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The Team

Over 40 people work in our team, which has grown and grown over the last 10 years, with all the enthusiasm of an extended family. Product management, bookings, accounts, marketing and logistics staff; tour leaders, mechanics and drivers: we all work in synergy to provide you with the very best possible holiday experience. We are:

Girolibero Europe

Alice Tronca

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: alice@girolibero.it

Born in the Berici Hills outside Vicenza, the fourth of five siblings and the only girl. A femminist and contrarian by vocation, she is never...

Born in the Berici Hills outside Vicenza, the fourth of five siblings and the only girl. A femminist and contrarian by vocation, she is never short of a pretext for being out on the road: particularly memorable are her temp jobs around Europe, including at a small ice cream shop along the River Main cycling track. Graduated with a thesis on Käurismäki's films, Alice still loves a challenge, despite settling down as a partner and parent. Next up: a marathon, teaching her little girl to pedal and... cycling the Paris-London!

Andrea Contarin

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: andrea@girolibero.it

Andrea may be a boy's name in Italy, but this has never stopped her from being dead proud of it and travelling abroad with it. Her forays...

Andrea may be a boy's name in Italy, but this has never stopped her from being dead proud of it and travelling abroad with it. Her forays include Austria, where she has lived and studied languages. Andrea translates, checks and enriches our client information material year after year. She is a maniac for attention to detail (she is a virgo after all), and when not working on roadbooks and cycling guides, she loves group tours on two wheels – not least the family ones: kids on bikes are just great!

Andrea (Ferri) Ferrigato

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: ferri@girolibero.it

A household name to any cycling aficionado: raced for 15 years alongside the top champs, before settling down – after 8 Giri d'Italia, 4...

A household name to any cycling aficionado: raced for 15 years alongside the top champs, before settling down – after 8 Giri d'Italia, 4 Tours de France and 17 international victories – with his new team: Girolibero. Andrea is in charge of programming our racing bike tours (many of which he also leads) on the most thrilling routes around Europe – and will happily take you to the moon if asked! When not pedalling, he loves spending time with his children, family and friends.

Anita Andriolo

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: anita@girolibero.it

Joined the Girolibero ranks in 2009. When not clutching her mouse, she dedicates herself to her sport, pets (a dog, two cats and a tortoise)...

Joined the Girolibero ranks in 2009. When not clutching her mouse, she dedicates herself to her sport, pets (a dog, two cats and a tortoise) and enjoys a full-bellied song – always accompanied by a chalice of Amarone! In defiance of her degree in Political Sciences, in 2008 Anita specialised in growing roses, both ancient and modern. She has pledged her eternal love to the Venetian Lagoon and the sea, but regrets to face up to the fact that her freckles are the closest she manages to a decent suntan.

Carla Santiccioli

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: carla@girolibero.it

Gastronomy flows through the bloodstream of Carla, who is from Vicenza by adoption but Tuscan by birth – hence her indulgence in a...

Gastronomy flows through the bloodstream of Carla, who is from Vicenza by adoption but Tuscan by birth – hence her indulgence in a fortnightly sortie across the Appennines to stock up on bread, schiacciata flat loaf, savoury cantuccini biscuits and loose-leafed cavolo nero (black cabbage). Adores art in all its forms and would soon fill her home with designer curios. Carla is a wandering accountant and is generally hiding behind piles of numbers or around the planet – exploring, scratching, sniffing, tasting and sharing a laugh.

Cristina Rosa

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: cristina@girolibero.it

Specialist in accountancy missions impossible aboard our airship – a.k.a. Vice-Carla! Entering invoices, liasing with banks and dealing with...

Specialist in accountancy missions impossible aboard our airship – a.k.a. Vice-Carla! Entering invoices, liasing with banks and dealing with myriad forms, all keep her off the streets 8 hours a day. In her spare time Cristina trains in shiatsu, practising her skills on unsuspecting guinea pigs (her hapless friends and colleagues). She's a rock-chick extraordinaire, loves travel and brings home far too many souvenirs of dubious taste.

Elena Riatti

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: elena@girolibero.it

A chaotic (orderly, she claims) jumble reigns supreme on Elena's desk, ranging from Girolibero and Zeppelin brochures to newspapers,...

A chaotic (orderly, she claims) jumble reigns supreme on Elena's desk, ranging from Girolibero and Zeppelin brochures to newspapers, magazines and scraps of paper. Joined the team in 2009 with a History of Arts degree and manages our communications and press affairs. Loved her beaches as much as the scout camps as a child, which accounts for an equal fondness of flip-flops and trekking boots. Elena's first love? – Guitar. Her latest? – Tanzania, where she spent her honeymoon.

Enrico Bulato

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: enrico@girolibero.it

Joined in 2000, aged 23, almost by chance. After tour leading in Ireland in 2001, he was adopted by the Girolibero family, and his thirst for...

Joined in 2000, aged 23, almost by chance. After tour leading in Ireland in 2001, he was adopted by the Girolibero family, and his thirst for discovery and his enthusiasm have never left him since. With a passion for the 70s, Lanerossi Vicenza FC and anything on wheels, he adores bikes (powered and pedalled), cars (convertibles especially) and Fiat 500s of any year or colour. Always surrounded by friends – both real and imaginary (Shrek is his idol) – Enrico lives happily with his Fiona (oops, Elisa) in Vicenza.

Martina Marzari

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: martina@girolibero.it

Girolibero's "youngster" has been checking and translating our background material since 2007. She loves volleyball, beach volley and...

Girolibero's "youngster" has been checking and translating our background material since 2007. She loves volleyball, beach volley and clubbing – always an opportunity to sport an impressive collection of high heels. Martina was keen to improve her German after qualifying in languages at high school in 2009: we packed her off to Bavaria for a few months, and she is now as comfortable with a Radler as she is with an aperitivo.

Natasha Hamrick

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: natasha@girolibero.it

Joined the Girolibero ranks in May 2006 as a temp translator and preparing info packs before firmly planting her roots. Progressed to...

Joined the Girolibero ranks in May 2006 as a temp translator and preparing info packs before firmly planting her roots. Progressed to programming and bookings, enriching her contribution with historical and gastronomic hints and tips – which are always welcome! In her free time Natasha lets her hair down at rock concerts and funfairs, and relaxes with a game of "Super Mario" or a Scandinavian whodunnit.

Francesca Novali

t: +39 0444 1278.400 - m: francesca.novali@girolibero.it

Born and bred in Trentino, Francesca graduated in Tourism Management in the neighbouring region of South Tyrol before saddling a bike with us...

Born and bred in Trentino, Francesca graduated in Tourism Management in the neighbouring region of South Tyrol before saddling a bike with us at Girolibero. Ever ready to grab her rucksack and head off for the next adventure, her aim is to visit... not one, but every single country around the globe. Francesca loves animals and her faithful companions include a dog, a cat and some canaries – not forgetting her three quails. She also adores mountains, and as soon as the sun comes out she will scale another rockface or trek up a peak of her beloved Brenta Dolomites.

 

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