By that time she had already met Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and joined her first Dzogchen retreat in Prata, near Naples, in July 1977; ever since then she has attended nearly all retreats held by him in Italy and many abroad.
She lives in Arcidosso and works as a translator; among her works are The Stairway to Liberation by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and A Biography of the Great Master Padmasambhava by Taranatha, both edited and translated from Tibetan into English and Italian and published by Shang Shung Editions. More works are forthcoming, including Kumar Kumari, from Tibetan, and the English-Italian translations of Rainbow Body and The Light of Kailash by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
She currently translates orally many retreats and webcasts by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and Khyentse Yeshe.
In 2004 Cristiana graduated in Ku Nye Tibetan Massage and in 2008 in Craniosacral Biodynamics; since 2007 she has been studying Classical and Modern Singing at the Music School of Castel del Piano (GR, Italy).