Gaia has written introductions to The Valpreda Paper, to William Beckford’s Italian edition of Vatek’s Tales , Ivy Compton-Burnett’s novels in Italian, Harold Acton’s Prince Isidore; and Cosa Nostra by Giovanni Falcone and Marcelle Padovani, Edited, Edward Lear’s Italian Letters and La Mia Umbria, a series of essays on the history of the Italian region written by British and Italian writers.

Amongst the contributions “Sicily through writers’ eyes” (Eland, London 2006).

General Editor : ‘Anthology of Preclassical and Classical Writings from Syria (2500 BC to the 4th Century) ‘, Damascus 2008.

La Lingua italiana nel mondo. Newton Compton, Ministero degli Affari esteri (2008).

Organized “The Marsala Week in London” (May 2009); her catalogue of the exhibition (photographs by Massimo Listri) “The Whitakers, gods and wine” is in both English and Italian and was published by Allemandi Editore (2009).

Mix Festival, Cortona, on Verdi and his life (2013).

At the Festival of Macerata On the charcater of Aida (2014).

The Verdi Week at the Italian Institute of Culture and at the Italian Embassy with Maestro Antonio Pappano and Maestro Renato Balsadonna (2011).

A series of in conversation with at the ICI, with Maestro Antonio Pappano on Verdi, with Sir Timothy Clifford on Italian fashion in art, with Jonathan Kent on Puccini.


A new translation of Oscar Wilde, Salome. G.Feltrinelli Editore.