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Gastaldi Global Travel is one of most renowned Italian Destination Management Companies and a landmark in the MICE industry for creativity, experience and quality of service. Founded in 1990, Gastaldi Global Travel belongs to Gastaldi Holding, which in 2010 celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Based in Rome with offices in Genova and more recently in Milan, we specialize in high end meeting and incentive travel, special interest tours and VIP individual programs throughout Italy. Thanks to our consolidated experience and thorough knowledge of Italian destinations and logistics, we are able to create and manage many types of unique programs while remaining focused on the best and most innovative solutions for all events with full respect of client’s budget.

Italia made by Gastaldi: Your way to Italy is our way!


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News from Italy...

April 2010

UNESCO World Heritage in Italy

Italy is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to date with 44 sites inscribed on the list. A World Heritage Site is a place of either cultural or physical significance (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city). Nominated sites must be of \"outstanding universal value\" and it is in the interest of the international community to preserve them. 

Discover Italy through UNESCO sites, from North to South:



The Holy Shroud in Turin

The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears  the frontal and dorsal imagine of a man who suffered the death of crucifixion. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth.
Is it really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is it simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist?
Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today than we ever have before.

In the spring of 2010, just ten years after the Exposition in the jubilee year, the Holy Shroud will once again be on display in the Cathedral of Torino starting on 10 April to 23 May and also Pope Benedict XVI will be there to revere it. The Pope will be in Turin Sunday 2 May 2010.
For the first time ever, it will be possible to see the Holy Shroud following the intervention it underwent in 2002.


Do you knit yourself?

Hippest happy hour, most glamorous than bookcrossing-bar? Do knit yourself?
After the decoupage and stamping, the new \"fashion\" expects to find you in a Knit Cafe, knitting together. Let’s meet in the middle of colored wool balls and knitting needles of any size. No chairs or desks,  work sprawled on comfortable sofas, drinking fruit juice and especially chatting.

The idea of Knit Cafe comes from a group of students from the NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, involved in a project on the jersey made by hand. Quickly the theme of their project finds consensus at the Pitti Immagine and at the Pitti Filati in Florence, and also the patronage of the Triennale di Milano which decided to host one of the first knit-Cafe.

Most popular Knit-Cafès in Milan: 
Coffee Design:       
Bistrot Bovina/Triennale:
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The new Italian High Speed Train

In December 2009, the new fast train routes have been opened, allowing a significant reduction in travel time between large cities, such us Milan, Turin, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples, widely used by business travelers and tourists. The trains reach the speed up to 360 km/h and are designed to offer the best in comfort.
It is hard to find around the world a system like this, featuring 1,000 kilometers of high-speed rail which serves more than 60% of Italians.

Frecciarossa trains connect on the high speed line Turin-Milan-Bologna-Rome-Naples

  • Milan – Rome:              no stop take 2 hours and 59 minutes
  • Milan – Naples:             4 hours and 10 minutes
  • Turin – Rome:              4 hours and 10 minutes
  • Bologna -Florence:       37 minutes
  • Rome – Naples:            1 hour and 10 minutes

Frecciargento  trains connect  Rome,Venice, Verona, Bari/Lecce, Lamezia Terme/ReggioCalabria.

  • Rome– Venice:            3 hours and  30 minutes
  • Roma-Verona:             3 hours
  • Rome – Bari:               3 hours and  59 minutes
  • Rome-Reggio Calabria: 5 hours and 14 minutes


Villa Le Maschere

Twenty two masks carved from local pietra serena stone, some classical and some grotesque, decorate the facade of Villa Le Maschere, one of the most beautiful late Renaissance country homes in Tuscany.
Pleasantly situated in the hills of the Mugello near the Bilancino Lake, Villa Le Maschere has been reborn as a 5-star resort after 5 years restoration.
Past and present, tradition and innovation, characterize the villa’s strong personality: a perfect combination of a great historical and architectural value with contemporary interior design, a superb expression of the world-famous ‘Made in Italy’.
The romantic park of 18 hectares is dotted with sequoia and rare trees, alongside an Italian-style garden and two pools (one of which is heated).

Villa le Maschere - Barberino di Mugello 50031 (Firenze)

  • 65 bedrooms and suites
  • 8 events rooms

Florence: 33km
Pisa:       75km
Rome:   255km
Milan:    230km


For further information on the above, please contact Mr. Michele Cerruti or Mrs Teresa Cardinali at


UNESCO sites

Sassi Matera

The Shroud

Knit Café

Knit Café

High Speed Train

Train Connections

Villa Maschere

Villa Maschere