Ibiza has a very special place in Christian Sarnelli's heart. Ever since he first visited the island in 2002, he was enchanted by its nature, its people and its party.
Although originally from Naples, Christian spent many years travelling the world, spending his winters in places as varied as Australia, Uganda, China, Morocco, India, Fiji and many more. When summer came around, though, he would hear the call of Ibiza, and he'd head back there to work the summer season.
The call of 'Mamma Ibiza' (as he calls his spiritual home) finally grew too strong and Christian took the decision to settle on the island. In July 2016, he set up the amazing WeLoveIbiza Art Car Project, allowing visitors to rent unique 'art-cars' to tour the island.
We asked him to share some of his favourite places on the White Isle...
The WeLoveIbiza Art Car Project all started with Christian's very own Citroen Saxo. The project now recycles a variety of second-hand cars (in Christian's words, "durable models, with less electronics!"). With the help of professional mechanics, they carry out a thorough check of each car and restore the bodywork, before working with artists and craftsmen to give each 'art-car' its own look inside and out.
In addition to car rentals, the project also offers experiential routes. - Clients drive the cars themselves but with Christian as a guide, who takes them on a tour of the workshops of artisans and artists living in the various villages on the island. We can't think of a better way to discover the true nature of the place!
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