Becoming a tour guide gives me the privilege of studying constantly and sharing Florence’s rare beauty with others. I love taking pictures around town in every season, shopping and sipping a good glass of wine, chatting with family and guests. That’s my heartfelt invitation for you to become an active part of an unforgettable experience!
This is me! Photographer Ransie L. and I set out during the Pitti fashion fair to shoot the weirdest portraits possible. Would you like to be protagonist for a day on a photo tour? Come and join us as we explore the most enchanted streets of Florence!
In 2014, Florence celebrates the 450th anniversary of Michelangelo’s death with lots of events commemorating the great Tuscan artist. The Fine Arts Academy, the State Archive, City Museums, and Casa Buonarroti Foundation will work together to bring visitors back to Michelangelo’s time. Come and enjoy a timeless beauty! An exciting and unusual Michelangelo tour awaits you this year!
Downtown Florence is easily accessible on foot but there are a few unusual forms of transportation that your expert local guide can provide: a vintage horse and carriage driven by Giacomo and lead by his two strong “girls”; in the back of a modern rickshaw; or by bike. Be inspired on this website, and let me help you “be transported” to Florence!
Timeless beauty and peace can be discovered behind a lot of symbols one finds around town. Santa Maria Novella area has been my favourite for the past ten years, and still today it inspires me. Sharing those meanings through heart and mind is what makes my perfect day!
“A day without wine is like a day without sunshine.” Let’s toast to your trip at sunset along the Arno River with an aperitivo together! Wine is part of the Florentine experience, connected to its art, culture and people. Make good wine a memorable part of “Your Florence”!
Florence has many fascinating traditions. As a native, my mission is to create a close bond between my guests and my roots, matching culture with innovation, an international approach and honest enthusiasm. How does “the cradle of the Renaissance” really look today? Let’s find out together!
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understandingLeonardo da Vinci
Benvenuti! My name is Elena. I am 100% Florentine, a passionate licensed tour guide and sommelier in training. I studied Italian Renaissance art and science in Sydney Australia, Venice, Milan and Florence, where I graduated from the Università di Firenze and got my guide license. “Pure beauty belongs to everybody” as Michelangelo used to say. Art is accessible, enjoyable and entertaining! My motto is: Heartfelt, tailor-made Florence!Read More
The best Florence is your Florence!
A carefully balanced blend of original crafts, stunning views and breathtaking masterpieces discovered at your own pace.
My goal is to help you experience not only the history, but the atmosphere and local people who make up the lively nature of true Florentine life. I enjoy creating the most surprising, flexible and tailor-made solutions for independent travelers who want the assistance of a local to truly discover Florence.
I am ready to be your private personable “navigator”!Read More