Barcelona, Spain
Gio, 39
Designer, Entrepreneur
see her Barcelona city guide

a bit about Gio

What do you do and why do you do it?

At the base I am a graphic designer. Since three years ago my main career focus is only a single project - professional graphic design formation for an autistic guy. I opened a co-working place in Gracia district (Barcelona) last year...why? Because I love work with people and share my time in community.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

The worst job was when I was 20 when I was working at a call center. It was awful to talk to people on the phone, listening to complaints all the time without seeing people's faces. Oppressive!

Were you born and raised in Barcelona? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Barcelona?

I was born in a small island of Venice, Italy. I arrived in Barcelona when I was 21 with some friend in Erasmus. The idea was just to stay for a while, but I fell in love with Barcelona and I decided to stay longer... ;)

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I listen to all different kinds of music. It really depends on the mood I'm in. I love rock, jazz, classical music, etc. I hate reggaeton, absolutely! :)

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Sanar - Jorge Drexler Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game Wolf Alice - Silk Buika - No Habrá Nadie En El Mundo Bebe - Siempre Me Quedara Nina Simone: To Love Somebody Edith Piaf - Tu Me Fais Tourner La Tête

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

mmmm...I don't know. I haven't watched TV in the last 10 years.

Name some spots in Barcelona that are good for a Tinder date.

For a morning date: Nabucco Tiramisu in Gracia district (for a good coffee and really good handmade cakes) For a aperitive/dinner date: La Pepita ( cool place with a good selection of wine and amazing tapas) For an elegant dinner: Igueldo Restaurante For a night date: Dr stravinsky best cocktail place(so atypical!) or Caribbean Club (best rum cocktail ever)

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Personally, with a roast of Trump and potatoes I will be happy...

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

VintageWorks in gracia

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Mmm...have a dinner in the tower of teleferic, Torre d'Alta Mar Restaurant, and take it to go to Montjuic

Where do you go in Barcelona for a casual night out?

Apollo is one of the older discotecas in Barcelona. Really nice place with two levels and different styles of music.

Where would you go in Barcelona to celebrate some freaking good news?

Ocaña, in Placa Real, for a good dinner, ambience, music & nice people.

What’s your choice of transportation in Barcelona and why?

Barcelona by bike is the best choice. You have a longer bike path from the mountain to the sea. Do not hesitate to rent one, it's amazing! You can pass close to all the tourist points of the town, too.

What are the Barcelona spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

La sagrada familia, Casa Mila, and all the modern tourist spots.

What are the Barcelona spots tourists should run from screaming?

Maremagnum commercial center. Never eat a sandwich La baguetina catalana ;) For me there isn't "wrong" places in Barcelona, it all depends on your attitude and what you're looking for. I always feel safe here.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Barcelona. How do you spend it?

OOOh ...nooo, my last day in Barcelona, I can't think about it. I am kidding :) In the morning I go for a walk on the beach (every season will be nice). Eat a super Fideua at Hispano Restaurant close to the port. Lose myself in the small streets of the Raval and Born district. Have a fresh beer on a terrace in Gracia district. Go to Apolo till 6am for a super dance night :)

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Menorca island for me is the perfect place for a vacation. The best time to go is at the end of September/beginning of October, fantastic and very quiet places to stay in harmony with the nature.