the founders | anthony & Denise campopiano
Husband and wife, Anthony and Denise Campopiano are Italian citizens, both with ancestors from the province of Caserta, Italy but currently reside in Nashville, TN with their three adult sons: Gian, Dante, and Derek, daughter-in-love Laura and three grandsons, Nolan, Julian, and Roman. When they’re not caring for Anthony’s parents, Nonni and Papa, or playing with Molly, their adorable Goldendoodle, their true passion for the culture and experience of Italy leads them back there several times a year, even venturing to buy a home in a medieval village of Umbria.
the local | brian Alex
Brian has been traveling to Italy for over 30 years. First in the military, then to visit his Italian family, and now as our on-site Concierge, he continues to imbibe and embody Italian culture. Living in Sicily since 2013, Brian travels extensively all over the country and speaks the Bella Lingua fluently. He’s our go-to guy on the ground, and he’ll be glad to show you around. He also does mission work with non-profits for his local Sicilian community and refugees.
the relationship builder | Giusy Broda
I’m Italian and I come from the town of Salerno, about an hour south of Naples in the region of Campania. I studied business management, focused on the tourism industry, graduating with a degree in economics from the University of Sapienza in Rome. I’ve worked in sales most of my career, including managing small boutiques.
I’m a mother. My son’s name is Andrea, and he lives near Florence, where he goes to high school. I like to spend my time volunteering with the Italian Touring Club, helping tourists understand important cultural sites around Salerno, as well as helping local students prepare for exams. I love to bake cakes, read books, and take nature walks in the mountains.
the Marketer | Candace Jenkins
Candace joined the Bella team in 2021 to handle all things marketing. She has a 15 year background in marketing and sales production for small to medium-sized companies.
Her passion is helping business owners tell their story and serve their clients in the best way possible. Candace loves sharing the beauty of Italy through Bella’s social media, newsletters, videos, and events. She resides in Middle Tennessee with her husband, twin boys and cattle dogs. When she’s not creating, she’s hanging out with her family and making homemade sourdough bread.
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)
Ian Morgan Cron
author, speaker, podcast host
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 Awaits You!
Let’s discover your Italian dreams and we’ll plan that ultimate experience for you! Contact us today!