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Enogastronomy - Selectors

Marco Colognese

Born in 1965, he has a background as a manager in the field of financial services. In 2009, he chose to exit the business sector to completely focus on his passion for the world of cuisine and wine, the field of expertise he has been involved in for more than thirty years.
He was an author, regional manager and a member of the editorial board of the guide to Italian Restaurants Guida ai Ristoranti d'Italia edited by L’Espresso until the 2023 edition.
He currently collaborates with the Hotels and Restaurants Guide Guida Alberghi e Ristoranti of the Italian Touring Club and writes mainly for Reporter Gourmet, Il Gusto and Vendemmie.

Alberto Lupini

Working as a journalist since 1979, Alberto Lupini has been editor-in-chief of ‘Italia a Tavola’ since 2002 and of ‘Check-In’ since 2021. Today, he is one of the most popular journalists and commentators in the gastronomy and tourism sector.
With great attention to every taste and technique trend, he manages the most widespread network for professionals, whose rigour and professional ethics leave no space for improvisation or fads. The approach to news is always closely linked to the goal of promoting updates and information with diversified attention for professionals and consumers, in both print and web versions, from daily newspapers to monthly magazines.

An economist and historian by cultural background and professional experience, he has been editor-in-chief, reporter and correspondent of ‘Il Sole 24Ore’, ‘Il Mondo’ and ‘L'Eco di Bergamo’, as well as cultural manager and organizer of exhibitions and museums, and an essayist of economic and political history. He tackles food and hospitality issues from an entrepreneurial perspective combined with a stylish intellectual approach, mindful of the beautiful as well as of the good and the useful.

Stefano Illing

Born in Cortina d’Ampezzo, where he currently lives, he is an engineer by profession. For several years he was engaged in municipal development and Institutional Building in various developing countries for NGOs,  the World Bank, FAO and other organisations. He went on to become involved in the development of tourism in the mountains; he is a consultant at international level for the planning and development of ski resorts. He designed,  planned and co-ordinated the creation of the Lagazuoi, Sasso di Stria and 5 Torri Great War Open-air Museum.

The designer of the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti, conceived as a means of valorising and promoting the values and culture of the mountains, currently is the president of the Cortina Delicious Consortium, councillor and CEO of various ski lift societies and consortiums in the Dolomites.