Slow Florence Tours
Slow travel is the basic concept behind Slow Florence Tours; stopping and taking the time to admire what has always been there but we usually have no time for, experiencing a place with all our senses.
A stay, possibly a whole week, of guided walks through the hills of Villamagna, in the immediate surroundings of Florence. To have the opportunity to get to know the environment and the people who belong to it and to appreciate it accordingly, thus enjoying more the everyday life of the area.
Not a full agenda of visiting famous sites one after the other, but leisurely days in harmony with nature, a relaxed rhythm to allow yourself time, and fewer destinations in order to experience them thoroughly.
My name is Sandra Fanti and I am a true Florentine, born and raised in the city of Florence. Since my teenage years I had always had the desire to live in the countryside, where my maternal family came from.
In 1987 I started working as a tour guide, discovering hidden wonderful spots all over Tuscany, becoming fascinated by them, eventually leading me to specialize in wine and gastronomy.
In 1992 I became certified as an official Florence city guide, and ever since I have been showing the art and architectural treasures of my hometown to travelers from all over the world.
How it got started
The birth of Slow Florence Tours
After a well-received and successful ElbaNostra trial trip I put together in autumn 2020, I then met and showed around with pleasure the last European visitors in my home town of Florence, until the restrictions became tighter and the museums and monuments were shut down again.
That was when it dawned on me that the area where I have lived for over 20 years is an ideal destination close to home, wonderful hilly countryside with a wide choice of marked and unmarked hiking trails, in the immediate vicinity of Florence. A lucky discovery and the birth of Slow Florence Tours.