My Italian father worked for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), so I grew up traveling around the world, in South/Central America and Asia, exposed to different cultures, languages, food, societies,…. But when my whole family decided to move permanently to England where my mother is from, I chose to stay in Florence where I was born.
I studied at the University of Florence obtaining a degree in Humanities and whilst there, I began to paint. I subsequently exhibited my works in Germany, Italy and the UK.
In 2001, I began to work in tourism, mainly focusing on high-end wine tours which allowed me to visit some of the most exclusive estates in Tuscany. In 2008, I obtained my license as an official tour guide of Florence. For more than 17 years now, I have garnered extensive experience in my profession, not only guiding my own private tour clients but consistently working for some of the most prominent travel agencies in Italy and abroad.
I think that one of the elements that distinguish me is the fact that I grew up constantly in contact with so many different realities. I see Italian society and culture from a different point of view, a more international perspective. My interest for people and my innate curiosity allow me to be able to relate to others easily.
I also almost always manage to make my clients laugh, probably thanks to that dangerous mix of English and Florentine humour. After all, I think tours shouldn’t only be informative, they should also be fun!
If you don’t want to go with a crowd, this may be what you’re looking for. Conducted especially and only for you, private tours allow you to go at your own pace, visit the sites you want to see, discuss what interests you, and make the most of your time.
Beyond the suggested itineraries, I also customise tours. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for your request.
Tour Guides in Italy
A tour guide in Italy is a regulated professional figure who must be licensed in order to perform his or her services. To obtain a Province of Florence Guide License, one has to follow a specialized one year intensive course and pass rigid exams set by local authorities, in order to ensure high standards and protect its visitors.