Alessio Ciannarella earned a bachelor's degree in Cultural Heritage Studies at Tor Vergata University of Rome in 2018. His thesis in Modern Art History was entitled “Il porto di Ripetta tra architettura e veduta” (supervisor prof. Alessandro Valeriani). The dissertation focused on the Alessandro Specchi’s architectural project and the pictorial and chalcographic production of which the port was protagonist during the 18th century.
In 2020 he got a master’s degree in Art History at La Sapienza Università di Roma, discussing the thesis “La Roma antica e moderna di Gregorio Roisecco: saggio di edizione critica” (supervisor prof. Stefano Pierguidi; supporting supervisor prof. Valter Curzi). The paper examines the evolution of the guide in its three editions and the relationship maintained with the cartographic enterprise of the Nuova Pianta di Roma by G. B. Nolli and with the Titi (1763) edited by G. G. Bottari. During his academic training he collaborated with the direction of the Galleria Spada (2020).
He is currently a PhD student in Art History at La Sapienza Università di Roma (XXXVI cycle) with a project entitled “A benefizio de’ forestieri e pellegrini. Le guide a Roma nel XVIII secolo”. The research analyzes the development of historical-artistic guides published in Rome in the eighteenth century, paying particular attention to the relationships with contemporary publishing and cartographic production.
He is a Subject Expert in Museology and Interpretative and scientific literature on art (L-ART/04).