GASTALDI GLOBAL TRAVEL SRL

Incentives, Meetings, Conventions, Events, Special interest travel, Cruises handling, Product Launches, upscale FIT's
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!

GASTALDI GLOBAL TRAVEL SRL

Gastaldi Global Travel Srl
News from Italy...

August 2011


10 corso como, a mini lifestyle emporium

Milan’s 10 Corso Como, created in 1990 by gallerist and publisher Carla Sozzani, is a multifunctional concept dedicated to art, fashion, music, design, cuisine and culture – it doesn't sell products, but a lifestyle.

The complex, in the inner courtyard of a Milanese palazzo, began as an art gallery and bookshop. Other spaces soon followed: a design and fashion store in 1991, the 10 Corso Como Cafè in 1998, a small hotel (with only three rooms) in 2003 and the roof garden in 2009

Labels stocked include Manolo Blahnik and Azzedine Alaia and there are collaborative pieces with Alessi, Comme des Garcons and Lomographica. Five minutes away is an outlet store that sells past season's stock and vintage pieces at up to 80 percent off.

10 Corso Como - www.10corsocomo.com
Open daily from 10.30am to 7.30pm, to 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Curiosity

Italy is the country with the largest number of UNESCO  sites in the world!
Recently, two more Italian sites have been added to the Unesco Heritage:

  1. The Longobards in Italy, the places of power (560 – 774 d.C): several architectural areas scattered throughout Italy, including the Longobard temple in Cividale del Friuli (UD), the monastery of San Salvatore in Brescia, the Castrum of Castelseprio Torba (VA), the temple of Clitunno in Campello (PG), the basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto, the Church of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (FG).
  2. The Stilts of Ledro and Five in the Trentino region – slits in the Alps. Remains of prehistoric settlements on the banks of rivers and lakes.

There are now a total of 47 World Heritage Sites in Italy!

 

Albergo diffuso : the feeling of being local in Italy

“Saving Towns by Filling Rooms in Italy” was the title of a recent New York Times article about the Albergo Diffuso, which literally translates to “scattered hotel”.

The concept of “albergo diffuso” is a simple but ingenious idea born in 1980 by the Italian hotel marketing consultant Giancarlo Dall’Ara. The principle is that rooms are scattered through different buildings within the town, but overseen by the manager. Rooms are set within places and apartments which, being part of the historical center and appropriately restored according to local culture, immediately provide the sensation of “being local” to their guests.

This is a great way to experience Italian cultural life while also saving historic villages in disrepair which are semi-abandoned for many different reasons.

The Albergo Diffuso also represents a unique development: it does not cause any negative environmental impact because nothing has to be newly constructed. Instead, it is just necessary to restore and recuperate exiting houses and apartments according to the local cultural and historical backgrounds, and to the networks which already exist.

There are more than 40 official Alberghi Diffusi in Italy and over 100 more in the world! See www.alberghidiffusi.it/en

 

A memorable night at the amazing Vatican Museums

Enjoy the privilege of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel opening their doors for an exclusive and private visit followed by cocktail and dinner, without the usual crowds!

Within the small, independent state of the Vatican City there is an exceptional collection of artwork from every era. The Vatican Museums, with more than 1,000 rooms and galleries, house amazing treasures of art collected by the Popes over the centuries. The world famous Sistine Chapel, built in the 15th century as a private chapel for the Popes, is where you can enjoy Michelangelo’s  masterpieces - the impressive frescoed ceiling and, above all, its Last Judgment - in an unique and evocative atmosphere!

Welcome cocktails will be served in the enchanting “Pigna courtyard”, hosting a famous, big bronze pine cone (“Pigna” in Italian) and the enigmatic piece of modern art, the “Sphere within a Sphere” by Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Proceed then to the Braccio Nuovo area, planned in 1806 by Pius VII and built in 1817 after the sculptures that Napoleon had "deported" to Paris were returned, under the direction of the Roman architect Raffaele Stern: enjoy a unique dinner cocooned-up by the matchless elegance of the venue, listening to delicate chamber music and tasting Italian culinary delicacies at their best.

 

A dinner back in the Venice of 1880

If you were in Venice today, wouldn’t you like to discover what Venice was like in the past too?  Treat yourself to a Wagnerian Dinner: the pleasure of enjoying the exclusive sensorial experience of listening to Richard Wagner’s music while discovering  a highly refined menu makes for an evening with a unique lost and found flavor.

The Wagner restaurant is on the second floor of Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, right on the Grand Canal. The piano nobile (first floor) of the historical building is the perfect setting for private functions, cultural activities and receptions.
Wagner lived in the palace from 1882 to 1883, the year of his death there, on 13 February. In 1946 Ca' Vendramin Calergi became the property of the Venice City Council who made it into the winter venue for the city casino. The elegant buildinghosts the game rooms for Venice Municipality's casino on its second floor.

 

WJC Milano

The city of Milan is getting ready for the big 2015 World Expo by enlarging its transportation network with new subway lines, launching original projects and building up innovative constructions.

The trendy World Join Centre is a brand new venue located very close to the Fieramilano and Fieramilanocity convention centers, and therefore is in a strategic position easy to reach from the local major airports (Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio). It boosts two multi-tasking, design structures:

• WJC Congress
The perfect place for every kind of congress, including business conferences, training, press conferences, presentations of new products or services and web conferences. The plenary room can accommodate up to 206 seated people which would be assisted by all the latest technologies and equipment’s.

• WJC Square
For special events and conventions. It is the largest covered square of the city with 1800 square meters!
It is the perfect place for the promotion of events, conventions, fashion shows and exhibitions. The structure is also ideal for original cocktails and gala dinners.

 

Quotations on request to Mr. Michele Cerruti and/or Mrs. Teresa Cardinali at: italy@euromic.com

10 Corso Como

Corso Como Art Gallery

Rete-Longobarda

Albergo Diffuso

Albergo Diffuso

Vatican City

Vatican City

Ca' Vendramin Calergi

The Wagner Restaurant

World Join Centre

WJC Congress

WJC Square