Antonio is an intriguing Salento native from the province of Lecce.  At the young age of 16, he left Italy to embark on his journey around Europe, soon discovered his passion and natural gift for dance, and was quickly offered a scolarship for the Folkwang Hochschule of Essen, Germany, where he met Pina Bausch whom invited Antonio to become a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal.

He collaborated for 10 years with all the performances created and presented by the company, which continues to perform all over the world.  He then worked both as a dancer and as an actor with numerous directors and choreographers of international renown.

With a broad interest in the arts, his return to Salento brings Antonio closer to the traditional and contemporary arts and crafts made by a number of local artists.

For Antonio, being a guide for Puglia Travel Design is an exciting opportunity to show the more curious visitors a unique, more personal, and more rewarding point of view of Salento.


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