Emilia Romagna (this is the name of my region) is my home; the place where I was born and raised, and so my family. My father, the son of farmers, was born in Bertinoro, a very popular town for wine production.
When I was a child, I spent summertimes at my grandparents' house, and that time was the most crucial part of my "training". The relationship with the land and its fruit, the grape harvests and the stories heard during the endless "vigils" in the evening, are indelible memories that make me feel a living part of a vanishing tradition.
I'm passionate about ancient history and art. Actually, I'm interested in many kinds of visual art expressions. I have a degree in Cultural Heritage Preservation, and my thesis in Medieval Art was about the local Painting School of the 14th century.
In my tours, I combine the historical and artistic to those issues that are strictly linked to the tradition, food and folklore granting to whoever follows me, the information to feel like a true protagonist of our extraordinary heritage.
A Recent Review of this guide
It was a wonderful informative tour that we totally enjoyed today! Luana was engaging, personable, & very knowledgeable of the history and fine points of both Bologna and Ravenna. She even booked a lunch reservation at a delicious restaurant so we could sample local food! Great restaurant choice!! She was excited about her topics as she shared but personalized the tour as well by getting our feedback and desires. Thank you so much!!! It was a great day!!!
- University degree in Preservation of Cultural Heritage (University of Bologna)
- Licensed Tourist Guide and Tour Leader.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.