In a nutshell, I am a globe-trotter for leisure, a painter for a hobby, animal lover and tour guide and tour director as a lifestyle more than job.
In 2007 I graduated in Business and Hotel Management which turned to be very useful when my parents lost their job 5 years ago and I helped them transforming our apartment into a bed & breakfast!
I have been working for 12 years as tour leader, leading groups of travellers throughout Italy for land tours and recently small cruiship tours , learning and discovering the beauties of my country and especially the region of Tuscany, which is my favorite and my birthplace.
In 2012 I got the licence as official local guide and started doing walking tours and museums tours in Florence as freelancer specializing in biking, segway and family tours for children.
I take my job seriously as privilege and vocation and I believe that my pleasure and duty is to take care of the travalers who choose me, helping them in reading the layers of history and the magnificence of this complex and old country and get the best of it trying to limit the difficulties of visiting a city like Florence, sometimes overcrowded. So what are you waiting for, check my tours or contact me for a customized quote!
A Recent Review of this guide
Barbara was an excellent and informative tour guide. She was very adaptable, open to seeing what we wanted to see, and offered great insight. I would definitely tour with her again.
*Licensed Tourist Guide in Florence:
(Tours for children, Bike - Segway tours, Food-Artisan tours)
*Tour Leader for group tours in Italy
*Hiking Guide in Tuscany
*BA in Business and Tourist companies Management
*Painter for hobby
As a licensed guide and tour leader so I can guide you inside any historical monument in Florence and in all the major Italian cities.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.