RoTONDELLA GREETERS


Come as a guest, leave as a friend

Are you visiting Rotondella? You can experience a warm welcome from a Rotondella Greeter. Let someone who holds the city dear guide you through all the treasures that Rotondella has to offer and experience Rotondella just as a local would!

 

Absolutely free and guaranteed to enrich your stay!

 

As a part of the Global Greeter Network Rotondella Greeters are volunteers who will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner. A Greeter will walk with you through the city for a couple of hours and make you experience Rotondella in a unique way. For families, friends or people travelling solo – a truly enriching experience!


Our Rotondella Greeters Team


Tonino Pitrelli

Hi, my name is Tonino Pitrelli. I am 63 years old and I live in Rotondella. I love biological
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agriculture on my land. I have a small family-run vineyard and different kinds of fruitplants where I spend my freetime. I like nature and I explore the beautiful landscape of my region. I would like to get involved in this project.

Loris Lorenzi

Hi, my name is Loris Lorenzi. I am 50 years old and originally from Trentino/Alto Adige.
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I have lived in Basilicata for 15 years, in Rotondella to be exact, which is the balcony to the Ionian Sea. I speak English and a little bit of German. I love nature, and walking in the woods; I bike with my mountain bike, etc. In these past few years I have discovered the wonderful places in this region that has received me and I would like to show them to you.


Max PUErstl

Hi, my name ist Max Puerstl, I am Austrian and I spend part of the year in Rotondella.
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Apart from my job as a psychotherapist I am interested in meeting people from different cultures (Southern Europe, Arab countries, Iran and others). I enjoy showing people this special place with its lovable people, its history, its beautiful places at the sea and in the mountains and I can help with information on good restaurants and places to stay overnight.

Mario Donadio

Hi, ma name is Mario Donadio, born in Rotondella. I have lived here for 50 years.
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would like to show you and give you a 360 degree view of Rotondella.


Nivardo Suriano

Hi, I am Nivaardo Suriano. I was born and raised in Rotondella and after finishing my university
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university studies in Bari, Cartagena (Spain) and Parma I decided to come back to my homeland. I am a specialist in managing and evaluating our heritage of food and wine. For about two years I have worked with family members daily to manage our smallfarm. We grow apricots, peaches, citrus fruit and vegetables. We produce fruit cans (jams, juices, liquors ..) and we teach people about this. It would be a pleasure for me to accompany you in discovering this unique territory, its peculiarities as far as food and wine are concerned, and its adorable community. Our company belongs to FattoreAmico and offers members the possibility to park their campers here for free.

Salvatore Sagaria

Hi, my name is Salvatore Sagaria. I am a technician for this charming town. I love my
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village and its territory that extends from the sea to the mountains, which I explore by walking and running in nature and through the spiral streets of the historical town center. I like to get to know people that would like to explore our region and experience the hospitality of the people in Basilicata.


Rudy Marranchelli

Hi, my name is Rudy Marranchelli – President of AGIA-CIA Basilicata. I work especially
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to promote rural tourism and social agricultural politics (I am also the chairperson of “Orto Sociale” = Social Garden that promotes Italian diet and policies to distribute food in the world evenly). I am a member of Amministrazione di APEA – Agency for the Environment and Energy of the District of Matera. In the past I was a member of GDC Quality and Promotion of Agricultural Foods with the EU. Vice President of a club that organizes trips, “Basilicata Adventure”, sailor, blogger and passionate photographer. I have always been involved in the promotion of the Basilicata, especially the historical town center of Rotondella (MT), the door to the Pollino mountains and the balcony to the Ionian Sea.

Rodolfo Mercelo Salasar

Hi, my name is Rodolfo Marcelo Salazar Godoy in Guglielmucci. I was born in Coyhaique
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in Chilean Patagonia in 1978. I arrived in Rotondella in 1989, which is the most beautiful place in Italy thank God. I brought more people here than our mayor, who does not have any interests. It is a pleasure for me to show you the village and its surroundings by bicycle.


Liliana Castaldi

Hi, my name is Liliana, I am Austrian, I live in Naples and very often I stay in Rotondella.
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I have a very busy life, I am a tour guide. About ten years ago, I bought a small house in Rotondella with a beautiful view. When I am tired, sad or need new energy I come to Rotondella. A few days are enough to recharge my batteries.



Global Greeter core values


All Greeters and Greeter destinations share the same core values:

  1. Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination
  2. Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to six people
  3. Meeting a Greeter is free of charge
  4. Visitors are welcomed without any kind of discrimination
  5. Greeter programs support sustainable tourism. Programs respects natural and man-made environments, it brings both cultural and economical enrichment to the local communities. Programs aim for a lasting positive image of each destination.
  6. Greeter programs create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange, create links between people thus creating a better world.

Find more at the website of Global Greeter Network.

Testimonials


"A special place with special people."

- Ferdinand, Austria

 

"Warmth, tranquility, breathtaking scenery."

- Erich, Austria

 

"Majestic, from earlier times, loving, original, lovely, inviting, attractive, green, amidst the seas and mountains, fertile, historical, facing the world."

- Daniela, Austria

 

How to find Rotondella


  • car: from the north via highway A 1, from Bologna via highway A 14/E45 to the exit of Taranto, forther towards via SS 106 in the direction Reggio Calabria to the exit of Rotondella
  • airplane: airport Bari
  • train: mainstation Policoro-Tursi (www.trenitalia.com)
  • autobus: arrival terminal bus Policoro (www.fsbusitaliafast.it)
  • rental car: airport Bari or car rental Fiore Policoro