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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On this week-long adventure, you'll sail and cycle around two crown jewels of Europe's islands: Sardinia and Corsica. The landscapes here are the stuff of Mediterranean dreams, where sky-blue waters turn crystal clear as they reach the soft white sands of emerald coasts. Then there's the countryside, which abounds with landmarks both natural and man-made, from bronze-age ruins to the great granite rocks shaped by wind over millennia into unique formations.
Sardinians greet each other by saying, “A kent’annos” — “May you live to be a hundred.” Discover the landscapes that inspire these words on this incredible 12-day itinerary. Eat and drink your way through Sardinia's incredible food and heart-healthy red wine, walk alongside shepherds on rocky hillsides, and haggle for your lunch in bustling marketplaces. From stunning beaches to quiet towns this trip has it all.
Spend five days exploring the art and cuisine of Italy's Tuscany region. Discover Rennaissance art in Florence, browse bustling markets for fresh produce and cured meats and stroll through narrow medieval streets to see the 1,000-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Head to the Tuscan countryside to visit Siena, tour a typical Chianti winery, and see the medieval Monteriggioni fortress. End your visit with a trip to see the famous leaning tower of Pisa and Lucca's historic city walls.
Soak up the sunshine and go off the beaten track on this 8-day cycling expedition around Puglia in the heel of Italy's boot. You'll bike to lesser-known towns and villages on this moderate-level ride, pedaling through lush inland plateaux and down the coastline on mostly flat terrain. Enjoy southeastern Italy's historic sites, flavorful food, and natural beauty on this active tour.
Spend 6 days biking through Tuscany's serene landscapes, medieval towns, and quiet country roads. Explore rivers and hills, Renaissance villas, and the beauty of the homeland of Giacomo Puccini, Pinocchio, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Traverse the northern Dolomites starting at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, three of the range's most famous peaks, and make your way to the Grupo Latemar near Bolzano. You'll hike through a number of national parks, crossing desert rocklands, forests, and green pastures as you travel the cultural and historic border between Europe's southern Latin and northern Germanic regions.