About Us



Tips and Trip is a privately funded startup based in Milan, Italy.

The idea came out in July 2008 when, tired to note all our travel tips in a pocket book, we started thinking of an alternative for keeping notes and share our favourite places around the world and in the city where we live.
After a year, a lot of travels, and some shifts we've finally built Tips and Trip.

Tips and Trip core members team is composed of:

Juliette Bellavita (co-founder)
Juliette is a project manager and a freelance blogger. For the last year she has been working on some iPhone applications and start-up projects. Besides this she writes for some professional blogs and media companies.
She started working on internet in 1999 as graphic designer. In her past she has worked for several years as content editor and project manager at RCS S.p.A. (the first editorial group in Italy), she has been content and community manager at Dada S.p.A. and then she has been product & community manager of a web/mobile community.
She likes indie music and cinema, good food, snowboarding and most of all her beloved dog Valda.
Contact Juliette at: juliette [dot] bellavita [at] tipsandtrip [dot] com

Marco Magnocavallo (co-founder)
Marco started working on the web in 1996 when he founded Communicate!, where he worked on big and complex projects for medium and big companies such as Alcoa Inc., the Italian Postal Service, McKinsey & Co., Daimler Chrysler and many others. In 2001 he sold Communicate! to a pre-IPO company. In 2002 he made a management buy-out of Maki, an Italian ISP with more than 10.000 customers, he sold his stake of Maki in 2008. In 2004 he founded Blogo.it, the largest nanopublishing company in Italy with more than 5,5 milion monthly unique/users. At the beginning of 2007 he sold a minority stake of Blogo.it to DADA Spa (DA.MI) an RCS Group company and in mid 2008 he sold another stake. He’s now CEO of Blogo.it and Splinder, the largest free blogging platform in Italy with more than 500k registered users.
Marco loves travelling, windsurfing, snowboarding and playing Mario Galaxy with his two sons and his cat (called Luigi!).
Contact Marco at: marco [dot] magnocavallo [at] tipsandtrip [dot] com

If you have no memory and you don't want to lose the cool spots you have found in your life or discover new ones take a tour in Tips and Trip and add your first tip.

For further information visit the contact page.

Have a nice trip and don't forget to tip!