Florio has an Australoveneto soul. Though born of Veneto parents in the hills north of Melbourne, his soul has flown from the Aboriginal Dreamtime to nestle in and create a man whose love and understanding for Australia’s true heritage is second to none.
To meet Florio in his Italian homeland in Vicenza,to which he returned at a tender and impressionable 12 years, is to find a small Australian continent, that is delivered to the 3D world through his art, music and spirit. Florio is also promoter and organizer of Australian aboriginal cultural events.
Known in the world for being home to some of the finest Italian goldsmiths, Vicenza also is famous for the work of Andrea Palladio, one of the most influential personalities in the history of Western architecture. It is also a centre for traditional artisans. The city was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.