Maria, Simona e Nick met at De Filippi School in Arona. Today, the fate accomplice, they have worked togheter for this book with the same enthusiasm as when they were teenagers. Then they met Philippe who, as a good pilot, has contributed to take off this project.

Life is good because it always surprise us, because it can be many things… it can be “Chacallonage” too!

This spirit joined four persons with different temperaments and skills who put in this book a part of themeselves with the aim of celebrating the good things in life.

Nicola Bacchetta

Nicola Bacchetta

Dirigeant d'entreprise.

Nick's true passion is diving, parachuting, paragliding, cooking and wines. His motto “life is good” has been an inspiration for us, and lead us through the whole of this adventure. Every time we sail out for a gastronomical tour he ironically states “this is tough” with a big satisfactory smile.

Maria Brovelli

Maria Brovelli

Gestore di cantiere nautico

In her DNA the passion for water, boating, nature, and traveling. One of her favourite hobbies is sitting around a table at sunset and taking her time to choose from the menu. This “Chacalonage” has given her some really nice pleasant moments. Today she runs the boatyard that was founded by her grandfather – wooden boat craftsman - on the Lake Maggiore, in Ranco, where she was born.

Philippe Le Scao

Philippe Le Scao

Airline pilot and instructor

Philippe cooks as a professional chef and loves good food and good wine (Italian and French ones). He was born in Bretagne (France) and has inherited from his homeland the passion for boating and sailing. As a little child he was called “Petit Glazik”: he was the happy child on a box of biscuits produced by his grandfather. Today he is an airline pilot and instructor.

Simona Pirali

Simona Pirali

Teacher

Her passion for textile led her to travel, know different worlds and listen different stories. When Lia and Luca were born she decided to raise them on this lake. Today she is a teacher of economic and touristic geography and she enjoys “Chacallonage``.