Our Team

Anna Maria Antonietta Riviello

Antonietta Riviello

Experience: Director since 2002
Degree: Distance Education
Known as: “La Mamma Italiana”
Firenze Favorite: Florence as seen from Piazzale Michelangelo at sunset

Erica Mantovani

Studied: At Newbold College and Reading University (UK)
Florence Favorite: Walking in the city center and eating gelato
Enjoys: Spending time with her little boy and seeing students transform from shy and scared to confident, courageous, and happy!

Ilaria Di Fidio


Pietro Ciavarella

Experience: Biblical Research/Italian Reformation Research
Florence Favorite: Riding a bicycle through the amazing city
Enjoys: Reading the Bible in its original languages
Raffaele Battista

Raffaele Battista

Experience: Columnist
Areas of Expertise: World Religions, History of Europe: Totalitarian regimes in the 20th century
Enjoys: Listening to opera
Florence Favorite: Ponte Vecchio where he worked 13 years in a jeweller’s shop