He died a few days ago after a long illness, according to Al Jazeera Arabic.
The UCOII, one of the main Italian Islamic associations, issued a message of condolence, calling on all Muslims to pray for the departed soul.
Campanini was born in Millan, Italy on November 3, 1954.
He was a thinker, scholar, and philosopher who conducted extensive research in the field of Islamic philosophy, history and sciences and the Holy Quran.
After buying an Italian translation of the Quran during a trip to Egypt in 1981, he was encouraged to learn Arabic and study the Islamic culture.
Having taught at the universities of Urbino, Naples and Trento, he wrote a large number of books and articles on Islam, the Quran and Islamic philosophy.
His recent publications include The Quran: Modern Muslim Interpretations (Routledge, 2011) and Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Quranic Exegesis (2016).