Saro Di Bartolo has been active in various professions in the most different fields of the
tourism industry, working for and with hotels, travel agencies and tour operators,
institutions, boards, schools, advertising, graphic art and marketing firms, multimedia
research and editing.Among his
Head of the
tourism branch of
an association of twenty vocational training schools spreading around Emilia
responsibilities: the European
Educational Projects and representative of Osfin at "Itinera Spa Consortile Centro
Internazionale di Studi Turistici" (Rimini's International Tourism Studies College).
In 1975 he
published "Ticket to English" , an English language grammar for the tourism business.
From 1982 to 1984
he was the Italian language teacher for " City College of Chicago" at the US
NATO Air Force Base in Rimini Italy.
In 1983 he began
his activity in theEmilia Romagna vocational training system, working with both private and
Regional Government organizations, and specializing in tourism courses turning to college
and university students.
As part of that
activity he has been the planner and coordinator of a considerable number of innovatory
courses, and the head of various research teams in charge of programming and carrying out
new training methods: techniques which have become today's reference points
when it comes to knowledge in the tourism trade.
Di Bartolo delivers reports and lectures on tourism topics within the context of upper
level European Union Training courses: comunication techniques in the tour business, hotel
& travel agency management, multimedia tools and english language for tourism,
As part of
that activity, he has been collaborating with many public and private organizations and institutions, among which:
up in the United States (American mother - Italian father) and thus being bilingual,
since 1970 he has done interpreting and translating work for a considerable number
of organizations and companies in the most different fields:
industry, commerce, advertising, tourism, etc.. He has translated a huge quantity of texts
and pubblications in the editorial field and has worked as an interpreter on an endless
number of occasions: conferences, business trips and transactions, international events of
all kinds, etc..
On many occasions
he has done interpreting work for nation-wide television networks: RAI, TELEMONTECARLO and MEDIASET channels, as well as
for journalists from Italy's leading newspapers. He has collaborated with professionals
Carmen Lasorella , Arrigo Levi, Igor Man , Furio Colombo, Mino DAmato, Bruno Mobrici,
Mario Pirani, Bruno Vespa.
Here are just some of the prestigious international
personalities, from the
fields of politics, economics and culture, whom he has had the pleasure of working with as
an interpreter and escort:
David Abshire - President, Strategic Studies Center, Washington Michael Aho - Director, United States Foreign Relations
Council, New YorkIan Adams - Environmental Quality Manager, National Rivers
Authority, Reading, U.K. Eugenio Ambarzumov - Vice President of the Russian Parliament Foreign
Affairs Commission, Conselor of President Gorbaciov, MoscowGiulio Andreotti - Italian Prime Minister, RomeMargaret J. Anstee - United Nations Under Secretary
General, WienAtes Abulkadir, Minister for Tourism of Turkey, IstanbulPeter Beck - Photographer, Minneapolis, USAVictor Blank - President of the Charterhouse
Bank, London Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter's National Security
WashingtonFeodor Burlatskij - Political Observer, Literaturnaja Gazeta,
Roque Canadas - Ambassador of Ecuador to Italy, Rome
Domingo Cavallo - Foreign Minister of the Republic of Argentina
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi - Governor of the Bank of Italy
Willy Claes - Segretary General of Nato, Brussels
Stanley Clinton-Davis - European Community Environment Commissioner, Bruxelles
Roger Cohen - New York Times
Diego Cordovez - Deputy Secretary General, United
Ralf Dahrendorf - Political Analyst, President St.
College, Oxford University, England
Diane Dillard - United States Consul to Italy, Florence
Hoda El Massry - Ambassador of Egypt to Italy, Rome
Giorgio Fini - Industrialist, Modena Italy
Christopher Forbes, Owner of Forbes Magazine, New York
Lord Charles Forte, Chairman Forte Group, London
Hans Dietrich Genscher - Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany
Viaceslav Glasycev - USSR Architects Union President, Moscow
Gary Hart - Democratic Party Senator, Denver, Colorado
Robert Hormats - President Bill Clinton's Economics
Peter Jenkins - Director of The Indipendent
Jorgen Holst Johan - Foreign Minister of Norway
Toshiki Kaifu, Prime Minister of Japan, Tokyo
Nicholas Kennedy Scott - President, Atlantic Computer Services
Vitali Khoklov - Vice President, Vnezheconom Bank, Moscow
Wassily Leontief - Nobel Prize Winner for Economics, New York
Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman - President of OPEC, Wien and Oil Minister of
John Naisbitt - Futurologist, Colorado, USA
Tomomitsu Oba - President of the Japan Centre for International
Finance, TokyoKenichi Ohmae - Teorico del Pensiero Strategico, TokyoSaburo Okita - Director of the International Political Studies
Institute, TokyoAbdel Aziz Al Orayer - Vice Minister of Education,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Lord David Owen - Co-Presidente, International Conference on ex JugoslaviaPaulo Noguiera-Neto - Environment and Culture Chief, Ministry for
Culture, San Paulo, BrazilJeffrey Sachs - Economist, Harvard University, USAGeorghy Shaknazarov - Directorof the Gorbaciov
Foundation, Moscow Bernard Shaw - Anchorman CNN, Cable News Network, WashingtonVitali Shlykov - Vice Minister of Defence, Russian RepublicThorvald Stoltenberg - Foreign Affairs Minister of
Norway, OsloGay Talese - Journalist and Author, New YorkAlvin Toffler - Futurologist, New York Abdul Aziz Naif Urayer - Minister for Cultural Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaVittorio Vaccari - Vice President of Alitalia Airlines and President
of Westinghouse, TurinWilliam J. Vanden Heuvel - USA Ambassador to the United
Nations, Geneva Cornelius Van der Klugt - Presidente Philips N.V., Eindhoven, Holland
Koji Watanabe - Japanese Ambassador to Italy
Caspar Weinberger - President Ronald Reagan's Defence Secretary, Washington
Bob Wintz - Chairman Rewco Inc., Morristown New Jersey
Ahmed Zaki Yamani - President of the Global Strategic Studies
photography since he was a young boy, since 1969 he has been dedicating more and more
attention to it.His interest
towards history, art and
the world's different civilizations has led him to visit many foreign countries, where he
has taken a considerable amount of pictures. He has created audiovisuals for the travel
trade ("The United States", "Turkey", "Ravenna and its Art")
and for industry. Together with his son Luca he collaborates with tour operators and with advertising,
and marketing studios. Their articles and photographs have appeared on various
Museum of Photography, Brescia,
"Rimini told by its
photographers" - joint exhibit
Seraing, Belgium, 30 April - 8 May 1996
"Namibia - the Last
Frontier of the Capricorno"
Nature World, Rimini, 7-14 September
Fiera - Confartigianato Rimini, 10-13 December 1998
& Luca Di Bartolo's latest projects and
Trasparenze - Le Vetrate Antiche"
(Stained-Glass Masterpieces), by Franco DallAra
"7 Guides to the Museums
of Rimini Province"
"Giò Pomodoro -
Ornaments 1954-95", a book
presented at the Venice "Biennale" and at the "Fashion
Institute of Technology Museum" in New York
"11 Words Under the
- a brochure for the Rimini Township Tourism Board
- a brochure for the Rimini Township Tourism Board
a catalogue by the Romagna Riviera Convention Bureau
"Golf", "Sea", "Country Tourism",
"Spas", "Appennino Hills", a
series of catalogues for the Emilia-Romagna Tourism Board
"Rimini Riviera" and "The Malatesta Valley" - catalogues for
Rimini Province - catalogues for
Club" - Cervia, a brochure for the club
"Treasures of Art and
Faith" - a book for the Emilia Romagna Region Government
Migani" - a brochure presenting artisan violins
"Urbino and other
Marvels" and "Urbino Lands Gastronomy Itineraries" - two books for the Urbino Township Tourism
"IN-Regione - Comunicazione
Internos" - Emilia Romagna Government official monthly
"Museums in Emilia
Romagna" by IBC, Cultural Wealth Institute
cosmos rolling around us is a steady and endless mixing of curves and lines which stand
side by side, run parallel together, split, go crazy, cross over each other, run away and
then come back together.
doing so they give birth to matchings and melodies, shadows and colour contrasts.
stop, stand still and wait, often with extreme and endless patience, and then catch them,
exactly in the right spot and exactly at the right moment, neither a single second too
soon nor one too late.
how I try to "paint" a line or two of poetry on film". Saro Di Bartolo
Di Bartolo dedicates extreme attention to every detail, his photographs stand out for the
value of their composition, the
care with which he explores each possible framing. During his travels he has gathered
together a rich wealth of images: the fruit of intuition and sensitiveness,
aesthetic diligence and rule over his technical tools. Photographs that stand out
for the utmost quest for absolute formal rigour. When photographt manages to reach such
high levels its become an expression of pure art. Seaching for the symmetry, harmony and
poetry in the world surrounding us has become the essential must for him"
- from a
presentation by Pino Parini,
Professor of Portrayal Psycology at ISIA - "Higher
Istitute for Art Industry & Design" in Urbino Italy
Among his most significant assignments and his
and writing of a report on "Theme
Parks", one of Italy's latest and
fastest growing tourism sectors - for the Emilia Romagna Regional Government.
of a familiarization trip to the USA, to analyse the management
models of the country's main attractions, for the High Commissioner for Tourism of the
Emilia Romagna Regional Government. Conducting of the tour, having as its members the
Tourism Commissioners and Mayors of the region's seaside resorts.
speaker for the presentation of "Emilia-Romagna Tourism " to United States
Tour Operators, during the "Emilia Romagna Week" in California (in collaboration with Alitalia Airlines and ENIT - Italian
Interpreter of Sting, rockstar and
President of the "Rainforest Foundation", on the occasion of the "Cervia
Environment Award" celebrations and cerimony.
Interpreter of Dr. Henry Kissinger,
Secretary of State of President Richard Nixon and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, on
the occasion of his stay in Italy.
Interpreter in World Vision for the Secretary
General of the United Nations Organization, Javier Perez de Cuellar,
on the occasion of an interview by the Italian RAI-TV anchor-woman Carmen Lasorella.
United Airlines, the world's leading airline awards
him the Grand Prize at its "International Travel Photography Contest - 1993" (first out of 15.000
participants from all over the world).
The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Turkey,
awards him with the Special
Environment Prize, on the occasion of
the International Photography Contest to celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Author, together with Giancarlo Dall'Ara and
Lubiano Montaguti, of the book "Quality
in Small and Medium Sized Tourist Organisations", published byFranco Angeli.
architecture and supervision of the Manual "Geography for Tourism" published by HIT - Holding Italiana Turismo, within the context of the
Sestante Travel Network - Italian Automobile Club project.
the Cd-Rom "Museums & Art
Collections in Emilia Romagna", winner
of the 5th "100 Art Cities
Cd-rom is part of the European project called
"CU.L.TUR.A Museum Wealth and Information Technology", by IAL Emilia Romagna
in collaboration with IBC - Istituto dei Beni Culturali (Cultural Wealth Institute), FIA and Nomisma; an
initiative under the patronage of APT Servizi.
Winner of the 9th "Posidone, Mediterrenean Culture and Environment
Award for Culture & Photography, under the patronage of the WWF - World Wildlife Fund, August 2001.