entrepreneur // owner
Honesty | Suffering | Confession
This project, before it became Portal Village, had the form of existential suffering I struggled with for years and which was triggered periodically, every time I put pressure on myself trying to succeed in everything, to shine, to innovate, to save my friends or to love passionately. The euphoria of success was quickly replaced by a feeling of futility, which set in motion, in the deepest places of my soul, brutal and contradictory actions that were meant to break the rigid crust of superficiality, the routine and the background noise of the all-consuming contemporary society. My entire being, with all its personal, social and professional facets understood, then, the ardent need of an authentic RESET, not just a surface one! This is how the impulse to start in search of the “Inner Sanctuary” was triggered in me, as an initiation space for recognition, rebirth, self-reinvention and restoration of Meaning.
Right place | Inspired mentor | Manifest
The foundation of the Project was initiated after a memorable conversation with one of my mentors. Since then on I started a relentless search for the context, the people and the right place to build a retreat-village, not just for me, but for everybody like me!
Portal | Gratitude
From the very start the effort was tremendous and the obstacles numerous, but I did not give up. And, alas, the Portal to the inner Sanctuary is here and I am opening it for new and necessary experiences. As I was saying in the beginning of this confession, the project had initially the form of suffering, but now, PORTAL Village represents ecstasy, acceptance, courage and the chance for a Person to find the shore.
Gratitude and love to all those who inspired, supported and loved me unconditionally along the long road of the project, from idea to materialization. I'm ready to meet you. I welcome the place and I am waiting for you, in time, to cross the Threshold of this space dedicated to personal freedom, creation, spiritual elevation and inner comfort!
We are a sustainable business. In order to be able to say these words, we have implemented and protected from the design stage the holistic approach to the challenge that the existence of this business implies. So, for us, the most important value is to "meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" *
* The Brundtland report
We invest continuously in the people in our team.
PORTAL Village cares and acts for customer satisfaction to achieve the highest levels.
We say what we do. We do what we say. We tell the truth every time!
CONCEPT SLOW LIVING
The concept itself is a domino piece generated by the movement of Carlo Petrini and the group of activists who formed Slow Food, a civic action designed to defend regional food traditions in Rome in the ‘80s. Therefore, a counter-reaction to the norms established by the "century of speed", which has since continuously and beneficially influenced the bio-rhythm of contemporary Western society.
As it was discovered that faster is not always better, people adopted the word "slow / slow" for several areas of daily life, food, which together make up the generic slow living.
PORTAL Village invites you to ease the rhythm of your life as an essential condition of capturing the essence of life! We believe that slowing down and placing our true values in the center of our lifestyle is directly involved in creating a new paradigm as well as a slow living mentality which determines us to live in awareness, to make well-intended decisions, for the benefit of our own welfare, extended to the micro-system and ecosystem level.
"Slow living is about creating time, space and energy for the things that matter most to us in life, so ask yourself what you have to gain!" Brooke McAlary