born in rome in 1953 – brought up by family and scouting to love nature, rural life and art – I studied medicine and worked as a doctor and researcher – Since 2000 I have lived on the inherited 4 hectare farm in Cortona, Tuscany, and I look after it as a farmer – I have been a WI member for 15 years, I have hosted many wwoofers – I have learned a lot and found friends by participating in the community life, to help improve peasant life – I have two forty-year-old children with whom I share values and work
I was born and raised in Rome, in an urban context far from the countryside. In 2010 I embarked on my first Wwoof experience, which gave me an insight into the world and, progressively, a change of perspective in my life choices. Over the years, travelling the length and breadth of the peninsula, I have had the opportunity to get to know the Italian agricultural context at close quarters, thus increasing my wealth of knowledge and important human relations.
Today I work in a young farmers’ cooperative just outside Rome, which gives me the opportunity to discover the political and community dimension of agriculture every day.
I have been an active member of the Wwoof association for many years in the role of coordinator covering part of Lazio, as I consider the commitment to caring for the territory and local networks essential.
I place great trust in the associative aspect of the Wwoof, because it can be a fertile place to imagine a common horizon to face this delicate moment.