A seminarian of Collegium Capranicense, one of the oldest and most well-known Italian seminaries founded by cardinal Domenico Capranica in 1457. The two alumni of the College became popes – Benedict XV (della Chiesa) and Pius XII (Pacelli). Moreover, two other alumni are well-knowned prelates: card. Enrico Dante, the Master of Papal Ceremonies, and card. Domenico Bartolucci, the Maestro Perpetuo of the Sistine Chapel.