Digital Ambassadors are archeologists and art historians that decided to promote our projects and initiatives supporting us on social media. They are distinguished professionals in the field of archaeology and the arts, who successfully dedicate themselves to the digital divulgation of cultural content. Now they are making their competencies and qualities available to LoveItaly, through their blogs and profiles on social networks.

Antonio Falcone

Archeologist and Founder of the website www.professionearcheologo.it, she graduated with a degree in Methodology and archeological research techniques from the La Sapienza in 2013. Later, she specialized in Archaeology and Greek art history at the University of Salento. She has worked on preventive archeology and emergency archeology in Rome, in Lazio region as well as Apulia.
In 2013 she created the site www.professionearcheologo.it for which she is blogger, project manager, and social media manager.
She examined in depth particularly the dynamics of cultural communication on the web, participating in several panel discussions and through her published work.
She was an archeoblogger during various projects whose goal was the development and communication of archaeological heritage:  Day of Archaeology at the Forum Pacis, Day of Archaeology at the National Museum of Rome of Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, #uffiziarcheologia in Florence, #EmptyCapitolini of the The Capitolini Museums. As an archeologist she has been a part of many events: she was part of a social media team that oversaw the social media communication of the Aquilieia ArcheoFest, she served as a memeber of the jury of #archeoblogger that was awarded a special mention during the XXVI International Festival of Archaeological Film of Rovereto. Additionally, she was a member of the social media team of the XVIII edition of the Mediterranean Archaeological Tourism Exchange of Paestum.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/falconeantonia  || www.facebook.com/ProfessioneArcheologo
Twitter: www.twitter.com/antoniafalcone  || www.twitter.com/pr_archeologo
Instagram: www.instagram.com/archeoantonia
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ArcheologiInRete

Astrid d'Eredità

Originally an archeologist, Astrid took a leap from excavation to the web, and became a digital strategist. She has been a consultant in the communication division and external relations for Enel SpA. Today she works on digital strategies for museums, cultural projects, theaters and music ensembles.
She is co-author of the content on the Superintendence for the Colosseum’s website, the Roman National Museum and the Archaeological Area of Rome on behalf of Electa Mondadori as well as archeopop.it which was the media partner of many archaeological events in 2015: Aquilieia ArcheoFest, Day of Archaeology at the Forum Pacis and the National Roman Museum of Palazzo Massimo at the Terme Rome, #uffiziarcheologia taken from The Uffizi Gallery of Florence,  the review of the Archaeological film festival of Rovereto, BMTA Paestum, and  #emptyCapitolini  for the city museums of Rome.
In the field of music, she collaborated with Afterhours for the festival ‘Hai paura del buio?’ (Are you scared of the dark?) and since 2013 she follows the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, the largest multiethnic European musical ensemble.
As for cultural communication, she has given seminars and hosted workshops (at the University of Pisa) and was a speaker at panels (just to name a few: re:publica Berlin and several editions of the Mediterranean Archaeological Tourism Exchange Pasetum).
Nel palmarès una laurea in Lettere con indirizzo archeologico e una specializzazione in Archeologia con tesi in Museologia a Bari, un diploma di Archivista paleografa dall’Archivio di Stato di Roma e un Dottorato in Scienze archeologiche e storico artistiche ricevuto dalla Federico II di Napoli.
She has an honors arts degree in archeology, specialized in archeology in Bari with a dissertation on museums studies. She holds a diploma as paleographic archivist issued by the State Archive of Rome, as well as a PhD in archeology and art history from Federico II University of Naples.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/astrid.deredita || www.facebook.com/ArcheoPop
Twitter: www.twitter.com/astridrome || www.twitter.com/archeo_pop
Instagram: www.instagram.com/astridrome || www.instagram.com/archeopop
LinkedIn: https://it.linkedin.com/in/astridderedita

Paola Romi

Paola is an archeologist, Blogger and SMM. She graduated from the Specialization School of Archeological Heritage at the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and has worked in the field of preventative archeology since 2003. Additionally, she has been a blogger for the site  www.professionearcheologo.it since 2003 examining innovation, comunication and social media in a cultural context.
As #archeoblogger she participated in various projects for the development of archaeological heritage such as, #bronziFirenze in Florence, Day of Archeaology al Forum Pacis, and Day of Archeaology at The National Roman Museum of Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, #emptyCapitolini in Rome. As an archeologist, she was part of a social media team that oversaw the social media communication of the Aquilieia ArcheoFest, by the Mediterranean Tourism Archaeological Exchange 2015, and Buy Tourism Online 2015. That same year she was a member of the panel #archeoblogger that was awarded a special mention during the XXVI International Festival of Archaeological Film of Rovereto.
Active for more than a decade in the field of preventative and emergency archeaology, she also obtained a Master’s Degree in “Geoarchaeological Techniques of land management” at the University Roma Tre. Additionally, over the years she has deepened various aspects of her education by taking several post-grad restoration courses examining the use of marble in ancient times as well as non-destructive techniques in archeaological investigations.
Paola is one of the authors that contributed to “Archeostories, An unconventional Manual   of lived archaeology (“Archeostorie. Manuale non convenzionale di archeologia vissuta”) edited by C. Dal Maso and F. Ripanti. She is also co-author of texts from the didactic section of the website of the Superintendence for the Colosseum, the Roman National Museum and the Archaeological Area of Rome for Electa Mondadori with Domenica Pate and Antonia Falcone. More recently, she has worked on social media for archeology in the periodical Forma Urbis. She also curated a poster entitled “Museums Today: from containers to storytellers” (“Musei oggi: da contenitori a narratori”) that was presented at the VI National Conference of Small Museums.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaolaRomi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpusPaulicium
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/paola_romi
BLOG: www.professionearcheologo.it

Nicolette Mandarano

Nicolette Mandarano, art historian and expert in communication of cultural patrimony, taught Informatics applied to Cultural Heritage (Informatica applicata ai Beni Culturali)  for many years she was in the department of art history at the University of La Sapienza. She has also written numerous articles examining the relationship between technology and cultural heritage. In 2014, she published the volume Cultural Marketing during the web era 2.0, how the virtual community values museums (Il marketing culturale nell’era del web 2.0. Come la comunità virtuale valuta i musei) edited by Guaraldi.

She currently teaches Master’s degree courses on Digital Heritage such as Cultural communication through digital technologies at La Sapienza and Management of Cultural Heritage (Management dei Beni Culturali) at Roma Tre. Both of which discuss the communication of museums through multimedia platforms such as social media and websites.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Nicolette-Mandarano/100009101090400?hc_location=ufi
Twitter: @MandaranoN
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolettemandarano
Blog: https://nicolettemandarano.wordpress.com/