I was born in Forlì, a small picturesque city located in northern Italy not far from Bologna. And it was there, in my childhood, where I took my first steps in the world of archeology, going with my friends in search of fossils and other ancient objects.
I graduated at the University of Bologna obtaining a degree in Cultural Heritage and I completed the postgraduate school in Classical Archaeology at the University of Padua.
To follow my passion and my job I have lived in several cities in Italy and Greece. Since 2009 I have enjoyed living and working in Castellammare di Stabia, a quaint maritime town near Pompeii where you could say I "landed" and have remained ever since.
On the roman site of Stabiae, famous mainly for its Roman seaside villas, I'm lucky enough to be responsible for directing and coordinating excavations and restoration projects, teaming up with archaeologists and restorers from all over the world.
I have also been a licensed tour guide of the Campania Region since 2014, so when I'm not involved with excavation work, I love to share my time and my knowledge with students, art lovers and tourists showing them the archaeological and artistic treasures of this enchanting corner of Italy.
What else can I say? . . . I 'm waiting for you here to spend some unforgettable days together!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a great time. Paolo has an encyclopedic knowledge of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Beyond that, he is able to paint a picture of daily life in the ancient world. The all-day tour went by in no time. I would highly recommend him.
I graduated at the University of Bologna obtaining a degree in Cultural Heritage and I completed the postgraduate specialization in Classical Archaeology at the University of Padova.
I'm currently doing a PHD in Classical Archaeology at the Munich University in Germany.