Fathom Questionnaire

Meet the Traveler: Olimpia Possati

by Olimpia Possati

Olimpia Possati in Venice.

Hometown: Venice.

Occupation: Travel blogger, food, and beverage consultant, and events organizer — but most of all a dreamer.

Favorite destinations: Ibiza, Argentina, Sicily, NYC, Lech.

Dying to visit: India, Africa, Chilean Patagonia, Copenhagen.

Bizarre travel rituals: Changing my suitcase a half an hour before leaving for the airport. (Even if I plan in advance, it always happens!)

In-flight relaxation regime: Rigorously aisle seat, a glass of wine, and all the magazines I can carry.

Always in carry-on: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, Bose noise-cancelling headphones, a pashmina.

Concierge or DIY? DIY. (I spend a lot of time on pre-travel research.) Concierge just for hard-to-get restaurant reservations.

See it all or take it easy? See it all one day and take it easy the next.

Drive or be driven? I love to drive when alone. If with someone, I'm a great navigator!

Weirdest thing seen on travels: A cockroach walking in business class.

My favorite hotel is The Carlyle because it feels like home.

I dream about my meal at Lo Scoglio in Nerano, and my secret tiny fish restaurant on the Dalmatian coast.

Best hotel amenity: Warm (or cold depending on the season) hand towels upon arrival, luxurious bathrobes, organic creams.

Favorite childhood travel memory: Spending a lot of time in grand hotels and feeling like Eloise.

Everywhere I go, I check out the flea, food and local markets, hotel bars, and the massages.

When I arrive in a new place, I learn the lay of the land by walking around.

I always bring home scarves, wine, and every brochure, business card, little piece of paper of any place I visit or captures my attention, and all my to-do lists which can never be completed.

I travel for the fun and for a broader perspective.


Website: www.askolimpia.com
Twitter: @OlimpiaP
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