Name: Claudia Giersberg
I'm currently in...
Italy in Santarcangelo di Romagna, a medieval town not far from the seaside. Being from Hamburg, I have always loved the wide sea and the sea breezes. Therefore, it was not difficult for me to choose this romantic place.
The medieval Santarcangelo di Romagna is a fascinating, mysterious village with ancient, mysterious caves and a unique appeal. It is just a few kilometres from Rimini and the sea with its miles of white sandy beaches. The historic village is situated on the hill of Jupiter (Monte Giove) and legend has it that the name "Sangiovese", a typical red wine grape of the region, was invented here. Historic castles, churches and monuments can be reached via narrow winding streets that run along the mountain and offer a fantastic view of Santarcangelo and the surrounding villages all the way to the sea.
A walk in the so-called "natural shopping centre" with exclusive boutiques, delicatessens, “Tanta Emma”-shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants is often accompanied by street musicians of every musical genre. And then, of course, there are the famous Tufa Caves: a labyrinth of caves, wells and tunnels that run underground through the city and whose origins are still obscure.
In my spare time you will find me...
Either on the beach with a good book, comfortable shoes, and my camera, or in my little wine shop "La Grotta dei Piaceri" in Santarcangelo di Romagna.
At the seaside, I recharge my batteries all year round, no matter what the weather is like, and enjoy the serenity of the sea.
As a passionate wine lover, 4 years ago I fulfilled another dream and started a small shop where I sell regional handmade products and most importantly wine.
If you are around, it would be my pleasure to offer you a glass of wine and enjoy the atmosphere with a small talk on the inviting steps of the historic centre of Santarcangelo di Romagna. You are always welcome!
I'm passionate about...
Foreign languages since my school days. During my various stays abroad in England and Italy, in addition to the study of the languages themselves, I also became enthusiastic about the cultures, the lifestyles, the countries and the people.
And this enthusiasm turned into love...love for Italy and Rome in particular. Rome is called "Roma" in Italian and if you read it backwards, you get AMOR (LOVE). And so, I emigrated from Germany to Rome 30 years ago.
As I trained as a travel agent and worked in the tourism industry for over 15 years, I needed to communicate in English and Italian every day from the very beginning: correspondence with local and worldwide agencies, organisation and on-site support of congresses, workshops, exhibitions, and travel…I was always challenged "multilingually" - be it in written form or simultaneously!
It has always been important for me to transmit what is written "between the lines" in the respective languages - that is why my slogan since the beginning of my work has always been: Understand and be understood.
My dream brief would be...
A travel project translating or editing content from Italian and English to German about places to visit in Italy, the culture, handcraft, traditions and characteristics of each region and city with its known and secret sites as well as the typical food to eat and wine to drink. This would be interesting in long form e.g. blogs/articles/stories/guides/books as well as in short form e.g destination, accommodation and product descriptions.
As I am open minded and always interested in new subjects, another dream brief would be translating or editing content from Italian and English to German about industrial machinery in long form like handbooks, instruction guides and manuals for the mechanical parts.