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The house manager

Reliable, confidential, discreet and quiet. Efficient, cultured, loyal handyman, confidant and guardian angel. The figure of the butler, better, the “house manager”, in recent years has once again become of great interest, even in the wake of the hit television...

by Elisabetta Canoro
August 29th, 2016
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Reliable, confidential, discreet and quiet. Efficient, cultured, loyal handyman, confidant and guardian angel. The figure of the butler, better, the “house manager”, in recent years has once again become of great interest, even in the wake of the hit television series Downton Abbey Anglo-American, entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most critically acclaimed show . Today, only for the Italian market, the demand has increased by 20%, on the Swiss as much as 60%. A trace the sketch, is an expert on the subject, by Elisa Dal Bosco, president of the Butlers Association which is based in Milan and takes care of the training courses: “Every year at our lessons, many of which are free and organized in agreement with the Organization Region, attended by around 300 aspirants,” she explains. “To contact the house manager are families, but mostly singles moneyed: industrial, oil tycoons, emirs, sheikhs. In Italy, the highest concentration of requests comes from Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto. ”

She continues: “The Italian butler is very successful in Switzerland, in the Arab countries, in Brazil and in the Americas, for its good taste, care for beauty and innate elegance.” Echoed Vincent Vermeluen, Flemish master of ceremonies: “The butler? It’s a job that pulls like it was the Victorian era. Chinese, Russians, Brazilians and Arabs prefer Europeans. Only in 2015 they were made in Beijing about a thousand of our graduates. ” The reward? The salary: it is from 2 thousand euro per month for the junior to 10-15 thousand euro for a butler-chief. The effort required, moreover, is total. The butler of the third millennium? “No more polished the silverware, but often manages the staff and crews of mansions, jets and yachts,” says Ivor Spencer, Grand Chamberlain of the court and incorruptible guardian of important aristocrats. Without forgetting privacy and etiquette, of course.

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