1998 – 2002  PhD in Anglo-Saxon Studies at Emmanuel College, Cambridge under the supervision of Proff. M. Lapidge, A. Orchard, R. Love
 
1991 – 1996  University of Palermo
MA in Medieval and Modern Languages (I Language: English; II Language: German). Grade: 110 out of 110 with distinction (summa cum laude)
 
1995 (Summer semester)  Erasmus Studentship at the Freie Universität Berlin
 
1991  GCE A Level in Classical Studies, final mark 60 out of 60 (first class)
 
1986 – 1991  Liceo Classico Umberto I (Secondary School), Palermo