Gemma Green Close
Passion for Italy Director
Gemma Green Close is the founding director and owner of Passion for Italy Travel. Gemma has travelled extensively throughout Italy every for thirty years and is passionate about Italy, the Italian people and culture as well as beautiful accommodation in Italy.
Gemma works between Italy and head office in Australia so spends a lot of time doing the long haul and is by now an expert in the amazing software used to run a business in the cloud between two countries.
She holds a Science degree with Hons in Biochemistry and A.S.D.A letters. She has also studied B.A. majoring in Italian as well as Italian language study in Rome.
Gemma founded Passion for Italy Travel in 2004, to share her expertise with travellers to Italy. She is the writer, editor and publisher of four websites about Italy and has had articles published in newspapers and magazines in Australia on a wide variety of topics. She is an avid reader of all books especially about Italy and is passionate about Italian art, culture archaeology and history.
PFI Italy Office
Sabrina Barro is Italian, lives in Italy near Treviso, north of Venice, in the prosecco wine area of the Veneto region. Sabrina is our consultant with our Australian, European and British clients and is an expert in her home territory of the Prosecco Wine region, Venice and the Veneto Region.
She has an International Business degree majoring in languages and foreign trade from Ca Foscari university in Venice.
Sabrina speaks four languages – Italian, English, French and Spanish and makes a practice by reading the same book in each of the four languages!! Not bad hey?
Even though Sabrina lives in the “bel paese”, she always appreciative of the wonderful art, culinary tradition and history of her country.
Joe is an American who is very proud of his Italian Heritage. He works from the Midwest region of the United States.
Joe has a business degree and has led Sales teams in a variety of industries over the last twenty-five years. He has travelled extensively across America over the past two decades, while assisting others in planning large group vacations.
Joe loves travelling to Italy as often as he can and is passionate about Italian travel.