This is where your
                    life begins.

Join me on an exclusive Food, Fashion, Artisan or Design tour around Florence and discover the favourite local places where the Florentines shop, eat and did I mention shop?

Are you a foodie who wants to taste all of the typical Florentine foods while learning about their origin and how they are made or maybe you would prefer to visit the artisans whose creative talents are what makes this city so special.

Do you love fashion and want to take home a few original designs from the best contemporary fashion boutiques in the city? Or maybe you would like to visit some of the Florentine fashion and design icons.

This is where your          life begins.

Tuscan

I am also available to accompany you out of the city should you choose to visit one of the many beautiful Tuscan towns within easy reach for a special day-trip!

EXPERIENCE

PRIVate food & drink WALKS

Taste your way around Florence learning about traditional foods & wine.

shopping walks

Fashion, Artisans & Icons

paint, postcards
& prosecco

Paint your own Postcard while enjoying a glass of Prosecco
(no experience necessary)

MAGAZINE

Florence Food Walk

Walk around Florence visiting traditional & historical locations starting with a welcome coffee and typical pastry.  We'll visit a boutique delicatessen founded in 1885 for a gourmet panino accompanied by a glass of prosecco followed by a visit to an iconic trattoria that uses a 118-year-old wood-fired oven where we will taste two traditional Tuscan dishes accompanied by a glass of Chianti. You will also learn about the favourite street-food of all Florentines before enjoying traditional cantuccini (biscotti) with a small glass of vin santo. We'll then finish off our tour with gelato from a gelateria that has been attracting local Florentines since 1939 with its traditional techniques and recipe!
4 hours - 1/2 day

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Eat

First we            then we do everything else!

m.f.k.fisher :

Whether you prefer to shop the latest fashions at the most stylish contemporary boutiques, view some fabulous vintage or learn about the icons that this city is famous for, I’ll curate a perfect bespoke fashion and shopping tour for you.  

You might prefer to explore the Oltrarno artisans, admiring them at work in their workshops while learning about the history of their craft.

You might be surprised to know that Tuscany is also known and highly respected for its excellent perfume houses. With origins dating back to the 13th Century, these fragrances are the perfect gift for yourself and you can even take part in a private workshop where you can create your very own personalised scent.

4 hours or full day including lunch
*price upon request


"Fashions fade,       
                               
                               is eternal." 

Style

- YVES SANT LAURENT

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Florence Fashion / Shopping walk

Workshop

Watch the artisans at work or take part in your own creative workshop and take home your very own masterpiece. Perhaps you prefer to take part in a cooking class and learn how to make fresh pasta or a special Tuscan dish depending on the season.

Marbled paper, painting restoration, a personalised leather journal,  letterpress or basket weaving.  Olive Oil Soap making or creating your very own perfume.... 

These are a few of the options available depending on availability.  Each bespoke experience will be created for you based on your interests and schedule.

3 - 4 hours depending on workshop
price upon request

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"I am           Learning"

still

MICHELANGELO

Paint your own postcards in this fun, relaxed workshop where, weather permitting we will paint outdoors in a garden overlooking the beautiful city of Florence.  
No drawing or painting experience necessary - you will receive 2 postcards ;
one with an outline of an iconic Florentine or Tuscan scene and the second, a blank canvas to paint whatever inspires you based on our location.

All materials supplied including Winsor & Newton watercolour travel set.
This experience includes a light aperitivo.

3 hours


“The only time I feel       
is when I'm painting.”

Alive

― Vincent Willem van Gogh

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Postcards & Prosecco

REVIEWS

Shanna R. Teel, Ph.D. - usa

"I highly recommend this gift to yourself!!"

An afternoon with Lisa is a perfect blend of Florence, Food, Fashion and Friendship! I couldn't have enjoyed it more and it resulted in a deep love for Florence (and Lisa)! Lisa does a great job personalizing the experience to match your interests and tastes and at the same time giving you secret morsels of history along the way. 

paT - australia

"Lisa was fantastic- very knowledgeable and friendly"

A wonderful way to spend a morning in Florence. Lisa was delightful and a great resource about Florence, food and other activities to see while in Florence. 
It was a truly memorable evening and Lisa was an outstanding and knowledgeable guide.

This could be you....

amanda e. - california

"We started with a Negroni mixing class which really got the party started!"

Lisa was delightful, accommodating and full of great information about Florence and food. The walking was a perfect amount and it was a wonderful experience!

I always love discovering new fashion brands and so you can imagine my delight when I was recently introduced to a beautiful new Florentine brand called @pavonefirenze.

Founded in 2019 by Creative Directors Angela Testani and Massimo Brilli, PAVóNE FIRENZE is a women’s shoe and accessory collection, designed and created in Florence.

FROM THE BLOG

but first

Do you want to collaborate with me? Are you a travel planner or maybe an artist who would like to plan a special workshop for your clients?
Contact me and let's see if we're a good match!

let's work together