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I have always dedicated my life to travelling - now it has been more than 60 months spent abroad as a tourist, backpacker and tourist guide. While I was doing all this, I discovered the project Erasmus - I therefore enrolled to the university and became part of the big family of Erasmus Student Network (ESN), that has changed my life and given me many many new friends. With one of them, the legendary Alioscia Lombardini in 2001 we opened a travel agency in Siena!

Curriculum update to April 2005

Marco Turra
Via Battisti, 1 53100 Siena
Date and Place of Birth: 7th March 1972 Feltre (Belluno) Italy
Mobile phone: +39 349 2722604

A self-motivated and hard working tourist operator with rounded and solid experience. Able to use own initiative and work independently or as part of the team. Proven leadership skills, including managing and motivating others involved to achieve organization objectives.

· Italian: mother tongue
· Spanish: fluent spoken and written
· English: fluent spoken and good written
· Portuguese: good spoken and written
· French: good spoken
· Swedish: forgotten

· Tourist services
· Events and travel organisation

· High school in business and economic
· University student in foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese at Universita’ di Siena since September '96, now I am in the process of doing my thesis

November - February 2005 Internship for AZLera. The work involved preparing material for the book of indigenous peoples. The book aims to open space for the indigenous people to talk about themselves. Carried out in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

August 2004 a volunteer for the Olympic Games Athens. Venue host, spectator service

Since 1996 while studying in the University of Siena, been involved in a student association Erasmus Student Network (www.esn.org). The organization has various tasks, such as helping exchange students in finding accommodation, organising events, trips, international conferences and meetings, dance courses, movie nights, dinners, picnics – all this to make the exchange students’ stay in Siena an unforgetable experience. www.gruppoerasmussiena.it

2001/02 held the position of the country president (Italy) of the same organization www.esn.it

Organised two big international meetings in Siena:
· Southern European Platform in April 2001 (hosting all Southern European ESN sections
· Annual General Meeting 2003, the biggest event of ESN with over 350 students/delegates from 153 sections, with the support of 35.240 euros from the European Commision. www.gruppoerasmussiena.it/agm/start.htm

Spring 2003, First Mate in Magellano project www.magellanoproject.com, the project was started with the aim to gather students’ opinions on the future of Europe and took the shape of a 50 days’ tour (February 28 – April 19) around Europe, visiting ESN sections. The project resulted in a television reportage of the Erasmus world, a guide book, a diary and the Magellano Charta (a travelling forum about the future of Europe).

September 2000, a volunteer for the Olympc Games in Sydney. Spectator service

February 2004 until present – partner in tourist agency “Info Booking il Casato Viaggi” in Siena, the agency functions as incoming tour operator
December 2002 - June 2003 – marketing manager (p/t) for a music association “Concerto Classico in Siena”
June 2001 - November 2002 - tourist information and hotel reservations in “Info Booking il Casato Viaggi” Siena
July 2000 - September 2000 - waiter in an Italian restaurant Divino, Sydney, Australia
Summer 1999 - tourist entertainer and archery teacher in tourist resort Villaggio Club Cecina (Livorno)
Summer 1996 - tourist entertainer in tourist resort Villaggio Chisonaggia, Corse, France
January 1996 - April 1996 - tourist entertainer and guide in a Nile cruise Luxor-Assuan-Luxor, Egypt
Summer 1995 - tourist entertainer and sports touranment organiser in hotel Eden Rok Rodes, Greece
Nov 1994 - burger maker in Burger King in Victoria Station, London, U.K.
Summer 1994 - tourist entertainer and sports tournament organiser in Residence Valbella Bibbione, Venezia
May 1993 - May 1994 - Military Service in "Brigata Alpina Cadore" Belluno
October - December 1992 - waiter in an Italian restaurant "La Strada", Crawley, England
August - September 1991 - waiter in Hotel Alpino San Martino di Castrozza (Trento)
July 1990 - washing-up in Sport Hotel Arabba (Belluno)
June - July 1989 - washing-up in Miramonti Hotel Passo Tonale (Trento)
June 1988 - June 1998 - football referee for 10 years in Veneto and Toscana

· familiar with IBM compatible PC, Microsoft Windows and Office software
· Studying in Tartu, Estonia, November - January 2004
· Teacher for tourism at the high school in Siena 2002
· January 2002 trip to Rio Grande de Sur Brasil visiting my relatives
· Almost 5 months in Australia-New Zealand-Fiji Islands (2000)
· One year Erasmus exchange student in Sweden August 1998-June 1999
· More than 3 months in Mexico improving my Spanish, September - December 1997
· 6 participations at the Annual General Meetings of the Erasmus Student Network International

Voluntary, knowing different cultures and better ways to live, social politics, olympic games, meeting friends.