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Roma Legends

Roma Legends is much more than a mere slogan: it is - and wants to be - a reference point for all those nostalgics of a passion that is renewed at any time, and that is able to effectively recur even nowadays.

Vincent Candela's project took shape as early as 2013, with the idea of bringing together all those who have had the honor and privilege to wear the Giallorossi colors, to return to being protagonists and - simultaneously - take an active part in a project aimed both for sporting purposes and social initiatives in favor of the most vulnerable, particularly children, adolescents, disabled people and all those who are suffering from genetic diseases.

Roma Legends is therefore making its first steps, but at long strides: there are various events being projected, such as friendly matches and tournaments with many players from the past - recent and not so recent - that very many of them have already decided to take part.

We just have to stay in touch through this website and the major social networks connected to it: we will see wonderful things!
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Vincent Candela's Wine Cellar

For a Frenchman who has been living in Italy for a long time, wine "must " undoubtedly play a leading role.

Being born and grown up on the gentle hillocks of southern France, and then moving to an estate between Rome and the Castelli Romani, constitutes in itself sort of a “wine imprinting": Vincent Candela knows and appreciates wine, he knows how to grow and taste it, so that he made it a hobby at first, but then he opened his own company, thanks to the extraordinary quality of the products of his estates, both the French and Italian ones.

Two styles, two very different yet expertly blended bouquets that are being offered to very demanding international customers worldwide.
From vines that provide the famous 360 and Grains de Sagesse in France, to the most exquisitely Roman and italian varieties, the products of our cellars are highly appreciated by connoisseurs and sommeliers. And the recent successes in the export witness the goodness of products, at every latitude.

A young and dynamic wine company, where the Candela family plays a starring role, without outsourcing strategic choices to third parties, as well as those of everyday's life: Vincent and Mara are in fact constantly in the "control room", personally supervising all stages up to the final product.
Because choosing to "make wine" is a serious deal, like any good Italian - and Frenchman – knows very well...
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Tenuta dell'Angelica

Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, the Tenuta dell'Angelica is situated on a hill near the Castelli Romani. As soon as you arrive, you may get immediately struck by its ancient stone portal that, opening up, overlooks an avenue laterally bordered laterally by two rows of cypress trees. The view of Rome is an evocative one from up here, literally breathtaking, especially at sunset when the sky lights blend in with the glimmering lights of the Eternal City.

Equipped with a multi-level pool, the landscape can be enjoyed while caressed by the breeze of the “Ponentino”, the typical roman western wind. It's the ideal location for every type of event, from wedding ceremonies to anything else. It is also suitable for incentives and corporate dinners, birthdays, cocktails and much more....

Come and visit the official website to appreciate better the potential of this truly magical place....

Guglielmo Vallesi 2014. 9. April 4356 Hits Tr32tadue

Foot Ball Club Alba Roma

Vincent Candela is back on the field with the Foot Ball Club Alba Roma - Accademia Roma, to give children the values of Sports Culture

The project of Accademia Roma Calcio - Vincent Candela has been set up in 2013, as an idea of the former AS Roma and French National player.

His love for football and his vast experience led him to get involved in such an ambitious and difficult project, especially given the historical period and the great economical difficulties for Italy.

But Vincent Candela is not afraid and started this wonderful adventure. Once identified the ideal location, in Via Mattia Battistini in Rome, the hardest task was that of forming a team with suitable managers and coaches for the idea that the former “Giallorossi” player had in mind.

A really great love for Football and Sport and a lot of experience gained on the pitches around the world as a professional, with the conquest of important Trophies such as the italian Scudetto with AS Roma in 2001 and the World and European Championships with France in 1998 and in 2000.

This cultural and sporting know-how is what Vincent Candela pretends to bring the children, with making them understand the importance of sport, of healthy eating, the culture of defeat even before the taste of victory, and the Fair Play rules and respect for the opponent.

These are the values that consitute the Accademia Roma Calcio - not the frantic search for a new champion, but mere and clean love for sport, in order to forge people for life rather that only for the soccer field.

"The work in this first year has been really hard and tough – explains Candela - but we are only at the beginning. The road is long but we want to build a major project for Rome and for children".

The Accademia Roma Calcio already has, in its first year, over 100 children enlisted, aged from 5 to 12. In the project there is also a Goalkeepers Academy, specifically designed for a really unique and special role, which form the children's behavior.

Particular attention is also given to dynamic activities, fundamental to all ages but especially for children in their early years as young sportsmen. Once a week, in fact, the guys meet some specialists of this scientific field.

Certainly, as of today this may perhaps not be the largest and best organized football school in Rome, but the commitment of everybody is high and the Accademia Roma Calcio aims to become – in the short term - a point of reference in the Roman panorama, for all those children and parents who will want to get involved in life through sport.

"I was lucky enough to do the best job in the world, the football player, so that I was able to experience extraordinary moments as well as very difficult times - says Candela - the important thing is to start doing sports with the idea of wellness and health, mental training of children and to provide them with a useful tool to deal with life. We do not build Champions sitting around a coffee table. The advice I can give to children is “to be children” as long as they can and have fun... And the advice I can give to parents is to give their children the opportunity to have fun through Sport".

Guglielmo Vallesi 2014. 6. April 4180 Hits Tr32tadue

Company - Trentadue

The extraordinary and enviable career as a successful footballer has precise and very short time limits: the decade that goes from 30 to 40, and that usually marks the first significant successes in the life of a "normal" person, for an athlete often represents the so-called Indian summer.

Even an extraordinary Champion like Vincent Candela has not been able to escape this typical law of sport, and at age of 36 - the fateful boots hanging up - he has began planning the future for him and his family.

The choice of the brand and logo could not be different: in fact, 32 is the shirt number that has almost always marked his football victories, and "Trentadue" ("Thirty-two", in italian) is therefore his business card also as an entrepreneur.

A businessman with many interests and so many activities, starting with the organizing of events and ceremonies in his beautiful Estate "Tenuta dell'Angelica", through the production and marketing of wines (strictly Italian and French, and that could not be otherwise), the inevitable Football Academy (Accademia Roma Calcio) where kids stamp their first steps on the pitch, to the initiatives in the field of Charity, to which Vincent has always dedicated himself with generosity and attention.

All this together with a young and dynamic team of professionals, communications experts and business managers - Because "Trentadue" is a truly important number: a winner's number!
Guglielmo Vallesi 2014. 10. March 4346 Hits Tr32tadue