My name is Marco and I am a researcher at the Institute of Mechanical Intelligence of Sant’Anna School, Pisa. I am also the Executive Director of the Galileo Galilei Italian Institute of Chongqing. 

I previously got a MA in Political Science  and a BA in Foreign Languages at the Catholic University of Milan.

Before the outbreak of the pandemic, I was based in Chongqing, a Chinese metropolis full of opportunities in the Western part of the country. I am currently based in Milan, the economic and financial center of Italy. 

In the past years I turned my passion for China into a job. It all started with an internship at the Italy China Foundation in Milan, during which I wrote some articles for the “Focus China” project. Later I worked for the International Relations Office of the Cabinet of the Mayor of Milan, dealing in particular with research on China in view of Expo 2015.

After graduation I returned to the Foundation, to work on the “China Awards 2016” project, which resulted in an intense and unforgettable experience. I also worked for the Italian Chinese Institute and again for the Italy China Foundation in 2018.

Since the beginning of 2017, I have been a Teaching assistant at Catholic University of Milan for the course of  “History and Geo-economy: the economic development of China”.

What I do

Articles on China

I write articles about Contemporary China, its economic development and tourism opportunites in Western China

Lectures & Events

Organization of cultural and business events for companies interested to China market

Research & Conferences

Scientific research on tourism management in Western China and more

Case Studies

Over the years I got the chance to interview dozens of professionals operating in China. I love to tell readers their stories of success

My Other Passions


I have been playing since I was 6 years old in provincial tournaments in Italy

American Literature

I love discovering new and classical authors, especially from the Jewish American masterpieces

European politics

I believe the EU to be our common destiny and truly belong to the Schengen Area


I studied English, Chinese and French at school and University