For those that really need to know..
I was born in 1970 in Vicenza, a nice city located in the north east of Italy but since several years I relocated in Asia (Shanghai) due to my work. My passion for astronomy began when I was twelve and for the first time I put my eye on the eyepiece of a very little telescope aimed to the Pleiades cluster. It was love at first sight. Few months after my dad bought me a little 60mm refractor, my first telescope, and less than a year later I took my first pictures of the sky. Since then I have taken thousands of pictures of the sky and published several of them on both national and international astronomy magazines. I am a member of my local astronomy club, "Gruppo Astrofili Vicentini", since its foundation. When I have chances I travel to dark sites in Canary islands, Namibia and Australia to enjoy the glorious view of the Universe from those pristine skies.