Bachelor of Science in Geology, University Florence, Italy, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Tectonics, University Florence, Italy, 1993. Postgraduate, European School on Tectonics, Trieste, Italy, 1991.
Consultant geologist, Florence, 1988—1994. Researcher National Research Council, since 1994. Visiting professor Institute Geology University St. Juan, Argentina, 1993.
Secretary European School Tectonics, Trieste, 1993—1996. Expert Italo-Latinam. Institute International, Rome, since 2000, European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action 625, Brussels, 1999—2002, chairman, since 2003.
Corporal Italian Army, 1986-1987.
Member of International Quaternary Association, Ordine Geologi della Toscana, Ordine Geologi Nazionale.
Married Cristina Poccianti, June 10, 1995. Children: Camilla, Andrea.