About Italian Human Connections Association (IHC)
IHC is a non-profit Association which strives to promote Human Connections all around the world through the exchange of human relationships and friendships. It belongs to all those who believe in the values of friendship, brotherhood, and human connections.
Purpose and Activities of IHC
IHC wishes to partner with other international associations or clubs that pursue similar goals in order to create human connections between their respective local communities, also planning travels for reciprocal cultural exchanges.
IHC is committed to welcoming people in the area of Northern Lazio, Lower Tuscany, and Umbria providing all the support to build human relationships, friendships, and cultural exchange.
IHC provides useful information on the area and works to make its beauties and opportunities known through articles, video reports, and brochures.
IHC answers questions about the area and offers extensive support for travel planning.
IHC facilitates Human Connections through participation in public and private events, handicraft workshops, agricultural works, cooking classes, theater classes, and so on.
IHC can create cultural, artistic, sports events, and other leisure activities.
IHC can organize travels for its members for cultural exchanges based on friendship and brotherhood
IHC can also pursue purposes of solidarity and social utility.
IHC does not promote brands and does not sell products. All presentations that will be made over time of local companies and their best products, characteristic shops, artisans, artists, tour operators, touristic guides, and so on, will be for information and communication purposes only.
The Board of Directors
Giulia Marchetti – Founder and President
Giulia loves to travel and is always looking for new emotions and new adventures. The United States has been one of her favorite destinations for over 10 years.
She has a Master’s Degree in Sciences of Communications and loves to use her skills to give public lectures on historical and current topics or to create new human relationships.
Her lifestyle is centered on sports, healthy eating, yoga, meditation and studying.
Though, she believes that beyond these good healthy habits, only human connections have the absolute power to raise one’s existence to a higher level.
She loves animals and has a deep synergy with cats.
She is the Founder of IHC and creator of this blog.
Pier luca Balletti – Co-founder and Vice President
Pier Luca is originally from Viterbo (Italy) and has a Master’s Degree in Economics. He is an entrepreneur in the construction and real estate field as well as being President of Federalalberghi di Viterbo (Federations of Hotels) and engaged in the management of family hotels and resorts.
He is a lover of biking and mountain biking and is always looking for new paths and itineraries to train for cycling races.
Photography is one of his hobbies, but given his dedication it seems to be becoming much more than just a hobby.
Gloria Bernabucci – Co-founder and Secretary/Treasurer
Gloria is a student of the Agricultural University of Viterbo, with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She is fond of mountains and trekking as well as having a passion for animals which she loves raising at her country house.
She is an expert horsewoman and has been riding since childhood.
She loves to travel and her dream is to pursue a doctorate in the United States.
Fabrizio Ceccariglia – Co-founder and Adviser
Fabrizio is a specialized farmer and works at one of the best known farms in Viterbo. Given his profession, he is a connoisseur of the best local food and wine products and their producers.
He is a lover of the mountains and trekking and an expert in engines. He has a particular passion for vintage cars, off-road vehicles and street bikes.
He is currently engaged in the restoration of a 1967 Vespa 50L (The Italian Dolce Vita icon).
Sigfrido Junior Hobel – Co-founder and advisor
Sigfrido is a historian, photographer, and video maker with a Master’s Degree in Archeology and History of Art. Originally from Naples, he moved to Tuscia because he was attracted by the archaeological, historical, artistic, and landscape richness of this territory.
Passionate about history and archeology, he loves getting lost in woods, ravines and gullies in search of ancient settlements and prestigious sites to document.
Founder and CEO of Project Tuscia, he is professionally engaged in the production of videos and images that portray the beauties and suggestions of the historical, artistic, landscape and cultural heritage of Tuscia.
Angelo Landi – Co-founder
Angelo has a Master’s Degree in Economics and Commerce from the Luiss University of Rome and is the owner of an accounting company.
He loves traveling, sailing cruises, and surrounding himself with many friends.
Despite his innumerable commitments, he manages to practice running regularly, participating in several marathons, including the one in New York in 2018.
He is on the Board of Directors of Rotary Club of Viterbo and is a member of other local associations and clubs also involved in the social sector.
Membership in IHC
We welcome anyone who wants to be part of our large community.
IHC was born for you, to provide a tool through which you can give your contribution to our shared humanity and make a difference in this world.
If you want to be part of our large family you can submit a written application to the IHC administrative body. An annual membership subscription of 15 Euros is required.
You can also support IHC’s work by subscribing a donation.
Membership includes personal insurance to participate in IHC activities planned by the Association.
Membership gives you direct access to the IHC community where you can start building your contacts and friendships, bring your ideas, give your own support, or more simply, you can just enjoy all the services provided by IHC.
Membership will give you access to many other benefits that will be posted over time
Members have the right to vote at the Member’s Assembly.
You don’t need to become a Member in order to receive IHC’s extensive support for information, travel planning, and other useful aid.