A born and raised Tuscan from the heart of Florence, Francesco developed a passion for biking while studying Interior design in Milan. This passion is deepend when he connects with the local cycling community of DEUS EX MACHINA whilst working as an Interior designer in Bali. After returning to Milan, he decides to change paths and deepen his passion for bikes with DODICI CICLI where he works for two years following international sales. His passion evolves and he enters the world of frame building, opening his own workshop for two years in Florence.Late in 2015 he moves back to Milan to found Fabrica Cycles.
After his degree in Industrial Design at ISIA in Roma, he moves to Milano to continue his studies at Politecnico di Milano. Here he re-discovers his passion for bikes by frequenting bike shops and enlarging up on studying vintage bike components and frame builders history. After his second degree in Industrial Design on the bike world, he starts to learn how to build and design bike frames under the supervision of the master Mario Camillotto.
In 2012 he finally founds Ferriveloci Cicli Milano and, after 3 years of experimentation and build development he joins Francesco to start FABRICA CYCLES.