About

Indulge your curiosity: a trip feeds heart and mind through beauty. As a child, I was encouraged to get out, walk through museums with my eyes always open, try new things and build new relationships. Now, as a licensed guide (and mum!), sharing art & tales is a way of communicating and putting my emotions into words. This genuine pleasure is unveiled in the pictures of this web site.  They represent precious instants of  joy which I hope can be of inspiration for you and for your next trip to Florence! These pictures are a few of the thousands I have taken in Florence and its surroundings over the past ten years, in every season and area, from different angles. Florence will never cease to amaze me! These photos are Florence through my eyes – art, goodies, airy spaces, antique Florentine shops, lively piazze that we will visit together! Your unique trip has just started…

See you in Florence!!!

Elena

 

Brief CV

Since 2009 I have been working as an Official guide of Florence and Travel consultant for exclusive events; I am also the author of articles about art exhibitions, fashion and food in Florence, and am a direct partner of American, Canadian and Aussie selected Tour Operators. My goal for 2014 is to complete the coursework and exam to become a licenced Sommelier at the internationally acknowledged association of  top Sommeliers in Italy (AIS).

  • 2010 – Florence: License of cheese and Tuscan Gourmet Products official taster. Training Sommelier.
  • 2010 – Lucca: Licence of Travel agency director & Travel designer
  • 2009 – Florence: Licence of Tour Guide for Florence and surrounding county
  • 2003 – 2008: Milan, Venice, Florence: Travel consultant for cultural experiences in Italy and Middle East
  • 2002 – Florence: Degree at Università di Firenze in Sciences applied to Archeology
  • 2001 – Australia: Internship at CSIRO Sydney
  • 2000 – Jordan:  excavations and archeological survey for Università di Firenze
  • 1998-1999: Germany: Scholarship at Hohenhein Universitat (Stuttgart)
  • From 1995 – Florence: Licenced Tour Leader for Tuscany & Italy