He lives in Rome and he's married with three sons.
graduated in Psychology in 1976 with a thesis on "Contemporary Italian
Comics, From the Birth of Linus." As a writer he wrote stories for
Comics, published by Comic Art, The Wizard of Mondadori, Il Giornalino,
Il Giorno, Fotografare, Paese Sera, Il Messaggero, Flash. Lanciostory,
and I Quaderni del Sale. He created many original characters such as
"Yeti", "Hans and Chica," "Hud Kelly", and "Piero". He has written
biographies for Comics including Jazz Greats, Movie Stars, and Football
He started working as a writer for Radio in 1978. He has written many
scripts and skits for radio broadcasts including variety shows,
mysteries, quiz shows and original radio drama plays, including "Jazz:
A Profession," "Love Means…," "What Day Was That Day?", "The Spoiler",
"Flip Open" " An Invention Called the Vinyl Record"," Music with Words
for a Holiday"," My Son Nicola, " and "A History of Jazz.”
In 1983 he began writing for Television. He was the author of Hello
Italy, Open Space, Afternoon on Channel 2, Strong Strongest, Saturday
Zecchino, Children‘s Song Festival, Scruples, The Tales of Topo Gigio
the Mouse, Beauty, Christmas Presents, Men, A Sparkling Day. He also
wrote for a children’s program on TV-Montecarlo’s called Zap Zap.
Movies - In 1989 he directed, Operation Parrot, written together with
Piero Chiambretti and Claudio Delle Fratte, starring Leo Gullotta,
Siusy Blady, Nicola Pistoia, Gianluca Favilla, Tiberio Murgia, Didi
Perego and Massimo Lanzetta. In 2000 he wrote and directed A Year in
the Country-side, starring Francesca Antonelli, Yari Gugliucci, Simone
Piccioni, Sandra Eyraud, Giulio Di Mauro, Ludovica Modugno).
Marco has contributed to children’s fiction with his novels: Il giovane
cavaliere (The Young Knight ) (Einaudi publisher.) and Tre ragazzi ed
il sultano (Three Guys and the Sultan) (Mursia publisher) In the field
of illustrated fairy tales he wrote Mamma Natale (Mama Christmas) and
Mamma Natale e i pirati (Mama Christmas and the Pirates") ( Mursia
For the travel industry he wrote Rome For Two and Walkin ' Rome.
Marco now has a regular column entitled "Un Americano a Roma" on the online magazine LA VOCE DI NEW YORK