Marco Cassani is the name of an Italian artist who was born in 1981, but is too young to be the individual referred to here. There are no records on the internet of other well-known Marco Cassanis who were working as journalists, artists, or historians in the 1980s.
The Gothic Revival style in architecture and the decorative arts, which is also known as Neo-Gothic, originated in England in the 18th century, and later spread to Europe and the Americas. It was broadly characterised by a re-kindling of interest in the architecture and decorative arts of the Medieval period, and, inevitably, it was expressed in different ways in different countries. The pictures (left, right, and below) show various examples of the Gothic Revival style in Italy.