The author Marco Moretti was born in 1954 in Ficarolo, in the province of Rovigo, Italy. He lives and works in Turin. A freelance journalist, he has contributed geographical reports and articles to numerous Italian dailies and periodicals. He has traveled around the world, specializing in the places and subjects of the Far East. Moretti was awarded the PATA (Pacific & Asia Travel Association) prize for the best environmental report done on the Pacific area. He has completed ten extensive trips to Oceania, which were the basis for dozens of articles and radio broadcasts; he has written guidebooks on Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands for ClupGuide, as well as the books on Australia and Singapore and the Pacific Islands for other publishers. With ClupGiuide, Moretti published a book on Portugal, and with Guide Oro he produced a two-volume handbook on Germany.
Federica Romagnoli was born in Casale Monferrato, Italy, in 1963 and graduated from the University of Venice in 1989. Following travels and studies in China, she earned her Ph.D. in Indian and Far Eastern Art History from the University of Genoa in 1995. Romagnoli has published several works, and since 2001 she has also been a contributing author for many publishers, working on several books about Asia, including China Revealed (2003) and the editing of the Italian edition of Another Vietnam (2002)
Born in 1943, Gianni Guadalupi has worked in the publishing industry as a writer, translator, and editor of anthologies for 30 years, dealing in particular with literature on real and imaginary voyages. He is editor of FMR and co-director of Le Vie del Mondo, a magazine published by the Italian Touring Club dedicated to the travels of the past. He edits the series of Impossible Guides, Ancient States, and Grand Tour for the publisher Franco Maria Ricci. He has published numerous successful works on the culture of travel. He has edited the books Great Treasures (1998), and written The Discovery of the Nile (1997), the historical chapters of Marco Polo (2002), China Revealed (2003) and The Holy Bible (2003).