Journalist, Writer, Italian Editor
It all began in the 1970s in Palermo, Italy, when I was just 5 or 6 years old. My father Salvatore, a journalist, would often take me to his workplace, Il Giornale di Sicilia, where we would stay until 2 am, eagerly awaiting the newspaper to roll out of the printing press.
The thrill of being among the first to know the news (as the internet didn't exist back then), the deafening sound of the printing works, and the scent of liquefied lead flowing through the Linotype machines all ignited my passion for journalism at an early age.
Fast forward to 1985 when, at the age of 20, I moved to New York City and began my career as a reporter for the Italian daily newspaper Il Progresso. During those years, I also freelanced from New York for Il Giornale di Sicilia and the news agency Italpress. In 1996, I became an editor for America Oggi, the daily Italian newspaper in New York City.
In the early new millennium, I relocated to Milan and worked as an editor in the headquarters of Panorama, Italy's most widely read weekly magazine, published by Mondadori. Driven by my passion for action and adventure, I took on assignments as a correspondent in New York City and other parts of North and Central America. Meanwhile, I also contributed to the weekly magazine Economy, also published by Mondadori.
In 2006, my love for Mexico led me to found Il Sole d'Italia, a bilingual Italian and Spanish magazine printed in Playa del Carmen. In 2010, I was honored with the "Premio Italia-Mexico" for my work.
In 2015, I returned to America Oggi, where I held the responsibility of overseeing the front page. Unfortunately, due to the Covid crisis, the newspaper suspended publication in February 2022.
Currently, I am immersed in writing a fantasy novel that aims to captivate and inspire readers on both an entertaining and spiritual level. The book strives to raise awareness about climate change and the protection of the environment.
My greatest achievement in life is my family. As far as the rest, I'm still learning. I have a deep interest in the study of metaphysics, Eastern and Western spirituality, alchemy, and traditional philosophy.
I love Nature, and it teaches me every day.
In addition to my learning pursuits, I love fitness and sports. Although I am a US certified soccer coach, I no longer coach. Before moving to the US and becoming a journalist, I played for many years in Italy for Palermo's youth team. My coach was Zdenek Zeman, who then became an iconic manager of Serie A teams. I owe Mister Zeman so much; his teachings are always present whenever I talk about soccer.
I also enjoy keeping in shape with powerlifting and martial arts. Throughout the years, I have trained in Judo, Tae-kwon-do, and other combat sports. As the ancient Romans said, "Mens sana in corpore sano" - a healthy mind in a healthy body!
My other passions? I love playing chess and wind instruments such as the saxophone, baroque recorder, and EWI.
of my articles
PUBLISHED IN PANORAMA
Ahi, la guerra è troppo bella
Folli notti a New York
Le donne, i cavalier, le cause, gli autori
Florence, l'Alcatraz del Terzo millennio
Italiani all'estero, come voteranno
New York Times, New York Crisis
Patricia Cornwell: "Metto le mani nei morti"
Sofia Vergara, la colombiana dello zio Tom
Nella fabbrica di campioni giganti voluta da Mao
Salvate i pornificati
Attento iPod, ti acchiappiamo
IL SOLE D'ITALIA