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Wonders of London Marco
Valerio Marco Trapani
Vincent Marco Wonders of London
Marco Wonders of London

How Wonders of London was born

My name is Valerio, and in the distant year of 2012, at the age of 27, I decided to move to London – a decision that shaped my life in incredible ways. I still remember the day I landed in London with a huge suitcase and the excitement of exploring a new world, mixed with a healthy dose of fear of the unknown.

The first two nights were spent in a modest hotel in Kings Cross, a choice that now seems almost like a joke. My room was literally a hole, so small that the suitcase struggled to fit. But at that moment, that hole was my window to a new chapter in my life.

The search for a room led me to Queensway after just two days. In that neighborhood, located before Notting Hill, I spent an unforgettable year. It’s where I met my current wife, whose impact on my life was unpredictable and wonderful. Since then, our family has grown, and now we have three beautiful children. What a challenge! But they are three wonders!

The first days in London were a whirlwind of emotions. The presence of Hyde Park next to our house was a true marvel, and for the first week, I decided to get acquainted and explore the area.

Then, one Monday morning, I started dropping off my CVs in the vicinity. After only two hours, I received a call for an interview, which happened almost instantly. An hour later, with a mix of joy and astonishment, I received a call informing me that the job was offered to me. I still remember crying tears of joy.

However, the job turned out to be disappointing, and after a few months, I quit. Just as I did for other subsequent jobs. In short, the classic climb up the ladder.

My career path has been marked by various roles in the hospitality and marketing and events sectors. In 2017, I decided to open the ‘Wonders of London’ Facebook page with the intention of organising guided tours in English. About a year later, I also opened the ‘Meraviglie di Londra’ page. At the beginning of this journey, I continued to work full-time in a hotel, but destiny had something different in store for me. I left my job to fully dedicate myself to this adventure, and I still do it today.

This decision was difficult in many ways, but it was also the right choice. Despite being stressful, I enjoy it. The real joy is the opportunity to manage my time and dedicate it to my family, the most precious gift that this activity has given me. Regardless of what the future holds, I can proudly say that today I run the leading social media tour agency, with almost a million followers across all my pages, millions of views on my videos, and over 2000 5-star feedback.

One of the most crucial steps in this journey was meeting Vincent, an incredible tour guide who has been with me since the early days. He has been instrumental in content creation, producing numerous fantastic videos and live streams on social media, and, of course, crafting and leading many delightful tours in London and beyond.

And now, my last secret: my name is Valerio, but when I arrived in London, no one seemed to understand or pronounce my name correctly. So, from that moment, I adopted the name Marco, which is actually my second name. In a sense, it’s like living a double life and having a dual personality: Valerio in Italy, among family and friends, and Marco in London and on social media ๐Ÿ˜„

How Wonders of London was born

My name is Valerio, and in the distant year of 2012, at the age of 27, I decided to move to London – a decision that shaped my life in incredible ways. I still remember the day I landed in London with a huge suitcase and the excitement of exploring a new world, mixed with a healthy dose of fear of the unknown.

The first two nights were spent in a modest hotel in Kings Cross, a choice that now seems almost like a joke. My room was literally a hole, so small that the suitcase struggled to fit. But at that moment, that hole was my window to a new chapter in my life.

Wonders of London Marco

The search for a room led me to Queensway after just two days. In that neighborhood, located before Notting Hill, I spent an unforgettable year. It’s where I met my current wife, whose impact on my life was unpredictable and wonderful. Since then, our family has grown, and now we have three beautiful children. What a challenge! But they are three wonders!

The first days in London were a whirlwind of emotions. The presence of Hyde Park next to our house was a true marvel, and for the first week, I decided to get acquainted and explore the area.

Then, one Monday morning, I started dropping off my CVs in the vicinity. After only two hours, I received a call for an interview, which happened almost instantly. An hour later, with a mix of joy and astonishment, I received a call informing me that the job was offered to me. I still remember crying tears of joy.

However, the job turned out to be disappointing, and after a few months, I quit. Just as I did for other subsequent jobs. In short, the classic climb up the ladder.

Valerio Marco Trapani

My career path has been marked by various roles in the hospitality and marketing and events sectors. In 2017, I decided to open the ‘Wonders of London’ Facebook page with the intention of organising guided tours in English. About a year later, I also opened the ‘Meraviglie di Londra’ page. At the beginning of this journey, I continued to work full-time in a hotel, but destiny had something different in store for me. I left my job to fully dedicate myself to this adventure, and I still do it today.

This decision was difficult in many ways, but it was also the right choice. Despite being stressful, I enjoy it. The real joy is the opportunity to manage my time and dedicate it to my family, the most precious gift that this activity has given me. Regardless of what the future holds, I can proudly say that today I run the leading social media tour agency, with almost a million followers across all my pages, millions of views on my videos, and over 2000 5-star feedback.

One of the most crucial steps in this journey was meeting Vincent, an incredible tour guide who has been with me since the early days. He has been instrumental in content creation, producing numerous fantastic videos and live streams on social media, and, of course, crafting and leading many delightful tours in London and beyond.

Vincent Marco Wonders of London

And now, my last secret: my name is Valerio, but when I arrived in London, no one seemed to understand or pronounce my name correctly. So, from that moment, I adopted the name Marco, which is actually my second name. In a sense, it’s like living a double life and having a dual personality: Valerio in Italy, among family and friends, and Marco in London and on social media ๐Ÿ˜„

Chi siamo la mia storia Meraviglie di Londra

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