My name is Freya Middleton. I am Australian & have been living in Italy for the past twelve years & work as a licensed tour guide of Florence. I went to Florence on a post graduate research scholarship after my degree in Art history & never left. I find Italy to be one of the most seductive countries in the world; it is attractive in so many ways & appeals to all the senses & the mind. I will bring Florence alive for you. You will be transported to the Golden Age when the city was the undisputed leader in wealth, splendour & power as exemplified by the art & the architecture of the great families & the republic that ruled the world & made man once more the centre of the universe. Modern Florentine life co-exists with the past & my aim is to expose you to both the romantic ideal & the raw Italian' bella vita' that draws us to Italy time & time again.
NB. Please contact ME directly to double check my availability before confirming and booking with VIATOR so as to avoid any confusion.
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
*Florence sightseeing tours tailored exclusively for your party, catering for all ages and interests
*Walking tours of the historical centre - religious centre (cathedral & baptistry), political centre (town hall & square), renaissance palaces, medieval tower houses, churches & frescoed chapels, sculpture & bridges. Walk the streets of the Medicis, Michelangelo, Donatello, Machiavelli & Dante
*Gallery & museum tours - Uffizi, Accademia, Bargello, Palatine
*Secret Florence at twilight tours- l'oltrarno - local spirit & wine
*Shopping - the best of Florentine style & tradition
*Monasteries, chapels, churches, palaces & gardens
*Insider tips - food, wine, leather, gifts, perfume
*Florence for families
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Tour guide interests:
Good food & good wine - I am an avid supporter of 'Slow Food' restaurants and the philosophy behind the movement - culinary & cultural exploration of any and every place in Italy
Holidays combining culture and food
Fashion - imagination in design
Historical fiction novels
Symbolism in art
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