Italian professional football player known for his work as a defender and left-back. He is known for playing with the Venezia club as well as Italy's national team. He is also a reality television star known for appearing on Grande Fratello VIP during their 2016 season.
His youth career first began in the late 1980s when he started training and playing with the Staggia Senese Club. In 1990, he moved to the Internazionale club and the following year he was put on their first team and began his professional career. His debut with Italy's national team came in 2004.
He is known for being the host and presenter on Season 12 of the series L'Isola dei Famosi.
He was born and raised in Forli, Italy. He married television host Simona Ventura in 1998. They had two children together.