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In the panorama of the Italian travellers of the 19th century, Alessandro standing personality. Born in Siena probably at the end of the 18th century medicine in Siena University. Then he suddenly sailed to Egypt in Tuscany from the dock of Livorno. In Egypt he spent five years of his li unusual sites and recording all his impressions through small notebooks2 ly accurate drawings. He also took a large collection of Egyptian antiquity of natural interests that are now part of the Staatliche Kunstsammlu Albertinum and of the Egyptian Museum in Florence.