Who Am I?

I am a passionate tour guide of Vicenza, Verona and Padova and an experienced specialist in Palladian itineraries. I love meeting people and transform my academic background in something interesting and clear to every visitor, including children.

My Background

I am an art and architectural historian specializing in the Renaissance of the Veneto region.
One of my major research areas is on villa Saraceno. This is partly why my main area of focus is Palladio’s work. After many years of studies, visits and lectures, I have developed a deep passion and a specific and up-to-date experience which I like to share. I regularly lead Palladian tours, enjoying the opportunity to exchange views with many visitors.
I have been a tourist guide in Vicenza, my hometown, since 2003 and besides this I am also a qualified guide for Verona and Padova. I often work with architects and lovers of architecture, but I also like guiding families and students. My other interests are interior design and traveling, especially to Asia and North America, where I have visited many of the local Palladio-inspired sites.

From my Resumé:

1995
attended the official Course on Palladian Architecture, at the CISA
(International Center for Studies Andrea Palladio)
1999
Received the Degree in the History of Art, with the dissertation on Villa Saraceno, designed by Palladio, in Finale di Agugliaro (Vicenza)
2001
Recognition of merit released by the Accademia Olimpica for the prize “Hoc Opus”
for the research carried out on Villa Saraceno
2003
Received official tourist guide qualification, which permits me to guide visitors in/around Vicenza and to all Palladian Villas
2004
attended the international seminar on the History of Architecture:
“Art and Architecture in Vicenza during the Renaissance”, at the CISA.
2005
led guided tours for the International Exhibition:
“La Villa Veneta. Da Palladio a Carlo Scarpa”
2008
attended the “Symposium for Palladio’s fifth centenary” and led guided tours for the Exhibition “Palladio 500 years”.
2009
Received official tourist guide qualification, which permits me to guide visitors in/around Verona and Valpolicella
2010
Received official tourist guide qualification, which permits me to guide visitors in/around Padova
2014
attended my second course on Palladian Architecture, at the International Center for Studies Andrea Palladio
2016
led guided tours for the International Exhibition: “ Jefferson and Palladio. Constructing a new world”, at the Palladio Museum, Vicenza

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