Arte al Sole Director Gianny Trutmann is a multicultural documentary filmmaker and passionate advocate for the arts as a channel for social change. His work has encompassed travel and social impact documentaries shedding light on local life and culture. Gianny loves the enduring moments Arte al Sole experiences create for families as they make international friends and discover new cultures. Gianny manages business operations for Arte al Sole, Italiakids, and Elaia Travel.
Our Program Coordinator Bess loves showing off the Eternal City in all its magnificence. After receiving her B.S. in Sociology from Loyola University of Chicago’s Campus in Rome, she never left! She taught English at Rome’s public elementary schools, still working with kids 20 years on. As a mother raising bilinqual children, she makes learning fun thru hands-on activities. Bess supports Arte al Sole families from our Rome office, organizing private tours and summer camps for families coming in from round the world.
Digital Marketing Coordinator Marion studied Anthropology and History of Art and Architecture at UCSB, and has since pursued a career engaging with visual aspects of design and education. Marion spent summers in Italy as part of the founding Arte al Sole teaching staff and coordinates social media and content. She loves traveling to the lesser known areas of Italy where you truly have to take on the pace and lifestyle of the locals. For Marion, “teaching others is an important aspect of growing as a student and a person.”