Ciao, I am Umberto,

I am a theoretical physicist (seriously) with a strong passion for baking. I was born in Italy and during my early teenage years moved to Venezuela where I spent most of my life. When I was in graduate school, I lived in the US. Now, I am back in Italy.

Over a decade ago, I became interested in home baking, perhaps to compensate for the abstract thinking required by Theoretical Physics.

The interest in pizza and bread became a hobby, then a passion, almost an obsession. Then, finally, I became a devoted Bakery student. A status that I still happily hold.

I made experiments, failed a lot, did more experiments, took some classes, and improved the outcomes...

Finally, I built a beautiful wood-fired oven and opened my pizzeria to offer Traditional Italian Pizza (following Napoli's tradition).
At the same time, I started teaching how to make Bread and Pizza Romana at home. Since I love teaching, this was a natural development of my passion.

Since the end of 2017, I have hosted an AirBnB Experience teaching how to make Pizza Romana. This has allowed me to teach hundreds of wonderful people from all over the World. Also, I have been teaching and coaching online in 1-1 meetings.

My purpose is to share with you the experience gathered during my years as an artisan baker or a baker physicist (as someone recently defined me).

I strongly believe that knowledge must be shared. It is the way of building a Culture.