After obtaining a diploma in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Viterbo, he received a degree in Philosophy from the University of Perugia and a PhD from the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata'. He taught Esthetics and Sociology of Art (Academy of Fine Arts in Viterbo), History of European thinking (Scuola superiore per operatori sociali in Mendrisio), Esthetics and Philosophy of Art (Institute of Philosophy of the Faculty of Theology, Lugano), He teaches Aesthetics and Rhetoric,Principles of museum staging, History of Art at SUPSI, where he is professor, and president of the College of the Environment, Construction and Design Department (DACD). He authored numerous essays and edited volumes that cover artistic, historic, esthetic and philosophical topics. He is completing a volume on the cultural principles of visual communication. Ever since his master's thesis on the language of Heidegger, he is interested in the philosophy of language. He has given and gives seminars and lessons on the transfer of meaning between semiotics and communication, in particular, between the iconic and linguistic codes. He is chair of the Visual Arts Subcommittee of DECS.