100% Ligurian rugby player! Coach and player of the Cus Genova Rugby, I am currently a student of Sports Sciences at the University of Genoa. I have cultivated my passion for team sports, especially if practiced outdoors, since I was a child, together with a dispassionate love for motorcycles and cars.
With Outdoor Portofino it all started for fun in 2015; with my strong team spirit and sunny character, I immediately conquered the team! The collaboration began with the school-work alternation project which then turned into a real work experience. Thanks to this experience I am enriching my passion for the sea and snorkeling, also approaching sit-in kayaks.
“Col mio forte spirito di squadra e il carattere solare, ho conquistato subito il team!”
A chat with Manuel
Year of birth
Summer 2013 as an occasional helper and in 2016 as a real member of the group.
How did you join OP?
I joined Outoor Portofino almost for fun: it all started at the VelaFestival in Santa Margherita in 2015. As a very curious and very active kid that I was, I asked to be able to try all the activities that Outdoor Protofino offered. To repay, my parents offered you a few beers to toast together at the coming summer and suggesting that I could come and help you on the weekends. From here it all started. I was 15 years old, we couldn’t talk of a real job, but as soon as I turned 18, you offered me the opportunity to join your group which I consider a wonderful family!
What do you do in OP?
Responsabile OP Experience & Activity Leader
Your greatest passions?
My three greatest passions are motors (motorcycles and cars), rugby and the mountains (the sea comes immediately after 😉
Your favourite place in Liguria?
My favorite place in Liguria …. more than one place, its two roads: the one between Noli and Finale Ligure and the Ruta downhill. In these two places I manage to combine my greatest passions and every time I ride along I feel light, calm and carefree.
Three favourite dishes in your kitchen?
First a good piece of meat on the grill! Then pizza and finally a delicious carbonara
Three values that best represent you?
Altruism happiness and positivity