It all started with French literature. I studied it in Padua, in the frescoed palaces where the humanities courses were located. It was there that I realized that I prefer the figurative arts to literature. From the Middle Ages up until the twentieth century. And then to art fairs and Florence, where - for the sake of love - I have been living for twenty years now. Travelling to all places where art is bought and sold. Crossing worlds, seeing collections, meeting people: a fascinating, inexhaustible landscape.