Bachelor in Philosophy, Bologna (Italy) University.
Vice president Aguinta Regionale Emilia Romagna. President Giunta Regionale dell'Emilia Romagna. Regional secretary Democratic Party of Left.
Minister industry Government of Italy, Rome, from 1996, now minister transport. Member standing conference local and regional authorities Europe, member committee regional problems and development Council Europe, Strasbourg.
Married; children: Elisa, Margherita.