The Artemis Group is a registered shipping agency commited to provide a wide range of professional services exclusively dedicated to the yachting industry in Sicily.
Thanks to our network of qualified agent, located in the main Sicilian ports, we can handle any request with personal attention and
responsiveness to the needs of our customers.
Our staff offers the highest quality assistance in order to support yacht captains and crew in satisfying any requirements from their
guests and management companies.
Our hub office is always ready to assist you as far as any aspect of your cruise around Sicily concerns, preparing the perfect itineraries and
coordinating the operational and administrative activities before, during and after your journey.
The Artemis Group pays special attention to the yachts crew and captains.
In fact, we have prepared a special package of services entirely dedicated both to the captains and the crewmembers free time.
The aim of this package is to make their stay enjoyable and to let them become acquainted with the well known Sicilian hospitality.
Sicilians have always been renowned for their hospitality.
Sicilian people are proud of their native land and love to show it off.
Led by an entirely Sicilian team, the Artemis Group unites experience and professionalism in order to showcase the pleasures of Sicily.
For us Sicily is more than a market, it is our home.
Let us show you our home
Grew up by the sea, I have always had a passion for sailing from my father’s small sailing boat till the high educational experience in London.
I dedicated my career to yachting, which began with Nautical Institute and followed by the university degree in law and a Diploma in Shipping Agency at Chartered Shipbroker Institute in London.
Through my long experience as a Registered Ship Agent and a Ship Broker in Italy, I have realized that I want to create something special, exclusive services for my exclusive clients and I set up my company in 2013 that was the date when The Artemis was born.
During the years, I have had the immense privilege to be part of the port authorities of Augusta port in two different positions and I’m actually a member of the Board of Confcommercio in Siracusa and a president of the Maritime cluster.
Yachting has provided me with a great opportunity to meet outstanding people all over the world!
Running yachting business is challenging, yet also rewarding, as shown by our steady growth and year on year increase both in the number of yachts we have welcomed in our waters and the ports we can propose our services in.
As a founder of this dynamic company, I am proud and pleased to have assembled a team of professionals yachting managers and port operators.
In my spare time, I enjoy practicing martial arts, go swimming, relaxing with my young family during the holiday.
Supplier quality Manager / Customs Manager for entire Sicily Area
Being a co-founder, Carmelinda joined Artemis right at the beginning, bringing with her a vast amount of 24year- experience in the customs brokerage industry, having dealt not only with all aspects of customs concerns but also has helped clients plan incredible journeys that are tailored to clients needs and expectations.
She attended High School in Accountancy and Political Science in Catania University and earned her Ministry of Finance Qualification for the Customs Broker profession as well.
Carmelinda developed her talent in customs brokerage business initially as an Assistant in general affairs Tamoil London and Antonio La Pira and followed by Customs Firm “ Studio Doganalisti Associati La Pira “as a Shareholder and a manager.
* European Licenced Manager of Tour Company
* Ministry of Finance Qualification for the Customs Broker profession
* Padi Licence Rescue diver
* University of Siena- Certificate Ditals (in progress)
Outside of work Carmelinda is passionate about diving as a certified rescue diver. She enjoys travelling, listening to music and reading as well.
Head of Operation – South-Eastern Sicily / Administrator
Giuseppe has been around the shipping & brokerage business his whole life through his father’s business within United sea Services srl and Rodante di Navigazione srl.
After earning a degree from Genova University in Maritime & Economics Transports, he got the shipping license lately in the 2011. Giuseppe started his carrier in United Sea Services as a shipping agent; S.T.C. Transport Genova ; Drymar SA Chartering dept – Lugano as a Ship-Broker; Rodante di Navigazione (Disponent owner ) – as a ship broker , followed by Rodante shipping Agency as a ship agent & Broker.
He joined the birth of The Artemis Group in 2013 bringing his personal and professional experience that allowed him to provide his clients with the exceptional level of knowledge and service they require.
Giuseppe’s wealth of shipping & brokerage knowledge and an immense skills of customer care and satisfaction ensures that he will always do his best to fulfil his clients’ wishes and requests. His sophisticated sense of humor makes him a pleasure to work with.
Out of the work, Giuseppe enjoys playing golf and chess
Head of Operation in the North cost and the Islands / Marketing Manager
Claudia joined the birth of The Artemis Group in 2013 as a co-founder and since then she has been growing up with the team!
After graduating from Palermo University with Economics and Trade degree she got specialized in Marketing&Communication in Rome and then earned her shipping license lately in the 2015.
Prior to joining Artemis, she worked for Palermo university (Faculty of Political Science) as a Professor by contract of International Marketing&Communication, for Calaciura srl as an International Mktg Manager, for Sisa Sicilia srl as a Marketing Manager and for Colgate Palmolive srl as a Key Account Manager based in Rome and Milan as well.
Claudia is ideally placed to offer the very best in superyacht services to Artemis’ clients base through a combination of her professional skills, local insight and wide-ranging industry experience.
Outside of work she enjoys doing pilates, dancing and wines&books!
Giuseppe Di Girolamo
Area Manager of The Egadi islands, Trapani & Marsala area
A keen sailor as a boy, Giuseppe started work in the shipping & yachting industry right after having graduated from the high school. He joined Artemis in 2013 bringing with him a vast amount of 25 year- experience in the shipping industry, having dealt with all aspects of customs and shipping operations.
Giuseppe transfers his passion to helping clients to get incredible travel experiences. His life-long experience as a shipping agent, in his professional & prompt service makes him perfectly placed to satisfy crew & guest with even the most unbelievable requests.
* shipping agent since 1993
* customs agent since 1998
Outside of work Giuseppe is passionate about fishing and tennis
Area Manager in Riposto/Catania area
Grew up by the sea and has always had a passion for sailing and a taste for the finer things in life, Alex has been around boats his entire life.
He jointed Artemis in 2013. A key member of our Artemis Riposto & Catania office, Alex’s career in the Passengers Cruises, Cargo, Gas vessels and Navy ships spans over 22 years and his expertise ranges across the spheres of operational management, creating, promoting and coordinating exclusive and tailor-made tours. After graduating from the High school in foreign languages, he has earned his Shipping Agent License, European Tour Director License and Cargo Surveyor Qualification.
Alex developed his talent in client-focused relations initially by running a successful business of Travel Agency for 5 years from 2000 up to 2005 MUNZONE MINEO & C. SAS and Tour Agency for the Mano Maritime Cruise/ Seabourn /Crystal Cruises, and he now applies his skills to give technical and logistic support, to carry out formalities with Port Authorities, problem solving of various and last second requests offering the very best options for super yacht clients.
He is also an active Shipping Agency Representative & Consultant of Catania/Riposto Port Authority
Alex enjoys doing gardening, reading and football.
Area Manager in Riposto/Catania area
Growing up in a coastal sailing city, he has a lifelong affinity with the sailing.
After graduating from Palermo University with Philosophy and Letters degree, Claudio began his career in Import and Export Dept. – Dott. Pietro Calaciur & C. srl as a customs broker, followed by Magazine “Giornale di Sicilia” as a journalist and in shipping agency Pietro Barbaro SpA as a Customs broker and shipping agent, before finding a new home in Artemis in 2016.
The knowledge he has gained over the years has provided his clients with an excellent level of insight and personal service.
He is passionate about writing, books, music, cinema and travel
Area Manager in Siracusa area
Galina prides herself in always being available to clients, and her foreign background has given her an adaptable nature, having the ability to bond with people who come from different walks of life.
Following a degree in Mechanical Engineering and English Philology, followed by High Technical Institute of Tourism in Syracuse, she has dedicated four professional years to super yachting, originally as an intern, and now as a port manager. Her recent achievement is a tour leader license.
Prior to joining Artemis, Galina spent two years working as a General Manager’s assistant in ISAB refinery of Priolo Gargallo (SR) (“LUKOIL” Group); For over a decade she worked as a responsible for foreign affairs related to wide range of responsibilities in AirBest LLP of SVK group Company (maintenance of compressors, cooling and mining equipment) and PC Company Integration (operating in Horizontal directional drilling technology for pipelines).
In her spare time, Galina enjoys doing Yoga, dancing and painting.
Artemis concept store manager/port operator in Riposto
Samantha is always eager to achieve what seems impossible. If her customer has any specific request, she will do everything possible to make it happen. One of her powerful skills is creativity which allows her to not only satisfy any outstanding request, but also provide the impeccable services to yachts.
She joined Artemis Riposto office opt department for more than 2 years as a Store Manager of the Artemis Concept Store located in Riposto, inside the private Marina “Porto Dell’Etna”.
After graduating from “Leonardo” Scientific High School, with attendance of private English courses, she began her carrier in the tourism industry in 1998 (Hotels, resort) followed by nautical industry making experience in different areas (Marina, Shipping Agency, Charters Company) as well.
Outside of work Samantha enjoys pilates, her kids and her dogs
Port operator in Lipari
Grew up by the sea, Piero developed an early passion for boats, and the yachting industry was a natural business to start with.
He has dedicated his career to yachting, which began with running Lipari Service Marina right after getting Chartered accountant qualification at the high school. Piero joined Artemis more than 2 years ago.
Prior to joining Artemis, for over 20 years he’d worked as a Yacht rental agent, a Responsible of Yacht management service and a Manager of Lipari Service Marina as well, discovering the hidden secrets of the most effective ways to give technical and logistic support, problem solving and satisfying even last second crew & guests requests.
In his spare time, Piero enjoys fishing and trekking
Claudio Lo Monaco
Chartered accountant in Hub Siracusa office
Claudio is a highly experienced chartered accountant based in Siracusa hub office.
Claudio joined Artemis in 2018 as a Chartered Accountant carrying out a wide range of accounting concerns and bookkeeping (ordinary and simplified financial reporting), tax declaration, drawing up financial statements etc.
Claudio graduated in accounting from the Technical-Commercial Institute of Siracusa.
Prior to joining Artemis, he had been mainly working as an accountant for 2R SRL Keeping accounting records, as an accountant & coordinator with duties of all accounting concerns bookkeeping (ordinary and simplified financial reporting) for Reale Elettricita SRL and Electrical equipment Company.
* Registered in the register of Siracusa Certified Public Accountants and Accounting Experts since 06/05/1997.
* Professional Qualification in Public Accounting since 1997.
* Registered in the National Council of Chartered Accountants, Ministry of Justice since 1999
In his spare time, Claudio enjoys cycling
Area Manager in Taormina
Elisabeth’s drive, attention to details, and her negotiation skills have helped achieve a strong track record of successful yachting managing. After having graduated from the High School in foreign languages, Elizabeth attended Catania University in Tour Operator training (Cultural and historical section).
Passionate about delivering captivating content to clients, Elizabeth joined Artemis as a Taormina area manager in April 2019. For over a decade she worked in the maritime industry in the yachting sector, managing all the calls in the ports of the south-eastern coast of Sicily, giving technical and logistic support, problem solving of various and last second requests from the guests and crews.
She developed her talent in client-focused relations initially by working in the travel industry from 2006 up to 2009 Overseas Adventure Travel (Grand Circle Travel Tour operator, Boston – Massachusetts) as a Professional Licensed Tour Director, responsible for leading groups on a travel experience for two weeks in the region of Sicily, providing learning experience, managing day to day delivery of the tour and solving problems in order to ensure the quality of the tour. She always managed to create a spirit of friendship, enjoyment and discovery.
* Licenced Shipping Agent.
* European Licenced Tour Director.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys gardening, reading, volunteer in social activities for no profit associations.
Port operator in the Aeolian islands
Elisabetta is a port operator & concierge based in the Aeolian islands, based in Lipari office
Growing up on Lipari island, Elisabetta spent the majority of her spare time on the water.
After completing scientific high school in Lipari, she started her first working experience in the yachting agency with The Artemis Group more than two years ago.
A motivated self-starter and enthusiastic person, Elisabetta adds energy and value to every assignment,
taking care of the ships arrival and departure formalities and keeping in touch with the yacht captains helping and suggesting them the best options for the guests.
Elisabetta is proud to be a part of the Artemis group and looks forward to increasing her skills, knowledge and impact in the yachting company.
Out of the work she enjoys running, kickboxing, exploring and cooking.