There are fewer sights more beautiful than Italy, notes Aldo Disorbo, an Italian-American businessman from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The Italian countryside is filled with the sweet scent of success, explains Aldo Disorbo. The landscape is dotted with vineyards and wineries, both new and old. According to Aldo Disorbo, Italy has something for even the most ardent wine enthusiast. Here, the founder of Nationwide Relocation Services opens up about his
family’s heritage and shares some of his favorite spots for romance and relaxation.
ZRYLW: Good evening, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to chat with us. Can you tell us a bit about your business for those readers who are unfamiliar with Nationwide Relocation Services?
Aldo Disorbo: Yes, thank you. Nationwide Relocation Services is a moving brokerage firm. We help people and businesses pair up with a mover who has the capabilities the client needs.
ZRYLW: Capabilities? Aren’t all movers the same?
Aldo Disorbo: Many movers cannot handle large items such as pianos or vehicles. Some may not have a truck large enough to manage a cross-country trip.
ZRYLW: So, movers are chosen according to the customer’s personal situation?
Aldo Disorbo: Exactly.
ZRYLW: Getting on track with tonight’s topic. What are some of your favorite places in Italy?
Aldo Disorbo: There are three districts that come to mind: Piedmont, Tuscany, and Sicily.
ZRYLW: And what is so special about these places?
Aldo Disorbo: They are all very well-known for their artisan winemakers.
ZRYLW: What are some of your favorites?
Aldo Disorbo: In the Piedmont area, the Ceretto Aziende Vitivinicole winery offers a great tour. It is a third generation winery and stretches across four villages.
ZRYLW: That sounds like a very large corporation.
Aldo Disorbo: A corporation it’s not. This, like most vineyards in the area, is a family owned endeavor.
ZRYLW: What’s notable about this particular establishment?
Aldo Disorbo: Unlike most traditional winemakers, the Ceretto family tends to lean toward modern art. In fact, visitors may elect a tour that specifically highlights the estate’s art collection.
ZRYLW: Moving on. You mentioned Tuscany?
Aldo Disorbo: This is one of the most historical wine regions in the world.
ZRYLW: Give us a history lesson.
Aldo Disorbo: Let’s look at the Villa Vignamaggio. This 14th century estate has been making wine since at least the early 1400s. This particular establishment covers over a third of Chianti.
ZRYLW: And it is operational today?
Aldo Disorbo: Yes – more so than ever. The estate has a wellness center as well as luxury accommodations.
ZRYLW: You mentioned Sicily earlier…
Aldo Disorbo: One of my favorite places to visit when I’m in Europe is Sicily. As for wineries, Planeta is situated amongst the most beautiful and romantic surroundings in the world.
ZRYLW: Is this a historical site?
Aldo Disorbo: The winery no; the grounds yes.
ZRYLW: Explain, please.
Aldo Disorbo: The on-site winemaking business was not launched until 1995. However, the property is the site of an ancient Arabic castle, which is steeped in antiquity and old-world charm.
ZRYLW: Are all of these locations available to the public?
Aldo Disorbo: Yes, but I’d recommend calling ahead to ensure they are available for tours.
ZRYLW: Great travel tips. Thank you for your time today. We look forward to hearing more about Italy later.
Aldo Disorbo has always strongly identified with his heritage. He believes that respecting the past is the best way to prepare for the future. Through Nationwide Relocation Services and his other business endeavors, Aldo Disorbo has found success utilizing his family-instilled values if hard work and integrity.