The team

Valerio
Fantinelli

Valerio was born in Italy. Food was always an integral part of his culture, growing up with a strong connection to cooking traditions of Italy. He started working as a pizza chef at age 15 in a few restaurants in his home region of Abruzzo.

His search for new adventures took him to Australia in 1999, where he kept on building his experience between Perth and Sydney, where he catered for ABC Studios and Fox Studios.

Valerio was part of the slow food committee in Perth, and a chef delegate for Terra Madre in 2012.

Valerio worked in different venues and events, such as Kunnunura Ord Valley Muster in 2015 and Taste of Great Southern in 2018

In 2015 his love for artisanal food making and cooking with fire came to fruition with Flour and Fire, his own business, where he focused on bringing to the plate the flavours of his tradition using Ancient methods and equipment with the best of local seasonal produce.

He built a dining room using recycled and natural materials, where he hosts private dinners with menus designed around the produce that grows in his garden.

Luca
Rocconi

Luca was born in Abruzzo, the greenest region of Europe in central Italy (just 150 km from Rome). From an early age he expressed his passion for travelling, reading and communicating.

His deep love for languages and oriental mysteries led him to study Mandarin Chinese at La Sapienza University of Rome, then in 2005 he applied and won a scholarship at Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanks to which he perfected his Chinese proficiency at Tongji University of Shanghai.

In the following 6 years Luca worked as a tour leader in China, exploring this amazing country together with many groups of Italian tourists; when he was in Italy, he worked as interpreter.

In 2012 Luca moved back to Italy and started working with foreign tourists in Rome as tour leader; in 2015 he achieved the qualification of official tourist guide of Rome and the Vatican City State. Luca’s secret is his passion for his work and his desire to pass on his knowledge to tourists and friends, and help them understand more about the history, culture and traditions of Italy and Rome.

Luca is specialised in cultural, esoteric and art tour; he does tours in English, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese, mostly for small groups, families and couples. 

In 2018 Luca and his cousin Valerio met in Rome after many years apart, and decided to combine their experiences together to offer a unique product of its kind: a special itinerary to discover the roots of Italian history and culture, the authentic Italian food and traditions: a journey to experience the emotions that come from authenticity and beauty

Shelley
Brice

With over 21 years experience in the travel industry Shelley is a specialist in luxury cruise, boutique and independent travel domestically and internationally. She is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and tailor-making holidays to perfectly suit her client’s needs.

Her extensive personal experiences, coupled with her thirst for knowledge and learning Shelley has attracted a loyal repeat and growing referral customer base of local, interstate and international clients.

If you’re looking for a passionate, personable, hardworking and reliable travel advisor to tailor an unforgettable experience for you, your loved ones or to meet your business needs, anywhere in the world then become one of Shelley’s valued clients today.

You will have exclusive access to Shelley’s wealth of connections with key partners throughout the travel industry, gained over her many years of working in travel and exploring the world. Life’s too short to spend precious time planning the logistics. Instead, leave that to Shelley and allow yourself to enjoy the best parts of your holiday. You can fully immerse yourself knowing you’re in some of the safest hands possible with her personal commitment to providing you with excellent customer service.

From a tropical holiday in the Cayman Islands to the most exotic reaches of Europe, Shelley is perfectly placed to take you to any destination your heart desires. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced and reliable travel advisor you simply cannot go past Shelley.

Valerio Fantinelli

Valerio was born in Italy. Food was always an integral part of his culture, growing up with a strong connection to cooking traditions of Italy. He started working as a pizza chef at age 15 in a few restaurants in his home region of Abruzzo.

His search for new adventures took him to Australia in 1999, where he kept on building his experience between Perth and Sydney, where he catered for ABC Studios and Fox Studios.

Valerio was part of the slow food committee in Perth, and a chef delegate for Terra Madre in 2012.

Valerio worked in different venues and events, such as Kunnunura Ord Valley Muster in 2015 and Taste of Great Southern in 2018

In 2015 his love for artisanal food making and cooking with fire came to fruition with Flour and Fire, his own business, where he focused on bringing to the plate the flavours of his tradition using Ancient methods and equipment with the best of local seasonal produce.

He built a dining room using recycled and natural materials, where he hosts private dinners with menus designed around the produce that grows in his garden.

Valerio Fantinelli

Luca Rocconi

Luca was born in Abruzzo, the greenest region of Europe in central Italy (just 150 km from Rome). From an early age he expressed his passion for travelling, reading and communicating.

His deep love for languages and oriental mysteries led him to study Mandarin Chinese at La Sapienza University of Rome, then in 2005 he applied and won a scholarship at Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanks to which he perfected his Chinese proficiency at Tongji University of Shanghai.

In the following 6 years Luca worked as a tour leader in China, exploring this amazing country together with many groups of Italian tourists; when he was in Italy, he worked as interpreter.

In 2012 Luca moved back to Italy and started working with foreign tourists in Rome as tour leader; in 2015 he achieved the qualification of official tourist guide of Rome and the Vatican City State. Luca's secret is his passion for his work and his desire to pass on his knowledge to tourists and friends, and help them understand more about the history, culture and traditions of Italy and Rome.

Luca is specialised in cultural, esoteric and art tour; he does tours in English, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese, mostly for small groups, families and couples.

In 2018 Luca and his cousin Valerio met in Rome after many years apart, and decided to combine their experiences together to offer a unique product of its kind: a special itinerary to discover the roots of Italian history and culture, the authentic Italian food and traditions: a journey to experience the emotions that come from authenticity and beauty.

Luca Rocconi

Shelley Brice

With over 21 years experience in the travel industry Shelley is a specialist in luxury cruise, boutique and independent travel domestically and internationally. She is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and tailor-making holidays to perfectly suit her client’s needs.

Her extensive personal experiences, coupled with her thirst for knowledge and learning Shelley has attracted a loyal repeat and growing referral customer base of local, interstate and international clients.

If you’re looking for a passionate, personable, hardworking and reliable travel advisor to tailor an unforgettable experience for you, your loved ones or to meet your business needs, anywhere in the world then become one of Shelley’s valued clients today.

You will have exclusive access to Shelley’s wealth of connections with key partners throughout the travel industry, gained over her many years of working in travel and exploring the world. Life’s too short to spend precious time planning the logistics. Instead, leave that to Shelley and allow yourself to enjoy the best parts of your holiday. You can fully immerse yourself knowing you’re in some of the safest hands possible with her personal commitment to providing you with excellent customer service.

From a tropical holiday in the Cayman Islands to the most exotic reaches of Europe, Shelley is perfectly placed to take you to any destination your heart desires. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced and reliable travel advisor you simply cannot go past Shelley.

Shelley Brice

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