Born in Florence, I am so happy that I can still call the city historic neighbourhood of Oltrarno my home.
In 2012 I graduated with first-class honours, obtaining my Master’s Degree in History of Art from the University of Florence, Italy. The research for my thesis on the subject of the Grand Tour brought me to London where I took the opportunity to work as a curatorial intern in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Then, back to Florence, I enrolled in a one-year program to become a licensed Tour Guide of Italy which made me qualified to guide in all the heritage sites. With my profession and as a member of ConfGuide association, I am doing my best to promote sustainable travel and to guarantee the best quality of the tours.
I have an insider knowledge of Florence’s past and present, so I particularly enjoy to bring history and masterpieces to life for both locals and short-term visitors. I spend most of my free time exploring my city, visiting exhibitions, reading and discussing art. My different interests and care to be up-dated allow me to design one-of-the-kind tours that stand out from standard tours.
After listening to my guests’ special interests or needs, I create tailored itineraries that allow to discover Florence’s treasures in the time at their disposal. I am also a provider of unique meaningful and informative art-related experiences, offered to amateurs or specialists of all ages, in the main art galleries in Florence.
Just to mention one original gallery talk, I am very proud to present a tour that has been so generously appreciated by guests from all over the world, from experts to families with children: The Story of Colour at Uffizi. Merging my knowledge of art history, technical know-how of painters, discoveries of conservation science and changing of fashion, I lead this interacting experience to share with visitors the human passion for colours.