Paola trained as a professional actress at Accademia Nazionale D’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico (Italian National Academy of Dramatic Art) in Roma and as a storyteller at Credo storytelling Trust, in London (specialized in Bible storytelling). She is the founder of both Raccontamiunastoria storytelling Company, the first professional storytelling group of Italy and the vice- president of the Federation for Italian Storytelling (FIST). She has been working as a professional actress since 1999 both in Italy and in the UK (she is a member of British Equity) and since 2003 as a storyteller on a wide international scale. With Raccontamiunastoria she created the successful trilogy “Women of the Bible”, including the three shows: “Mary, a story of three women”, “Sisters from the Book” and “Foremothers”. She is delegate for Italy at FEST (Federation for European Storytelling) and attends regularly at International storytelling Festivals worldwide. She loves getting involved with international and interfaith projects. She is a Roman Catholic, but strongly believes in ecumenicity and is against all kind of fundamentalism.