In 2011, Professor Pessi was nominated Vice Rector: "The way in which we make students more responsible, conscious and open to the world is part of our duty."
In 2005 he became a Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana.
Professor Pessi is passionate about horseback riding, although he has had to give it up due to injury. It has, however, remained dear to his heart.
"The word impossible should be deleted from the dictionary"