Valentina is a classical archaeologist. Her main interests lie in Greek archaeology, history of art, Greek colonization and Magna Graecia in general. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Archaeological School of Athens, and a Doctorate’s degree in classical archaeology from the University of Messina. Valentina possesses years of experience excavating in Greece and Italy, and has published numerous scientific papers on a variety of topics including Greek religion, iconography and city-planning. She currently teaches classical archaeology at the University of Palermo and leads archaeological summer camps for high school students, with whom she enjoys sharing her insights about what made Sicily so great in antiquity, and what renders it so fascinating today.