Anna holds a Master's degree in art history from the University of Florence, where she specialized in modern art. She then worked at the Sorbonne University in Paris, where she took great interest in Renaissance and Baroque art. She moved on to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and worked with the section heritage and collections, doing research on 17th century French sketches and engravings. Upon her return to Ragusa, her native town in Sicily, she enrolled in a Master’s program at the University of Catania. There, her research concentrated on the 18th century baroque art and architecture in south-east Sicily.