Pitigrillis mother came from a pharmacist's family. His father was an officer in the army. After a law degree was Pitigrilli initially journalist and Editoritself. His best known books he wrote in the years that he worked inParis . He founded the journal Le Grandi Firme on in 1924.
The following list is not exhaustive. By Pitigrilli is little in a Dutch translation appeared.
- Mammiferi di Lusso (1920). Mammals of Lusso.
- Cocaina (1921). Cocaine.
- La Vergine a 18 carati (1924). The 18-carat Virgin.
- L'esperimento di Pott (1929). The experiment of Pott.
- La piscina di Silou (1948). The pool of Silou.