Rolando Fusi was born in Florence in 1933. For over 50 years he has shown and explained his home town to visitors from all over the world.
He has written and edited a large number of books illustrating Italian artistic achievements, almost by chance drifting into the field of playing cards, when he designed a Florentine pack of cards and a “Belle Epoque” table game.
Over the years he acquired considerable knowledge regarding playing cards and is quoted in specialised publications all over the world. In the 1990s he wrote "230 modi di giocare a carte" ("230 card games"). He has made Petrarch's works the object of special study over the last 35 years.
Rosalynd Pio was born in Beaconsfield in England, in 1945. Studied History of Renaissance Philosophy at the University of Florence, under Prof. Cesare Vasoli as well as Religious Iconography and the origin of various Western religions.
During the last 30 years, she has explained the history of Florence to visitors from all over the world.
Translator and editor for the following publishers: De Donato, Rizzoli, Garzanti, Sansoni, LEF, she has edited and translated a series of tourist publications for Bonechi Edizioni il Turismo and written and translated a catalogue for them on the Bargello National Museum of Sculpture in Florence.