I was born and raised in Florence and as all the Florentines I am very proud to be, sometimes too much :) but how I could not be? I live in a city where the great Michelangelo Buonarroti grow up, I walk every day in the same streets where Leonardo da Vinci walked, it happens that without knowing, I stand in the same place where Lorenzo il Magnifico of the Medici talked with some great renaissance philosophers.
This is Florence. . . pure magic and this is what I want to make people feel!
I worked in the hotel business for 10 years but that was not my faith.
I took my guiding license and changed job; now I am very happy to say that I enjoy waking up every day to do something I love.
Being a native gives me the possibility to show you the best of Florence and not only the touristic part. I really believe that art and history can be enjoyable and why not, also be fun! Remember that one of the skills of a true Florentine is the sense of humour; at least this is what people say!
So, what are you waiting for? Andiamo, and let's discover!
A Recent Review of this guide
My wife and I could not have been more pleased with ToursByLocals and our guide, Barbara B. We made all of the arrangements, contacted Barbara, customized our Tuscany day tour, and paid over the web. Flawless. Communications with the company and with Barbara were timely and clear. Barbara was charming, spoke excellent English and was very resourceful whenever the need arose. Lunch was perfect at Ristoro L'Antica Scuderia. Barbara made sure we loved Tuscany as much as she does.
I am a licensed guide of Florence and Tuscany
I am not a driver but I can arrange for a separate car and driver.