Hello everyone, i’m Marco, i come from Italy and i will take part of this ESC in Wola, Katowice, Poland.
My project looks cool! is about enterpreunership and i’m waiting to start it, even if is 2 weeks i’m in Poland, because of the Covid-19 pandemic situation I was locked in an apartment for 10 long days, right now I can’t go to work because an employee maybe has Covid. My coordinators Natalia and Marcin are friendly, the house where I will live in the next 7 months is great, is big and cozy.
This “little city” (don’t call it a village, local people take it seriously) of Wola is located near the river Wisla, so in summer is full of mosquitos that don’t make me sleep at night, luckily I discovered a polish invention called “microventilation on windows”, which allowes the air to enter but not the mosquitos, amazing. This city is also very close to the Nazis workcamps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a place with a terrible history which I would like to discover possibly with a guide and in winter, under the snow, so I can feel more on myself what those poor innocent people were passing by.
And now let’s talk a bit about me, so I come from Italy and I’m 29 years old, I love travelling, in fact I already saw all the European Countries, except the Nordic Scandinavian ones (which are on my list), I started to travel at 22, in fact in these 7 years I almost only lived abroad: Poland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece and now again in Poland, and I did many completely different jobs, in Germany I worked as Forklift driver for Volkswagen, Mercedes and Lidl, I also worked in a german restaurant on top of a mountain near Freiburg. In Italy I worked in a car wash. In Portugal I worked for the website TripAdvisor doing the moderation for the forum and investigating on online frauds. In Greece I worked for Apple giving technical support via phone to the customers about Ios and Mac devices. And right now I’m in Poland waiting to start my ESC.
I also like playing the electric guitar, especially Nirvana songs, I love all kind of music, my favourite ones are EDM of the ‘10s and Rock of the ‘90s, I can also make some EDM songs with FL Studio, a DAW to make electronic music.
I love Motorbikes, in 2010 I won a Championship in Italy riding a small motorbike, it is a very expensive and dangerous sport, but the speed gives you a lot of adrenaline, I decided to quit as champion because I was too old to make carrer in international competitions, I was only 19 years old!
I was also Football referee for 5 years.
I love hiking, when I was living in Portugal last year I did the camino portugues de Santiago (600km) and the Westweg (300km) when I was living in Germany in 2017, both alone and wildcamping in the forest.
I love biking, I did the Ciclovia Adriatica in Italy from my city Ravenna to Bari (1000km) in winter this year, before the pandemic, also wildcamping, yes it was cold!