Hi, I am Italian, and I love chess!
I wish I could say that I learnt chess from a cousin when 7, and went on to become a GM at the age of 13. Truth is, I taught myself chess at the age of 36 and I am so bad I can't even beat the computer when it is switched off.
Favourite player? Materazzi! Sorry, you meant CHESS player?!?... ;-)
I have a university degree in aeronautical engineering and a Ph.D. in materials engineering.
CIAO A TUTTI!