The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself - Wallace Stevens

Genuinely Great Guides

(fun, knowledgeable, professional & 100% home grown)

Our guides are all residents of Italy and consequently have an insider’s knowledge of the areas they guide in. They are also fully licensed by local authorities as guide ambientale (“outdoors guides”). In other words, you won’t be met with a recent trainee enjoying a gap year abroad on your dime, nor are you paying for an “owner-hosted” tour led by a presumptuous straniero who stumbles through Italian with a thick accent.

You will find among our guides experts in Roman architecture, art history, environmental science, horticulture and vinting as well as a number of other specialties. You’ll also find them fluently bilingual, warm, and fun-loving — pleased to help you go on a shopping spree or introduce you to a game of briscola (an Italian card game) with the locals at the central cafe.

Naturally, they know the restaurants where the locals like best to eat, as well as the Michelin-starred eateries. And if you wake up in the morning wanting to walk a few more hills than the day before (or a few less), they can easily adjust accordingly.

Flexibility and spontaneity informed by an intimate knowledge of the local region, supported by thorough organization and attention to detail: these are the hallmarks of every GIROSOLE tour (not to forget all the good fun involved, too!)

Our guides

Luca

…is a Licensed Wilderness Guide, a dedicated naturalist who enjoys imparting his deep appreciation and knowledge of the outdoors and horticulture to his clients.

Roberto

…is an archeologist, trained at the University of Rome. Born and raised in the Terni province of Umbria, he fascinates travelers with his in-depth knowledge of the ancient world

Giuseppe

…has a gentle manner and wide-ranging knowledge, which help to win the hearts and minds of his clients. He guides in northwest Italy, including Piemonte, the Lakes District and the Cinque Terre.

Ulisse

Ulisse’s family comes from the Amalfi Coast. His father, a tour guide, taught him the craft, so that Ulisse leads tours with a veteran’s confidence, blending exercise, fun, relaxation and history.

Francesca

…hails from a village in the mountains east of Rome. She combines a degree in botany, a love of hiking, and a fine sense of customer service, to make a great guide.

Luigi

A native of the island of Capri, Luigi has guided walking tours since 1996, both on his own island and along the Amalfi Coast, sharing secrets about the region’s nature, history, culture and cuisine.

Michelangelo

…has a degree in Environmental Science. His expertise in all things flora and fauna, combined with his sparkling good humor, are sure to keep you both entertained and well-informed.

Alessandro

…works as a researcher for the National Park of Abruzzo, with an expertise in the Italian wildlife. He knows the trails of Abruzzo up and down, having hiked them all during his researches.

Giorgio

A licensed Wilderness Guide since 1990, Giorgio was drawn to the mountains as a young boy, learning alongside his grandfather, who was a forester, woodcutter and a partisan during World War II.

Pasquale

…received his license as a tour leader/guide for the Calabrian region in 1999. He’s particularly knowledgeable about Magna Graecia culture and archaelogy.

Terry

…came to Rome in search of “la dolce vita” to work with groups of deaf travelers, and has since started up his own company specializing in offering tours in sign language.