Peppe, Cherrye’s all-time favorite Calabrian (to which she admits being totally biased!) grew up in Catanzaro and has lived in Paris, Bologna and most recently, southeast Texas. He graduated with an MBA from the Università degli Studi Magna Graecia in Catanzaro and is fluent in English, Italian, French, and Spanish. After working in Park Operations at Disneyland Paris, where he and Cherrye met, he established a B&B in his family’s ancestral home.
He manages day-to-day Italian operations and communications for the My Bella Vita Travel team, spending hours tracking down ‘the person who can say yes’ and then confirming (and reconfirming) that everyone is on the same page. Ironically, his favorite Catanzarese dish is morzello – a spicy tripe dish served on pitta bread. When he isn’t busy with My Bella Vita Travel, he’s either studying a new language, eyeing his home for a new DIY project, or hanging out with his tweenager, Max.
Favorite Calabrian Experience
His favorite Calabrian experience is going to the near-deserted beaches at daybreak and enjoying the Ionian Sea “before the teenagers wake up.”