I’m a Rome-based travel writer and sketcher. I graduated with honors in Cultural Anthropology from La Sapienza University of Rome and specializes in Visual Anthropology. Having left the corporate media world upon travelling as a journalist, photographer and travel sketcher, I’ve spent most of my life going back and forth between my native Italy and other countries. My visual-stories and reportages appeared in daily, weekly and monthly publications (“Paese Sera”, “Sette”- Corriere della Sera, “Marie Claire”, “Elle”, “Grazia”, “Gioia”, “Style.it”, “Master Viaggi”, “Nigrizia”, “E’Lifestyle”, “Viaggiare”, among others), and in some recent travel guides.
As an artist I’ve exhibited my long-term project about a geography of emotions, textures and calligraphy, “MUP (Mappe Urbane Personali)“, at the International Photo Festival of Corigliano C. (2008), and later at the Emilio Greco Museum in Sabaudia, then in Rome (2009), at ViaGiulia95 Gallery. Recently I have been exhibited four times in New York City, in Manhattan Galleries and in Brooklyn, in London, and in Brazil (Florianopolis and Brusque). I currently participate in exhibitions, workshops and encounters on the topic of the Travel Sketchbooks-Taccuini di viaggio from my own perspective as a Visual Anthropologist: sketching is my passions, everywhere I travel, I take my sketchbook and colours along with me.
As a writer, I recently published a book with a collection of stories: “Ho cambiato la mia vita: 20 storie di donne dal mondo Tupperware”, MONDADORI Electa, 2013 (also in ebook on iTunes), and as a blogger in 2008 I founded the widely read blog-zine Donneconlavaligia-I miei taccuini di viaggio and published the book: “Donne con la valigia: A Little Guide to the Art of Stylish Travelling” (Astraea Publishing House, 2009). The blog and the book have been featured in numerous publications, radio and tv (including Tg3, Tg5, Radio Uno, Radio 24, Radio Capodistria, Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Corriere della Sera, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Glamour, Marie Claire Travel, Vanity Fair/Traveller, Vogue Portogallo, Touring Club magazine and websites as Yahoo Travel, Style.it, Elle, etc.)