About

Follow your dreams: a trip feeds heart and mind through beauty.

Welcome in my hometown, Florence! Here is an invitation to share the marvels of this enchanted town seen through the eyes of a local native guide. Pictures and story telling are my way of communicating and putting my emotions into words. This genuine passion is right here, in front of you.  I hope these pics can inspire your next trip to Florence! These photos are a few among the thousands I’ve been taking in Florence downtown and its surroundings over the past ten years, in every season and museum, seen from different angles. Florence will never cease to amaze me! Hope these photos can feed your passion for art, nature, food, airy spaces, lively piazze and secret corners that we will visit together!

Your unique trip has just started,

See you in Florence!!!

Elena & The FWF staff

Brief CV

Since 2009 I have been working as Official tour guide of Florence and Travel consultant for exclusive events; Editor of articles about art exhibitions, fashion, good food and lifestyle in Florence;  direct partner of American, Canadian and Aussie selected Tour Operators.

  • 2020 – Acknowledgeded  as experienced selected guide of Florence: blue badge license given officially by the COMUNE DI FIRENZE (project FEELFLORENCE) to few quality guides.
  • 2020 – Live Virtual Tours of Florence, 4k video experiences about Florence. Distance learning programs available for students and travellers about Florence, art history and lifestyle. Ask your personal online webinar to start planning your trip from home!
  • 2018 – Villas and Gardens: private visits in Florence, Lucca, RHS properties in England
  • 2015 – Researcher at State & private family archives in Florence
  • 2011 – Florence: License of cheese and Tuscan Gourmet Products official taster. Training Sommelier.
  • 2010 – Lucca: Licence of Travel agency director & Travel designer
  • 2009 – Florence: got my License of Tour Guide for Florence and surrounding county/Provincia di Firenze
  • 2003 – 2008: Milan, Venice, Florence: Travel consultant for cultural experiences throughout Italy
  • 2002 – Florence: Degree at Università di Firenze in Sciences & Tecnologies applied to Archeology
  • 2001 – Australia: Internship at CSIRO Sydney- Australia
  • 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