Professional tour guide in Italy
I’m an Italian certified Tour Manager and a Local Guide in South Piedmont, North-West Italy . I have been working as a freelance in the past 6 years, mostly for luxury Tour Operators of the North American market.
This is not just a job but it’s a choice of life. Traveling so much for work is not like going on ...(read more)vacation for a week, once a year. I carry on my shoulders over 10 years of extensive travel background that brought me to live in several corners of the planet, getting familiar with a wide “collection” of different cultures, traditions, people.
A good passion for food, cooking and for the Slowfood lifestyle took me in the right direction to become a Local Guide in Piedmont (my Region) and to start a slow but productive work of promotion of this corner of Italy. I was recently hired to organize tours in Piedmont and all over Italy, writing my own itineraries and selecting locations, suppliers and activities to offer to future guests..
Italian, English and French.
Discover the medieval town of Alba, today known as one of the Gourmet capital of Italy, home of many precious red wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, just to mention few), white truffles, hometown of Pietro Ferrero who invented here Nutella. Alba has ancient origins and during this walking tour we discover some of the Roman ruins, the medieval towers and palaces, gothic and baroque art. Inside S.Lorenzo cathedral we admire a carved and inlaid choir dating 1512. We stop at S.Domenico church, the oldest one in town, to see frescoes made in the XIV century and at S.Giovanni church where it's permanently exposed a painting of the most famous artist from Alba, known as Macrino, who lived at the end of the XV century. The walking tour balance history, art and several stops to gourmet shops, to understand how the local cuisine is strictly linked to the local territory.
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