Paola Chini was born in Prato on 2nd February, 1930. From 1937 to 1941, the family lived in Genoa, where Paola completed primary education in the Collegio delle Marcelline.
After the war, the family moved to Florence.
In 1948 she completed secondary education in arts subjects and enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture. Her interest in painting and ceramics continued and developed together with her husband Renato Polidori.

After the death of her father, Eros, she began the enhancement of her grandfather Galileo Chini’s collection, adding documents and promoting exhibitions of the artist’s work.

She has lived in Lido di Camaiore for several years and is the curator of the archive.