Toppi was born in a rome artist family. His work was first exhibited in the Paris Young Painter Salon in 1960. Toppi founds his artistic origin from high antiquity heritage.
He thinks that the fresco is the most perfect form of monumental painting. In 2011, he held solo exhibition in the Grand Palais in Paris. Toppi has been awarded the Medal of Gold of Salon des Artistes Français in 1986, Taylor Prize of Autumn Salon in 2010, and First Jean Anouilh Prize of S.N.B.A. in 2010. His works are collected by Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Petit Palais of Geneva, Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology and more.