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Your garden tour guide in Florence

Florence’s flora was always a constant thread in Florence’s history. 

It was celebrated by painters as Sandro Botticelli and stylists as Gucci and Ferragamo.

Today, I would like to propose all these garden guided tours not just to landscape architects and botanists, but to all that people who would like to escape from the present-day mass tourism and who would prefer to stand out  from the crowd. 

I promote a slow tourism, steeped in nature, more relaxed, away from the hurly-burly and far from the beaten path.

Florence is surrounded by a natural theater of verdant, lush hills, where gardens are pretty much but it’s quiet difficult to get inside them. I would like to open for you these hidden garden’s gates and discover their secrets.

„From Florence, the capital of Art and Crafts, I stole the pleasure of creating flowers... a spontaneous and natural homage to the magic of the unique Boboli Garden.“
Gianfranco Ferrè

In 2013 I moved to Mugello, in the idyllic, lovely Tuscan countryside. The green geometry of the vineyards, the rolling hills dotted with olive trees, the verdant sequence of the cypresses was for me a surprise at every turn.
In 2015 I worked as a tour leader for the „Association Acanthe“ (Franche-Comté) in a guided tour to the Naples and Amalfi Coast’s gardens.
During this new experience, I appreciated so much the relaxed, cosy and blissful atmosphere of the garden guided tour, a slower kind of tourism imbued with nature. Taking a stroll through the gardens is a gift: it offers memorable views in a sensory feast and gives you a sense of deep wellness and happiness!
That’s the reason why I started study on my own garden history. I read Pierre Grimal, Cristina Acidini Luchinat, Attilio Mordini, Pietro Porcinai, Cecil Pinsent, Harold Acton, Paola Maresca, Paola di Felice, Mariachiara Pozzana, Jenny Uglow, Tim Richardson and Santiago Beruete: this books gave me the foundation about the boundless garden’s world. I am furthermore a Monty Don’s fan! He’s the skillest and most knowleadgable garden history specialist.
In 2019 I attended a „Garden Design“ course at the Cotswold Gardening School, in the Cotswolds, close to Bath, in UK; in 2020 I studied „English Landscape Gardens: from 1650 to present day“ at Oxford University.
I have been to the Chelsea Flower Show in London, the most famous flower’s event in the world, and I have been to the Camellias Exhibition of Lucchesia, in Pieve di Compito and the Spring and Autumn Exhibition organized by the Società Toscana di Orticultura, in Florence.
I love visiting gardens when I travel in Italy and abroad.
Tuscany’s landscape enjoys great prestige, it is a unique garden-lovers paradise studded with Renaissance gardens, Baroque gardens, romantic gardens and anglo-florentine gardens… what are you waiting for, traveller?
Let’s visit them together!

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