About

About

I was born and grew up in Tuscany and live in Valdichiana, between Arezzo and Cortona. I got a University Degree in Foreign Languages (English, German, Spanish) at Florence University with the highest grade, and did a few  language study programs abroad, including a 6-month ERASMUS scholarship in UK.

I became a Certified Tourist Guide of Cortona, Arezzo and province in 1998, and a Certified Tour Manager in 2009, meanwhile working for 14 years as Reception & Event Manager at a Tuscan castle, where I started to arrange international destination weddings and plan activities for international cultural groups like Stanford Alumni and National Geographic Family Expeditions just to name a few.

When I started Tuscan Tours and Weddings I also collaborated for 4 years with a US-based luxury Wedding Planning company, perfect opportunity to refine my wedding planning skills for the international market.

My greatest passion is for the land I live in, especially the hill towns of Cortona, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Florence, and the spectacular Tuscan countryside with clay hills, lush vineyards and olive groves. I have travelled extensively around Tuscany and Umbria for business and for fun and know deeply  the places, the history, the traditions, the typical products that have made these two regions famous all over Italy and abroad: wines, olive oil, pecorino cheese, cured hams and  traditional cuisine, pottery, jewellery, fabrics, antiques, just to name a few.

I chose to be a Tour Guide and Wedding & Event Planner in Tuscany because these are the jobs I love, which allow me to pass on my knowledge, share my passions and make my expertise available to those who choose to visit Cortona and Tuscany  for their vacation or to marry.

In me you will find enthusiasm, passion and professionalism, great attention to detail, be it for a walking tour or a large wedding celebration.

Of course I am fully licensed and in compliance with Italian regulations.