Meet the team


Ciao, I’m Barbara Allaria, the ounder and MD of International Service. I began my career as a freelance interpreter and translator in 1986 as soon as I graduated from the S.S.I.T. School for Interpreters and Translators in Milan. In 1987 I realised my dream of opening a business offering specialist language services based in my hometown, right in the heart of Northern Italy’s industrial triangle where there was a gap in the market at that time. The response was immediately very positive, which confirmed that I was on the right track and spurred me on. After completing my degree in foreign languages and literature in 1990, I expanded our range of services and started working with major industrial companies both in Italy and overseas.


I have two children and a great love of sports. I swam competitively for many years and now help to run two swim clubs plus I also manage the press office for the Italian Federation of American Football (FIDAF) and several sports teams and clubs (Team Insubrika, Gallarate Swim Club and Blue Storms Busto Arsizio).
I have always striven to incorporate the ideals in which I believe in my work: sincerity, reliability, loyalty and a touch of fun. My suppliers are also my friends, and my clients are people with whom I love to share enjoyment as well as business interests. Their business becomes my business, their passion becomes my mission.


Hello, I’m Raffaella Rivolta, the Project Manager for International Service, and I have been working with Barbara since the start. I graduated from the S.S.I.T. School for Interpreters and Translators in Milan in 1987, and then completed my degree in foreign languages and literature while working here at International Service. I’m outgoing and enthusiastic, and love languages so much that … I even teach (and that’s in my free time!).


I share Barbara’s passion for our business and enjoy getting to know clients and suppliers from all over the world. This is why I chose to study languages and pursue this career, and this is why, despite everything, I still continue to genuinely love what I do!

Your business becomes our business, your passion becomes our mission.









Our philosophy

International Service uses only experienced, professional, mother-tongue translators for your translations, and carefully matches their specialist skills to your individual needs. The internet offers practically unlimited possibilities and this has enabled us to create a network of over 300 suppliers worldwide who are ready to provide the accuracy and punctuality you expect for every type of project.


We trust the people who work with us implicitly, but we are always at their disposal to answer any queries or meet any needs they may have. We ensure quality control and act as a liaison between your company and the translator. Whenever time allows, we proofread all translations before delivery to ensure that they meets the standards requested.

No compromises are accepted when it comes to our interpreting services either: all our interpreters hold a recognised qualification and are specialised in simultaneous and/or consecutive interpreting. Only mother-tongue interpreters are selected for urgent negotiations, which demand extreme linguistic flexibility, and assignments for which it is essential that the client is assisted by a professional who fully understands the customs and cultural nuances of the target country.

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