Hidden Gems of Italy
Join us for a talk given by Alessandra Gardino Montgomery, managing director of Customized Journeys and president of the Italian School of Portland, on travel tips for discovering the Hidden Gems of Italy.
Alessandra will share with us her perspective on the geographic, political and cultural diversity that makes Italy so fascinating as well as what it means to provide sustainable tourism in these off-the beaten path destinations of Italy, in preparation for the Italian Film Festival.
Born in Genoa, Italy, Alessandra was raised to be a world traveler. Her father, an active mountaineer from Piedmont, made sure that Alessandra grew up with a passion for nature, and knowledge of the Italian and French Alps. Her mother, heiress to the historical Central Italian palace Palazzo Ranghiasci, instilled in Alessandra a profound love of European arts and culture. These family traditions have allowed Alessandra to fully develop her passion for art, food, wine, archeology, and of course, adventure.