Bruno Lorenzini, known as Scarpa Grossa, was born on 9 March 1962 in Granaglione, a town in the Tuscan / Emilian Apennines. Together with his twin sister Monica, he is one of the last children in that country to be born at home with the midwife conducted. He has been a postman since he was 22 years old. Passionate runner, he has explored other territories, even far away and the best part of every trip has always been the return home, among his mountains. He says of himself: "I was born in the mountains so as not to having to go there ".