Modesto Ottaviano Carli was born on July 1941 in Asiago, a small town on the mountains of the Veneto Region in the northeast of Italy. Asiago always remained in his heart as his hometown and a special place where he could ski, do long walks, and meet old friends.

Modesto’s father was an engineer and fought in the “Resistance” against fascism during the second world war. He was killed when Modesto was 4 years old. After the war, his mother became a member of the  Italian Parliament. She raised Modesto, and his brother Alessandro, with a positive attitude towards life despite the suffering the family had gone through read more