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With two Cardinals and a Pope among his ancestors and a Jewish godfather, Roberto was born in Padova, Italy, educated in Florence and Venice, and later studied physics and chemistry in Santiago, Chile where he was an assistant professor at the Catholic University.
After studying English at Columbia University in New York he moved to Dallas where he became a faculty member of Southwest Medical School. He continued to learn the different cultures of the world by traveling the globe during his twenty years of employment at American Airlines International Deparment. As a member of the AMR Management Club Roberto successfully founded the AMR International Travel Night. As a member of the Civil Air Patrol he was selected to take a CAP National Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base course in Joint Emergency Services.
Roberto was a guest of honor to the opening of the Academia Barilla in Parma organizing their first cooking classes.
He was the founder of the Italian Symposium of Texas and the founder and first President of the Italian Club of Dallas. The Chamber of Commerce of Padova awarded Roberto the Gold Medal for having honored Italy by his promotion of Italian industry, culture and language in the USA and tourism in Italy.
Roberto elected early retirement from American Airlines he continued to be an independent travel consultant and lately he joined the prestigious Virtuoso's affiliate Travel Experts. For years Roberto has been selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the Top 100 Travel Specialists in the country for his expertise and personalized services focusing on luxury travel and cruises. He was a member of the Saveur Travel Board. He has been quoted in Conde Nast Traveler, Saveur Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN Travel.
*****With his license for the last 5 years Roberto has been taking travelers to Cuba.
Roberto fluently speaks Italian, English and Spanish.
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