Born in Lecce on September 7 1963. I started studying foreign languages at the age of 14, at the LICEO LINGUISTICO. I got my high school leaving qualification in 1982. Next I entered the University of Lecce, at the faculty of Foreign Languages,with a major in English Language.. I graduated in 1990 with110/110 with credits.
Next I sat the Proficiency English Certificate exam. In 2000 I sat the Teaching certification in Bari on behalf of the Bord of Education.