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2019
October 28, 2019

Purchase of a building with 8 apartments in the Santa Cruz’s center

Quinta Estrella continues to grow: soon 8 apartments – all located in a single building in the heart of Santa Cruz – will be added to the 5 apartments that are rented for holidays.

September 28, 2019
YITH sponsors the Acireale soccer team

YITH sponsors the Acireale soccer team

And in this way Nando commemorates the memory of his father, with whom he used to watch Sunday matches at the stadium during his childhood.

August 28, 2019
Sponsor and speaker at national and international events

Sponsor and speaker at national and international events

From Madrid to London, from Berlin to New York, passing through the Rimini Web Marketing Festival: 2019 was the scene of many events in which Nando participated as a speaker and as a sponsor with YITH.

February 9, 2019
YITH continues to grow: the YITH meeting in Tenerife

YITH continues to grow: the YITH meeting in Tenerife

11 guys in the #spanishteam and 15 in the #italianteam: the entire YITH team meets in Tenerife for the company’s second official meeting, between two lines of code and a paella to share.

2018
October 7, 2018
Interview on “Millionaire” magazine

Interview on “Millionaire” magazine

“Millionaire”, the most popular business magazine, the reference point in Italy for entrepeneurs, interview Nando on the potential and strengths of YITH.

September 5, 2018
Sponsor and speaker at national and international events

Sponsor and speaker at national and international events

Spain, Italy, Serbia, Costa Rica: YITH and Nando are also taking part in countless WordPress events this year.

March 11, 2018
A fifth apartment is added to Quinta Estrella Luxury flats

A fifth apartment is added to Quinta Estrella Luxury flats

The Quinta Estrella’s catalog of apartments is enhanced by a stunning apartment in Tabaiba, with a panoramic terrace overlooking the ocean and direct access to the beach.

2017
November 30, 2017
A year full of events and initiatives

A year full of events and initiatives

Nando brings YITH to many Italian events (in Rome, Turin, Milan and the Rimini Web Marketing Festival) and abroad: London, Madrid, Neshville (United States) and to WordCamp Europe in Paris. If we talk about WordPress, YITH cannot be missing.

July 31, 2017
Buy three apartments to rent as vacation homes

Buy three apartments to rent as vacation homes

Quinta Estrella now offer 4 luxury apartments for rent on the Airbnb website.

2016
December 2, 2016
YITH officially becomes sponsor of WordCamp events organized all over the world

YITH officially becomes sponsor of WordCamp events organized all over the world

Turin, Milan, Seville, Geneva, Barcelona: this year YITH has become a permanent sponsor of some of the largest WordCamps in the world. In many events Nando is also personally present as a speaker and his talks – mainly focused on neuromarketing, professional growth and personal improvement – always arouse a lot of enthusiasm.

August 1, 2016
Launch the “Quinta Estrella” project and buy the first apartment to rent

Launch the “Quinta Estrella” project and buy the first apartment to rent

A year after moving to Tenerife, Nando buys and renovate the first apartment in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and start to rent it as a luxury holiday apartment. Thus was born the project “Quinta Estrella”, which will grow in the following years.

2015
June 21, 2015
Transfer to Tenerife, Spain

Transfer to Tenerife, Spain

Nando and his family move to Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, in search of a better quality of life.

June 13, 2015
WPDays in Rome

WPDays in Rome

Organize the WPDays in Rome, a unique training event of its kind in Italy

March 16, 2015
Become a dad again: Daniel is born

Become a dad again: Daniel is born

Being a father is the most enriching adventure: after Noemi, little Daniel joins the Pappalardo family, making him even happier.

January 14, 2015
From WordPress themes to plugins: the company change

From WordPress themes to plugins: the company change

After a careful market analysis, Nando decides to stop the development of the WordPress themes and to assign the development team to the plugin design for WooCommerce.
A choice that will be successful.

2014
December 7, 2014

He founded the Your Inspiration S.L. company in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

With the aim of moving to Spain with his family, he founds a new company in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

March 15, 2014
III Edition of the Freelance Web Designer Seminar

III Edition of the Freelance Web Designer Seminar

After the success of the previous two editions, he organizes the third edition of the Italian event dedicated to freelance web designers at the Hotel Dei Congressi in Rome.

2013
June 10, 2013
Invoice the first million dollars with the sale of WordPress themes

Invoice the first million dollars with the sale of WordPress themes

The WordPress themes developed by his team and on sale on Themeforest reach a total of sales for a million dollars.

June 8, 2013
2nd Edition of the Freelance Web Designer Seminar

2nd Edition of the Freelance Web Designer Seminar

He organizes the second edition of the seminar dedicated to freelance web design, replicating the success achieved in the first edition.

2012
November 14, 2012
Your Inspiration Themes (YITH) is born, the company’s website dedicated to the sale of WordPress themes.

Your Inspiration Themes (YITH) is born, the company’s website dedicated to the sale of WordPress themes.

In November he founded Your Inspiration Themes, the company dedicated to the development and sale of themes for WordPress.

August 9, 2012
Become dad of Noemi

Become dad of Noemi

Only the miracle of life can bring a little joy back home: At 9:33 pm Nando becomes Daddy of Noemi, a beautiful girl with big eyes.

May 1, 2012
He loses his father Rosario, who died at age 60 for cancer

He loses his father Rosario, who died at age 60 for cancer

The illness of his father and his death represent an emblematic event for Nando: in the pain of loss he manages to mature a new awareness and take the opportunity to improve himself, humanly and spiritually.

2011
November 26, 2011
Organize the first Freelance Web Designer Seminar

Organize the first Freelance Web Designer Seminar

Responding to the many requests of YIW readers, it organizes the first event in Milan, unique in its sector, dedicated to Web Design (experienced as a freelance and beyond). The event is very successful and for this reason it will be repeated in Rome in 2013 and 2015.

2009
April 30, 2009
Create Your Inspiration Web, the Italian blog dedicated to Web Design

Create Your Inspiration Web, the Italian blog dedicated to Web Design

Shared by their passion for Web Design, Nando and Sara create Your Inspiration Web, a community blog that deals with topics related to graphics, development and WordPress.

April 2, 2009

Develope the first WordPress theme to sell it on Themeforest

He developed the first WordPress theme and put it on sale under the name “Gold”, on the Themeforest marketplace. Without knowing it he is laying the first stone of what will become YITH.

2007
July 31, 2007
He founded EdiGroup, an IT & Business consulting company

He founded EdiGroup, an IT & Business consulting company

He funds Edi Group, an IT and business consulting company that works in website creation, web marketing, search engine placement and other solutions to sustain other business activities from Sicily.

July 7, 2007
Meet Sara, his future life and job partner

Meet Sara, his future life and job partner

In what would later become “the fateful Friday”, Nando knows Sara online. From partners in life to partners in work, until the birth of Noemi and Daniel: the adventure began here.

2006
May 31, 2006
Become a certified Trainer and Project Manager

Become a certified Trainer and Project Manager

After acquiring several Microsoft certifications, he becomes a Trainer and Project Manager for IT courses in Web Desing in several local and private vocational training institutes.

2002
September 30, 2002

He leaves the family business and resumes his studies in the IT sector

Despite the excellent income granted by the family business, he finally drops his family activity to resume his studies in IT, which is why he moves to Piemonte (another region in Italy)  for a while.

1996
January 31, 1996
Opens a business with his father in the fish products market

Opens a business with his father in the fish products market

But despite the good income, doesn’t distract him from his love for IT that has him spending his nights in front of the computer screen studying and increasing his competence and skills.

1986
March 31, 1986
Has first encounter with computer science and began to develop

Has first encounter with computer science and began to develop

He is only a boy when he knows the world of computer science and ventures into it with his Commodore 64. A passion that will never abandon him and that will influence his entire professional and human journey

1973
December 26, 1973

Venerando Stefano “Nando” is born!

Nando was born in Acireale, a town in the province of Catania (Sicily), the first of the three children of Rosario and Carmela.

From freelance to founder of one of the most important companies in the WordPress ecosystem:

Find out more about my personal and professional growth path.