I was born in Florence (Italy) on 6th October 1977.

I grew up in Prato (20km from Florence) and there I lived until the age of 18. After I finished my high school (Liceo Scientifico, 54/60), in 1996, I moved to England for 5 years, where I studied an MEng in Electronic & Communication Engineering, at the University of Bath (graduated in 2001 with a 2:1). In 2002 I did a master in Internet Engineering at the University of Florence (110/110) and at the beginning of 2003 I moved to Milan, where I worked for 3 years in the internet and communication sector. In 2006 I moved to Berlin, where I lived for 2 years. At the end of 2008 I moved back to Italy again, for producing and launching a documentary festival about contemporary Italian society. Since August 2011 I have now been living in London, working in the mobile industry (here is my LinkedIn profile).

In May 1997, together with Giulio Pons, I founded Rockit, the most important music website in Italy, based in Milan and focusing on the promotion of quality Italian music. For more information in English, you can look at this description page on ListenToEurope. To find out more about the history and the development of this project, it is available an article (in Italian) I wrote in the occasion of Rockit 10th anniversary.

In September 2005, I started with my old school friend Simone Pinchiorri the project CinemaItaliano.info, which is now the main documentation reference for the new Italian cinema, with information about all feature and documentary films produced in Italy from year 2000 onwards.

In March 2007, I founded ListenToEurope, a European network for promoting the best music coming from mainland Europe, connecting 8 prestigious web music magazines from 8 different countries (Digg for Belgium, Mix for Czech Republic, Gaffa for Denmark, Mowno for France, RoteRaupe for Germany, Rockit for Italy, Muzikalia for Spain, Groove for Sweden).

In 2008, I developed the first documentary festival entirely dedicated to contemporary Italian society, with the title of "Italiani Brava Gente". A politically-independent event to stimulate young film directors and querdenkers (free thinkers) to analyse the sociological dynamics of Italy. The first edition took place in Florence in March 2009, with 5 finalists, selected out of 100 documentaries sent from all over Italy, as well as several works out of competition.

In May 2009, I started the project "Politici Italiani su Facebook", which constantly keeps track of the increments of Facebook fans of Italian politicians and received attention by national media and communication agencies.

In September 2009, I published the first version of the most popular mobile app for searching Italian trains schedules and prices, now called Trenět!. It is now available for Android, iOS and Web. On mobile it has been downloaded by over 2 million people.

My favourite sport is rugby. I am a big fan of the Cavalieri (in English: The Knights), the top rugby club in Tuscany, based in Prato, playing in the top Italian league and in the European cups. In July 2010, I was one of the 5 founders of Gli Scudieri (in English: The Squires), the first Cavalieri supporters club.

Other interests I have in languages (English, Spanish, German and now facing Portuguese) and in sociological issues (linking liberal and humanistic ideas). Interesting topics to me are also cultural relativism and ethical universalism. I have been developing some ideas about the importance of a solid ethical base in order to fully express diversity.

In August 2010 I walked over 300km in the Camino de Santiago, in Spain, from Leon to Santiago de Campostela, one of the most intense experiences in my life.

In May and June 2011, I travelled backpacking around Brazil, visiting different cities, and getting to know one of the most lively and genuine cultures of the globe.

From September to December 2012, I travelled backpacking in East Asia, across China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand. The country which touched me the most was Cambodia, with its tragic history and the nicest people on earth: here are you can find 6 extraordinary reportages about Cambodia by the Australian-British journalist John Pilger, filmed between 1979 and 1993, which give you a full understanding of what happened in Cambodia in the '70s.