Who Am I?

I was born in Avellino, a small town in South of Italy on the green hills of Irpinia. Irpinia is known for its landscapesmedieval castles, hazelnuts, black trufflestorrone, and some great wines like Taurasi, Fiano di Avellino, and Greco di Tufo (which I know of only thanks to my brother Paolo who is a top wine journalist).

I have spent six awesome years in California (4 in Irvine and 2 in Palo Alto), before moving to (pre-Brexit) London. I have also lived in Venice, Rome, Portsmouth, Heidelberg, Singapore, Grenoble, Lausanne, and Barcelona.


In my free time, I like acting as a coffee snob and an anti-pineapple pizza radical, pretending to know about movies and world politics, remembering (not without melancholy) the times I used to surf San Onofre, cooking (only pasta and pizza, obviously), and planning trips with my better half Darya and little one Maya.

I also love languages and I am fluent in English, French, Italian, and Napolitan, and can utter enough words to get out of (or in, most of the times) trouble in German, Spanish, and Farsi.