Piera Anna Franini is  from Bergamo, but resides in Milan (Italy).

She has three bachelor’s degrees, all which are summa cum laude:

  • Pedagogy,     Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Brescia
  • Philosophy,  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore –  Milano
  • Piano, Milan Conservatory

Anna has participated in piano competitions, winning two second places and three third places. For several years she was a concert pianist.

She is a regular contributor to:

  • il Giornale
  • Forbes
  • Vanity Fair
  • Word Excellence
  • DeluxePad  (Switzerland)
  • Klassisk Musikkmagasin (Norway)

Anna has worked with Rai, Uno and Radio Tre, as well as Sky.

Anna Franini has met and interviewed celebrities, political dignitaries, business leaders, artists, and winners of Nobel, Breakthrough, Academy Awards, Pulitzer, and Pritzker winners. She has reported on the  nature, urban landscape, faces and stories of people and artistic expressions from around the world including the  USA,  Canada, China,  Australia, Eastern and Northern European countries,  Middle East (EAU, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria), Africa, Russia.

il Giornale


Anna has been a contributor to the Culture, Current and Foreign Affairs pages with interviews, correspondences from abroad and investigative pieces since 1996. Features – in particular, the full page profiles on Mondays – often re-run by international press.



Being a champion of the Italian spirit, it was only natural for Anna Franini to collaborate with Forbes: the magazine that tells beautiful narratives about Italy, a country that stands out in many sectors.

Vanity Fair


Anna’s contribution to the magazine begins in January 2008 with an article on Lang Lang, the pianist who played at the Beijing Olympics. Other exclusive interviews follow.

World Excellence


The magazine dedicated to finance, insurance companies and businesses operating in the global challenge. 20% of Fortune 500 companies are top clients

Deluxe Pad


Anna’s collaboration with the magazine and DeluxePad (intended for 48% of Euro-pean private jets) takes off following an interview with Michael Mauer, Chief Designer at Porsche.

Rai: Rai Uno

In recent times Anna has worked with: Rai Uno Rai Radio Tre

Rai: Radio Tre

Anna Franini has been a guest of programs curated by Patrizia Todaro with correspondences from the Baltics.

Klassisk Musikkmagasin


It is the go-to music magazine in Norway. Anna Franini contributes to every issue.