Giovanni Ricci grow up in Italy in Fano, a little oceanfront town in the Marche region, where he studied hospitality, hotel and restaurant management. Giovanni has always been very curious, firy, active and social .
His first international trip took him to Thailand in 2004, which sparked a deep interest in global travel. Living in Barcelona, Ibiza and London helped him develop his love for languages and in Australia is where he fell in love with nature. A quest for adventure took him from New York to Los Angeles and all throughout Central and South America.
Always a seeker for spiritual knowledge and personal inquiry, he was not satisfied with travel for fun and adventure and found himself in Mexico in 2009. There he lived in various spiritual communities, interacting with indigenous tribes and exploring the nature of his soul’s calling. In community, he had the honor of tending the fires for countless ceremonies, in service, helping people through their spiritual processes. For Giovanni, The Fire is his medicine, his ally, his biggest mentor and healer. After a trip to India in 2015, he started to seek a place to put down roots and create home.
In 2020, Giovanni relocated to Costa Rica with his beautiful wife, where they live in symbiosis with nature, in community, studying and teaching permaculture. Giovanni is a natural farmer and herbalist, and loves learning from the soil and the ecosystem. Giovanni loves hosting educational groups, managing operations and being in service at their home Casa Colibri.
In 2021, Giovanni, along with his best friend, purchased a 1 hectare piece of land in the mountains of the Marche, where his is planting a food forest and renovating a stone home to become an example for Italian regenerative lifestyle and land management.
His community oriented nature helped him create, Origini Future, a transformational arts and music festival, with the intention to bring new age lifestyle and spirituality to his hometown.
Giovanni calls himself “Hijo de la Tierra,” Son of the Earth, though her, he healed his deepest wounds, and found his place in the world. He loves making medicine, cooking, fermenting foods, caring for animals and plants, creating sacred spaces and surfing.