Maddalena Bassani graduated with full marks and distinction in Classical Literature with specialization in Archaeology, at Padua University (1997), with a thesis on underground residential spaces in ancient Roman dwellings. In November of the same year she gained admission to the Specialization School for Classical Archaeology of Padua University, obtaining the diploma with full marks and distinction in December 2000, with a thesis on issues concerning ancient Hadrumetum dwellings.
She has a PhD course in Archaeological Science (2004) from the same university.
Since 2004, Maddalena Bassani has also taken part in archaeological and historical-archival research for the Veneto Regional Board for Archaeological Heritage and with Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia; and, from 2007 to 2009, she collaborated to study and research project promoted by the University of Architecture of Venice (IUAV).
From 2010 to date, she has collaborated to study and research project promoted by the University of Padua on ancient thermalism in Roman Italy, and now she is taking part in the setting up and scientific coordination of the Museum of Ancient Thermalism in Montegrotto Terme, Rustico di Villa Draghi, underway. From 2016 to date, she has taken part in the international research project HORIZON 2020 "CROSSCULT- Empowering Reuse of Digital Cultural Heritage in Context-aware Crosscuts of European History".