Born in Naples the 22nd january of 1977 and grown in Adelfia (province of Bari), Francesco Testini works as a computer programmer; his job brings him to live first in Rome, then in Turin, and actually in Monza, near Milan. He graduates in oriental languages and cultures with full marks at Rome "La Sapienza" University and he starts travelling in China since 2007. Since he was a child he is passionate about boardgames, so he tries to bring his enthusiasm with chinese art, history, culture and language in his games. His first creation, together with his friend Marco Legato, is Xi'an, a german style game about the fascinating and misterious story of the construction of the terracotta army of the first emperor. Married with Huachong, he is father of two wonderful children, Viola and Michele.