20 years of experience

I am a Dietician, Nutritionist and Pharmacist, passionate about all aspects of human health, primarily prevention and correct lifestyles.

I associate medicine based on scientific evidence with careful listening to my patient’s story, to understand him in his entirety, including the emotional sphere.

The Acquaviva Method that I created responds to the need to consider the person as a whole: nutrition is only the tip of the iceberg which, to be well managed, requires a synergistic strategy of different components.

The availability of new technologies that I apply on patients (check-ups, tests, devices), inspired by precision medicine, allow me to obtain the “identity card” of my patient’s health and study increasingly “tailor-made” programs.

I help people express their psychophysical potential and shine with new natural beauty (also a reflection of inner harmony) complemented by strategies to obtain physical shape and optimal body weight. To learn to “recognize” yourself, to love your own uniqueness.

I have a deep interest in “antiaging”. The identification of aging processes allows us to combat behaviors that lead to premature aging and the loss of vital energy.
Instead, winning strategies can guarantee beauty, health and longevity. For this reason I have formulated a scientific approach, the Acquaviva Method, to achieve full psychophysical well-being and the maximum of our biological potential.

To accompany you on a “transformative” journey that will lead you to become the “best version of yourself”… Are you ready?

Have a good trip!

My beloved grandfather and me.

My story

I come from a family of pharmacists. My grandfather was cheerful and altruistic, he soon became a reference for the care of many people. He researched drugs and developed galenic and herbal recipes which he prepared in his pharmacy, still collected today in the family recipe books. He repeated to me how fundamental it was to live a life useful to others. When I chose the Faculty of Pharmacy, I was inspired by him.

Having become a pharmacist, I realized that many were looking for a short way to get well in medicine and, by abusing the “chemistry”, they became even more ill. Hence my interest in prevention and healthy lifestyles, to seek not only a cure for the symptom, but to start from the origin of the problem (as Chinese medicine has done for centuries).

So, after a few years of training work in the pharmacy, I enrolled in Dietetics, a Medicine degree course, while I was pregnant with Francesco. During my hospital training I became passionate about food education projects aimed at severe obesity and diets for specific pathologies, studying useful strategies for regaining optimal body weight and improving health.

My beloved grandfather and me.

In the meantime I took care of Francesco. I dedicated my first book to him Children at the table. Almost a game! and it pushed me to think about how to help other children. In 2015, thanks to the late prof. Dino Amadori, scientific director of the IRST (Scientific Institute of Romagna for the Study and Treatment of Tumors), after whom the Institute is now named, I was able to carry out the scientific study: the “BATMAN Project” and communication projects dedicated to children , which I describe in my initiative “HEALTH4CHILDREN”.

Over the years I have collaborated with excellent health professionals who did not stop at treating the symptom and a single organ, but at understanding the mechanisms of interaction of biological systems, with attention to lifestyle: functional medicine, a holistic concept, which it allowed me to increase my knowledge and achieve excellent results even in complex situations.

I have always been passionate about transmitting to people what I find important by studying, also through social media, television and my Blog Health Revolution, precisely because discovering how pleasant a healthy lifestyle is and practicing it today is a real revolution!

At the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona with the Health Oscar received at the Italian Health Awards.

Curricular experiences

  • In 2023 he inaugurated the Ginkgo restaurant in Palazzo di Varignana
  • In 2022 he inaugurated the first of the Health Revolution Days at Palazzo di Varignana, an event dedicated to science, health and well-being.

  • In 2022 I presented the book: Health Revolution: the 5 pillars of health. Well-being and longevity according to the “Acquaviva Method“.
  • The conference activity involved me as a scientific director and/or speaker on these topics: Strong bones when young: nutritional strategies to keep them healthy over time (2023). From nutrition to nutraceuticals: Practical guide for informed choices in intestinal pathologies (2019), Scientific evidence in the kitchen: irritable bowel syndrome taken by the throat (2019) . New frontiers in nutrition and pediatrics (2018), The BATMAN project (2017). Nutritional control of obese children (2017). The interesting health potential of dehydrated plums according to the latest scientific evidence (2017) and Dietician, professional and blogger, the experience of Health Revolution (2017).
  • I participated in the associative activity: as a member of the board of directors of the Scientific Association of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (ASAND) from 2018 to 2020 and regional secretary of the National Association of Dietitians (ANDID) Emilia Romagna section, from March 2017.​
  • In 2020 I launched the Health division of Palazzo di Varignana Resort on the hills of Bologna, for which I also hold the role of Scientific Director and coordinate the remise en forme programs.
  • Awarded the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow honor in 2019.
    In 2018 I was awarded the Oscar della Salute to Italian Health Award.
  • Since 2018 I have created the IOR communication projects “IOR I eat healthy, with more taste”, “Healthy , right and with taste!”, created in collaboration with fellow dieticians of the Scientific Association of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (ASAND) and EAT SMART AT SCHOOL created with the Rotary of Faenza.
    I collaborated on the project presented by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità and created thanks to ANDID and TWO LIFE: Zeroquattro: children at the table safely. Without exceptionamong the authors of the Manual on the prevention of food choking.
  • In 2017 on Rete4 in the program Ricette all’Italiana by Davide Mengacci I was a nutritionist for the ministerial television campaign Nutritevi dei colori della vita. I am invited as a scientific communicator in television and radio programs for various channels, including: Rai 1, Rai 3, Rainews24, Rete 4, RTL.
  • In 2016 I designed the scientific study BATMAN Project, carried out with the ‘Romagnolo Institute for the Study of Tumors “Dino Amadori” – IRST and thanks to the Istituto Oncologico Romagnolo (IOR), with which I collaborate on awareness campaigns awareness.
  • The same year the project was among the winners of the “Good Idea Wanted” competition, organized by ANDID, the National Association of Dietitians.
  • In 2015 I presented my first book Children at the Table at Expo 2015. Almost a game!, which has an introduction by the prof. Dino Amadori, scientific director of IRST, to which the Institute is today titled.
  • Since 2011 I have founded theWellbeing at the table initiatives. Once and for all! and Scientific evidence in the kitchen, masterclasses in presence or in digital format, which took me around Italy.
  • After working in the pharmacy (since 2003) and academic and hospital training at the S. Orsola Hospital in Bologna as a dietician (since 2006), my activity has always taken place both in the clinic with patients and as a scientific communicator at conferences, workshops and masterclasses, to promote the culture of health and healthy eating.

Tasteful journeys

Discover all Health & Wellness Retreats that I organized in the Palazzo di Varignana location and the specialist consultations that I offer to my patients.