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A word from our Founder: "Valeria and I spent a wonderful year together studying at the London Business School in 1999. When we first met we discovered we had many things in common: we both were native Italian, we both shared similar business backgrounds, and we both wanted to do something different.

The “Mille” of Giuseppe Garibaldi, also known as the redshirts, were a thousand-people army (records disagree as to the exact number, what we know for sure is that a little over 1,080 made it to Sicily); despite scant preparations and a shortage of weapons, Garibaldi’s volunteers sailed from Quarto (dei Mille), a district of Genova, at dawn on May 6, 1860 and landed in Marsala a few days later.