Freya Middleton Private tour guide in Florence - Italy

Freya Middleton

Guide profile:

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.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars John E.

Absolutely excellent.

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

Transportation by tour guide:

None necessary

Tour guide interests:

Island holidays

Australian beaches

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

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars John E. 29 Apr 2014

Absolutely excellent.

5 stars Adrian P. 14 Sep 2011

had great knowledge of Florence and just as important made it all very interesting

5 stars Xavier C. 26 Jun 2011

Freya was a wonderful tour guide for our large group covering a wide age range (teen through 84). She has so much knowledge to convey that it makes the art comes alive. And it makes the visit so much more worth it. Book Freya if you have the opportunity.

5 stars Brian G. 12 May 2010

Freya took us on an AMAZING tour of Florence. In 3 hours she showed us the entire city, including some sites I'd never seen in my 2 past trips. Her passion for the art, history, and culture made her the perfect person to experience this spectacular city with. The tour included, artistic, historical, social, financial, religious, and even culinary exploration that I never could have imagined. I would recommend Freya to anyone who wants to fall in love in Florence. 5 thumbs up isn't nearly enough.

5 stars Saul S. 19 Feb 2010

Freya was a fabulous guide. She took 4 of us on a basic tour of the city center. Her knowledge of Florentine history was broad and her "dish" on historical personalities brought that history to life. Her knowledge of Florentine art and architecture was deep, and her enthusiasm for it and all of Florence was infectious. And her recommendations for dining and shopping were spot on. I recommend her without reservation.

Saul Spigel

Connecticut, USA

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