Associate professor, University of Florence, Faculty of Agriculture. Director of the Laboratory for Landscape and Cultural Heritage of the University of Florence. He teaches the courses of planning of rural landscape and environmental history at the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence. He dedicated most of his activities to the valorization of landscape resources. He has collaborated to the production of political documents and laws for Italy and international institutions. Chair, Scientific Committee, FAO “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems” program. President, Landscape Observatory of the Regional Government of Tuscany. Coordinator National Catalogue of Historical Rural Landscape, Ministry of Agriculture, Italy. He has coordinated the Italian national strategic plan for rural development 2007-13 for the landscape objectives. He has published more than 250 scientific papers and has been the author/editor of 20 books. He has been interviewed by all the most important Italian TV channels and has written several articles on several Italian newspapers.