About Us

Anthony & Denise Campopiano

The Founders

Husband and wife, Anthony and Denise Campopiano are Italian dual-citizens, both having roots in the province of Caserta, in the Campania region of Italy. They currently reside in Nashville, TN near their three adult sons: Gian, Dante, and Derek, their daughter-in-love Laura, and three grandsons Nolan, Julian, and Roman.

When they’re not caring for Anthony’s parents, Nonni and Papa, their engaging their true passion for sharing the culture and experience of Italy with others. This leads them back to visit several times a year, researching partnerships and managing property.

Brian Alex

Director of Operations | Bella Italy podcast host


Brian has been traveling to Italy for over 30 years. First in the military, then visiting his Italian family, and now living in Italy as a permanent resident. As the Director of Operations, and the Bella Italy podcast host, he happily imbibes both the Italian culture and Italian cuisine. 

Based in Sicily, since 2013, Brian travels extensively all over the country and speaks the Bella Lingua fluently (just don’t ask his Italian friends). And while he’s our go-to guy on the ground, he also does mission’s work with non-profits for the Sicilian community and refugees.




Giusy Broda

Key Account Manager


Giusy is Italian and comes from the town of Salerno, situated about an hour south of Naples, in the region of Campania. She studied business management, with a focus on the tourism industry, and graduated with a degree in economics from the famed University of Sapienza in Rome.

She’s worked in sales most of her career, including managing small boutiques, but Giusy’s real passion is hospitality. She loves baking, meeting new people, welcoming guests, reading books, and taking nature walks in the mountains or by the sea.


Marissa Campopiano

Senior travel coordinator | Social Media Manager


Marissa Campopiano was born and raised in Johnston, Rhode Island. As an American Italian, she enjoyed growing up with a family and community that embraced their Italian heritage. From weekly pasta dinners at her grandmother’s house on Sundays, to using hand gestures to communicate, Marissa innately loved and embodied the essence of being Italian.
Marissa has always had a heart for adventure, and once she was old enough, she began to travel internationally. Once she went to Italy, she knew she had found her home away from home. Marissa has worked in the food and beverage industry for over a decade, and she is also a certified sommelier. Going to Italy over the years only deepened her passion for wine and authentic Italian cuisine. She joined the Italy with Bella team in the Spring of 2022. Marissa’s knowledge of the culture and different regions of Italy, paired with her expertise in food and wine, provides each client a unique advantage as she plans a trip they will never forget.

Derek Chirico

Senior travel Consultant


Derek Chirico was born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island into an Italian-American family. He grew up embracing all of the food, family dynamics, and cultural idiosyncrasies that Italians offer. He first traveled to Italy with his father, Anthony, at the age of twenty-one. This experience of encountering Italy first-hand birthed a deeper passion in Derek for its cuisine, lifestyle, and culture. Once he returned home, Derek realized that Italy had made an imprint on his life, and knew he would be going back. He started replicating some of the meals he had eaten in Italy, and sharing his passion for these dishes with family and friends.
Now, years later, Derek has enjoyed numerous trips to Italy where he has explored its various regions and all they have to offer. He lives in Thompson’s Station, TN with his wife and three sons, where he has his own business teaching hands-on authentic Italian cooking classes. Derek joined the family business of Italy with Bella in 2023. He is excited to be able to live out his passion and share his knowledge of Italy as he creates incredible trips for other people.

Megan Dengler

Media Design | Partner Relations


It was the prospect of studying the Renaissance in person that first brought Megan to Italy in 2019, but it was the culture of the real Italy that called her back. In the years since studying art in Florence, she has spent her time becoming fluent, learning the ins and outs of travel, discovering the nuances of each region’s culture, and building relationships and a life in Italia.
Art and history are Megan’s specialties, but her passion is sharing her knowledge of bell’Italia and the love she found for it with those who come to visit. When she is not meeting with people on the ground in Florence, traveling the country, or working in the background of Italy with Bella, you can usually find her traipsing around with a sketchbook in hand. And although her Arizonan family, church, and pets are extremely important to her, she has decided to move her life to Italy to live amongst the beauty she discovered the first day she stepped off the plane in 2019.

Enrico Rambaldi

Partner Relations


Enrico lives in Ferrara where he grew up, an historical and lovely city located in the region of Emilia-Romagna, the heart of Italian cuisine and home to the worldwide famous luxury automotive brands.

He graduated with a degree in Languages and Communication at the University of Modena. His passion for culture diversity and languages makes him an optimal fit, as to bridge Americans and Italians together.

Italy is a favorite European travel destination for Americans, but few people know how to really navigate the “bel paese”, which means “beautiful country” in Italian. And while Italian food, culture, and language can seem familiar, they can also be obstacles to really relaxing while you’re there.

That’s where we come in. Our Italy with Bella team has over 30 years of experience traveling to Italy, living in Italy, and helping others to experience the bel paese like the locals do. As dual-citizens of America and Italy, we love and value Italian culture, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Our goal is simple..

Most people are too busy and overwhelmed to plan a real travel experience so let us tailor an Italian venture inspired by you giving you rich memories that you can rave about for a lifetime!

What Our Customers Have to Say

Anthony was so fun to work with and was like a “walking Google” as it related to being able to successfully help us navigate the logistics of our trip to Italy and the Italian culture.

He also supplied us with information about proper and improper etiquette while vacationing in Italy, tourist traps to steer clear of…he gave us the “inside scoop” per se while visiting this cultural treasure.

It was a dream vacation!!! 

Bernie & RhondA (30th anniversary)

“The Italy trip Anthony and Denise customized for us was absolutely amazing. Restaurants, hotels, exclusive private tours, cooking classes, detailed travel advice, and more! If you really want to see and experience everything Italy has to offer, then take advantage of their world class service.”

Ian Morgan Cron

author, speaker, podcast host
“I highly recommend using Bella if you’re planning a trip. They were fantastic and extremely helpful. Our trip would not have been as incredible as it was without their help. Great people, great company, great all around.”

Ben & Dezirae


“Bella is the real deal. They guided our plans on our honeymoon and I will never forget it. We could have never figured it all out on our own. They are super personable and 100% knowledgeable.”

Newlyweds, Kyle & Lisa


Italy is waiting for You!

Let’s discover your Italian dreams and plan that ultimate experience! Get your free consultation  today!