Salvatore Giannella is a former editor of the magazines Europeo, Genius and Airone, a popular monthly magazine dealing with nature and civilisation. He edited the culture and science pages of the weekly Oggi, and from 2012 to 1027 the ‘My Heroes’ column of Sette, the Corriere della Sera weekend supplement. He has published several books, a selection of his interviews and a volume dedicated to the unsung heroes who saved works of art from wars. In this connection, he set up the Montefeltro Premio Rotondi to be awarded to those who have saved works of art, now at its 22nd edition. He also created the small but significant MAio museum just outside Milan, dedicated to the 1,643 cultural treasures taken from Italy during WW II and still ‘prisoners of war’. Art, science and positive stories are the subjects he deals with on his pioneering blog ‘Giannella Channel’. Other works are a guide to the painted towns of Lombardy, docufilm scripts for a history programme broadcast by Italian state TV (RAI) and editing of texts by other authors.