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Cheryl G.

Florence, FI, Italy

Hello fellow lovers of Florence (or soon-to-be lovers of Florence)!

My name is Cheryl and I'm an American who relocated to this beautiful city in the summer of 2015 after having spent a year living in the west of England. I lived most of my adult life in New York City, but have also lived in Boston and Dallas, and, having been born in Buffalo, NY, had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in Canada.

I've had an interest in art, both in creating it and surrounding myself with it, that began when I was just four years old. It was fed by museum visits as well as art history and fine arts studies. From my first visit to Florence in 2014, I was completely awed by standing directly in front of some of the monumental works of art and architecture that had previously existed for me only as beautiful photographs in books. It was a dream come true! So when I relocated to this fairytale city, it seemed natural to enroll in a course to become a licensed guide.

Although I've worked as a guide both for agencies and individuals since spring of 2017, I've been more focused on working with and teaching English to children, another of my loves. Now I'd like to really take advantage of my license and pursue guide work with greater intent, so I would love to show you the incredible beauty and riches that Florence has to offer in a way that makes the best use of your time in the city! I enjoy guiding people through Florence and pointing out the major sites, but I especially love to point out interesting details that it's easy for visitors to miss because of Florence's concentrated and overwhelming beauty.

If there's something you're particularly interested in, please don't hesitate to send a message asking about custom tailoring a tour to your specific interests or needs!

A Recent Review of this guide

We were led to a guided visit of Florence by Cheryl. Cheryl has lived for several years in Florence and knows the history of every corner of the city. She is also very familiar with Italian art history. Her knowledge of Florence's past and architecture is very impressive. She gave us extensive information on all the landmarks that she took us to see. that she took us to see. She also offered us many post-visit recommendations on what to see, what to do and where to eat in Florence. She is a superb guide.
Jean-Francois Briere

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Credentials

Licensed guide for Florence
Bachelor of Arts from CUNY Hunter College/Smith Fellowship Program, NYC: Foundation Studies for Art Conservation

Restrictions

All of my tours are walking tours within the historic center of Florence.
I am not a driver. I can arrange a car with driver for you upon request.

Guide Requirements for Italy

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Tours by Cheryl G.

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Private tour guide Cheryl

Private Shore Excursion from Livorno:,...

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Day trip from your cruise ship to Florence for a walking tour that,...

1174 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Cheryl

Highlights of Florence: Private Orientation,...

A walk to introduce you to the heart of the Renaissance and its most,...

188 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

2 hours

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Sunset Highlights of Florence Private,...

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An afternoon walk to introduce you to the heart of the Renaissance,...

223 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

2 hours

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Private Tour of Uffizi and Accademia,...

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Some of the world's most iconic artistic masterpieces presented in,...

270 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Private Walking Tour of Florence and,...

A walking tour of including the most important sites of Florence and,...

247 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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