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I provide tour guiding services and can arrange for local transportation to the city center and back to your cruise port for shore excursions.
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Last updated: 10 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Chianti , Florence , Livorno , Toscana

Languages English ( Native ), Italian ( Native )

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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.

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Private Tours

Masterpieces of the Uffizi 3-hr Tour

Not your average tour with boring facts and dates, but a dive into the world of Renaissance Florence. See treasures by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Bot...
3 Hours US$ 320 up to 6 people

The Medici Tour: Medici Palace and Palazzo Vecchio

Step inside the world of the Medici family and hear fascinating stories of murderous plots and political intrigue. Dominating the city's politics, society,...
3 Hours US$ 320 up to 6 people

Michelangelo's David 3-H Walking Tour and Accademia

So what's the big deal over the David? Walk through amazing sites and beautiful piazzas as I tell the fascinating tales of Michelangelo’s life and prolific...
3 Hours US$ 320 up to 6 people

Florence in a Day

See the best of Florence with a local Art Historian. Visit the landmark Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and the Duomo on a walking tour. Hear fascina...
6 Hours US$ 620 up to 6 people

The Bargello and Renaissance Sculpture

Discover how Renaissance sculpture broke all the molds. Learn about great masters like Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and others. The itin...
3 Hours US$ 320 up to 6 people

Medieval Florence Walk with visit to Santa Croce

Hear gripping tales of medieval life that inspired Dante's Inferno. Learn about how the city flourished with the emergence of banking and industries... and...
3 Hours US$ 320 up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.


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