I was born in Genoa (in Liguria region where also Portofino is) but my mother is from a small town near Venice, my father from a village near Rome. Ten years ago I moved to Turin for a romantic reason: I got married to a Torinese. So, I can describe myself as a "pizza", full of Italian ingredients offering you the taste of Italy. I have attended the technical institut for tourism in Genoa where I studied English, French and German.
I got a degree in Literature specialising Archeology because art and history are my passions since I was a child at school.
In 1994, I became a tour guide: I wanted to be the link between Art&History, Food&Wine, local cultures and way of life and the tourist curiosities. I give them the passwords to understand the places they are visiting. Fascinating job, isn't it?
I speak fluent English and French that I use not only as tour guide but also as tour leader during my tours abroad.
I am so proud to make you feel the atmosphere of Turin and also of. . . . the wine country of Langhe & Roero (Barolo and Barbaresco). . . . and Portofino, the wonderful famous inlet on the sea.
Just plan your staying, choose my tours and it will be a real pleasure for me to be your personal key to this part of Italy, from the Alpes to the sea. Do not forget that I can also arrange special tours according to your needs.
See you soon. . . . . or, as we say in Turin, "Cerea"!
A Recent Review of this guide
Genova, Cristina's home town, is amazing! The tour started in the Centro Storico and included historical homes, churches, an elevator ride (!) to the hills in the center of the old town, and a tour of the waterfront with an absolutely incredible lunch on the water. There were wonderful shops, Christopher Columbus' home, and the central piazza with its beautiful fountain. I wish I could tell you more (and show you some of the pictures I took) in this amazing City with this absolutely incredible guide!
Tourist Guide Licenses issued by the Local Government in Turin Genoa and Cuneo. I am allowed to organize private tours also in museums, art exhibitions and in the Diocesan Museum of Turin (tour guides need to have a special license).
Degree in Literature, specialising Archaeology.
Refresher courses in Christian Iconography in Turin and in Genoa.
HSK 1: first level Chinese Language
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your own car or arrange a private car with driver.