For more than thirty years, as a journalist, I wrote a countless number of stories about men and nature, in every continent. I narrated their lucky and unlucky events, their dramas and their achievements. Were they simple mountaineers or experts and nature concerned scientists, renowned benefactors or fine connoisseurs of golf, they all thrilled me with their stories and gave me the chance to personally know Parks, Natural Reserves, true wilderness areas and Golf Club of awesome beauty, everywhere in the world.
I am deeply thankful to all of them, because they shared their passions with me and with all those who read their undertakings.
Along my career I understood that there are not beautiful or ugly stories but only stories that are well narrated or not.
I learned that those very stories could have been written with different styles and not only in a report or in a book, but also with images, photography and video, and finally with all that the world of the social media places to our disposal. So, in time, my workplace got wider and wider but its leading wire has always been the same: the deep connection that bind us to Nature and the commitment to protect her, as She is the source of life and of my inspiration.
Born in Turin (Italy), 14th July 1954.
Degree in Modern Literature (Faculty of Arts) from the University of Turin.
I have been writing for mountaineering, tourism and nature magazines for more than twenty years and have written reports and features for them about subjects related to the environment, such as Parks, Nature Reserves, mountains and mountain ecosystems and wilderness areas, as well as about associations engaged in environmental protection activities and the promotion of an environmental culture. Working as a professional journalist I had several opportunities to travel and visit more than one hundred natural areas in Europe, North and South America, as well as East Africa.
1987 – Beginning of my professional activity for the mountain magazine “Rivista della Montagna” with reports about ethnic minorities in the Italian Alps and their culture.
1991- Several reports about mountaineering and hiking in Canada and in the United States, as well as reports on their National Park System’s management philosophy.
1992/1993- Reports on the complex economic relationships within environmental management organizations in Kenya, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
1994/1997- Focus on non governmental organizations devoted to environmental protection and cultural promotion in Europe and Brazil, with special attention to organizations developing rescue projects for dying-out species.
1998/2000 – Scientific consultant for the magazine Montagna Oggi, running the page “l’Immaginazione Produttiva” (Productive imagination). “Expert of matter” (journalism concerned in nature) at the Institute for Politics Studies, University of Turin.
2000 – Winner of the Slovenian Tourism Award as “Best tourism report” in ‘99 for Autumn on mountain published on The World of Golf in Italy.
2002 – I work in the staff of The World of Golf and afterwards I direct the on line magazine Gaia Magazine.
2003/2006 – I have an excellent collaboration with the magazine Golf and Tourism.
2007 – I work again for The World of Golf.
I wrote for following regional and national newspapers and magazines:
AIRONE (nature monthly magazine)
ALP (mountain monthly magazine)
ANNA (women monthly magazine – Rizzoli Editor)
DONNA MODERNA, pages of tourism and environment (Mondadori Editor, women weekly magazine, circulation: up to 1.2 million copies)
IL MONDO DEL GOLF (golf magazine, Italian edition of Golf Digest)
ITINERARI in Piemonte (regional monthly magazine)
GOLF & TURISMO (golf magazine)
L’INDIPENDENTE (national daily paper)
L’INDIPENDENTE Magazine (national weekly magazine)
L’UNITÀ(national daily paper)
IL GIORNALE di Montanelli (national daily paper)
LA GAZZETTA del Piemonte (regional daily paper)
LA STAMPA (national daily paper)
LA VOCE (national daily paper)
MONTAGNA (mountain monthly magazine)
MONTAGNA OGGI (house organ of mountain municipalities and communities)
SCI (mountain monthly magazine)
SCI DI FONDO (mountain monthly magazine)
WEEKEND (tourism monthly magazine)