Our name 20 MONDI refers to these 20 worlds of Italy. Our job is to discover and share with you Italy’s unbelievable diversity.
And what is our guiding light? Italian regional wines.
Did you know that Italy has over 600 autochthonous grapes? Autochthonous means indigenous and, simply said, we love Italy’s superabundance of local grapes like nebbiolo, ribolla gialla and sangiovese just to name 3 of the hundreds of alternatives to the global ubiquitous standards like cabernet, merlot, and chardonnay. Each of Italy’s 20 regions boasts unique fruit that express the land it grows on. Many of these are the stars of some of the world’s most delicious and renowned wines.
Have you ever really visited the true Italy?
We travel all over Italy’s 20 regions to discover and share with you one of a kind, off the beaten path experiences. We’re constantly looking for that almost forgotten local grape whose wine beautifully expresses its land and culture. And we’ll find that perfect plate of creamy Piedmont porcini pasta or grilled Sicilian vegetables or that simmered Tuscan roast that is meant to be experienced with its local wine. We want to share with you our amazing stories about Italy’s regional food, wines, and about the people who make them and the 20 worlds where they’re made. Watch our videos, click through our photography and enjoy our writing. Relive our experiences.
But what’s better than the real thing? Let us help you plan your next trip to Italy. We’ll tell you about the special places to go, who to meet, what to taste, where to eat, what to see and where to stay. We also organize tailored trips that you’ll find only with us. Our track record for discovering the hidden gems has given us an intimate familiarity with all that is unique in Italy.
Our original 20 Mondi project, a road trip in a wine colored camper through Italy’s 20 worlds, is a close to our hearts work in progress. Get a taste of things to come by following our video stories, photography and news and discover with us Italy’s off the beaten path of wine and gastronomical treasures and its immense regional diversity of landscapes, climates and cultural traditions.
Do you work in the wine, food or travel business?
We want to help you get your message out there, raise your brand visibility and expand your distribution channels by creating high impact, tailored video storytelling, including micro videos and motion graphics between 10 and 60 seconds, ready to publish on social networks and digital channels. We have decades of professional experience in branding communications, graphic design and photography to help you with your website, brochures, labels, and packaging.
Contact us and tell us about yourselves. We’ll get back to you right away with a plan to work together!
The 20 Mondi Team
20 MONDI FOUNDER
Michael grew up in Ohio, USA, watching the tv show Gilligan’s Island, eating warmed-up Spaghettios and guzzling Mountain Dews. He never imagined he’d end up living in Italy, dramatically improving his eating and drinking habits. He lives and works in Milan as a creative director, designer, photographer, video maker and Italian wine influencer. Michael travels extensively and has become a brazen lover of Italy’s awesome regional diversity and, of course, Italian autochthonous wines.
You can’t take the country out of a man but you can take him out of the country – at least during work hours. Born near Lodi, in the farmlands south of Milan, Alessandro is a staunch advocate of public transportation and still uses a dumbphone. A talented photographer and video maker with a keen eye for beauty in authenticity, Alessandro is passionate about Italian wines and determined to discover all of the 526 official wine zones in Italy and supply you with gorgeous visuals and entertaining videos.
NATURAL WINE EVANGELIST
Gianluca really knows how to get you excited about wine. Based in Milan, he is an experienced sommelier, a natural wine enthusiast and a gifted storyteller. Together with his wife Maddalena, they are the founders and curators of Vinoir, the foremost natural wine shop in Italy. Gianluca has personally met thousands of wine producers and has become The Expert in the extraordinary world of natural, organic, biodynamic and permaculturale vini d’autore.