Papa Varelli had a brilliant navy career reaching the rank of Captain (Master Mariner). He made several dozen circumnavigations. The name of Papa Varelli is written in gold in the history of world shipping.


During calendar year Papa Varelli can be seen in Rio de Janeiro for Fluminense - Flamengo, in Buenos Aires for River - Boca, in Asia for F1 Grand Prix, in South Africa for rugby union Super 15 and many more top level sports events.


Papa Varelli is the world famous wine collector. He prefers Gevrey-Chambertin and top burgundy, but also champagnes and Pimms cocktail - especially in the VIP zones of night clubs, where he usually appears in company of Armin van Buuren, David Guetta or Bob Sinclair.

  • Costas Danilenko
  • Costas Danilenko

    Papa Varelli's painter

    Perhaps we would never have known about the Papa Varelli’s travels without Costas Danilenko - the professional artist who captured all the adventures of the legendary captain.

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Recent artworks

Papa Varelli at Varna

Papa Varelli at Casablanca

Papa Varelli at Abidjan