“At 14, after reading a small poster hanging at the exit of a middle school, he started playing volleyball in the A&O MAGRÈ team. He immediately demonstrated his enormous skills and potential to the point of arriving, in 1985, at CIESSE PADOVA IN SERIES A1.
The following year he returned to Schio, in B1, from which he began the splendid climb that brought the JOKEY SCHIO to the top flight in the 1992/93 and 1993/94 seasons. In Schio he also ended his career in 1998 in the A2 series after a brief interlude in Bassano del Grappa in B1. His strong point, the wall, is memorable, so much so that it is nicknamed MASIERA which, in the Venetian language, means “stone wall” like those found along the mountain roads built to support the sloping ground.
Many excellent names in Italian and international volleyball who played and fought alongside Livio, some of them were real champions; just to name a few: Gilberto “Pacho” Passani, Alexander “Sasha” Shadchin, Robert Grabert and, above all, the true monster of dribbling Kim Ho Chul. “