Uwe Krist, born in Wiesbaden, studied archaeology and art history in Münster and Naples after graduating from high school. He then worked as a journalist in Hamburg, including as head of department at WELT am SONNTAG and Manager Magazin, until he switched to television, where he was most recently head of service. He shot reports and documentaries all over the world – more than 40 on Italy alone – and was a correspondent in Calabria for several years.

Today he works as a TV producer and author in Berlin, but his love of Italy is unbroken. Whenever possible, he spends the summer on his »terrace with bed« high above Sorrento overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and commutes between Capri, the Amalfitana, Vesuvius and Naples.