing it existed.
At S-Cape Travel, the tour operator I work for, I mainly deal with self -guided trips taking care of the documentation and the itineraries we provide to the agencies working with us. I also guide some cycling trips throughout the year to take a break from the office work and enjoy the countryside.
I am very sporty and I love spending my free time playing beach volleyball in summer and snowboarding in winter.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"We specialize in any kind of active travel throughout Italy: from the most strenuously active trips to mostly cultural ones, with just some light walking. Tuscany, the Dolomites, Puglia, Amalfi Coast, the Cinque Terre are just some of the destinations we work with.
We are the Italian experts for Via Francigena, the "Camino to Rome", taking walkers from the Alps of Aosta Valley to Rome passing through ever-changing landscapes, artistic cities and traces of ancient civilizations - I cycle some of the legs myself, to check the itinerary and apply marking signs. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Since I was a child I was always pushed from my family away from home, not with bad intentions but actually to let the hunger of discovery grow inside me.
At the age of 17, I went studying abroad in the United States, more precisely in South Dakota! Imagine now a 17 year old boy coming from a big city like Milan living one year in the most remote place in the US, amazing! I think that throughout that year I have realized the importance of traveling and meeting new people. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I had few unique travel experiences but the most important one I think it was when I saw the northern lights for the first time in Finland.
It was insanely cold and dark outside as we went for a walk hoping to see the famous northern lights, we were about to give up and as we were walking back to the accommodation all of a sudden a greenish moving light started crawling on the top of our heads. We literally stopped and stood still for more than 10 minutes enjoying the magic."
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Recent trip reviews for Davide
Puglia in Oct/Nov · Italy - Oct 24 - Nov 4, 2019
This was a great trip. Cycling routes were very planned and hotels had been very well chosen. Got a real feel for southern Italy at olive harvesting time. Managed to do some informal oil production visiting and tasting as well as wine tasting organised by the tour. Good mix of country and coast.
Hiking in Southern Dolomites · Italy - Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2019
David was very attentive to our requests and needs from the start. We wanted a hut experience in the Dolomites and he suggested a beautiful trip. We had a wonderful accommodation at Hotel Pider in Wengen, and then two days hiking to and back from Rufugio Fanes. The hikes had a lot of variety in addition to the beauty that is the Dolomites. The food was delicious and the hosts were welcoming in both places. We had several questions for David before the trip, which he answered promptly and graciously. We found his service very professional yet friendly.