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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Local Florence

  • Locations

    Florence, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

  • Activities

    Adventure, Art Walk, Hiking Trekking, Museum Tour, Night Tour, Sightseeing

  • Guiding Experience

    16 years

  • Languages

    English, French, Italian, Russian, Swedish

  • Favorite Trip

    Morning in Florence

  • Licenses/Certifications

    Guide License

Guide Bio

I am a sightseeing guide. I enjoy helping visitors indulge in exclusive Florence as I offer university-level private tours in the city, special openings, hikes, exclusive events and day trips. For six years, I organized hikes and art visits for the European University Institute with thousands of participants including professors and politicians. This helped me discover the magical world of exclusive Florence that I am happy to share with you!

After I lived in Los Angeles, Rome, Paris, St. Petersburg, Taormina, Brussels, Helsinki and Stockholm, Florence became my art-filled harbor to return to countless times. There is hardly a corner, a street or a building that does not reveal beauty and conceal stories of resourceful talented people who constantly reinvented their world, created, discovered and reached success. Florence is considered to be a gate to wider Tuscany, Umbria, Elba and the Cinque Terre.

I completed my doctorate, passed the state guide exam and began to share my passion for Florence.

Local Florence

Benvenuti alla Dolce Vita! Brilliant licensed art and history guide, PhD, with a decade guide experience in Florence, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, and Sicily - all the regions connected in culture and history, a combination of sea and land - I enjoy sharing my love for them with others. I'll plan your itinerary, arrange skip-the-line museum tickets, a minivan with private driver and a boat ride, show you the hidden beauties of Florence, take you to my favorite local restaurant and on the most panoramic hike, talk art, history, Italian life and politics, and can even cook for you a Sicilian meal. Pleasure in life must be holistic - and Italy is an ideal country for this. My tours of Florence are outstanding - my experiences of Tuscany and the Cinque Terre sublime - and my Sicily is breathtaking. I am driven by passion for local Italy, my home over the past 17 years. Here, I studied in Rome and Florence, worked in Parma, the Cinque Terre and Tuscany, and of course fell in love - in Sicily. It's this pleasure, careful research and local knowledge that I'm happy to share on tour. What to expect from my tours? Expect more and better! A watermelon popping out from my backpack in the middle of a spectacular hike, a memorable love abduction story from a Medieval monastery, a delicious seafood meal, a marble quarry worthy of Michelangelo, and a wine tasting in the villa of Mona Lisa. Guiding is one of the most creative activities, where each guest is a chance to discover the place anew. I enjoy creating your custom itinerary, preparing each detail, adding local insight, taking you to places as varied as a trail above Portofino, a Medici villa, the Uffizi, Vasari corridor or a prehistoric village in Sicily. And in winter I indulge in another creative and passionate pleasure: writing, now working on my second book. For an even more unique and local experience, please ask about my vacation homes for rent: a real Medieval tower in the heart of Florence, a panoramic home with infinity swimming pool in Taormina and a beach home in Sicily. Welcome to the Dolce Vita!

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