Daniele Piombi (14 July 1933 – 18 May 2017) was an Italian television and radio presenter and television writer.

Daniele Piombi
Daniele Piombi - Rome, Italy, 1973.jpg
Piombi in Rome (1973)
Born14 July 1933
DiedMay 18, 2017(2017-05-18) (aged 83)
Milan, Italy

Life and careerEdit

Born in San Pietro in Casale, the son of a government employee and a teacher, Piombi graduated in political science at the University of Florence.[1] After presenting several local live shows, he started his professional career in 1955, hosting the RAI show Viaggiare.[1][2][3]

During his career Piombi hosted several musical events, including three editions of the Sanremo Music Festival, three editions of Cantagiro, one edition of Un disco per l'estate, seven editions of the Festival di Napoli, and three editions of the Castrocaro Music Festival.[1][2]

He was the Italian commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest 1988.

Piombi is also well known for having been the creator, organizer and presenter of the "Premio Regia Televisiva", informally known as "Oscar TV", an award ceremony established in 1960 which rewards the best programs, directors and presenters of the Italian television.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d Massimo Emanuelli. "Daniele Piombi: Il gentleman della TV". Storia Radio TV. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni. Enciclopedia della Televisione. Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.
  3. ^ a b Giorgio Dell’Arti, Massimo Parrini. Catalogo dei viventi. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 9788831795999.

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