2003: Ph.D. in Landscape Archaeology, Italian University Consortium including Genoa, Padua, Pisa, Siena, Venice. Subject: Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS and traditional research methods. Integrated archaeological processes for the study of past landscapes: sample areas in the Orcia and Cornia Valleys. Supervisors: Prof. R.Francovich, Prof. G. Brogiolo.
1998: Degree Summa Cum Laude in Medieval Archaeology, University of Siena, Italy.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2017: Visiting Professor at the Institute of Archaeology of Erbil (Erbil-Iraq).
2016: Visiting Professor at École Normale Supérieure (ENS-Paris).
2015-16: Visiting Fellow of the Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge
2014-16: Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research University of Cambridge UK
2014-16: Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK), Faculty of Classics (EU Marie Curie Program FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF; http://www.emptyscapes.org)
2011 : Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA)
2003-06: Fellow in Landscape Archaeology of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Siena, Post-Doc grant (competitive)
1999-2002: PhD grant (competitive) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) covering entirely the cost of my PhD research.
SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
2003-2016: has promoted and tutored the research work and thesis projects of about fifty graduate, masters and PhD students. Some are now research fellows and lecturers in Italy and abroad; others have started careers in commercial archaeology.
2017: Visting professor Erbil (Iraq)
2016: Visting professor École normale supérieure - Paris
From 2004: Landscape Archaeology – Department of Archaeology and History of Arts, University of Siena.
From 1999: I promoted and participated as director and lecturer in Landscape Archaeology at Summer Schools, Masters and Ph.D. schools at national (University of, Venice, Padua, Milan, Naples, Rome, Verona, Bologna, Sassari, Pisa, Salerno and CNR) and international (University of, Durham (UK), Cambridge (UK), Berkeley (USA-CA), Stanford (USA-CA), Beijing (China), Ghent (Belgium), Zaragossa (Spain), Port au Prince (Haiti), Bucarest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary) and Lund (Sweden), Paris (France), Erbil (Iraq) level giving lectures and seminars.