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Our Team and Guides in Europe

We love the cities you want to go!

Europe’s premier walking tour company

Explore I Connect I Learn I Unwind

Exploring a new location on foot is one of the best ways to discover its hidden treasures. Not only do you get to experience the main attractions, but you also have the opportunity to venture off the beaten path and uncover hidden gems that you wouldn’t have found otherwise.

We are locals

  • Our guides can capture your intellect and your imagination by sharing both facts of history and stories from their own lives.
  • We help you see both the big picture and the smallest details.
  • Our tour guides are rated as some of the best in Europe.
  • Walks in Europe guided tours make getting your bearings in a new city a welcoming and interesting experience.

Get off the beaten path (and let us show you a different one)

  • Lose yourself in local neighborhoods.
  • Experience famous cities in a new way.
  • Understand life in the city and feel as if you aren’t just a guest.
  • Make new friends along the way.

Join us and experience the city the way locals do.

This isn’t just another walking tour, but a tour that is created especially for you!

Our curated walking tours are designed to cater to all tastes and preferences, in vibrant cities across Europe, from Istanbul to Lisbon. With our expert local guides, you can discover the hidden gems and fascinating stories that make these destinations truly special.

At Walks In Europe, we specialize in organizing top-notch walking tours that showcase some of the most iconic destinations in Europe. From the breathtaking Acropolis in Athens to the charming medieval streets of Tallinn, and the awe-inspiring statue of David in Florence, we have something for everyone.

Expert, experienced, and local tour guides in Europe

Arzu

Owner

Arzu is an ex-tour guide, tourism professional, and entrepreneur living in Istanbul and Tallinn. She is an expert at creating themed walks in urban areas with a network of professional guides. Arzu has an exceptional knack at brainstorming new projects and an expert’s eye for details.

Arzu prides herself in her rapid response to queries, her organizational skills, and her ability to handle special or extraordinary projects. She is responsible for running and expanding all business in Europe.

Aside from work, Arzu enjoys writing, traveling, storytelling, rock’n roll, and good wine with good company.

Chiara

Destination Manager - Italy

Our clients love Chiara! Not only because she has an art history degree, but because she’s a superb guide (who is also a very pleasant person to spend a day with).

Chiara’s ability to read her audience means her presentation, pace, and personal touch are always spot on. She provides great explanations and backstories throughout different museums in Florence, helping our clients get up close and personal with the art.

Aside from guiding, Chiara is also our Italy destination manager. She’s been with the company for as long as it existed in Italy.
Her detailed way of thinking helps us organize our daily operations and guides, and she’s always ready to lend a hand at the last minute.

Silvia

Destination Manager - Venice and Verona
Silvia is as local it gets. First of all,  she was born and raised in Venice, and she is still a licensed tour guide (in Italian, English, and French) and travel advisor in her hometown. Furthermore, Silvia got her  degree in Tourism and Foreign Languages from Venice University. It’s no wonder that she’s totally in love with her city!
Silvia has over 15 years of background in the travel industry, and one of her greatest pleasures is still sharing the secrets of the so-called “Eternal City” with her guests.
Silvia is in charge of managing our tours in the Veneto region.

Dilek

Operations Team Leader - Istanbul and Athens

Dilek is from Istanbul. After teaching English in Istanbul for many years, she moved to Canada to seek new adventures. She, now, divides her time between Tallinn, Istanbul, and Toronto.

Dilek is an outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking, cycling, and exploring. She is also a coffee lover and is always seeking the best cafes while traveling.

Currently, she supports our awesome teams in Athens and Istanbul as Operations Team Leader. When she is not at work, Dilek can most likely be found in the Canadian Rockies visiting her daughter, Yasemin.



Triin

Financial Manager

Triin is a finance and management consultant, active in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She is a proactive and creative team member supporting the achievement of the company’s desired goals.

Marja

Business Development

Marja has been building digital services for over a decade. She has experience in localization, marketing, communication, product and project management.

She loves to work on both internal processes and the user experience. She believes that she lives to tell stories and inspire people. In her spare time, she walks her cute mini poodle, swims and reads as much as she can.

( and meets Arzu at Telliskivi Rahva Raamat in Tallinn to encourage her in business and open her horizon.)

Anna

HR & Admin Manager

Anna is our admin manager. She graduated in Management from a university in Brazil, where she lived for 8 years.

She has a passion for excel spreadsheets. But who doesn’t?

After living in big cities like New York and São Paulo, Anna now lives in a town in central Italy.

Anna speaks Russian, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

In her free time, Anna enjoys going to rock concerts with her international group of friends, hiking, and diving.

Haluk

Ticketing Manager

Haluk is the Ticketing Manager with a background in Industrial Engineering.

His diverse experience in different industries enables him to bring a unique perspective to his role, ensuring the company’s ticketing operations run efficiently. Haluk’s ability to adapt and learn quickly makes him well-suited for implementing innovative solutions to optimize the ticketing process.

In his free time, Haluk enjoys exploring different cities and keeping up with the latest technology.

Sarah

Operations Team Lead - Tuscany

Sarah is from California and has called Italy home for the last five years. She has traveled all over the world in search of adventure, and knows the value of a great tour guide! 

As a professionally trained chef, Sarah loves to share all that Italy has to offer, including delicious local foods and wine. Sarah speaks Italian and spends her free time hiking in the nearby mountains, teaching English as a second language to Italians, cooking, and planning her next trip.


Quentin

Operations Manager Tuscany

Quentin graduated from Exeter University with Honours and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management. He speaks German, French and English as he has a French father and a German mother.

Quentin has experience in startups, and is currently a city manager and financial advisor for WIE in Italy.

When off work, Quentin loves taking pictures and traveling. One of his greatest achievements is completing a double marathon at age 19. He also coaches and plays for the main team of Exeter volleyball club (BUCS).



Elisabetta

OPERATIONS MANAGER VENICE

Elisabetta is a member of the Operations team in Venice and Verona, and she has a strong passion for tourism and hospitality. She is Italian and resides in the Veneto region, making her our local expert.

Before joining Walks in Europe, she gained experience in various tourism-related roles, including DMC, Shore Excursions agencies, and MICE. In her free time, Elisabetta enjoys reading contemporary novels, cooking, experimenting with new recipes, and traveling with her husband, daughters, and dog.

Join Elisabetta on this incredible journey, and let her expertise enhance your customer satisfaction as you discover the cities of Venice and Verona.

Irem

Operations Manager Venice

Irem is the Operations Executive of Venice and Verona with a passion for the hospitality industry. Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, she moved to Toronto, Canada in 2015 to continue her education in the BComm Culinary Management program. Prior to her current role, Irem worked in hotels and restaurants, where she gained insight into the industry.

Aside from work, Irem enjoys traveling, spending time with her pets, and experimenting with healthy recipes and wellness.

Rebecca

OPERATIONS MANAGER TUSCANY

Rebecca is an art historian who lives in the most perfect town to be a medievalist… Siena! She owns a PhD in History of Art and has worked for several years as an Italian language and culture teacher and as a History of Art professor for American Universities study abroad programs. Together with Italian and English, she also speaks French. She absolutely loves Siena, but she has also lived in Venice, Paris, London, and York (UK). Indeed, she identifies herself as a citizen of the world.

When not working, Rebecca likes to enjoy her spare time with her loved ones and her dog Pollock, travel around the world, and… of course… study and observe medieval works of art!

Senna

Operations Manager Paris

Senna holds a degree in Management Engineering and Sociology, with a deep commitment to personal growth and development in various fields, both analytically and socially.

She is dedicated to adding value and contributing to advancing the teams she is a part of. Her interests span diverse domains, including travel and tourism, project management, social and environmental sustainability, and digital marketing.

Originally from Mersin, Senna’s journey has taken her to different places like Istanbul, İzmir, New Jersey, and Düsseldorf during her studies and work.

Outside of work, Senna is an adventurer at heart. She loves to travel the world, soak up every bit of life, and hang out with her loved ones. In her free time, you’ll find her playing volleyball, hiking, surfing, dancing, doing yoga, crocheting, or getting lost in a good book.

Simal

Channel Manager

Simal is a passionate individual from Istanbul. Simal’s educational journey took her across the globe, as she pursued a Business major in cities like LA, Hong Kong, and Milan.

With a well-rounded background, Simal has gained experience in diverse sectors, ranging from venture capital to a FashionTech startup, and even a stint at the e-commerce giant, Amazon. These professional endeavors have equipped her with invaluable skills and insights, shaping their aspirations to become an angel investor in the future. However, Simal believes in the importance of building a strong foundation before venturing into angel investing. To that end, she seeks to explore sectors like tourism and immerse herself in the vibrant startup environment.

Beyond the professional realm, Simal is an unabashed cat enthusiast. Also, her love for travel, combined with a deep commitment to learning new languages and immersing themselves in different cultures, adds a dynamic dimension to her life experiences.

Viorela

Customer Happiness Manager

Meet Viorela! She was born in the picturesque region of Transilvania, Romania, and for the past 19 years, she has been fortunate to call the sunny south of Spain her home. One of the things that truly warms her heart is Mediterranean cuisine. The flavors and aromas of this region resonate with her deeply, and she finds immense joy in savoring its delightful dishes. Living by the sea has become an integral part of her life, and it brings her an indescribable sense of calm and serenity.

Her journey into the world of tourism began when she decided to study tourism at the University of Malaga. Interacting with people from all corners of the world is something she cherishes. She thrives on the challenge of providing travelers with exceptional experiences, and her attention to detail ensures that every aspect of their journey is carefully planned and executed. It’s a rewarding endeavor that allows her to combine her love for travel and her commitment to making each traveler’s experience truly memorable.

Zeynep

Customer Happiness Manager

Meet Zeynep! She’s a skilled customer experience expert, dedicated to perfection, with extensive international experience. Her roots trace back to the idyllic Turkish Riviera, and her journey has led her from the dynamic streets of Istanbul to her current residence in the heart of Paris. She holds a degree in Russian language and literature from Istanbul University, complemented by a master’s in international business, which has truly prepared her to be a true expert in ensuring customer satisfaction. With an impressive 13-year career, Zeynep has had the privilege of working with global industry leaders, including well-known companies like Booking.com, Amazon, and Swissotel. This experience has given her deep insights into delivering exceptional customer experiences on a global level.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Zeynep has a wide range of interests. She enjoys exploring art exhibitions in Paris with her son, sharing her passion for the arts. When she’s not immersed in customer experience work, you can often find her riding her bicycle through the charming streets of Paris, discovering hidden gems the city has to offer. Furthermore, she’s embarked on a journey to learn French, enhancing her cultural experience. Join her on this path of excellence and let her expertise lead you to higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Ozan

Content Manager

Meet Ozan! His passion for travel began at an early age with a longstanding journey from Australia to Turkey. Growing up amidst the historical gems of Istanbul and the natural beauty of Bodrum, his desire to explore the world and experience different cultures led him towards traveling, reading, and working on international affairs.

After obtaining bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and International Relations, and Economics, he began pursuing a master’s degree in European and International Affairs. During his undergraduate, he gained practical experience in various fields, including media, digital marketing, product management, and sustainability. He also took on a leadership role as the founding president of the first youth organization established under the mentorship of UNITAR within the UN, focusing on sustainability.

Currently, he is a content manager in the product management department at Walks in Europe. He plays a role in preparing enjoyable tours for travelers from around the world and ensuring a seamless customer experience for existing tours. Beyond his professional pursuits, he enjoys backpacking, train journeys, biking, outdoor sports, and writing.

Roberto

Chief Guide - Pisa and Lucca

Roberto is a local boy from Pisa, home of the world-famous leaning tower! He’s been a guide since he was 20 years old, and he speaks several European languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English.

Roberto graduated from Pisa University where he was probably already figuring out how to entertain customers. He’s a client favorite for his in-depth knowledge of the monuments of Miracle Square and the history of Pisa. Roberto is a great communicator whose knowledge also extends past Pisa to Lucca and the surrounding areas.

 

Mauro

Chief Guide - Verona

Mauro  was born in Bolzano in the Dolomites area and when he was a child he started his studies at the Music Conservatory of Pesaro playing the violin. After some years playing in lyric orchestras Mauro became a licensed tour leader and later a local city guide in Verona and Bolzano.
He loves both his cities but Verona remains in his heart since when he was a tour leader.

Don’t hesitate to visit this amazing romantic town, Mauro will make you feel like not a tourist but a friend he has known for a long time. Click the button and come!!!

Mauro is also multi lingual. He speaks German, French, English, Romanian, Turkish, and Portuguese.

Elena

Florence

Hello! My name is Elena and I’m a licensed tour guide in Florence.

I was born and raised in Pistoia – a lovely medieval town in Tuscany. I consider myself to be very luck since I’m doing the perfect job to combine my passion for foreign languages with my love for art, history, food and local traditions. After getting a degree in foreign languages at the University of Florence (that’s why, besides Italian, I can speak English, Spanish and German), I became a tour guide – to share my knowledge with visitors and lead them to explore my city’s gems.

In my free time I enjoy travelling, teaching foreign languages lessons, playing sports, spending some time with my family and friends.

Can’t wait to meet you and lead you through my gorgeous city!

Martina

Florence

Martina was born and raised in Florence and has been a tour guide since 2015. She has a degree in Art History, studied set and costume design, and was a theater actress for 15 years. She loves getting to know new people and making new connections.

Martina believes the best way to visit a city is to get an authentic perspective from a local, and that is exactly what she does with tourists when they come to Florence and book a tour with her. She is passionate about sharing the lesser-known details of her home town!

 

Alessandro

Venice

Alessandro was born and raised in Venice and he has this city deep in his blood.

Alessandro has a history degree from Venice university of Ca’Foscari and has been a guide since 2016.

His passion and love for Venice make this tours unforgettable and are appreciated by tourists who visit this amazing city.

Michela

Florence

Michela is a hundred percent Tuscan born in Pistoia – a lovely medieval town near Florence – she is a professional tour guide and tour leader.
She has studied foreign languages and has lived in London for a while.

Michela is very passionate about art, history, fashion, and food!
She loves to share her passion for the Italian lifestyle providing also vital information about where to eat the best steak in town or the best gelato for an unforgettable Tuscan experience!

Patrick

Paris

Patrick is Parisian, although his family has roots in Brittany. He loves showing off his city and helping people understand it; perhaps this need of his to share what he’s learned about Paris is both logical and inherited, as his father is a lecturer.

Patrick has traveled the world extensively, and is grateful to those who helped him discover their countries. He’s paying them back every time he takes visitors on a tour in Paris.

Patrick loves French gastronomy, the French art of living, history, and architecture. His clients won’t escape learning a bit about historical contexts, French monuments, and architectural styles.



Jérôme

Paris

Passionate about Paris, art and history, Jérôme spends hours strolling, observing, and studying before sharing his secrets with his guests. Although he was born in the south of France, he became a Parisian when he took a job as teacher in Paris more than 25 years ago. 

Teaching is now a thing of the past, however, as Jérôme truly enjoys guiding those who want to discover and understand the City of Light. 



Josquin

Paris

People love discovering the city with Josquin, because he knows Paris more than anyone else; when Wikipedia or Google Maps have a question, they call Josquin. 

Josquin studied political science and history in the university of Lausanne, and he has also a bachelor’s degree in theater. Therefore, he knows how to bring accurate knowledge in an entertaining way, always adapting the tour to the wishes of his guests.

Aside from guiding, Josquin loves cooking French dishes and hiking in the Alps.



Laura

Verona

My name is Laura Vagliati and I am a Licensed Tourist Guide for the provinces of Verona, Brescia and Bergamo. I was born and live on Lake Garda, an area that I love and I have always found
fascinating.

I have started working as a Tour Leader and I have gained a lot of experience in leading groups of all ages and different nationalities, doing the “classic” itineries lake Garda-Verona-Venice.
I really love it; it allows me to get in touch with different cultures, traditions and religions. While
working, I meet people from all over the world: thanks to the people I have the chance of
“travelling” every day, although remaining in my country.

I’d like to dedicate myself to the study and appreciation of our territory, increasing my knowledge of local history and the numerous artistic treasures it holds.
And I’m eager to share everything!

Alban

Paris

A native Parisian, Alban has been passionate about the history of France since he was a kid.

His work as a concierge in a cozy left bank hotel was what first showed him how much he loved sharing this passion with his guests. Therefore, in 2015, he decided to return to University and get his degree in art and history.

Today, as he does what he loves best, Alban enjoys bringing history to life through his stories.



Francesca

Verona

My name is Francesca, I have a degree in foreign languages and literature from the University of Verona and a Master’s degree in teaching Italian to foreigners from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

I have been an official tour guide in Verona since 2000. I love Verona, the city where I was born and grew up, for the splendor of its monuments that reflect its ancient origins and the historical vicissitudes that have made it a protagonist many times over.

I particularly like medieval Verona, from the era of the Della Scala family, who offered hospitality to Giotto and for several years also to Dante Alighieri. The supreme poet dedicated the third book of the Divine Comedy, Paradise, to Cangrande I Della Scala.

I am delighted to make known and appreciate hidden corners of great beauty of Verona.
You cannot leave the so called city of love, so famous for the Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet, without falling in love with it!

Laura

Naples and Pompeii

I was born in Sorrento, a lovely town on the Sorrentine Peninsula where almost everybody is employed in tourism .

My father has a bus company, my mother used to make a “home abroad” for tourists, hosting people in our house to share with them the food and culture of our traditinal family.

I’ve been in touch with different cultures since I was a child… I studied languages and attended schools in London and Berlin. Then I decided to become a tour guide. I guide groups, families and VIPs around in my region , proudly showing them the beauties of my land and helping them to enjoy their stay here.

Antonella

Naples and Pompeii

Hello! I’m Antonella and I have a degree and a high specialization in the modern art history. I have always lived in Naples, which is the center of my studies and my passions.

I am an outgoing person, I really like talking but also listening to thoughts and stories.
I love when people enter Pompeii with me and realize they have traveled inside a time machine!

I like also to make Naples and its surroundings known with different eyes, creating connections between places, archaeology, literature, cinema… and why not, even food! I think this place is
unique. And I want to show it at its best!

Davide

Pisa and Lucca

Davide studied foreign languages  and he’s been working as a tour guide for 12 years. He considers himself a very lucky guy because his profession represents his great passion: in fact, he has the opportunity to show people his beautiful land, Tuscany, and at same time he stays in contact with people from all over the world.

During his spare time he loves to play sport, reading books, visiting any kind of museums, travelling and composing tales of creative writing.
Currently Davide guides in Italian, Spanish, French and English.

Deborah

Florence

My name is Deborah, I was born and raised in a little village just 20 minutes outside of Florence. I grew up admiring the monuments and art of my city and I fell in love with it. As a result I’ve become first an art historian and then a tour guide, to be able to share with other people my passion for Florence.

I have a cheerful personality and the 2 adjectives my clients use the most to describe me are “knowledgeable and fun”.

During my tours, other than simply providing information, I believe in the value of telling a story to make it easier for everyone to approach art and history.

Monica

Florence and Siena

Monica is incredibly passionate about art and history, which is why she decided to become an official tour guide. She has been working in tourism since 1977, when she got her degree in Foreign Languages.

Currently, Monica guides in English and Italian in Siena, Florence, and the surrounding areas. She is an expert on local traditions, like the Palio (Siena’s famous and fascinating horse race).

Monica lives in Castellina in Chianti, a small village perched on a hilltop halfway between Siena and Florence.

 

 

Elisabetta

Venice

Venetian born and Italian in every way, Elisabetta loves appreciating art, reading a good book, finding innovative ideas, and being surrounded by beauty.

Elisabetta lived abroad for many years, starting her tourism career in London before returning to Venice in 2000 to become a tour leader and private tour guide. In her current profession, she can’t help but impart her passion for art history with a theatrical flair.

Elisabetta has limitless curiosity, although never enough time, which pushes her to discover and share the many hidden gems of her island city.



Elisa

Florence

Meet Elisa! She is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around–and not only because she has a degree from Bologna University and did her thesis on public art in Tuscany. Elisa also has has work experience in Milan in journalism and communication.

After some years living abroad in London and Malta, Elisa returned to Florence. She is delighted to be back, sharing her passion for Florence, combining art, history, literature, and humorous “behind the scenes” local stories. She also has plenty of suggestions of where to eat and drink wine, as she is a qualified sommelier.

Duccio

Florence

Duccio makes the gems of historical art accessible to  visitors from all over the world. He is a true Florentine,  born and raised in Florence, attracted to the beauty surrounding him, and happy to share it with others.

Because he likes traveling, Duccio is curious about other cultures and their stories. Maybe because of that, he lived in Germany for three years after he finished studying history at University.

Duccio is a musician and manages to excel in that area as well. He guides in German, English, and French.

Caterina

Venice

Caterina, born and raised in the land of Venice, grew up full of passion about the stories her birthplace is hiding.

Caterina has dedicated a large part of her life to collecting and discovering hidden gems, secrets, oddities and curiosities of Venice and its hinterland, to share the love for all that her roots are offering.

Caterina is a spontaneous nature, art, and history lover, graduated in Art History from the local university, and is fond of outdoor activities in her spare time. Full of enthusiasm she will show and tell you about the places and stories of Venice that normally remain wide shut to outsiders. Caterina is a licensed tour guide in Italian, English, and Spanish.

Arianna

Venice

Arianna is a professional tourist guide in Venice and its hinterlands (particularly, Venetian villas).

She studied English, German, and art history at the University of Venice. Since high school, Arianna knew she wanted to become a tourist guide in this amazing city.

She will help you find your way in Venice or help you get lost! Arianna is an expert in delivering joy to our customers while understanding what they really want to see in Venice.

Cristina

Venice
Cristina has been working in Venice as a tour leader and city guide for 20 years.
Her education focused on foreign languages first, and was completed with a University degree in Cultural Tourism with a thesis about Venice.
This city is a daily treasure hunt for her, a shrine of beauty and art and even a friend or a therapist sometimes!
She loves to share all this with you and just in case you wish to know something about the world of wines, she also has a level 2 WSET International certificate… Cheers!

Manuela

Verona

Manuela is a true local, born and raised in Verona, and she’s still in love with the city. She has always dreamt about being a guide, and getting in touch with people from all around the world. She graduated in Japanese Language and Culture, and has a Master’s degree in Special Education for sensory and multifunctional disabilities.

One of the greatest satisfactions in her job is to see the marvel in the eyes of her guests while guiding them around the city, while they learn about Verona’s art, history, local traditions, and daily life.
She believes Verona has to be discovered through all the senses so that the experience becomes an everlasting memory.
She hosts tours in Japanese, English, and Finnish.

Carolina

Venice

Hello, my name is Carolina and I love three things the most in the world: Venice, my city, exploring the unknown, and my boxer dog Juno! I’m a licensed tourist guide since 2018, I have a Master’s degree in Tourism Management from IULM. I was born and raised in Venice and I lived in many cities in Italy and abroad but I couldn’t resist the urge to go back to my roots and so began my current life.

I spend my days walking around the city, climbing bridges, and showing the hidden gems of Venice to my clients and friends. From sunrise to sunset, the ever-moving light creates shades and sunspots on the streets of that amazing maze that is Venice.

Can you resist stopping every 20 seconds to take a picture? I can hardly do so. I cannot stop my curiosity about history, art, and people, and sharing it with locals and foreigners while doing my job is what empowers me and gives me purpose. Venice is so much more than you could ever imagine… Let me show you.

Claire

Venice

Claire, born and raised in France, plumbed into Venice for a one-year exchange with her University 20 years ago. She arrived with her cello to study music and become a music teacher. But Venice took her heart and all her senses. She never left and became rooted to her lagoon, assimilating the typical Venetian language, the traditional rowing, and all the richest history of art displayed on every single stone and every single piece of this amazing city, unique in the whole world.
She has worked as a tour leader and city guide in Venice since 2009.

She has an art history and foreign languages degree and she enjoys admiring ancient art but also contemporary art in all kinds of temporary exhibitions and Biennale, moving all across Europe.

She has the passion of
running, rowing, biking, dancing, and hiking in the Dolomite Mountains. She did her first Venice Marathon in 2021.

Meeting new people every day makes her so enthusiastic! She never tires of showing and interpreting the beauties surrounding her at every step, communicating her knowledge of this magic town.

Ilaria

Venice

After studying foreign languages and working for many years in the world of tourism and hospitality, Ilaria became a tour guide, making her dream come true: what other job lets you admire Beauty and meet different people every day? What other job can satisfy one’s curiosity and defeat boredom?

Ilaria loves her job because no day is ever the same; she feels honored to show you Venice, a city she fell in love with, a place that never ceases to amaze, with all its different aspects, its colors, and light reflections.

Ilaria means “ joyful and happy”: she’ll be glad to take you through this unique city and make you feel good.

Rossella

Florence

Why is Rosella one of our favorites to lead people around Florence? Because she studied the history of art in Florence and has a way of transferring her knowledge to people which is at once accessible, informative, and fun!

Rossella is a very busy guide, and so she knows how important and precious vacation time is. That’s why it’s her pleasure to efficiently guide you through the masterpieces hidden all over Florence in German, English, Spanish, and French.

Ludovica

Siena

Ludovica attended the German school of Rome from kindergarten until graduation. She then moved to Berlin to study French and Russian at Humboldt University, and has also been to Russia several times.

After moving to Siena, Ludovica studied to become a tour guide and is authorized in Italian, English, German, French, and Spanish.

Her passion for Tuscany’s artistic and cultural heritage easily infects her customers!

Fiorenza

Siena

Fiorenza was raised in the Chianti countryside near gorgeous, medieval Siena. She grew up in a charming, family-run charming B&B. Hospitality, as well as enthusiasm about sharing the beauty of Tuscany, has always been part of her life.

Fiorenza has a background in cultural anthropology and loves to share the magical intertwining of cultures, traditions, art, food, and wine in her incredible part of the world. She especially loves to share it with her Walks in Europe guests!

Claudia

Siena
Claudia Cataldi was born in Ecuador but lived in Milan since she was a child and it’s the place where she got her degree in Foreign Languages.
Claudia is bilingual and speaks Spanish and Italian but also she perfectly speaks English and Portuguese.
After visiting Siena during university she fell in love with this city, full of history, art, and above all, tradition. At that moment she realized what her dream job would be. This is why she moved to Siena and studied to become a Tour Guide and how I discover the magnificent villages and landscapes around this beautiful town.

Roberta

Florence

Roberta decided to be a guide during her early life, but she had no chance to graduate. So when she turned 40 she enrolled in the university of tourism, with a full time job and two children she graduated after six years with honors. Finally, with her degree she was able to take the exam to qualify as a tourist guide in Italian, English, French, and German! Her dream came true!

Her motto is: Do what you love and you will never work another day in your life.

During a tour with Roberta you can feel her passion, love for art, Florence and the pleasure to explain her beloved city to people from all over the world!

Gianmarco

Pisa

Gianmarco, born in Pisa and currently living in Livorno, has been interested in the humanities since childhood.

After finishing high school, he studied Medieval History at the University of Pisa. In 2017, he decided to live for a few months in Dublin. He still remembers his time there quite fondly. The following year Gianmarco became certified as an official tourist guide in English, French, and his mother tongue (Italian).

Gianmarco loves sports and good food, and can’t wait until he can share it all with a family of his own.



Pierino

Pisa

Pierino was born in seaside Livorno and he still lives there today. He graduated with a degree in Foreign Literatures and Languages from the University of Pisa, and has been working as a qualified guide since 2007.

Guiding is the job Pierino enjoys most of all, because he can meet different people from all over the world every day. He likes learning languages and this job also allows him to improve his skills. Pierino guides in German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

 

Carolina

Pisa

Carolina was born in Florence where she studied at the school for tourism. She loves to travel and meet people. She has been working as a qualified tour guide since 2012. She took her first steps as a tour leader and during this period she learned a lot. She likes art, music, history and foreign languages. Now her passion for discovering the beauty of her country has become her job and she loves to share her knowledge with her guests. 



Giulia

Siena

Giulia is a lucky soul who lives in Siena, where she was born and still lives with great contentedness. She studied art history, after which she decided to become a tour guide. She currently guides in English and French.

Giulia’s passion for Tuscany always makes an impression on our customers as she explains all about the beauty of the local art, history, nature, and landscapes.

 

Bettina

Siena

Bettina is German, but she moved to Italy because she wanted to enrich her knowledge in art and history. Just before moving, she got her master’s degree in social pedagogy at the University of Hamburg .

Bettina settled in Siena, where it’s written above one of the city gates, “Siena opens its heart to visitors.” Indeed, she found love in all senses, including art, history, and family. She first worked various export companies before getting her herbalist diploma and opening a herbalist shop with a friend.

When German tourism came to Siena in the 1980s, Bettina decided to change paths. She now guides in German, English and Italian and is specialized in food and wine, theology, mineralogy and geology, iconography, and artistic techniques. She loves the history of the Middle Ages, of which Siena is very rich. 

Martina

Rome

Originally from Verona, Martina has PhD in Archaeology from the University of Birmingham (UK). She worked as a field archaeologist, carried out research and provided consultation in Museums, and taught University students. She has an international perspective, having worked and lived in the UK, France, Croatia, Africa, and the US.

An incurable optimist and addicted night-time learner, she is a mum of 2 young children and step-mum of 2 grown-up ones. Martina loves walking along the ancient Roman aqueduct at Tor Fiscale, cycling the Appian way, being taken to museums by her children, and indulging in Roman cuisine.

Dony

Rome and Barcelona

Dony holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Granada, Spain, and an MA in Communication and Culture from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A traveller, art historian, documentary photographer, and visual archaeologist, Dony has written 3 books about history and music. He regularly contributes to books and periodicals such as The Ecologist, Traveler magazine, Cambio 16, and Lozzy maps and guides.

Dony is an independent scholar who has traveled to more than 38 countries and approximately 200 cities, particularly in Spain, England, Brazil, and Italy. He is now based in Rome, where he leads our walking tours.

Alessandra

Venice

Alessandra is a former station manager at Venice airport (Italy), with a vast experience in commercial aviation. Her passion for travel and recreational navigation has taken her along the Greek shores each year, with her husband and their sailboat, following the trade routes of ancient Venetian merchants.  

In her world travels, Alessandra became a tour guide for the Australian Maritime National Museum and the Sydney Heritage Fleet in Sydney, NSW. There, her focus steered towards Australian history connected to maritime exploration.

Her love for Venetian history and art, alongside her outspoken personality and cosmopolitan experience, led her to her current path: working as a tour guide in her hometown of Venice, Italy.



Nicoletta

Venice

Ich bin Nicoletta, eine begeisterte Stadtführerin, die Ihrem Beruf wirklich  liebt. Kurz etwas über mich:

Nachdem ich im Ausland gelebt und studiert habe (an der LMU ) und um die Welt gereist bin, habe ich mit erneuten Neugier  mein Land zu betrachten und meine Kentisse davon zu vertiefen angefangen.

Ich liebe meine Stadt und diese Liebe mȍchte ich, zusammen mit den Informationen und Hintergrundwissen, meinen Gȁsten vermitteln, damit die Reise oder die Besichtigung  zu einem Erlebniss der Sinnen und vor alle der Seele wird.

Noch heute bin ich jedes mal gerüht vor dem goldenen Licht der Mosaiken der Markusbasilika, vor den vechselhaften Farben der Lagune und ganz einfach zerzaubert von der Schönheit, die als Geist meine Stadt prägt.

Chiara

Venice

Chiara is a true Venetian! She is an expert guide who knows her city like the back of her hand, and as such is highly appreciated by our customers.

She loves sharing her magical city with them, helping them discover special, hidden corners, and taking them to visit its marvelous monuments. Her motto is, “come on and have fun!”

Since Chiara speaks English and Spanish, she also guides in those languages.

Anne-Marie

Paris

Anne-Marie moved to Paris 15 years ago from Brittany, in western France, and fell in love. As a licensed tour guide, she quickly became enamored of its architecture and the richness of its heritage, which she can’t help but show off on every one of her guided tours.

Nothing makes her happier than sharing her passion for art in a way that is not only educational, but friendly and interactive. 

 



Maëlle

Paris

Born in a Parisian faubourg (or Parisian suburb), Maëlle got her master’s degree in cultural politics and then began taking art history classes at The Louvre. She is now a licensed guide in her hometown of Paris.

Passionate about urban history, Maëlle would love to share with you the lesser-known spots around town, making sure you connect with both Paris and its museums in your own personal way.

When she isn’t guiding, Maëlle spends her free time writing.



Margherita

Paris

Italian Margherita has always been passionate about cultural heritage, which spurred her to obtain a PhD in Art History at the University of Siena. She lived and worked in this enchanting little Tuscan town before making Paris her adopted home.

As a French National Licensed Guide, it is a pleasure for Margherita to help visitors to the City of Light discover its museums and historical monuments. More importantly, she relishes sharing memorable and fun moments with each of the people she guides.



Nadia

Paris

Nadia is passionate about history, art and gastronomy, and she can’t help but share all of these passions as a licensed guide. She graduated with a master’s in history, and has been living and guiding in Paris for over 20 years.

Convivial and dynamic, Nadia enjoys meeting new people and guiding her guests through prestigious Parisian museums, all while making history and art come alive for them. A guided tour will always be joyful and lively with Nadia, an enriching experience for both her and those she guides.

Stéphane

Paris

Stéphane was born and raised in Paris, so he’s about as Parisian as they come. However, he really fell head over heels for the city when he was studying geography and history at Sorbonne University.

Since that moment, he has never lost his passion for either Paris or art history.

As a guide, Stéphane is eager to share his love and passion for Paris with every guest on his tours. He prides himself on being informative but also quite fun.

Mathieu

Paris

Mathieu really is a local: he was born in the maternity ward right next to Notre-Dame!

Because he’s passionate about history, Mathieu first became a history teacher. Then, he decided he wanted to share his passion for his city with travelers as a guide. He loves wandering around Paris and inside its museums, looking for hidden gems and curious stories to tell t0 his clients.

When he is not guiding, Mathieu loves traveling, both in France and abroad.

Stan

Tallinn

Stan treats our guests as his friends, not only because he loves Tallinn, but because he is a super nice person with a big heart. In short, he can’t help but want to give every client a very memorable and personable experience.

Thanks to his ability to make people feel comfortable with a mixture of conversation, generosity, and humility, Stan has become a crowd favorite. He also has extensive knowledge of Tallinn’s history and culture.

Come visit Stan in Tallinn for an unforgettable visit to this well-preserved, UNESCO-protected city!

Vanina

Paris

Passionate about the Middle-Ages since childhood, Vanina decided her passion would become her everyday life! Born and raised in Paris, she studied history, archeology, and history of art. Vanina worked in the field of heritage development for many years, alongside artists and craftsmen, before finally becoming a licensed tour guide.

Guiding is a real pleasure for Vanina, as she enjoys sharing her love of Paris’ history, evolution, and endless beauty with everyone on her tours.



Margarida

Lisbon Chief Guide
Margarida was born and raised in Madeira, Portugal. Her mother was also a tour guide, so guiding must be in her genes!
Living in Germany and working for the Portuguese Tourism Office in Frankfurt, Margarida also became fluent in German. She therefore guides in both German and English, and loves to help visitors discover Lisbon’s traditions, history, art, and the national treasures in its museums.
Additionally, Margarida is the Guide Manager in Lisbon for Walks in Europe.