• Degree in Geological Sciences (University of Pisa, 1999) defending a thesis in applied geomorphology.
  • Scholarship in geology and geomorphology (University of Siena, Department of Earth Sciences) from 2000 to 2003.
  • Research grant at the CNR Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG) for the “Realization, management and implementation of geothematic databases in GIS environment” from 2006 to 2010.
  • CNR Technologist since 2010.


Since 2005 operates as GIS expert in applied research projects aiming to water resource protection and land conservation.

Main activities are:

  • geometric and hydrostructural characterization of geological bodies hosting aquifers (“reservoir”) through interpretation and correlation of litostratigraphic and geological-structural data;
  • development of methodologies aimed at building hydrostructural 3D solid models for the estimation of the groundwater resource contained in aquifers and the implementation of numerical flow models;
  • analysis of deposits, landforms and geomorphological processes related to slope, river and coastal dynamics aimed at assessing the degree of geological hazard;
  • analysis of relationships between gravity morphogenesis and neotectonic evolution, especially referred to deep-seated gravitational slope deformation (DSGSD). 
  • design, development and maintenance of geothematic and project databases; design and preparation of the relative cartography


  • Head of the CNR-IGG “GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing” Laboratory (LabGIS).
  • Scientific coordinator and CNR-IGG technical referent of applied research projects concerning the implementation, management and maintenance of the Tuscany Region geological, geomorphological and hydrogeological databases.
  • Coordinator of a scientific collaboration agreement between CNR-IGG and Terrelogiche srl.
  • From 2008 to 1010 has been CNR-IGG scientific coordinator of research projects concerning the realization of the Tuscany Region slope stability map.
  • In 2004 has participated in the CNR S.C.A.I. Project (Study of Unstable Inhabited Centers) and from 2007 to 2010 has cooperated with the Emilia-Romagna Region Soil Defence Survey for providing the stability analysis of some inhabited centers.
  • From 2000 to 2004 has taken part both in C.A.R.G. national project for the realization of the new Italian Geological Map in scale 1:50.000 (sheets 249, 251, 260 and 266) and in geological and geomorphological 1:10.000 regional cartography projects (Marche and Tuscany regions).


  • Raco B., Vivaldo G., Doveri M., Menichini M., Masetti G., Battaglini R., Irace A., Fioraso G., Marcelli I., Brussolo E. (2021) – Geochemical, geostatistical and time series analysis techniques as a tool to achieve the Water Framework Directive goals: An example from Piedmont region (NW Italy). ( Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Vol. 229, October 2021, 106832. 20 pp. (ISSN 0375-6742).
  • Ottria G., Ellero A., Masetti G., Turrini G. (2019) - La geologia strutturale: un approccio scientifico per la ricerca d'acqua. Articolo pubblicato sul blog di Acquifera Onlus:
  • Masetti G., Da Prato S., Menichini M, et al. (2017) – Dal modello concettuale al modello numerico: il caso di studio del sistema acquifero di Follonica (GR, Toscana meridionale). Rend. Online, Soc. Geol. It., Vol. 42 (2017), pp-54-58, 3 figs. (doi:10.3301/ROL.2017.13)
  • Menichini M., Da Prato S., Doveri M., Ellero A., Lelli M., Masetti G., Nisi B., Raco B. (2015) – An integrated methodology to define Protection Zones for groundwater-based drinking water sources: an example from the Tuscany Region, Italy. Acque Sotterranee – Italian Journal of Groundwater, Vol. 4, n. 139, 21-27.
  • Raco B., Buccianti A., Corongiu M., Lavorini G., Macera P., Manetti F., Mari R., Masetti G., Menichetti S., Nisi B., Protano G., Romanelli S. (2015) – GEOBASI: The geochemical Database of Tuscany Region (Italy). Acque Sotterranee – Italian Journal of Groundwater, Vol. 4, n. 139, 7-18.
  • Masetti G., Ottria G., Ghiselli F., Ambrogio A., Rossi G., Zanolini L. (2013) – Multidisciplinary Study of the Torrio Landslide (Northern Apennines, Italy) in: C. Margottini et al. (eds.), Landslide Science and Practice, Vol. 1, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-31325-7_23, # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.
  • Doveri M., Nisi B., Cerrina Feroni A., Ellero A., Menichini M., Lelli M., Masetti G., Da Prato S., Principe C., Raco B. (2012) - Geological, hydrodynamic and geochemical features of the volcanic aquifer of Mt. Amiata (Tuscany, Central Italy): an overview. Acta Vulcanologica, 23 (1-2), 2011 / 24 (1-2), 2012, 51-72.
  • Cerrina Feroni A., Da Prato S., Doveri M., Ellero A., Lelli M., Marini L., Masetti G., Nisi B. & Raco B. (2010) – Corpi idrici sotterranei della Val di Cecina. Editore Manetti P., Memorie descrittive della Carta Geologica d’Italia, vol. LXXXIX, pp. 99.