GANZO (Italian slang):
Cool, beautiful, original, the best.
collaborative • glocal • innovative • creative • current
GANZO is not your nonna’s magazine. You won’t find spaghetti with red sauce and meatballs, mandolin music, family trees, or gratuitous images of the leaning tower of Pisa. There is already enough of that online.
Instead, our international experiences left us searching the internet for a place where Italophiles, no matter where they live, could share news on Italian taste, style, happenings and people. From the U.S. to Japan, Italians living abroad are building a vision of Italian style as a blend of innovation, creativity, and ingenuity, rather than a geographic reality. GANZO explores this vision by creating a community-authored space where Italian culture, lifestyle and design remain elegant and visionary, but at the same time develop globally.
As an international community of bloggers, journalists, photographers, videographers, foodies, and design gurus we map the best of Italy beyond its borders. Featuring rising chefs, innovative architects and new tech products we focus on the timeless quality of Italian style. Original and beautiful, this uniqueness is difficult to summarize in one word, so we call it simply ganzo.
Our team is obsessed with Italian style, but bored with the dry treatment its given by most English-language websites.
From a creative office in downtown L.A., each member of the Ganzo team is working on fresh and vibrant content that will connect everyone interested in Italian style.
Vladi Delsoglio | CVO
I follow an intrinsic desire to express myself through the manipulation of forms and thoughts, ideas and emotions. Born and raised in Torino, I dwell in LA and am a lucky guest of this world. I studied Media Design and worked in several cool media companies, then established my own: Amarcore Studio Design. Teaching Interaction Design at the Art Center of Pasadena allows me to enter one of the pinnacles of American design. Amazed by the worldwide impact of a small country like Italy, I am deeply fascinated by instances of Italian style around the world, including art, culture, food, and brands. GANZO is a focus point where expressions of this fascinating and timeless style converge.
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Alberto Cecioni | CTO
I come from a small village at the foot of the Italian Alps, raised on a vineyard. A cosmopolite like my parents before me, I traveled the world, crossing continents before I landed in LA.
I am an economist by training, a technologist and designer by trade, a failed theater actor and aspiring diplomat in previous lives. I paraglide, scuba dive and ski, but now I get my thrills being the father of twin boys.
Wherever I am and whatever I do, my origins define me.
Staisey Divorski | Marketing
After completing my last semester of high school in Italy, I returned with a hard-won grasp of calculus and a set of Italian language skills inflected by a French-Canadian accent and Abruzzese dialect. What came next included college in NYC with stints writing book reviews, co-directing an indie film club, working in a high-end Soho design store, and studying in Bologna. After a year dodging stray fireworks in Napoli I moved to LA. With a PhD in Italian Studies and a rabid interest in pop culture, I continue to pursue my fascination with media. Passionate about art and design crafted with an accent as thick as my own, I manage Ganzo’s content and marketing.
Silvia Masera | Director of Sales
My curiosity to explore the world started at a young age. Traveling with my family and friends made me realize that there was so much to see. Years later, I found myself studying in England and Germany and working in PR for International Tennis Tournaments. Later, I moved to the US to study Communications at Boston University. Returning to Italy, I worked for Chamberlain Inc. as Assistant Sales Manager then improved my skills by enrolling at UCLA Business School. Since then, I have worked in PR and Media for the SAG Foundation and the Geena Davis Institute. My key to successful business? Word of mouth and good networking.
David Reisman | Copy Editor
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but did a four year college stint in San Diego and a two year in Seoul teaching English at a university. Afflicted with wanderlust, my next trip is continually a month or two away or past, which also has worked to stoke my obsessions with Muay Thai, yoga, classical guitar and surfing. While writing literature is my heart, reading it is my soul. Having done editing and writing for books and political campaigns, the next obvious step is here with online media.
Matteo Sorelli | Assistant Marketing Director
I’m not a tourist!
FLORENCE to VENICE. Working on my Master’s degree in Marketing & Communications at Ca’ Foscari University I developed two passions: web marketing and the quest to find my dream city. VENICE to MELBOURNE. Six months down under in a “No worries” country. MELBOURNE to LOS ANGELES. I’m graduating with an education in Ganzo. After three continents I still want to meet new people and cultures. I’ve become addicted to looking for anything and everything Ganzo and I’ll find it by searching the world.
Giacomo Melandri | Assistant Marketing Director
Born in Ferrara, my love of travel led me to study in Spain for a year and then move to Milan to study Business Economics at Bocconi University. My passion for photography and video editing drives me to explore the world around me. I share my discoveries, wherever they might occur, through the lens of my camera. As a practical person, I wanted to enter the work world as soon as possible. What I’ve since discovered is the open and dynamic environment of Ganzo and the amazing cosmopolitanism of L.A.