Marco Bonfante (1983)

About me
As an economist with a humanistic background, proficiency in data and figures has come together with a passion for languages and writing. After grammar school I spent my life outside Italy out of choice, 3 years in Hamburg, one in Denmark, one in Moscow and the rest in Brussels, my curiosity for travel matching my professional destinations.

I am currently working as a detached functionary of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, creating EU-projects as well as managing policy monitoring on topics such as energy and environment. Beside this, in my free time I really enjoy catching up with the endless pile of to-be-read books stored in my flat and practising sport, including water-polo, rowing and skiing.

Why Turin?
Paradoxically I started loving my hometown, Turin, while living abroad from my 19th till my 30th birthday. This voluntary distance made me appreciate quite a few of Turin’s traits which were underrated when I lived there: its humble and noble beauty, its rich cultural life, its human size. Furthermore, since the industrial crisis of Fiat, Turin has had to re-discover its bourgeois past made of elegant cafés, tasty food, wine tradition and pedestrian zones. The unflattering definition of “grey Manchester of Italy” is long outdated and I believe my hometown deserves more recognition internationally.

Beside its beauty and wide leisure offer, Turin is at a stone’s throw from the skiing slopes of the Alps, 40km from the Langhe vineyards and 1h from the seaside. Can you really ask for more?

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