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Eleonora A.

Prato, SELECT, Italy

Ciao to everybody! My name is Eleonora, a very special name for a Florentine tour guide, as it was also the name of the first duchess of Florence!

I feel I was predestined to fall in love with her city! Since I was a kid, I have been amazed by the the majestic visions of its churches, Michelangelo's magnificent David and the great artists who gave birth to the Renaissance.
It was the passion for all this that pushed me to study Art History at University, where I focused my attention on the early Renaissance.
I spent a few years immersed in the history of the city, fascinated by the greatest bankers of Florence, such
as Cosimo The Elder and Lorenzo the Magnificent, who became patrons of brilliant artists like Brunelleschi and Michelangelo.
After graduating, I worked for the University for a while, publishing some essays.
I then moved to what I like the most: being a tour guide. There is nothing more thrilling than to talk about the lives of the great,
almost mythical, Florentines while walking through the streets to make the City and its art come to life!

My tours are aimed at discovering Florence through its numerous stories. Whether it is a walking tour around the city or a tour of one of its fascinating museums, you will learn about the history of the city through the lives of its great luminaries.
You will hear tales about the influential Medici family, and accounts of many artists' lives, such as the story of Giotto, who from humble beginnings as a shepherd boy became the pioneering artist of the XIV century.

All the tours are private tours, and can be customised to meet your requirements as I am able to adjust the information according to your needs and wishes.
The basic price is the same whether it is for 1 person or 10 people, however for those tours that include a food tasting or entrance tickets, the total price will increase according to the number of people.

Credentials

2015 Tour Director, collaboration with WorldStrides, 2 Heritage Drive, Suite 402 Quincy, MA 0217
2015 Tour Guide License of Barcelona, Spain
2012 Art Teacher Assistant at Srisa, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Via San Gallo 53, 50123 Firenze, Italy
2010 Tour Guide License of Florence, Italy
2010 Tour Director License
2009 Degree in Art History, UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy. Specialization in the Florentine Renaissance; final vote 110/110 cum laude

Restrictions

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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Private tour guide Eleonora

The Medici family on a Private Tour

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Visit the most interesting sites tied to the most powerful families,...

190 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Treasure hunt in Florence for families,...

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Follow the itinerary on your map and discover the treasures of Florence.

210 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Food tour in Florence on a Private Tour

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Enjoy the Florentine cuisine while strolling through the old city

245 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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