About me

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.

In 1998 I became a professional chauffeur in order to drive my guests all over Tuscany, sharing its most beautiful and unexplored areas.

Since 1992 I have been living in the hills around Florence. First between Settignano and Fiesole on the north east side of the city, and then a few years later I moved to Villamagna, south east of Florence, where, since 2007 I have been hosting my guests at home with cooking lessons and culinary entertainment.

Now I have come up with this idea of sharing my daily life with individual travelers or small groups of, ideally, a maximum of 6 people. My aim is to provide an authentic experience in Tuscany, close to Florence, deliberately avoiding the usual famous and unfortunately overcrowded destinations of the region, and sharing with you instead the beauty of this charming location so close to the city.

Hiking and tasting in the hills of Florence