Who we are

Lida Lamy

Lida Lamy was born in Montreal, Quebec in Canada and graduated at Concordia University in Business Administration with a Marketing specialisation. She had always been fascinated with travelling and discovered to have a passion for the hotel industry.
Her first experience was at the Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta, one of the most beautiful and luxurious resort of the “then" Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts, now part of the Fairmont Hotel Chain.
This experience brought her to Geneva in Switzerland where she worked as Rooms Division Manager in one of the top 7 hotels in the city. Her managerial experience in the industry opened up another great opportunity for her, she collaborated with the Hewlett Packard European Division office in Geneva where she was responsable for organizing events as well as international conventions.

Being of Sicilian origin, specifically from Pachino ( SR ) and Pozzallo ( RG ) and wishing to be able to live in Italy since she was a child, she decided to make a first stop in Tuscany. Her experience brought her to teaching Marketing and Hotel Management courses, organized by the Tuscan Region and other important associations such as Confindustria and Confcommercio of Pistoia. She became a reference in the local tourism market when she was offered to start up a new hotel in Pistoia as Managing Director. And one day, she and her husband decided to make a complete change in their lives and moved to Sicily, in Marzamemi (SR).

She had always dreamed to open her own B&B and that time has finally arrived and it is called “MaNanna”…

Giuseppe Argentino

Chef Giuseppe Argentino's native home is Marzamemi (SR). After finishing his studies in the hotel business school, he started his career in important restaurants and luxury hotels in Italy, more precisely in the Sicilian, Trentino, Ligurian and Tuscan regions as well as other important European and extra European cities such as Montecarlo, Lugano, Geneva and Montreal, to name a few.

On his return to Italy, he started to follow a special program dedicated to the improvement of the healthy aspects of the culinary concept, collaborating with famous wellness/spas centers in Italy, a philosophy that links nutrition, health and wellness, flanked by nutritionists and industry experts. He is part of most prestigious Italian and European associations, he participated during the course of his career to important contests such as the Olympics of Culinary Arts in Germany, where he won a bronze medal, and the World Championship of Culinary & Gastronomy in Luxembourg, reaching third place.

In his career, he has received important awards for having carried out projects and promoting quality Italian cuisine in the world, one of which the "Collegium Cocorum" at the Campidoglio "City Hall" in Rome in 2011.

Giuseppe Argentino collaborates with several  magazines and has appeared in several televisions shows such as “TG2 Salute” and “Vita in Diretta” on Raiuno (Italian national TV), as well as teaches the Art of Healthy Cooking to professionals and non professionals. Over the years he perfectioned his art of cooking in a healthier and genuine cuisine with the help and expertise of nutritionists in the Wellness & SPA industry.

His philisophy of a modern and contemporary cuisine is all about respecting the quality and the organic properties of the products and transform them into sumptuous dishes that transmit  emotions to the guests.