Cesare Paciotti was born from the marriage between Cecilia and Giuseppe Paciotti in Civitanova Marche, a small
city in the province of Macerata in central Italy (on the east side facing the adriatic sea). His father had
founded a shoe company in 1948. Cesare studied at the prestigious DAMS (Drama, Art and Music Studies) degree course
of the University of Bologna and then travelled around the world before inheriting the family business in 1980. He
took the main creative role at the newly renamed Cesare Paciotti company, whilst his sister Paola looked after
operational matters. He has two children, Ludovica and Giuseppe Paciotti from his first wife and a three-year girl
from his second marriage.