HOW RUMUNDU WAS BORN
The word “Ru mundu” comes from the dialect of Sorso, a small village located in the province of Sassari, Sardinia, and as you can guess it means “the world”.
In 2013, inspired by Grandma Francesca’s question: “Perché sei sempre in giru pà ru mundu?” (“Why are you always riding around the world?”), Stefano named his new venture, Rumundu.
He gets on his bike and travels 32 thousand kilometers of paved roads, dirt roads and paths, to realize one of his dreams: to travel around the world by bicycle in search of stories and sustainable lifestyles. An “off-route” journey, alone and with a slow pace, with the aim of understanding if another world, away from the consumerist economic model, was possible.
He pedaled for three hundred and sixty-five days through Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa, to get in touch with stories and models of sustainable living; three hundred stages to document how social innovation and conscious entrepreneurship can transform society.
Stefano has spent most of his life, both private and professional, on the move. Graduated in Economics from the University of Sassari, he completed his education at the Business School of San Francisco.
Today Rumundu is a network based in Sardinia and South Africa, with five editions of the Social Innovation School and the foundation of the Rumundu Academy, the first permanent school in the Mediterranean for the innovators of the future who want to develop and implement sustainable projects, both economically and environmentally, in Sardinia and around the world.