I’ve lived in Florence for almost ten years and have traveled to almost every corner of Italy in the years since 1995. I speak Italian and am down with local culture. I’m warm and meet people quickly. I love the pockets of humor that hide in all cultures. I can help you quickly make sense of all this, and ensure that your time away is time best spent on doing what you like to do. No tourist traps. No trinket-shop kickbacks. Just a conversation.
A resident of Europe for 15 of the last 30 years, mostly in Italy, but also Spain and France for about a year each. My travels have taken me from the tip of Portugal to Poland, from Puglia to Edinburgh, from Lyon to Seville, Budapest to Slovenia. Austria in winter and Dublin in summer. I made part of the Camino de Santiago in 2005 in some very creative ways! I love Europe and all its cultures. I have also traveled extensively throughout North America and South America. I’m a flexible traveler with decades of experiential knowledge and aplomb that I’d like to share with like-minded travelers.