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About me: il Periegeta

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

After getting a diploma in English and French at the School for Interpreters and Translators in Florence, I got a degree in Litterature and Foreigner Languages (focused on languages, Art history, Art Education, Psychology) at the I.U.L.M., a university in Milan.

In 2017 I published the book Anima persa Anima ritrovata, periegesi nei Giardini Vaticani (The soul is lost the soul is found, periegesi around the Vatican gardens),  and in 2018,  the book Intorno all’Educazione all’arte, dall’eutropia all’eutopia (Around Art Education, from euthropia to euthopia).  A few years earlier, in 2009 and 2010, I published two books for kids A prova di Sbadiglio. Giochiamo con il ritratto and A prova di sbadiglio giochiamo con il paesaggio to help the kids to become indipendet to read a painting which were published. All of them were cured by the Italian Publisher Palombi Editori.

I teach English and Art Education in high school. I give conferences, seminaries and workshops in Art education and conferences on historical gardens

I cure my own blog il Periegeta.

Between 2010 and 2011, I was commissioned two projects to renovate the Vatican gardens and the garden of the cloister of St. John in Lateran the by Vatican Governatorate.

The two projects, carried out together with the director of the Vatican gardens at that time, Luciano Cecchetti, were approved by the same Governatorate in 2011.

One of my articles on the new garden of the basilica of St. John the Lateran’cloister,  was published in the Vatican monthly magazine All’Ombra del Cupolone, in December 2011. https://www.periegeta.it/2019/11/the-renewed-garden-of-st-john-in-the-laterans-cloister/

Over the 25 years of experience in the Roman museums, I have created a project of seminaries and workshops on Art Education in museums.

I teach English and Art education and give conferences on historical gardens and Art Education