Genova is the main town of the beautiful Ligurian coast, located in the north-west Italy. My town faces the deep waters of the Mediterranean sea and is the birth-town of Cristoforo Colombo!!!
I am a geologist and a certified city guide for all the region: I worked a lot in the National Park of Cinque Terre, but today I am specialized in Genoa and Portofino Park.
I worked for an oilfield company for few years, but today my main goal is always looking for new corners of Liguria. I am working as a guide since 18 years ago and I am always enthusiastic to meet new people and to involve them in the knowledge of these landscapes!!
I like meeting new people, walking with them, telling them about the nature and the history. . . cooking with them!! very simple things to enjoy the life!!
I begun to work as a guide only like a joke, working with the Italian schools. When I started to guide foreign people I realized how important is to transmit what you know, even what you learned from your grandparents and from the practical experiences, and mainly to involve other people in your origin and traditions.
There are always many options to discover a country: the typical products, the old shops, the food, the wine are the core of my Italy!!!. . If you like I could always combine optional showcookings, cooking lessons, driving services to my guided tours!!
I hope to heard from you really very soon!!!
A Recent Review of this guide
Francesca was great. Her tour of the markets of Genova was exciting and delicious. We felt like real locals taking the city bus into the old town and then eating like the locals. We tasted focaccia bread that was the most marvelous we have ever had and tasted and purchased Parmesan cheese that was 36 months old. And that was only during the first half hour of the tour. She took us to see things that no other tour guide would think to take you. It was definitely one f ur favorite tours in Italy.
I am a licensed City Guide in Genova, Portofino, Cinque Terre and a licensed tour leader, so I can guide you in all the Natural Park of the Region and in town, in all the churches and museums
I am not a driver. I can arrange a vehicle if required.