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Silvia M.

Florence, Italy

I was born in Northern Italy by a Florentine mother and a Mantuan father, so I grew up within these two wonderful cultures: school and friends in Mantua, holidays and extended family in Florence.

When it came to pick up college I followed my heart and choose Florence, because I felt this is where I belong to.
As a tour guide I travelled throughout the world, but when I finally became Florence city guide, I felt proud and honored to have the possibility of explaining this wonderful art city to its visitors. This is how I still feel anytime I walk around with my "guests": Florence is unique and I would like them to go back home and feel, that they've become part of it, even if it was only for one day.
But Florence is not only art or churches or museums, Florence is also food, wine and olive oil: so if you want to discover the secrets of the Tuscan cooking, or how to understand if you are using an extra virgin olive oil of high quality or come to appreciate not only Chianti wine but also the other wonderful Tuscan wines, just ask me and I will organize a food and wine tour in town or in the countryside, which might end up at my house for a quick lunch or even a cooking class.
I still have couple of surprises ready for you!
I look forward to meeting you in Florence, ciao e arrivederci!


A Recent Review of this guide

This was our second day with Silvia and she did not disappoint. We decided to change our tour at the last minute and she happily obliged. She was also flexible with regard to the time our tour started, as we were traveling from Siena by train each day. Again, I highly recommend Silvia for tours of Florence, regardless of the itinerary. You can't go wrong.
Charles Scott

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- Licensed tourist guide in Florence and Province.
- Professional tour leader
- Certified olive oil tester, registered at Florence Chamber of Commerce.
- Food and wine expert for Marriott International (Mr. Wolfgang Lindlbauer)
- tour escort for Touring Club Italiano in Milan
- tour escort for Italian Exclusive Vacation (tour provider of Roadscholar/Elderhostel) in Boston


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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Florence for first timer

What you shouldn't absolutely miss, if you are in Florence for the,...

251 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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Uffizi Gallery private tour

Discover the paintings of Italy's major painters: Botticelli, Leonardo,,...

244 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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Complesso dell'Opera del Duomo - An absolut,...

Discover the secrets of the buildings of the most famous square of,...

219 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Parmesan cheese and Balsamico meet Chianti,...


Go for something different: relax and enjoy the perfect taste of these,...

276 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Olive oil class and quick lunch

Learn how to understand if you are using extra virgin olive oil

182 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Michelangelo in Florence: Ecstasy and,...


A must, if you are heading to Rome or you've just visited the Sixtine,...

288 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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Food instead of museums


Leave Tuscany for one day and explore Emilia Romagna food excellence

2193 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

10 hours

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