I live in Palermo, main city of Sicily: the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; where I was born 62 years ago.
As I am a hunter, hunting dogs have always been my main interest; especially pointing dogs and the Cirneco dell'Etna, dog originally from my land. I got my first hunting licence when I was 19 years old and my first dog was half-breed dog, later I've had a Cirneco dell’Etna and a Brittany (also known as: Epagneul Breton). The latter breed has deeply involved me and I became a FCI recognized breeder under the suffix "del Limoncello". Next I've started breeding French Pointing Dogs Pyrenean type and Dachshund too and I have proclaimed Italian Beauty, Field Trial and Dual Champions with all my breeds' subjects.
I am a FCI all-breeds dog show judge and a field-trial judge for pointing dogs, I've judged in Italy, Belgium, France, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Germany, Kosovo, Montenegro, Rumania, Slovenia, Croatia and at WDS2015 in Milan. Member of Board of Directors of Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana (The Italian Kennel Club) (E.N.C.I.) and member of its Judges Committee.