My name is Felicia.
I’m a restorer, art historian and tour guide.
I have a degree in the History of Art from the University Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples where I wrote my final dissertation on the History of Restoration with particular reference to the defence system of the Sorrento coast from Roman times to the Unification of Italy. This dissertation, entitled “Le torri vicereali di Massalubrense sul versante napoletano. Storia, conservazione e restauro” was published by the publishing company Esselibri in a book dedicated to the history of the coastal towers.
During my studies, I specialized in the restoration of paintings on canvas and tableaux at the Institute “M. Visconti” in Naples, and attended training courses on Excavation Principles and Methods, Restoration Diagnosis, and the Conservation of Ceramics at M.I.C. Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza
Furthermore, I have attended a seminar on “Contemporary Art, Management and Settings” at the Ara Pacis in Rome. I designed, organised and managed the exhibition “The Art of Tanning” during the restoration of the officina coriarorum (ancient Roman tannery) in Pompeii, in collaboration with the town’s library “Renato Serra” in Solofra.
I have worked for many years in restoration laboratories in Naples, Sorrento, Cava dei Tirreni and Pompeii. My area of expertise is the restoration of the pictorial film into paintings on canvas, wood and statues.
At present, I have the good fortune to be also involved in the tourist industry, organizing and designing itineraries and specially guided tours. I derive a huge amount of pleasure from sharing my knowledge and experience with people from a diverse range of cultural, professional and academic backgrounds.
In 2014 I qualified to work as a tour guide of the Campania Region delivering guides in both Italian and English.