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
Barbara is fantastic! She made us feel like we were old friends from the moment we met. Her local knowledge of the city and the museums really added so much color to our visit. Like the best guides, Barbara shared her love of her home city with us and didn't just "give us a tour". TBL was also great in coordinating and confirming our itinerary. I cannot recommend Barbara more highly; her big smile and passion for what she does will always be part of our warm memories of Florence. Grazie Mille, Barbara!
I am a licensed guide of Florence and Tuscany
I am not a driver but I can arrange for a separate car and driver.