Elisa Marani graduated from the Carlo Bo University in Urbino with a laurea in Lettere (specialized in Dutch and Flemish art history). She received her professional teaching qualification as a teacher of Italian (DITALS II) from The University for Foreigners in Siena and has been teaching Italian as a foreign language since 2007.
She has taught in the United States (Sweet Briar College, VA; Indiana University, IN) and in many Institutions in Rome (Università Pontificia Gregoriana, Collegio Pio Romeno, Embassy of Kuwait). She has also worked for several years for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MIBAC) as a Museum Assistant Curator and for the Ministry of Public Education (MIUR). She has an MA in Italian Studies from Middlebury College (USA) with a focus on Italian cinema and Didactics of Italian as a foreign language.