Since I was a student, I have been involved in different aspects of the tourism industry. I have worked as an hotel management, flight attendants for Meridiana (Italian airline company), Technical Director for a travel agency, Tour manager in Japan, Argentina, Asia, Usa and Europe.
Then I decided to take up a new career as a Tour Guide and, since 1998 I organize day-trip around Tuscany together with my husband, Giuseppe (who is also a licensed tour guide).
We provide both private walking and driving guided tours throughout all Tuscany, including Florence, Siena, and Pisa and its provinces. I specialize in private off-the-beaten-path tours, wine & food tours, cooking classes, artisans and shopping tours.
Since our daughter Allegra was born in 2006, we are focusing in family tours with children. I love to hear their funny questions and converse with them, and surprise them every time with a treat of gelato at the end!
We both have a NCC ( rental with a driver ) license, so we can provide transportation to any location in Tuscany. Our 8 seats + 1 seat vans can drive you also in the traffic limited area of cities; we have a microphone so that folks from the front to the rear of the van can hear us.
Coming on a cruise to Livorno? Come on our "Private Tour" and avoid the large crowds! Let us personalize your itinerary to visit the places you really want to see!
It is very gratifying for me to meet new clients, and show them my town. It makes me feel like friends have come to visit me in my own home !!
I look forward to guiding you in the future.
A Recent Review of this guide
Thank you Paola! You did a great job and listened to what our family needed and didn't need at the time of our travels - my boys were a little over touring (13/16) when we arrived in Florence and you made it short and sweet and kept it moving. The restaurant that you recommended / walked us to (the one next to the fountain) maybe it was called the fountain was my husbands favourite wild boar ragu he has ever had!! Thank you!!!
Diploma on Tourism business since 1987
Professional Tour Leader since 1988
Licensed Tour Guide of Florence since 1998
Licensed Tour Guide of Siena since 2004
Professional Driver with NCC license since 2000