My main hobby is traveling, but I have also contributed to the creation of the most successful Italian IRC (Internet Relay Chat) networks since 1997!

My travels




I love cultural exchanges. I love to see people of other cultures, be immersed in their culture, try their food, listen to their music, and discuss with them about everything. In the future I will post in this section some pictures of my travels. In the meantime, I will just put a map of the places I have visited (thanks to Tripadvisor!).

Travel Map


IRC – Internet Relay Chat – Azzurra IRC Network


Internet Relay Chat is a protocol created in 1988 to allow real time text-based communication over the Internet. This method increased its popularity until popular social networks started taking its place in 2007.

I have contributed to the foundation and the maintenance of the first Italian IRC Network (Azzurra). I helped to develop its software, which is publicly available, and to administer its server. This hobby allowed me to learn a lot about programming and Unix administration and started my love for technology and computing and has driven my entire career.

The network can still be accessed through the following server: irc.azzurra.org.

For more information (in Italian) visit the Azzurra IRC Network website.

The IRC server software (which contains significant contributions made by myself) can be downloaded from Github.