- I’m a graduate of the University of Siena, with a degree in Art History. I did my post-graduate work in Art History at the Scuola di Specializzazione, under the tutelage of Professor Enrico Crispolti.
I lecture in public and private forums on the artistic and cultural history of the province of Siena, and lead tours of Siena and other parts of Tuscany.
I love to travel and to steep myself in the cultural details of other countries. From childhood, I have loved the art, the traditions, the grand cuisine and the unique lifestyle of Italy. For these reasons, when I work in my own city of Siena, I pay close attention to the most authentic aspects of local traditions – for example, to the famous horse-race, the Palio in Siena; to the seventeen competing “Contradas” into which the city is divided to provide horses and riders for the race; and to the complex rituals of the holiday in which my family, as well as every Sienese family, lives daily.