I live in Italy but I was born in the south-west of France in 1970. I'm a professional working in tourism and have been organising and escorting individual customers and groups for 25 years! I have a limitless passion for Italy and one of my dreams came true when I settled in Tuscany in 1991, after obtaining my national guide's licence in France. I work as a tour leader in Tuscany and Italy since 1993, I am a licensed guide in Florence, Pisa, Lucca and their respective provinces. I'm also a private driver of a minivan with seating for up to eight passengers, and I'm a member of the National Association of Touristic Guides (ANGT) and the president of Lucca Association of Touristic Guide.
During these twenty five years, I've met all kinds of obstacles in organising trips and, above all, a sea of emotions with customers who've always been ready to share experiences and knowledge. On the other hand, I've learned that customers aren't all the same, to be offered the same tours as everyone else. I like to understand what people like so I can offer them the programme they really want.
Working in travel agencies has allowed me to understand the work from the organiser's point of view and my experience behind a desk, together with years and years of contact with customers, has given me the professionalism that only the most varied and numerous experiences can give.
A Recent Review of this guide
Karine was flexible and accommodating to our rather fluid travel plans. She made it easy to travel around an unknown city through her guidance and even helped us purchase train tickets and store our luggage. Her knowledge and expertise was evident as we toured Pisa and she "told the story" of this remarkable city and its history. We had heard that Pisa was a few hours max visit and she enriched our experience. I am so grateful to the friends that have used tours by locals and recommended we try it.
Authorized and licensed guide in the provinces of Lucca, Pisa and Florence.
Private driver license, for 1- 7 passengers max.