Mario created Bellarome with his business partner and friend Daniel. He was born and grew up in Rome. After earning his BA in Economics and MSc in Business Administration, he worked for years in both tourism and international sales. His extensive travel for work nurtured a real appreciation for the beautiful diversity in culture, landscapes, art and food that the whole world has to offer. It also led him to better appreciate the incredible treasures and variety found throughout Italy, all in a relatively small area. So Bellarome was created from an ambition to share its unique riches with others. Mario continues to have passion for travelling, meeting new people and understanding their worlds. He also loves cooking, football, music and business; his work remains his passion. His favourite places in the world are Rome, Sicily (especially the Aeolian Islands) and New York. He spends his time working between the Bellarome offices in Cambridge, Rome and Siracusa, and regularly visits the teams in Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast and the Lakes
Daniel is the co-owner and co-creator of Bellarome and has been with the company since its conception in 2009. Born and raised near Cambridge in England, he has always had a keen interest in travel and culture and used the skills gained from his BA Hons degree to build Bellarome and help it thrive. As the company expanded, Daniel moved to Italy to preside over the Italian offices, living in both Tuscany and Rome. During this time, he travelled the country extensively and gained a deep understanding of Italy’s history and culture. With his wealth of experience in travel around both the UK and Italy, Daniel knows both countries very well. On a personal note, Daniel is a keen sportsman, especially enjoying football, and is a big lover of Italian food and, of course, Italian wine!
Having been with Bellarome since 2017, Matthew works as an Italian Travel Specialist from the Rome office, spending a fair amount of time every year in Piedmont, Amalfi Coast and back home in America. As someone who lives, works and studied in Italy, Matt has found his perfect job; Helping others experience what he loves. He is half Italian and half American with an M.A. degree in Italian Food & Wine and over 5 years of experience in crafting high-quality private vacations tailored to each client’s needs. Matthew is fluent in English, Italian and French.
Originally from Lake Como, Veronica has been working for Bellarome since 2017. Trained as an events planner, she has established the Bellarome office in Como, and works in our sales department as an Italian Travel Specialist. Her passion is in helping her clients express their interests and style to design the perfect holiday experience, tailored to their desires. Having lived in the USA & UK, Veronica is now working from the Lake Como office.
Veronica is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and German
Marie-Lys is part of the Bellarome Travel family since 2019. As a native French and in love with her country, she decided to assist travellers to discover France and much more. She is always travelling to find the best authentic and unique experiences for her clients. She also uses her personal contact and relationship from her previous career in hospitality, to make sure to enhance their stay. Each traveller is different, so should be their itinerary!
After multiple jobs abroad in the tourism sector Femke settled in the beautiful hills of the Castelli Romani alongside her Bernese mountain dog and Italian counterpart and has been working from our Rome office ever since. She is a self-proclaimed food and history enthusiast that was once bitten by a travel bug and from then on struggled to remain in her native country, The Netherlands. Today she crafts tailor-made itineraries all throughout Europe with the perfect balance between luxury, authenticity, history & culture. From a trip to the Dutch Countryside and Germany’s world war 2 sites to Italy’s picturesque vineyards and the impressive Tower Bridge of London, she’ll design a trip that fits you to the T combining your indicated preferences with her expertise.
Operations Executive/Office Manager
Working from the Rome office, Sylvia has been with Bellarome from the beginning, helping set up and running our Rome office. Holding a Master’s Degree in translation and languages, she is a free lance journalist, certified events planner. Sylvia speaks fluent Italian, English and French and loves travelling, food and her cats!
Supplier Relations Manager
Born in Rome, Riccardo is our Supplier Relations Manager. He is in charge of contracts and relations with our accommodation suppliers in Italy and worldwide. He loves football and travelling and holds a master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration. Riccardo works from the Rome office
Operations/ Sicily Rep
Federica is a true Sicilian and she is the latest joiner of the Bellarome team; working in the operations department and being stationed in our office in Siracusa (Sicily), we provides support for post sales operations, as well as repping for our strong Sicily market…