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Svetlana Repina

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A wedding planner

Bergamo
My story

My name is Svetlana, I was born and raised in Russia, and now I am writing this text in a wonderful park, in the lovely Italian town of Bergamo, where they sell the most delicious ice cream in the world. And I just feel very happy, here and now ... Not a single move to another country or even to another continent will solve your problems. And it didn't solve mine either. But you know what? This move was the most correct decision in my life, which I do not regret for a single second. This was one of the rare cases when I completely trusted my intuition, I thought less and acted more. I didn’t pay attention to who would say what. And if earlier it seemed to me that a lot in my life is impossible, including this move, and life is built according to the "school-university-work-family" scheme, now I have no doubt that everything is possible. Moreover, with a certain ease and pleasure, as soon as you allow yourself to listen to your inner self.

What do I do here?

Seven years ago, I was still living in Russia, working as a commercial project manager for a large international company, and reluctantly counted lost hours of my life spent in the office, doing the job I wasn't enjoying. Why lost? Because they did not bring me an ounce of pleasure and satisfaction. No, I'm lying. In those moments when I crossed out the days left before the vacation on the calendar, it was a pleasure :) I had a feeling that there are million other ways to live my life if I decide to change and walk in the direction that my heart, my intuition tells me to go. So here I am... in Italy, got my master's degree in tourism and have been organizing dream weddings on the magnificent Lake Como for more than five years. I often smile for no reason and rejoice at all sorts of little things, like a cup of ginseng coffee in my favourite cafe. And I want to share with you this "sweet art of doing nothing" (dolce far niente) and make even if only one person, but a little happier.

What's the best of my city?

I love Bergamo with the most sincere affection and call it ''the city of my soul''. It has become my second home in another country and I will try to pass it to you...that warm feeling of comfort and happiness that Bergamo gives me thanks to leisurely walks in the upper city, slow breakfasts with aromatic coffee and pistachio brioches and fun evening aperitifs with cheerful Italians. And if you love animals, my white Akita dog Vaniglia will gladly join us. I can also be your guide on the Lake Como. It looks like pictures from postcards, only in reality! Do you want to go boating, visit the most beautiful villas and hear stories about the weddings we organized there? Or maybe you will be inspired by a cooking lesson on the lakeshore with local chefs? Or a SPA on the lake that tourists don't know about? Or a parachute jump right over the lake and mountains? The list of activities can be continued for a very long time - just share your interests with me and we will organize everything

My tours secret sauce

I love Bergamo with the most sincere affection and call it ''the city of my soul''. It has become my second home in another country and I will try to pass it to you...that warm feeling of comfort and happiness that Bergamo gives me thanks to leisurely walks in the upper city, slow breakfasts with aromatic coffee and pistachio brioches and fun evening aperitifs with cheerful Italians. And if you love animals, my white Akita dog Vaniglia will gladly join us. I can also be your guide on the Lake Como. It looks like pictures from postcards, only in reality! Do you want to go boating, visit the most beautiful villas and hear stories about the weddings we organized there? Or maybe you will be inspired by a cooking lesson on the lakeshore with local chefs? Or a SPA on the lake that tourists don't know about? Or a parachute jump right over the lake and mountains? The list of activities can be continued for a very long time - just share your interests with me and we will organize everything

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Places of Interest
Shopping
Bars and Restaurants
Sailing
Creative Spaces
Workshops
Photo
Hiking
Nature and Parks
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