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Hi! I am a licensed Tour Guide of Florence and its district, with a M.A. in English and French Literatureo. I have been working for over 30 years in Tourism, also as an International Tour Manager, organizing and guiding customized tours for English and Spanish speaking guests. All my tours are private and LGBTQ friendly.
It would be fantastic to become one of your guides.
Hi, I am an American living in Florence. I moved to Italy as a student for a Master's Degree in Art History, ...and I've been here now for over 20 years. What's kept me here is my passion for art and the beauty of the city's incredible sights. I love showing visitors all the wondrous places around town and telling fascinating tales about Florence's history, culture, and art.
I bring into my tours my years of experience as a guide as well as my experience as an instructor of Art History. A tour must be engaging, entertaining, and informative at the same time to really spark interest. Most times it is the stories behind the works and the anecdotes that make the tour memorable. I like to think of those who follow my guided tours as inquisitive travelers, and not simply tourists.
So join me for an unforgettable Florence experience and leave the heavy guide books at home. Let me lead the way to all the great sights!
Check out my tours and blog for some tour ideas. I can customize tours and itineraries to best suit your interests. Feel free to contact me so I can design a tour just for you.
A little bit about myself and my Tuscan life..
Ciao! My name is Virginia, I love art and history and I am a certified tour guide from Tuscany, born just beside the leaning tower of Pisa.
I work in tourism since 1997 when, after travelling the five continents and living abroad for a while, I decided that my native land was definitely the place where I wanted to live and work as a Tuscan and Florence tour guide.
Graduated in languages, translation and interpreting, studied Florentine medieval and renaissance art, since many years I am taking good care of my clients coming from all over the world.
I have been leading, tailoring and organizing tours for newcomers, experienced travelers, large groups, small parties or families.
I love travelling, I like very much to sail, I am a food and wine expert and a sommelier, and my job is to show travelers the best way to experience and visit Tuscany and the Italian wonders.
I speak fluent English, Spanish and French, while my native language is Italian. Using my professional skills I offer a variety of tours and unique experiences in Florence, Lucca, Pisa, 5 Terre, Tuscany and other Italian destinations, covering many topics such as art, history, local life and culture, food and of course.. wine tasting.
During the busy summer season you will find me walking the streets of Florence with my clients or sipping a glass of wine in a Tuscan corner.
In the winter time, when I am not searching new ideas for my tours or leading guided tours, you can find me travelling the world or maybe in the Tuscan countryside picking grapes and olives.