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UNSERE WERTE

Verborgenen Welten lauschen

LEIDENSCHAFT

Was uns seit jeher bewegt und antreibt, ist die Liebe zur Natur, zur Kultur der Völker, zur Geschichte. Deshalb sind wir stets auf der Suche nach besonderen Orten abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade. Wir möchten sehen und hören, was uns diese Orte zeigen und erzählen wollen.

EMOTION

In Landschaften muss man richtig eintauchen, mit allen fünf Sinnen. Ein Sonnenuntergang oder ein bestimmter Blick kann tiefe Emotionen in uns auslösen, ebenso wie ein Geruch, der durch die Luft schwingt. Ein bestimmter Geschmack oder ein samtig bemooster Stein unter unseren Fingern. Das hohe Zwitschern einer Schwalbe. Und tiefe Stille. 

TRANSPARENZ

Unser Arbeiten basiert auf Vertrauen, und die Basis jeden Vertrauens ist Transparenz. Daher handhaben wir jede Projektphase, jede Kostenposition, jeden Tipp und Vorschlag mit maximaler Klarheit und Durchsichtigkeit. Und mit dem Ziel, unseren Kunden die besten und authentischsten Erlebnisse zu bescheren.

NATURSCHUTZ

Wer sich nicht im Einklang mit der Natur befindet, dem zeigt sie nichts von ihrer wahren Schönheit und von ihren Geheimnissen. Wir möchten die Natur schützen, das liegt uns sehr am Herzen. Daher steht unser ganzes Handeln unter diesem Zeichen. Alles, was Sie mit uns erleben, ist von der Rücksicht auf unsere Natur geprägt.

ZUHÖREN

Richtiges Zuhören ist vielleicht der Kern unseres Angebots. Auf kleinste Details zu achten, die Stimme jedes Lebewesens zu respektieren, auch noch die feinsten Zeichen unserer Umgebung wahrzunehmen. Ihre Schönheit zu erkennen. Gleichzeitig haben wir aber auch ein sehr sensibles Ohr für die Wünsche und Vorstellungen unserer Kunden. Für die wir einzigartige Erlebnisse schaffen. 

 

UNSER TEAM

 
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MICHELE

I have always been a traveler, discovering peoples, lands, stories and nature. I have visited more than 120 countries testing materials and technical products of the outdoor world and exploring places and cultures in search of ideas and new languages for companies in the sector. I have slept in forests around the world, swum in the most diverse waters, spent most of my life in the midst of nature, studying and continuing to study to try to listen to its whispers, to understand its languages, to be inspired and surprised by the small miracles and magic that happen in every moment. I am a hiking guide, Survival expert and lover of water in all its forms.

 

LISA Cigolini

“Look at all eyes. Look” said Jules Verne.

This is my mantra, to observe behind the smallest flower or beyond the farthest horizon. I have always been involved in communication and graphics. With imagination I have travelled roads and ideas convinced that the most sublime art is learning to look. I love the details; the commas and I always think about how to improve every project that I take care of with dedication. Passionate about macrophotography and entomology, I have learned to look at the world with different eyes. Traveling for me is training my gaze, freeing it, having new eyes. 

 And then everything still seems possible.

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GUIDO Cozzi

Photographer since 1987. To take the photographs I wanted to take, I travelled millions of miles across five continents, slept in two thousand different places, and experienced two thousand different mornings. The images are visual ideas to spark a flash in the eyes and mind of the viewer, generating new ideas. I have created hundreds of photographic services of geographical, ethnographic and touristic nature for specialized publishers. I founded Atlantide Phototravel, an agency specialized in travel reportage and Tethys Gallery, a small and dynamic Florentine gallery. Today I alternate between photographic campaigns for major international archives and the production of photographic books and services for the corporate sector.

 
 

GIUSEPPE

Engineer turned traveler, focused on hiking since always. Member of CAI for 25 years I have acquired all the basic techniques of hiking and mountaineering by participating in numerous specialization courses and become an environmental guide. Curiosity has also led me to explore the world of food and wine with courses in sommelier, natural foods and cooking. I have been a Slow Food member for 20 years. Walks, encounters, experiences, sensations all lived with the intense slowness that allows you to capture the most intimate and hidden essence of the world in which we are immersed.

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CLAUDIA Tommasi

In love with the mountain and its magic, from the very first steps I was captivated by every movement and by every energy that lives there. Since I was a child, I have practiced theatre and contemporary dance in search of rhythm and the forces that animate every being in nature. I run, with my family, a B&B in the heart of the Apuan Alps where I am originally from. Convinced that nature contains within itself the greatest form of art, I became a Hiking Guide to experience it with the awareness and slowness that is needed. We are waiting for you for unforgettable walks!

KOLLABORATOREN

 
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MAURIZIO Papucci

Journalist and professional photographer, I have traveled the world as a photo reporter publishing in periodicals and for personal exhibitions. I am a hiking environmental guide and I have been part of the National Alpine Rescue Corps; mountaineering instructor of the CAI schools I have been able to photograph and get to know the remote corners of the most beautiful mountains in Europe. For years I have been dedicating a lot of time to photographing the Apuan Alps, walking both the alpine routes as well as the traditional trails and still they surprise me and reveal new faces; in 2017 I published Apuane, a black and white look at these sublime waves of stone.

 

DAVID Domilici

"The voice is the most important instrument, the body the best ... the rest is a consequence". 

So said the great percussionist Nana Vasconcelos.
I have been making music since the age of 7, with the humility and beauty of an eternal apprentice. Music is my life, nature my inspiration, with the materials it offers us from which I derive conventional and non-conventional ancestral instruments, which make up the “magic carpet of sounds”, my timbral orchestra. Creating images through sounds, enjoying the enchantment of being transported elsewhere by closing your eyes and listening; so I like to involve children and parents to make stones, trunks, sand, leaves "sing", to immerse themselves together in a world of sounds to grasp the intimate voice of everything nature offers.

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ANNETTE Rübesamen

I became a travel journalist because I like to explore the world and because I am curious. It’s wonderful to be able to set off towards new horizons, but I’ve learned that to see something new you don’t always need to travel to the end of the world, you just need to turn a corner, change region, climb a semi-deserted mountain village. The important thing is to do it with open mind, heart and eyes. Knowing how to observe, listen and smell. 

And this is what I have been doing for more than 25 years in Italy, my adopted country that I love and that I know much better than my Germany.

 If I were to be reborn? I will be a winemaker. In Tuscany.

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MICHAEL Gaddini

For years I have been constantly researching the landscape and the human figure through my work using the digital art of videomaking to express myself and communicate. I undertook studies on photography and visual perception and how to analyse and understand the aspects behind photographic art. This led me to photograph outdoors in nature, using natural light, with a personal and spontaneous style. I discovered a new vocation, that of the Naturalistic Hiking Guide, a perfect combination between Location Shooting and Environmental Disclosure.

 

JACOPO Santini

After humanistic studies, since 1998 I have been working in the field of archaeological photography at the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Firenze. Active since the mid-90s in the field of documentary photography, I began to publish and exhibit my work in galleries, festivals and cultural institutions in Italy, Europe and the United States. Since 2004 I have been teaching, as well as for other U.S. university programs, at SACI, a university-level U.S. Academy of Art based in New York and Florence, as a lecturer in photography, co-director of the two-year Master of Photography program, and director of the program dedicated to the Venice Biennale of Art and Architecture. Since 2018 I have been teaching for the Leica Akademie in Florence.

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GABRIELE Caproni

After humanistic studies, since 1998 I have been working in the field of archaeological photography at the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Firenze. Active since the mid-90s in the field of documentary photography, I began to publish and exhibit my work in galleries, festivals and cultural institutions in Italy, Europe and the United States. Since 2004 I have been teaching, as well as for other U.S. university programs, at SACI, a university-level U.S. Academy of Art based in New York and Florence, as a lecturer in photography, co-director of the two-year Master of Photography program, and director of the program dedicated to the Venice Biennale of Art and Architecture. Since 2018 I have been teaching for the Leica Akademie in Florence.

 

WORUM ES UNS GEHT

Verborgenen Welten lauschen

Um unser wunderbares Italien, unsere Toskana richtig erzählen zu können, müssen wir hinter die Oberfläche gucken. Denn was das Land erlebt hat und was es wirklich prägt, ist oft nicht auf den ersten Blick ersichtlich. Man muss sie zu lesen verstehen, diese Orte, in denen sich die Geschichte über Tausende von Jahren wie Sediment abgelagert hat. Die Geheimnisse ihrer Natur. Denn erst hier öffnet und entfaltet sich das Land in all seinen Dimensionen. Es zeigt sich im zackigen Verlauf des Horizonts, in der gewissen Anordnung von Steinen, in den Ruinen einer Kirche, im Duft bestimmter Pflanzen, in seinen Farben. Diese Zeichen suchen wir. Für uns sind sie wie stille Zeitzeugen, die über die Jahrhunderte hinweg die Geschichte geformt haben. Und die ihre Form wiederum der Geschichte verdanken. 

 

Gemeinsam lesen wir diese Zeichen und reisen auf ihren Spuren in ferne, aufregende Welten – und das mitten in Italien. Wandern Sie mit uns auf den Spuren legendärer Königinnen und früher Kaufleute, bärtiger Eremiten und asketischer Pilger, Wilderer und Ritter. Schnuppern Sie mit uns an seltenen Kräutern, umarmen Sie tausendjährige Bäume, lassen Sie sich durch uralte Sagenwelten tragen – und all das stets in unvergesslich schöner Landschaft.