Born in 1980, I graduated in engineering and am passionate about cycling and the Dolomites. I have been the Administrative Manager since 2008.
Before coming to work for ODAR, I was a member of its animation staff for a number of years, and also stayed as a guest on several occasions.
I have two goals: to ensure that the feeling of wonder from those experiences in my youth is rekindled every day in my routine work on site, and to work on this “terrain” of ours to ensure it remains just as fertile for many more guests to come. The first goal is within my reach; the second is the direction we walk in every day.
Originally hailing from Trieste, he represents yet more proof of the strong bond that exists between Trieste’s coast and the Dolomites.
Have you ever heard of mountain climber Emilio Comici? Together with his wife Alessandra, he decided to move to Falcade to spend much of the year there, enjoying skiing in winter on the world’s finest pistes, and the views of the UNESCO Agordino Dolomite peaks in the summer.
In doing so, he came across Lumen and has stayed with it from the outset. Perhaps it is not a coincidence, after all, that Lumen is located in Via Trieste. Of himself and his staff, he says: "We like to welcome guests with a smile, to pamper them, take care of them and make them happy: that is what we are here for."
Villa Gregoriana (Auronzo,BL)
CARLO DE FRANCESCOA young graduate in Forestry Sciences, Carlo is the heart and soul of Villa Gregoriana. He grew up amongst the Scouts and ODAR volunteers, and has always had a strong vocation for team work with particular attention for others.
He manages to combine his experience with a lively, entrepreneurial spirit which has made teamwork its hallmark. A high-altitude sports enthusiast, he always manages to give qualified, enthusiastic advice to hikers calling into the Villa, even if only for a coffee.
His aim is to ensure that all those who stop in at the Villa feel part of an organisation which is without doubt one of a kind.
Villaggio San Paolo (Cavallino-Treporti,VE)
Since 2016 he has been at the helm of what is, in terms of history and size, the group’s mothership. He does so with all of the enthusiasm of those riding on “the shoulders of the giants” and can see the horizon in the distance.
A constant motivator of his team, he is passionate about hospitality and his work. He believes in attention to detail, because the guest’s satisfaction always comes first.
He dreams of a Villaggio which enhances its roots whilst continuing to find innovative solutions for inclusive hospitality.
Associazione Amici dei Disabili e dei Minori
DON SANDRO GABRIELI
He is our spiritual assistant, President of the Volunteers and Member of the Board of ODAR. You might be forgiven for thinking that nothing around here happens unless Don Sandro wants it to but luckily, he knows how to place his trust in his staff.
In the front line at Villaggio San Paolo, in spite of the complex relationship that those who hail from the highlands usually have with the sea, he safeguards the organisation’s purpose, and in particular works alongside the hundreds of volunteers who come to our facilities for an experience of service, inclusion and community life.
A fearful adversary when it comes to karaoke, he moves effortlessly between sacred arias and the hits of Riccardo Cocciante.