Tuscany with Susanna
Local tour guide in Italy
I was born and grew up in Stuttgart, in Germany, but I have lived in Tuscany for the last 15 years. My first language is German, and I am also fluent in English and Italian.
I have always loved travelling. After my postgraduate degree in Tourism from the University of Berlin I decided to stay in Tuscany, ...(read more)because I find the art and history of this region absolutely fascinating. Both art and history truly come to life for me when I am showing my guests the stunning sights of Florence and surroundings and telling them about what happened in those very places.
I am a fully qualified and state-licensed Tour Guide for the City and Province of Florence and for the City and Province of Siena.
Travelling, Sailing, Hiking, Art Exhibitions
I have traveled to
USA, Great Britain, Australia, France, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Danmark, Netherlands, Belgium, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Isreal, Sudan, Jemen, Maledives
English, Italian, German
I am currently
I am currently a fully qualified and state-licensed Tour Guide for the City and Province of Florence and for the City and Province of Siena.
On our comfortable walking tour through the medieval streets we will pass the most beautiful and important sights of Florence: * Under the Loggia of the Uffizi Gallery, the most important state museum in Italy * Piazza Signoria with the famous sculpture park, for example Michelangelo's David and Cellini's Perseus with head of Medusa * The oldest bridge in Florence, the Ponte Vecchio * The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry with its famous bronze doors Tip: after the tour climb the 464 stairs to the dome of the cathedral. You will be rewarded with a spectacular view.
During our leisurely stroll through the medieval streets of Siena, we will visit some of the loveliest and most important places in the city: * The Cathedral and the Baptistry of Siena with the Piccolomini - library, exquisite frescoes and superb marble sculptures. * Piazza Il Campo, where the well-known Palio horse race takes place twice a year. * The City Council Palazzo Pubblico, one of the most important Gothic buildings in Italy, with numerous frescoes by great artists such as Vecchietta, Simone Martini and Sodoma. * Piazza and Palazzo Salimbeni, home of the 500 year-old banking institution "Monte di Paschi di Siena" * The church of San Domenico, including a chapel with a striking marble altar and the relics of St. Catherine of Siena. Tip: The famous La Mangia Tower, built in 1848, is 102 m high. If you climb the 503 steps to the top you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views over the city and the surrounding area.
San Gimignano – the epitome of the Tuscan experience. Who hasn’t heard of it, or seen pictures? Together we’ll explore the reasons for the popularity of San Gimigano, and why so many of its world famous towers have been preserved. During a delightful stroll through the narrow streets we’ll get to know the key points of San Gimignano. From the Fountain Square we make our way past the Town Hall to the Cathedral, where we marvel at its rich interior. Next stop are the ruins of the old fortress and finally the church of Sant’ Agostino, with famous frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli. And of course, we won’t miss out the culinary highlights of San Gimignano!
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