Hi! I'm Serena and I'm a licensed Tour Guide and Private Chef.
Born and bred in Rome, I moved to the Tuscan countryside in 2005 and since then I have been sharing my passion for food, art and history with people as a way to connect and have insights into Italian culture. I [more about me].
A tour or a culinary activity with me will be entirely tailored to fit your individual interests and goals. All you have to do is let me know your wishes.
Ready to love Italy? Start smacking your lips!
Enjoy your holiday, EAT AT HOME!
Should you be interested in a full time service for the duration of your stay or a simple welcome dinner at your arrival, a Personal Chef is the best solution for an excellent price/quality ratio.
All the dishes of my menu are from the Italian tradition; I use fresh in-season ingredients and available local products. The only thing you have to tell me is what would you like to eat, if you have any food allergies, intolerances or dietary restrictions. I can take care of all your nutritional regimens: if you need a gluten free service, I'm glad to inform you that I'm a trained and certified chef for gluten-free cooking.
Every menu I propose to you is unique and studied to fit your specific wishes and make your food experience a journey not only through our culinary excellences but also through our art, culture and history.
Learn, cook, eat, share: INDIVIDUAL COOKING CLASSES
Craving for learning Tuscan traditional dishes? Eager to hone your culinary skills? Whether you are a chef interested in a professional training program or a family seeking a fun and tasty pastime for the kids, individual cooking classes adapt to your plans. From a 2 hours class to a full day experience, all the lessons are hands-on and held at your location. Together we can focus on ingredients, regional recipes, techniques and the chemistry of food and aromatic compounds. It’ll be my pleasure to suggest the best menus and duration adjusted to your needs.
Vibrant, live cooking shows and hands-on workshops are suitable for large groups (10 people or more) traveling in Italy: these lessons are the perfect solution for a group of friends who want to organize a cooking birthday party, for engaging team buildings, striking baby showers, birthday parties and other celebrations. I'll be pleased to send you special programs tailored to your time, number of participants and budget.
More than a tour guide: a private travel advisor to design your vacation
My love for travel, studying and storytelling is what pushed me to become a Tour Guide. But what spurs me everyday to discover new treasures and new stories in my Country are other people's personal interests.
That's why instead of offering fixed tours and itineraries and before making any proposal, I ask my guests what they expect from visiting my Country and its gems. Disclosing your dreams and goals is the first step to design your unique experience. Whatever your interest is - art, cuisine, history, nature, sport, fashion - I’ll be honoured to be your personal travel advisor and tour guide.
2018 best sellers
Grande Museo dell’Opera, Florence - full day tour including private visits to Cathedral terraces and Baptistry Women’s gallery
Museo degli Innocenti - the first example of early Renaissance architecture, designed by Brunelleschi
Food tour and market walk - 3 hours walking tour including 3 tastings and 2 markets
Museo degli Innocenti - 1419-2019: 600 years of history for the first example of early Renaissance architecture, designed by Brunelleschi
Safari tour for families - a 2 hours walking tour of Florence for animal lovers! The best for families with children
Certaldo - a medieval village in Chianti, birthplace of Boccaccio and Blessed Giulia: don’t miss the special events for the 600 years anniversary of her death.
Brunello tour - not just a wine tour but an amazing journey - on request I will cook for you a private dinner at one of the most breathtaking wineries looking over Val d’Orcia.