Giorgia Botta was born and raised in Rome, Italy until the age of 25.
In March 2014 Giorgia graduated in International Relations at the LUISS University of Rome and – about a year later – decided to move to New York City to become a professional bridge player and teacher.
Giorgia has been playing bridge since the age of 12. She started playing thanks to her parents, both passionate players. Fortunately, Rome is a prestigeous bridge city – with some of the best players in the country and some of the best in the World – making it easier for young passionate players to learn from the best.
Giorgia joined the Italian Junior program when she was 14, made her first U21 team appearance when she was 16 and went on to represent Italy in the Girls National Team for the next 8 years.
During those years Giorgia made exceptional friendships, visited an incredible number of countries and opened her mind to as many new and different cultures as she could.
All of those experiences, together with the relevant bridge related results, led Giorgia to the decision of leaving Italy and moving to New York with the hope of finding America in the bridge world.