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Laura G.

Florence, Italy

I'm a licensed tour guide for Florence and Lucca.

I was born in Connecticut, USA, but since 1998, I have been living in Florence, with my husband - a native florentine. I have a BA degree in Art History and Fine Arts and I studied Restoration in Florence at the Istituto di Arte e Restauro Palazzo Spinelli. Over the years I've acquired a vast knowledge of Florence and Lucca's history, art and folklore, as well as a real inside view of Italian life today! Along with the local history and art, there are so many wonderful and curious stories to tell that bring the past alive and explain the present, so you'll come away from your experience having learned a lot in a fun and memorable way. Along with my passion for art and history, I also love gardens and gardening. Both Florence and Lucca have extraordinary gardens that will amaze any garden or nature enthusiast.

And, I believe, no trip to Italy is complete without a food and wine experience. I've been a member of the Slow Food organization for years and I have taken many of their courses on foods, wine and olive oil. Not to be missed are their special dinners at Slow Food restaurants! Wine and olive oil tastings are quite the rage and there are no shortages of places where you can stop in and discover the flavors and aromas of Italy.
My tours are all private -not shared- so I can modify any of them especially for you or make a custom tour to suit your interests and needs. I look forward to hear from you soon. All the Best!

A Recent Review of this guide

We were lucky to have Laura guide us through the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens in Florence. She was a delight ! Laura was very professional, informative, engaging and excited about her tour. We would definitely schedule a tour with her again when we are visiting Italy! Thank you Laura for a wonderful introduction to Florence!
Barbara Judin

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Credentials

Licensed Tour Guide for Florence and Lucca and their provinces.
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Fine Arts and Art History. Certificate in Restoration Studies.

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Tours by Laura G.

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Uffizi and Accademia Galleries Tour

a selection of masterpieces in Florence's Top Museums

485 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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Lucca Private Biking or Walking tour

Experience a charming unspoiled tuscan town

385 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Jewish Florence

Private walking tour to discover Jewish history, synagogue and the,...

385 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Palazzo Vecchio Tour

Florence's Civic Museum and Town Hall

375 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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Michelangelo and his masterpieces Tour

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the best of Michelangelo in Florence

385 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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