I first set out to travel the world in 1986. Exploring many places, experiencing various cultures and tracing my own heritage. Traveling through life is a personal journey in body, mind and soul. While we may not always know what lies ahead, one thing is for sure... we all come from somewhere. With a good understanding of our past, it's easier to embrace the future. One step at a time, meandering with meaning, navigating as we go along. Getting lost is a bonus. After all, it's just a place we have not been to before. That said, life is short... and I now find myself more discerning when choosing a route. The ArtAcadia.org path is unique and interesting. Lined with limitless possibilities. It's a good way to give back. As a Heritage Ambassador, I look forward to helping others forge their way to a fabulous future!
Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piemonte countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by grandmother Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. While traveling far and wide, Carolina feels most at home, in Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. "My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair." She had honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. "As Heritage Doyenne, my contribution to this initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This worthy cause is another avenue, to take our past into the future!"