Live the sensation that you really meet
the Florentinian culture. With me you will discover all this,
in a friendly and professional way
My name is Ilenia Sala and I am a licensed Florence and Tuscany local guide.
I was born in Modena (town of Ferrari and balsamic vinegar) and I have worked for many years for an Italian Tour Operator.
Thanks to this job I spent many years abroad, working and living in several countries as Maldives, Kenya, Zanzibar, England, Egypt, Greek and Germany.
This job has given me a great opportunity to grow up, open my mind and meet different cultures.
After being away from Italy several years I decided to come back.
I keep working in hotels and I arrived in Tuscany.
First I worked in Cortona, a little town famous for the movie “Under The Tuscan Sun”.
Then I moved to Arezzo and finally to Florence.
And Florence is the one that took my heart!!!
It is a town to be discovered, with a wonderful history and with an unique artistic heritage.
Then you arrive here you feel like being in the Middle ages and in the renaissance.
Any corner of this town keeps a secret about the amazing genius who lived here.
The most important artists, from Michelangelo to Leonardo, used to meet here, working, fighting, cooperating together.
The great competition between the Florentine families became a source of commissions for these artists who created here their masterpieces.
And they left in any corner of Florence something about their style and life.
But Florence is not only art. Gastronomy, handicraft, traditions: any corner of the town can tell us something amazing.
As I arrived here, 6 years ago, and decided to become a local guide.
I love telling everybody about the secrets, history, artists of Florence.
I want that with my tour you will leave Florence with the sensation that you really meet the Florentinian culture.
With me you will discover all this, in a friendly and professional way.
I have something in common with you…
The desire to explore!
I longing to share the passion and knowledge with you.