A physician, a painter and an amateur archaeologist from Naples, Ceccoli sought in Corfu in 1839 the ideal climate for his ill daughter. From 1843 to 1852 he lived in Athens, working as a unpaid professor of painting at the School of Arts. In 1843, he played a major role in establishing the “Fine Arts Society.” In 1853, his works – drawings, genre paintings, paintings inspired from the Greek Revolution, as well as a portrait of King Otto – were exhibited in a room of the National Technical University. He finally left Greece after 1853.

He was mainly engaged in portraiture and landscape painting.