Find out about our fab team of Arte al Soleartists, docents and Italy tours staff on our Artisans Page

– It’s there where you’ll see what intrepid Founder, Shannon Kenny – a virtual one-stop Italy Family Travel mastermind is up to with her company, Via Papera, and its

ItaliaKids.com and Elaia Travelbrands. Shannon is now busy changing the way people travel by combining cultures through her new digital company,

You can find more of what they do on their facebook pages or in Groups – How to
Get around in Venice / Florence / Rome

also thru Facebook.

But we’d like to introduce you to the rest of the Arte al Soleteam, at work behind the scenes so you can get an insider’s view of all things Italy – from the best ways to visit the most busy sites, to discovering the lesser known parts of Italy, find fantastic lodging, and enjoy all there is to do and see there. *****************

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 dove straight into teaching English at Rome’s public kindergartens and elementary schools, still working with kids 20 years on. As a mother raising bilinqual children, she knows how challenging languages can be for kids, and makes learning fun thru hands-on experiences and art projects, museum trips, sports activities – anything to get kids engaged and talking!
Having also spent 10 years in the int’l dept of a major utilities company, Bess was responsible for organizing diplomatic visits to events, VIP Tours & travel. In 2019, Bess is providing support to Arte al Sole families, answering queries and organizing reservations for private tours and summer camps for families coming in from round the world.

Hanna is a Finnish graphic designer and illustrator based just outside Rome who, inspired on a daily basis by the nine muses of the arts, founded her own graphic design company,

Hame Design in 2011. With her simple and practical creations, she strives to bring art, beauty and functionality to Arte al Sole

. She holds a M.Sc in Economics (Aalto University), later specializing in Communications & Marketing from Pubblitalia ’80, Milano. Hanna works as Art Director for publishing firm, L’Iguana editrice, and, we were pleased to be gifted by Hanna’s whimsical creativity for a book teaching kids about

Bullying (in English & Italian), Josh & the Magic Hat(Giacomo e il Cilindro Magico)

, written by my sister, Michele Tucci. Like Cosimo de’Medici, Hanna holds to a personal motto:

Enthusiasm moves the world – teaching by example to her two sons and husband that with passion and joy, we can truly move mountains.

Meet our Social Media Community Manager!

Kristie is the founder of

Mammaprada – a website created to help families raising bilingual children, as she does with her own two tots. Her work has now expanded to supporting families who wish to help with any language learning at school. With a corporate career in Communications, HR & Finance, Kristie provides insight and support to startups and small businesses like Arte al Sole

too. As well as penning posts for Mammaprada, Kristie is a freelance writer for other online publications – and has recently launched her own terrific t-shirt line with Italian words imprinted on them!

A Kiwi by birth, Nicola has made Australia her home for the last 7 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Auckland University in Geology, along with Logic & Computer Science. After deciding to go into IT full time, she specialized in Database Design & Development. In 2016, she started using her technology skills to help out her favourite aunt with her life coaching business. And after only a year, Nicola decided to turn her side-hustle into a full-time pursuit, bringing the family business down a new path at

Hanna & Associates. When she’s not busy upleveling our IT game, Nicola enjoys travel, reading and playing video games.

Arte al Solecamps take place each summer in

Lucca, Florence, Rome, Sicily & Umbria (Soccer al Sole

too!) with private tours all year round in each city and Venice, too. Ask us about special half-day programs in Rome during spring breaks and for school groups. info@artealsole.com