It was 1994 when I ideally started my journey around Rome and its environs. Or better, I started my periegesi, a noun deriving from the Greek word periegeomai , I take you around. No doubt! I got inspired from Pausanias the Periegeta (110-140 AD) in Ancient Greece. Since that year, I have had “followers” , disciples and partecipants, grand-tourists, with all sort of personalities, famous and not famous people, in any case curious in terms of knowledge, mentally and spiritually speaking. Families, individuals, students, writers, artists, politiciens and…and…and… but the most moving day for me was in 2005 when in June 29 I had the plaisure to take the Nobel Prize for Peace Wangari Maatai around the Eternal city!… (in the photo, Wangari Maatai and me)
In 2011 I signed an important contract with the office of Vatican gardens for a project of renovation of the same gardens. In 2017 I published a book on the Vatican gardens “Anima Persa Anima Ritrovata. Periegesi all’interno dei giardini vaticani“, (Palombi Editori 2017).
My endeless studies, masters and long experience in the Roman and Vatican museums (here is my resumé) made and expert of Art education. I published two books for children A prova di Sbadiglio. Giochiamo con il ritratto and A prova di sbadiglio giochiamo con il paesaggio (Palombi Editori, 2009 and 2010) and a book for adults titled Intorno all’Educazione all’arte, dall’eutropia all’eutopia (Palombi Editori, 2018)
I conceived two projects on Art Education in museums: 1. A prova di sbadiglio (Creative interdiscipliary tours) for kids or families with kids and schools; and Oltre i confini: vedere (Beyond the bounderies, we can see) for adults and teenagers.
I teach in Italian schools
I keep my own blog il Periegeta on Art, Gardens, Art Education and Cinema
My passions are: gardening, writing, teaching, painting and drawing