Gaia Institute La Maddalena: About Us

We are a group of co-workers with different education experience and culture. We have the same passion for teaching and sharing our experiences and knowledge. Our goal is to provide the best service regarding quality during the stay at Gaia Institute. For us is very important that the student lives the GAIA experience.

Our slogan is "I Live".

Our Group

  • Giuseppe Angelo Spinetti. Director & Founder.
    I obtained my major degree in Architecture at the University of Florence in 1999. I have worked as an architect since 2002. During 2007 and 2009 I was also professor at the Architecture School at Universidad de Monterrey and ITESM, at Monterrey Mexico. In 2009 I participated as mentor at Università di Alghero. From 2010 to 2012 I worked as architect at Parco Nazionale Arcipelago di La Maddalena. Since 2009 I’ve organized GAIA Architecture & Landscape Workshop. .


    Birthdate: November 30
    Zodiac: Sagittarius
    Motto: When you stop learning, you stop living
    Hobby: Kayak, Tennis, Cooking

    Profili: Linkedin - Facebook

  • Valeria Pace. Collaborator. Language Program Director.
    I studied literature and foreign languages at Università degli Studi della Basilicata. I have always been interested in Spanish culture and language, I studied one year at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. I also worked several years for Alitalia as flight assistant where I conserved my passion for foreign languages. In 2010 and 2011 I worked at Olbia- General Aviation organizing private flights. Nowadays I work as a translator.

    Birthdate: March 12
    Zodiac: Pisces
    Motto: The most important things in life aren’t things
    Hobby: I do a bit everything. Of what I like, I do a little more

    Profili: Facebook

  • Giancarlo Rossi "Loco". Collaborator. Logistics and extracurricular activities.
    I live at La Maddalena since 1990. I am really passionate about outdoor activities. For 10 years I’ve been practicing mountain bike. Other outdoor activities I frequently do are kayak, trekking, free climbing, swimming, snorkeling. I enjoy organizing excursions and being in contact with people. I know well the Archipelago of La Maddalena. Since 2009 I have collaborated with the logistics for Gaia workshops.

    Birthdate:September 1
    Zodiac: Virgo
    Motto: ...be prepared!

    Hobby: stay with friends, gardening, brewing, kayak
    Profili: Facebook

  • Marcello Sechi. Collaborator. Accommodation manager
    I obtained my major degree in Economics at Cagliari´s University in 2003. In 2004 I worked for TecnoFor di Cagliari as informatics professor for several Sardinian schools. I have also imparted several courses in informatics. Since 2009 I have collaborated in organizing Gaia International Architecture Workshop at La Maddalena.

    Birthdate: January 6
    Zodiac: Capricorn
    Motto: nihil difficile volenti
    Hobby: tennis, soccer, music, cooking, photography & cinema.
    Profili: Facebook

  • Jaime Garcia. Comunication and Marketing.
    I obtained my major degree in Architecture at Universidad de Monterrey (UdeM) Mexico in 2012 with a minor degree in landscape & urbanism. During 2009 and 2010 I studied at the Politecnico di Torino, Italia. A year after, in 2011, I did my internship at Parco Nazionale Arcipelago di La Maddalena. Since 2010 I´ve been collaborating as co-worker with the Gaia Architecture Workshop held every year in the sardinian archipelago of la Maddalena. 

    Birthdate: January 29th
    Zodiac: Aquarius
    Motto: No risk, no gain.
    Hobby: soccer, music, sea.
    Profili: Facebook

  • Massimo Ciantelli. Collaborator. Photography
    I obtained my major degree at Istituto Tecnico Statale Gaetano Salvemini of Florence in 1990. I have worked as an architect since 1995. From 2001 to 2003 I specialized in 3D computer design. Since 2004 I work as project designer and photographer at Monterrey Mexico.

    Birthdate: June 16
    Zodiac: Gemini
    Motto: If you don't approach, you can't touch
    Hobby: World War II’s battleship, body building, boxe
    Profili: Facebook

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