MY THOUSAND PASSIONS
NOT ONLY A TOURIST GUIDE
Hi, my name is Gigliola Foglia and I consider myself a “culture operator” with many facets. My main passions are: dance, writing, sci-fi and fantasy books and movies, cats, Middle Ages, bobbin lace, and of course the beauties of nature and art.
I’m a licensed tourist guide for Como province in English and French, after attending the shootings for Star Wars Episode II around Lake Como I created my Star Wars on Location Tour, but I can also escort you to villages where famous dancers lived in the past centuries, or to some places of the gory Decennial War against Milan from which Como recovered thanks to an alliance with Emperor Redbeard, or again, to sites of some relevance for the bobbin lace craftmanship.
HISTORY AND ANCESTRY RESEARCH
I obtained the archivist-palaeographer diploma and I have long experience in historical and genealogical research. I also studied and practiced as a librarian, so I can help you with your investigations about local history or your ancestry.
JOURNALISM AND WRITING
I have released some publications and entered literary prizes, I’m a free lance journalist and I also worked as translator, proofreader, and text editor. People say I’m good at giving a correct form to every writing, from an internet page to a degree dissertation!
LACEMAKING AND EMBROIDERY
I have a certification as lacemaker from the Region Lombardy and founded a lace-making school, I also create small cross-stitch embroideries: can I help you for an exclusive gift?
AS A TEACHER
I’m available for lace-making lessons, workshops into the Nature for children, tutoring in english, french, italian, latin and ancient greek.
I have a long experience and even important certifications as a dance master: I practiced or prctice at present classical ballet, contemporary, bellydance, irish, scottish, and greek dance, 19th century dances, medieval… You can ask me for lessons or shows, even for free in case of charitable events. I can also create costumes and makeup for children anniversaries.
I created myself the cover for my last poetry book, I like drawing board games and albums of paperdolls with their magnificent costumes
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