Alberto Gattini | Born in Milan and since from a young age manifested his great interest towards travel through his trips to new countries in Europe and around the world. After graduating in photography from the CFP Bauer Institute in Milan, he turned his passion into work and collaborated with the most renowned Milanese fashion, portrait and architecture photographers. In 1994 marked the beginning of a long journey that led him to explore different countries, cultures and culinary traditions. His love for discovery and the curiosity to explore new realities pushed him to work on cruise ships and to spend a year in the Dominican Republic, before moving to Ibiza, Spain, where he began to collaborate with the best travel companies of the island. After a short period spent in Zurich, the longing to his roots, to the traditions and culture of his home country brought him back to Italy, where he started managing hotel facilities, thanks to his earlier experience in tourism. Later he commited his time to a re-launch of a historic hotel facility in one of the most exclusive Italian beach resorts. Thanks to his professionalism he managed to get into contact with many important people in the food and wine industry and he began to appreciate and love the quality and the flavours of the field. The desire to move outdoors and the respect for the environment, together with the rediscovery of the country and its countless wine and culinary traditions came all together in Officine Turistiche as the perfect opportunity to unite travel, culture, art, wine and food.