Gianluca grew up in Florence, starting fishing in the Arno river as a small boy with his father. With his friends, some of them Fly Fishing Italy guides now, he discovered fly fishing at the age of 20, and his determined commitment to the Brown Trout earned him the nickname of “Brown”. Enjoying fly fishing also includes taking care of the local rivers and streams, and helping out in the spawning season: in 2002 members of the Fly Fishing Italy guiding team were contracted to taking care of a 5 km stretch of the Sieve River, having previously shown their skills in fly fishing management at the Lock Style Lake,both ongoing responsibilities. As a member of the Fly Fox fishing team, he has travelled the length of Italy, from the rivers up north to the rivers down south, earning points in National competitions for his team and himself. He has fished in Switzerland, Australia and Argentina. He enjoys being on the water, and revels in the client/guide experience.