About



With Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, Vatican City, 2018.



Born and based in Rome, I obtained in 2018 my master’s degree cum laude in Early Modern Art History at the University of Rome La Sapienza with an experimental thesis entitled “La prima attività romana di Michelangelo Buonarroti e il mecenatismo di Raffaele Riario e di Jacopo Galli”; in English: “Michelangelo Buonarroti’s early activity in Rome and the patronage of Raffaele Riario and Jacopo Galli” (advisors prof. Stefano Colonna and prof. Stefano Valeri), and I graduated cum laude in 2012 in Sciences of Cultural Heritage at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” with an experimental thesis entitled: “La tecnica pittorica a fresco di Michelangelo: caratterizzazione chimicofisica dei pigmenti”; in English: “Michelangelo’s fresco painting technique: chemico-physical characterisation of the pigments” (advisor prof. Gianfranco Bocchinfuso), in collaboration with ENEA Research Center.





On the occasion of this thesis, I’ve contributed to start and develop a research project, conducted in the Laser Diagnostic and Metrology Laboratory (UTAPRAD-DIM) at ENEA Research Center in Frascati. My contribute mainly consisted in the characterization of the fresco painting technique adopted by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Sistine Chapel, in order to reproduce in laboratory 72 mural painting samples which could provide a palette of pigments used especially in Rome during the Renaissance. The final purpose of the interdisciplinary research was to collect the spectral analysis data in an appropriate database of pigments, valid as a reference model for some necessary operations to be performed on the actual mural paintings, like preliminary diagnosis and evaluation or redefinition of the conservative state as well as eventual restoration works. Part of the research results has been published and presented at the “7th International Conference on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy” (Luxor, Egypt, 29 September – 4 October 2012) and “The Third Balkan Symposium On Archaeometry”, entitled “The Unknown Face of the Artwork” (Bucharest, Romania, 29 – 30 October 2012).





Interested in the history of collecting and the care of museum collections, I was selected and attended the International Museology Summer Seminar by the Ecole du Louvre: “Connaissance et diffusion des collections de musée, inventaire et pratiques documentaires” (in English: “Knowledge and circulation of museum collections : Inventory and documentation procedures”) in Paris, Bordeaux, Versailles (3 – 14 September 2012).

I’ve been awarded and mentioned at literary exhibitions: “Prix Marco Polo” at the French language poetry competition organised by the Centre culturel Saint-Louis de France and by the Service culturel of the French Embassy in Italy (December 2004); merit award at “Uniarts scritture 2010” (June 2010); finalist at “Premio Firenze giovani” (December 2012).


Work experiences

Education & Training

  • M.A. 2018

    Master of Early Modern Art History

    University of Rome La Sapienza

  • Seminar 2012

    Connaissance et diffusion des collections de musée, inventaire et pratiques documentaires

    Ecole du Louvre

  • B.A. 2012

    Bachelor of Arts in Sciences of Cultural Heritage

    University of Rome Tor Vergata

Honors and Awards

  • December 2012
    Finalist diploma for unpublished poetry at the XXX Premio Firenze giovani
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    I was awarded the finalist diploma for unpublished poetry at the XXX “Premio Firenze giovani“, promoted and organised by the Centro Culturale Firenze-Europa “Mario Conti”, under the patronage of MIBAC Ministry (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali), the Municipality and the Province of Florence.

  • June 2010
    Merit award at the poetry section of Uniarts scritture 2010
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    I received a merit award at the poetry section of “Uniarts scritture 2010“, IV literary exhibition dedicated to the students of Latium Universities and organised in collaboration with the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. The awarded poem was published in an anthology of the finalists’ works by “Edizioni Cofine” and it was deemed as the best exhibition work.

  • March 2004
    First prize ex aequo Marco Polo
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    I was awarded the first prize ex aequo “Marco Polo”, catégorie Lycées italiens et européens, at the French language poetry competition organised by the Centre culturel Saint-Louis de France and by the Service culturel of the French Embassy in Italy, with the patronage of the city of Rome. The awarded poem was published in the magazine “Forum” of the “L’Union Français de Rome et du Latium” (No. 406, December 2004).