Massimiliano grew up among the numerous artists frequenting his father’s art gallery in Bolzano. Among them Marco Gastini, Luigi Mainolfi, Claudio Verna, Teodosio Magnoni, Pino Pinelli, Italo Bressan, Antonio Violetta, Marilu’ Eustachio. The Gallery opened with a large exhibition of Antoni Tapies, and soon became a popular meeting place for artists and collectors. Massimiliano inherited his father’s passion and has continued to collect and exhibit contemporary art.