Raffaella Benetti was born in Canaro Italy, in 1961. She studied philosophy at the University of Ferrare and afterwards followed courses of architecture and art for the liturgy at the pontifical University S Anselmo in Rome. Here she started a path of research on Icon and Byzantine art. In 1995, she started her artistic formation through various fields of contemporary art, from paintings to sculptures, and she made progress in the research on colour and light which has led her to experiment with valuable materials like gold and silver. In Venice, for the preservation of crafts of the architectural patrimonium she learned old guilding tequniques like they once were used for sculptures and paintings. Rafaella has made both individual and group exhibitions. Her work appears both in private and public collections.