Collina, Abondio a learned Italian Camaldule, was born at Bologna in 1691. For ten years he was professor of geography and nautical science at the Institute of Sciences, and of geometry at the university of his native city. He died in December, 1753, leaving Antiche Relazioni dell' Indie e della China (Bologna, 1749): — a translation of a part of Voyages de Deux Ardabes, published in French by abbe Renaudot. Collina wrote numerous poems and dissertations. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.