Stefano Gerosa e Germana Prencipe
Our Letters of introduction for Servas travellers
Now I live in Mestre
(land of Venice) and work in Venice. I was born and I lived in Verona
In 1982 I founded the ecological association “Amici della Bicicletta” (bicycle’s
Verona and then, some years later, with other Italian local
associations, the National Bicycle’s Friends Federation (FIAB).
In my volunteer job I made and learned a lot of things: I wrote articles (a book too!!), organized events, met public administrators, etc.… and I discovered another passion: the computer. I used it for many things (db, writing, graphics, newsletter layout); with the internet I learned to make websites: first I made Verona’s Bicycle Friends web site, and then FIAB website. Now I have a personal website too: www.stefanogerosa.it
I like to read: fiction (especially historical), science-fiction, fantasy, essays, magazine with international news. I like to travel, not only by bike, to know other people's life and see natural and historical sites (I visited all Italy, many countries in Europe: France, Holland, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech R., Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland. The capitals in England, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium. Out of Europe: Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel, Jordan, Cuba, Azores Island, Tenerife). I like eating (and cooking a little) good food and tasting good wines.
I’m a Christian, of
Waldensians church (belonging to evangelical churches, but present in Italy
since mediaeval times).
On 7 December 2007, I got married with Germana. And from Dec. 8 to Jan. 5 we will be travelling in USA (California, Arizona) and will spend Christmas with our friends, Rod an Judy, living in Laguna Beach, whom we have met in a cycling meeting in Italy.
I was born in Messina,
in the island of Sicily in Southern Italy, but during my childhood my
family and I lived in Brindisi, a tourist resort and an important
harbour in the Puglia region.
I studied psychology at the University of Padova and later I went to Milan for the first and very interesting working experience as a psycologist in Hospital.
I’ve lived in Mestre since 1996, now I’m working in a primary school as a teacher and at the same time as a psychotherapist in my own office.
I’m 44 years old and I live with my husband Stefano in Mestre and we just married, in fact we are on our honeymoon. I met him during a cycling holiday with a big group of other friends.
I accept the ideals of Servas because they are laudable ones and they belong to my religion, too. I think that all people of different religions should follow what M. K. Gandhi said: "With every true friendship we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests" .