Andrea di Robilant

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Andrea di Robilant (born Rome, Italy) is an Italian journalist and writer.[1]

In 2003 he wrote his first book A Venetian Affair, (2003) a biography of his ancestor in 18th century Venice based on their correspondence; and a sequel entitled Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon (2008). In 2011 he published Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers, in which he analyses the claim that two Venetian merchants, the Zeno brothers, sailed over the north Atlantic in a pre-Columbian expedition to North America.

Di Robilant was born in Italy and educated at Le Rosey and Columbia University. He now lives in Rome, working as a correspondent for the newspaper La Stampa.


  1. ^ di Robilant, Andrea. "Andrea di Robilant". Andrea di Robilant. Retrieved 20 February 2012.