Italy is not a country.
Actually, it’s a land of 20 worlds.
Italy is made up of 20 different geographic and territorial regions, each with its own historical, cultural and physical identity.
Our name 20 MONDI refers to these 20 worlds of Italy. Our job is to discover and chronicle Italy’s unbelievable diversity.
And what is our guiding light? Italian regional wines.
We believe Italy’s most plentiful and distinct treasure is its autochthonous wines. Autochthonous means indigenous and, simply said, we love Italy’s superabundance of alternatives to the ubiquitous international varietals like cabernet, merlot, and chardonnay.
Did you know that Italy has over 600 autochthonous grapes? Each of the 20 regions boasts unique fruit that express the land it grows on. Many of these are the stars of some of the world’s most delicious and renowned wines.
We want to share with you some amazing stories about these wines, about the people who produce them and about the 20 worlds in which they are made.
We’re Italian wine and food enthusiasts, storytellers and influencers.
We travel to all of Italy’s 20 regions to discover and document off the beaten path and exclusive experiences. Through our videos, photography and writing, you can relive our experiences.
But what’s better than the real thing? We help you plan your next trip to Italy. We’ll tell you where to go, who to meet, what to taste, where to eat, what to see and where to stay.
20 Mondi also organizes exclusive trips that you can be experienced only with us. Our passion for travel and for discovering the hidden gems gives us an intimate familiarity with the very special places in Italy.
Come with us on a 15,000 kilometer journey through the 20 worlds of Italian wines.
Follow our video stories and discover with us Italy’s off the beaten path of wine and gastronomical treasures and its immense regional diversities in landscapes, climates and cultural traditions. We’ll also give you practical suggestions on where to go, what to drink, and where to eat and stay.
Do you work in the wine, food, travel or accommodation business?
We want to help you get your message out there, raise your brand visibility and expand your distribution channels by creating high impact, tailored video storytelling, ready to publish on your choice of social networks and digital channels. We have decades of professional experience in branding communications, graphic design and photography to help you with your website, brochures, labels, and packaging.
Contact us and tell us about yourselves. We’ll get back to you right away with a plan to work together!
The 20 Mondi Team
20 MONDI FOUNDER
Michael grew up in Ohio, USA, watching the tv show Gilligan’s Island, eating warmed-up Spaghettios and guzzling Mountain Dews. He never imagined he’d end up living in Italy, dramatically improving his eating and drinking habits. He lives and works in Milan as a creative director, designer, photographer, video maker and Italian wine influencer. Michael travels extensively and has become a brazen lover of Italy’s awesome regional diversity and, of course, Italian autochthonous wines.
You can’t take the country out of a man but you can take him out of the country – at least during work hours. Born near Lodi, in the farmlands south of Milan, Alessandro is a staunch advocate of public transportation and still uses a dumbphone. A talented photographer and video maker with a keen eye for beauty in authenticity, Alessandro is passionate about Italian wines and is biting at the bit to create gorgeous visuals.
NATURAL WINE EVANGELIST
Gianluca really knows how to get you excited about wine. Based in Milan, he is an experienced sommelier, a natural wine enthusiast and a gifted storyteller. Together with his wife Maddalena, they are the founders and curators of Vinoir, the foremost natural wine shop in Italy. Gianluca has personally met thousands of wine producers and has become The Expert in the extraordinary world of natural, organic, biodynamic and permaculturale vini d’autore.