Marco Scapagnini is an expert tour operator, and a food and wine journalist who focuses on authentic Italian regional specialties. He began his career in Italy with the Mondadori Editorial Group, writing 23 guidebooks on travel and the food and wine of Italy. He then became the Italian specialist for DK Guides, published in London under the name Eyewitness Guides, where he discovered and reviewed hidden spots in Italy, including charming inns, secluded restaurants and small and authentic food and wine stores.
Marco worked then for Rizzoli Corriere della Sera Group (RCS) on their editorial column called Chat@Winwriting, featuring 50 destinations in Italy and the rest of Europe. He also authored an online blog for them. A new turn to Marco’s career was its consulting activity with Italian food and wine purveyors, advising on how to sell their products on the world market. He also consults with foreign travel agents about how to create unique, customized tours of Italy, utilizing his personal contacts with restaurant owners, their chefs and the owners of charming hotels. He has spent the last decade between Italy, especially Sicily, and the United States, consulting and also writing for top food and travel magazines such as CDG, the inflight magazine of a major European airline. Marco is an enthusiastic Brand Ambassador for Firriato Wines, authentic Italian food, and tourism.
This is sure to be another memorable evening of wonderful wines,
delectable cuisine, friendship and Community!