Born in Rome, Italy in 1958.
Journalist and photographer, he has published over a hundred reportage in the major Italian magazines on subjects like : speleology, archaeology, mountaineering, adventure, underwater scouting, canyoning, mountain and cave rescue, ecology and tourism. He is a member of the Italian Group of Touristic Press and has published five books and scientific works.
Author and director of documentary television programmes, he has won several international awards in this field. Also, he has carried out directions for National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel and Mediaset.
From 1995 to 1997 he taught “Speleology and Karst matters ” at the Science and Art University of Chiapas (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico), and since 1998, he is working together with the “Natural History Institute” of Chiapas.
Environment advisor of various South American institutes, from many years he is particularly interested in the problems connected with management and preservation of karst areas and underground water resources.
Chairman, since 1999, of the European Institute “Pangea”. This school has professionally qualified up to now, 526 national park guides and 250 between wardens and non-commissioned officers of the State Corps of Foresters.
Member of the Italian National Alpine and Caving Rescue Service for over 11 years.
He has planned and taken part in over forty geographic expeditions in several countries.
From March 2000, Fellow International of the prestigious ” Explorers Club ” of New York, U.S.A..
Member and founder of ” La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche
He lives on a olive-tree clad hill in Magliano Sabina, a small country village about 40 miles north of Rome, with his Mexican wife and two children.