Born in Naples in 1974, I hold degrees in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples and specialization diploma in Classical Archaeology from the University of Basilicata.
A specialist of Roman wall-painting, I was adjunct professor of "Classical Archaeology" at the University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples (2009-2010), Visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo (from 2004 to 2009), German Archaeological Institute fellow (2011) and Fritz Thyssen Stiftung postdoctoral fellow (Förderung italienischer Nachwuchswissenschaftler an deutschen Institutionen in Italien, 2013). From 2004 to 2009 I was Technical Director (SOA OS25, OS2) of the restoration company Euris srl and from 2017 to 2020 of Omnia Restauri srl
I have been member or consultant in numerous international scientific projects and excavations since 1997, most recently serving as scientific director of excavation and restoration projects linked to the Major Project Pompeii and field director of the excavation of the ancient beach of Herculaneum.
I was codirector of the archaeological excavation of the Tobiotsuka Kofun (Mound tomb) in Japan, the core activity of the Project BE-ARCHAEO Archaeology and Science from the excavation to the restoration of the archaeological find (European H2020 MSCA RISE 2018). It is an International Project financed by EU and Japan Foundation, that involves the Okayama University, Turin University, IRIAE, University of Lisboa.
I’m currently field director of the Venus Pompeiana Project (VPP). It is a collaboration between the University of Missouri-Columbia and Mount Allison University, under the auspices of the Pompeii Archaeological Park, to resume study of the Sanctuary of Venus at Pompeii.
I'm Scientific director and consultant of Lapis Musem in Naples
I’m Vice-President of the International Research Institute for Archaeology and Ethnology (I.R.I.A.E.)
I’m a member of the archaeological expedition in Japan, directed by IRIAE and supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Director of the Italian archeological expeditions in Tokyo of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: “Study, reconstruction and conservation of the Historical Garden of the Italian Embassy in Tokyo” and “Edo Castle Mission”.
I founded the project Archeologia a Napoli (Archaeology in Naples) born with the aim of financing independent research in the field of archaeology and cultural heritage.
I published many books and scientific papers I was coeditor of the series "Enolibro, pagine da bere" published by Valtrend.