Davide was born in Venice he graduated from Ca' Foscari University with a degree focusing on the history of architecture and medieval history. After a specialization course in Innovative Tourism Marketing his interests in sustainable tourism began. He also has a special research interest in Venetian military architecture and military art theory. As a coordinator of a European NGO he organized cultural seminars in many European universities. He also spent time teaching the history of Italian art at the University of Turku in Finland. A passion for Venice, was what brought him back to his hometown, where his cultural interests developed into a profession, applying concepts of sustainable tourism crucial to preserving his city.