Born and raised in Milan, I got a MA in Medieval History from the State University of Milan and a PhD in Historical Study from the University of Trent. Before I got the job at Parma (2010) I had a fellowship at Villa I Tatti, I was research fellow at Milan Statale and I taught at Milan Bicocca as a fixed-term lecturer. During the academic year 2016/17 I was a visiting fellow at All Souls College. I specialize in political-institutional and social history of late medieval Northern Italy, with a particular interest for (amongst other things) Parma and the surrounding territory, which I have been studying for about 25 years. Over the last 20 years I have given several papers and talks in Italy and abroad, and I have published numerous essays, articles and monographs. I am responsible for the teaching of Medieval History in the BA and in the MA courses of the DUSIC Department, and I am a board member of the PhD course in Philological-Literary, Historical-Philosophical and Artistic Studies.
I still often go to the archives.