Miami, United States
Valerio, 35
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a lawyer because I like helping people. Particularly, I specialize in immigration in order to help many people to travel and being able to live wherever they want.

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

There is no bad job. Only bad attitude.

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

After growing up in Rome, Italy, in 2009 I came to Miami thanks to a scholarship.

What’s your current hood in Miami and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

I live in Miami Beach. A natural paradise. Good for partying, but also relaxing and being in the nature.

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

I listen to all kind of music. Probably classical music is the best form of inspiration, while it's hard to focus with heavy metal.

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

I Gotta Feeling and other motivating songs. Why bother replaying bad thoughts?

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

How I met your mother, because of Barney Stinson.

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

Juvia (for the view on South Beach). Zuma (for the view on the river). NIU Kitchen (for the tapas style food). Broken Shakers (for the atmosphere and the cocktails).

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

Obama. He takes his jokes seriously.

Who’s your hero and where in Miami would you take them out for a serious hang?

Tony Robbins, probably jogging on the beach.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

"Señor" in Barcelona. With 300 euros for a great custom made suit, it's the most conveniente place on earth.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Probably Hialeah at night.

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

Kite Surf

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


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


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

The quasi-absence of a reliable public transportation service makes necessary to drive everywhere. However, Uber, Lyft, Curb and other apps makes so easy to move that you could go everywhere without the need to rent a car. It's often cheaper to uber rather than to park in Miami and Miami Beach. SPECIAL GIG: Try Freebee and the other free golf cart services. Same as Uber but free-and open.

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

The everglades. The Keys. Ocean Drive in South Beach. Wynwood and the art district. Coconut Grove. Brickell's rooftops. Downtown - and the games.

What are the Miami spots tourists should run from screaming?

The restaurants on Ocean Drive.

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

Enjoying the sunrise from South Pointe, and the sunset from the Parking on 1111 Alton Road. Yes, the parking. Take the elevator and go on top of it, then you will understand.

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

Rome, because it is the city where I was born and because it offers art and history that you will not find anywhere else.