Anthony & Denise Campopiano
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, Tennessee near their three adult sons Gian, Dante, and Derek, their daughter-in-love Laura, and their three grandsons Nolan, Julian, and Roman.
When they’re not caring for Anthony’s parents, Nonni and Papa, they’re engaging their true passion for sharing the culture and experience of Italy with others. This passion leads them back to visit the bella Italia several times a year, researching partnerships, and managing property.
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.
Senior Travel Coordinator
Marianne was born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island where she grew up in a wonderful, lively Italian-American family. Weekly Sunday dinners and a house filled with music, people, laughter, and love were the normal for Marianne and her family.
A musician and a worship leader, Marianne’s music has opened doors for her to travel the world and visit many countries, including Italy. Now she and her husband Coury reside in Franklin, Tennessee with their two children where she works as a travel coordinator with Italy with Bella, focusing on customer care.
Key Account Manager
Giusy comes from the Italian 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 she graduated with a degree in economics in the famed University of Sapienza in Rome.
For most of her career, Giusy worked in sales managing small boutiques, but her true passion is hospitality. As such, she now manages partnerships for Italy With Bella. In her free time, she loves to bake, meet new people, welcome any guests that might come her way, read books, and take nature walks in the mountains or by the sea.
Italy Travel Advisor | Social Media Manager
Marissa grew up in an Italian-American household in Johnston, Rhode Island. She was raised in a community that celebrated their Italian heritage, from weekly Sunday pasta dinners at her grandmother’s house to using animated hand gestures to communicate.
As a certified sommelier with over a decade of experience in the food and beverage industry, Marissa’s love for Italian cuisine and wine only deepened with her visits to Italy. She joined the Italy With Bella team in 2022 and now helps craft unforgettable journeys, infusing each itinerary with her passion and expertise of the real Italy.
Graphic Designer | Art & History Expert
As an artist, it was the dream of studying the Renaissance 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 finishing her studies in Florence, she has dedicated her time to becoming fluent in the language, learning the ins and outs of travel, exploring different regions, and building a life in Italy.
Art and history are Megan’s specialities, but her passion is sharing her knowledge and experience with others. When she is not working, you can usually find her traipsing around the country with a sketchbook in hand. Although her Arizonan family, church, and pets are extremely important to her, she found her home in Florence, Italy.
Senior Travel Consultant
Derek was raised in Cranston, Rhode Island in an Italian-American family that embraced their Italian culture. His first trip at the age of twenty-one with his father, Anthony, ignited a lasting passion for the cuisine, culture, and lifestyle of Italy. Upon returning home, Derek began replicating the dishes he had eaten on his trip and sharing them with loved ones.
Over the years, his numerous trips to Italy have allowed him to explore its various regions and all they have to offer. Derek now resides in Tennessee with his wife and three sons where he teaches authentic, hands-on Italian cooking classes. In 2023, he joined Italy With Bella where he fulfills his passion of building exceptional trips to Italy and imparting his knowledge to others
Enrico grew up just outside of Ferrara, a historical and lovely city nestled in the heart of Emilia-Romagna and renowned for its culinary excellence and prestigious luxury automotive brands.
Having earned his degree in Languages and Communication from the University of Modena, Enrico is well-versed in the art of cultural diversity and linguistic nuances. His interest in the American culture combined with his knowledge of his Italian one allows him to build bridges between Americans and Italians. His academic background and cultural expertise position him as an ideal mediator as he helps bring these two worlds together as a member of the Italy With Bella team.
Dante was raised in an Italian-American family and has been traveling to Italy since he was a young child. He has had an appreciation for his homeland from the start, and his passion for Italy only increased as he grew older.
Graduated with a degree in English with an emphasis in writing, Dante strives to bring clear communication between the Italy With Bella team and its clients. His passion for the literary, the ancient, and the fantasy in life speak to why he regards Italy with such esteem, and his traveling experience and understanding of the importance of getting to know the real Italy offers invaluable insight to others.
Born and raised in Basilicata, Leonardo spent his adolescence in Naples and Siena, where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Management. Leonardo shares with Italy With Bella his working experiences, developed over the last 12 years in hospitality. He spent time all throughout Tuscany – in Siena, Florence, Montecatini – in Sanremo, Australia, and in his lovely Basilicata, always taking care of each guest as if they were the only ones. A Food and Beverage specialist, and a soccer trainer Uefa B, Leonardo loves to discover and share the non-commercial and non-touristy places and experiences to allow guests to live the real Italy.
Laura, a passionate traveler from a long line of world-explorers, embraces adventure with a particular fondness for trips that are enriched with history, architecture, shopping, and great food. Preferring to travel slowly, Laura values creating authentic connections with the locals.
Italy captured her heart on her initial visit in 2017, and she joined the Italy With Bella team in 2024 hoping to share her passion with others. When she is not traveling with her husband or creating itineraries, Laura likes to stay active through running, rowing, weight training, and soccer.
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
“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
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