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(Article contributed by Experientia editor Erin O’Loughlin:)

On the 23rd July 2009, Experientia celebrated its fourth anniversary in style, at the stunning Villa Tiboldi in the lush Piemontese wine country.

There was a lot to celebrate, in four years of challenges, successes and growth. Starting from Piazza Castello, in the heart of historical Turin, the Experientia team boarded a bus for a drive through some of Italy’s most lovely scenery – countryside villas, terraced vineyards and rolling hills.

The warm summer evening and the candle-lit villa were the perfect backdrop to a night of congratulations and surprises, starting with the team’s thank-you gift to the partners, of an original-design notebook, bound in Experientia orange. (Now we can reveal to the partners that the bus was late because we hid this surprise gift so well that even we couldn’t find it when it was time to depart!) A further surprise gift was in store later in the evening, as our wonderful office manager was presented with a thank-you for all the hard work she does organising and informing those of us who are new to Italy and to Turin.

The partners each took the opportunity to thank the team and to tell their version of the Experientia history and the birth of the company, to much applause and raising of glasses, as we enjoyed a first-class, five-course meal.

In four years, Experientia has grown from four men with a vision to a thriving company of over 20 team members, with an excellent mix of skills and a great feeling of camaraderie. Congratulations Experientia. Happy Birthday!

Check the Flickr photo set of the evening