Valentino in Thailand Thailandia

Home Studio

Valentino playing guitar
Concert 1985

Acoustic concert  1994

TV 3 Lombardia

Valentino with Pat Metheny
...with Pat Metheny

Valentino in India India

Valentino & Didascalia Band
...with Didascalia Band (88)

Valentino and Xander in Venezuela Venezuela

Valentino at Yosemite Park America "Yosemite Park"

Valentino and Frida
...with Frida

Sardinia - Alchimissa b&b


Logo Alchimissa b&b
Logo Alchimissa b&b




I am Valentino, I run the bed and breakfast  Alchimissa with Lucia, my wife, and I managed to make my dream come true. I was born in the valleys near Vercelli but, for many reasons, during my life I often changed town. Perhaps this led me to develop a passion for travelling and for wanting to know people and cultures that were not my own.
 I have loved photography ever since I was a child. My guitar, my faithful companion, was love at first string, ops, sight. It allowed me to explore the musical world not only from without but also from within, also thanks to my training as sound technician. I have worked in the field of post production and for some years I was in a jingles and radio-television advertisements studio. I also worked for Radio Montecarlo as sound technician.
 In 1996 I left everything and opened a pub, Lo Sciamano, with Lucia, her sister Rosy and husband Joz. My new passions started here: cocktails and cooking. In this period Lucia and I had the chance to travel and to pursue our common interests, but also to work together and understand what to do when the job as barman would became too tiring.
 2004 was for us the year of another great change. Having sold the pub and lived for two months in Jamaica, we had decided to open a guest house in Port Antonio (Jamaica). It was a brave and adventurous choice, we could have done it if we had not had two dogs, five cats, one guinea-pig and three tortoises! The Jamaican government does not allow any animal from the European Community to enter Jamaica (excluding Britain).
 Disappointed by what was happening (we had already found the building) we had to find another island or somewhere that was an better-placed to live in than the Milanese hinterland, somewhere to start our guesthouse.
 I am enormously grateful to my father who one day asked me if I wanted to go to Sardinia to see a building of his, that needed restoring before being sold.
 Well, I can’t deny that it took us very little to decide what to do... Just the time to wrap up our stuff and within three months we had moved to this marvellous island with our crew of animals.
 Restoring the house kept us busy for a year and a half but we finally made it. Now other than running the B&B, I continue with my passions for photography, music and creation of internet sites.















Alchimissa B&B - Via dei Gemelli 2 - Torre delle Stelle - CA - Sardinia

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