Meet Select Italy Team: Glenda


Glenda

Glenda

1. Name and what you do at Select Italy?

Hi, my name is Glenda Janssen, Operations Associate (order processing, answering questions about our services… and a bit of everything, just like all my stellar colleagues!)

2. What is your favorite Italian destination?

My absolute favorite is Capo Vaticano (in Calabria). Intensely crystalline waters that sparkle with pyrite and mother-of-pearl flakes from the nearby volcanoes, lots of fish swimming amidst the rocky seabed, water caves, and small gulf beaches… It’s the closest to Paradise I’ve ever come.

3. Whom would you go there with?

I can’t wait to introduce my life partner to the beauty of Italy, and to me there is nothing as romantic as a sunset on the beach.

 

4. Which three things should never be missing from one’s luggage when traveling to Italy?

Well, there are the obvious things everyone mentions (camera, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes), and those are definitely a must…
1. I would add a nice shawl/scarf/pashmina to add flair to almost any outfit, while being very practical for a variety of weather conditions;
2. stylish shoes (flip-flops are for the beach, sneakers go with jeans and sports wear);
3. and a small bottle of vinegar (it kills the hiccups and helps alleviate jellyfish stings).
The Turtle Fountain is located in Piazza Mattei, in the Sant'Angelo district of Rome

The Turtle Fountain is located in Piazza Mattei, in the Sant’Angelo district of Rome

5. What Italian food are you addicted to?

Addicted… I can’t say that, as I don’t go through all the hoops of making it as often as I wish, but the thing I absolutely miss the most is Pastiera Napoletana–even the ingredients are almost impossible to get here.

6. Reveal to us a secret about Italy! Food, shop, unique view, restaurant, your favorite T4T… Whatever we are really curious!

If I reveal it, it’s no longer a secret! But, okay… When in Rome, an easy-to-find hidden gem is the Fontanella delle Tartarughe. Close to Piazza Venezia, this beautiful late -Renaissance small fountain sits in the middle of a quaint and quiet square in the Jewish Ghetto. It is a wonderful place to relax and listen to the sound of babbling water while admiring the perfect proportions of the statues and taking in some really authentic Roman vibes (music wafting from the windows, the smell of bakeries and cafes, people yelling out to each other…). And the best thing about it is that you don’t have to deviate much from the “classic” tourist itineraries to get there!

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