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Tours in Florence with a local tourist guide

A local tourist guide.

A local tourist guide who is a native of this place can add an extra layer to your Florence experience: you will not just visit the city but you will live it in the company of a native Florentine.

I was born and raised here and organising and leading Florence tours is a passion which I have been lucky enough to turn into my job. I started doing this in 2009, after many travels abroad to improve my knowledge of English and French and after having graduated in Art History at Florence University. I am a tour leader in Tuscany and licensed tourist guide in Florence and its district and I organize guided tours in Florence in Italian, English and French, both for groups and individuals.

In my job I found the opportunity to share my love for Florence and its culture and to actively participate to my country’s future. Feel free to contact me if you wish to see Florence through the eyes of a Florentine who will be pleased to show you the historical, artistic, monumental, natural and productive peculiarities of this amazing city.

Whether you are a first-timer, or a more seasoned visitor, I can tailor my Florence tours to your needs, to make the city come alive for you in all its beauty and magnificence; even those aspects which normally escape the eye of a non-native will be revealed and explained to you.

At the discovery of amazing sites in Florence that you won’t find on printed tourist guides but only a local tourist guide may know.

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Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence

15 febbraio 2018 by Elena

We are so used to think about Michelangelo as a universal artist that we remain speechless when we realize that there is just one painting in the world that can be for sure attributed to him
That painting is known as the Tondo Doni, it’s housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and was painted at the very beginning of the 1500s. Leggi ancora »

Looking for Michelangelo’s footmarks in Florence

30 gennaio 2017 by Elena

Last week it happened to have a very smart person who asked me to organize a Michelangelo tour in Florence lasting the whole day. Our tour started with the Accademia Gallery to see David, the Prisoners, Saint Matthew and the Pietà da Palestrina; it went on with the Medici chapels for the New Sacristy and the Bargello Museum housing Bacchus, Brutus, Apollon, and the Tondo Pitti. In the afternoon we planned to visit Santa Croce church for Michelangelo’s tomb and the Cathedral Museum to admire the moving Pietà Bandini. In the middle of this beautiful tour, we visited another building deeply linked to Michelangelo, where you can hardly find people: it’s the Buonarroti house. Leggi ancora »

The treausures of the Florence Cathedral

11 dicembre 2015 by Elena

Tomorrow a first  visit to the complex of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence is scheduled. The meeting will be at 3 pm in San Giovanni Square, right in front of the Caffé Scudieri. The visit will last 3 hours, as we are going to enter the crypt dedicated to Santa Reparata, the romanesque Baptistery of Saint John, Santa Maria del Fiore’s and the new museum.

The crypt underneath the duomo is the most ancient thing we will see: it corresponds to the early christian church dedicated to Santa Reparata. The choice of this saint is due to an historical event: on the 8th of October (day traditionally dedicated to this greek saint) 405 the florentine Romans could resist againist the attack of a barbaric population. In order to thank the saint for the help she had given them, the Floretines decided to move the title of cathedral church from the ancient San Lorenzo’s (previuosly consacrated by saint Ambrose) to the new church.

One of the most interesting work on show in the crypt is the mosaic floor, decorated with a number of christian symbols. Beside them you can clearly read the names of those patrons who gave money for making the pavement: they payed for it and, sofar, they wanted to be remembered forever!