I have been working for the past fifteen years at the University of Siena (Italy) and the University of Cambridge (UK). I am specializing in landscape archaeology, remote sensing and archaeological methodology for purposes of research, recording and conservation. My work is focused on the understanding of past landscapes from late prehistory to the contemporary age. The principal cultural context for my work has been Tuscany but I have also participated in and led research work in the UK, Spain, Turkey, Palestine, Iraq and Asia.
Since 2006 I have been a faculty member of the University of Siena (Italy), in the Department of History and Cultural Heritage, where I have engaged in teaching and research as associate professor in Landscape Archaeology. From 2016 I have also been invited from the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena to teach “Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology” within the international master course in Cultural Diplomacy.
I have established a sound reputation as an international authority in the field of landscape and digital archaeology. I am as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) and in I have been a member of the General Management Board of HIST, the Governing Board of the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage, under the auspices of UNESCO and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. I was invited as visiting professor at University of Lund, Department of Archaeology (Sweden), in École Normale Supérieure (Paris), the Institute of Archaeology of Erbil (Erbil-Iraq) and the University of Bucharest, Faculty of History.