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

Giuseppe

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.

Riccardo

Riccardo

…was born and raised in Rome and studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Rome. Heeding his passion for the mountains, he moved to the western Alps where, following his regional training, he has since been working as a full-time Alpine guide.

Lorenza

Lorenza

…is a native of Vicenza, in the northern region of Veneto. She graduated from the University of Venice with specialities in architecture, landscape and urban planning. She enjoys studying the intersections between food and culture, and oversees our self-guided tour in the Veneto.

Rudy

Rudy

…was born and raised in Chianti, where he still lives. With degrees in Anthropology and photojournalism, he is also a student of holistic practices such as shiatsu and yoga. He brings his broad base of knowledge into his guiding, with contemplative walks through nature.

Lorenzo

Lorenzo

…is Tuscan by birth with degrees in Foreign Languages and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Siena. He brought together his love of teaching and his spirit of adventure by becoming a professional guide, which he has been for nearly twenty years now.

Francesca

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 for her native homeland, the undiscovered regions of Lazio.

Roberto

Roberto

…grew up amidst chestnut and beech woods on Monte Amiata, Tuscany’s sleeping volcano. He studied Biology in the beautiful art cities of Siena and Florence, after which he returned to Monte Amiata to grow vegetables and live the perfect Italian countryside lifestyle.

Luca

Luca

…was born and raised in the city of Fabriano in the central Italian region of Le Marche. He has a degree in History and spent much of his early years working in industry. He now lives in Umbria.

Amedeo

Amedeo

…was born in Piemonte but grew up in various regions of Italy, as well as abroad, including Nepal. He has a degree in Architecture from the University of Rome and finds in the mountainous areas of Italy an extraordinarily rich cultural heritage.

Alessandro

Alessandro

…is a Florentine by birth and holds a degree in Natural Science from the University of Florence. He has worked for many years in the Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, as well as in Lazio and Molise, to preserve the native populations of wolves and chamois.

Floriana

Floriana

…is a native of Positano and holds a Master’s degree in Archeology and Ancient Civilizations. She loves all that is beautiful, from nature to works of art to little known churches, which she reveals to her guests with charm and deep understanding.

Giovanni

Giovanni

…is a native of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. He’s a connoisseur of both the local history and the regional cuisine. With over thirty five years of experience hiking throughout the peninsula, he is happy to show visitors the true culture of his homeland.

Antonio

Antonio

was born in Campobasso and has had a passion for nature since childhood, thanks to his maternal grandparents, both farmers. With a degree in History and a love of walking, he offers deep insights into the nearly unknown region of Molise.

Roberto

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 and his home town of Narni, beneath which has discovered an underground church.

Ulisse

Ulisse

…has deep family roots on the Amalfi Coast and grew up in Naples. His father, a tour guide, taught him the craft, so that Ulisse leads tours with a veteran’s confidence, blending exercise, fun, relaxation with an insider’s knowledge of local history.

Terry

Terry

…came to Rome in search of “la dolce vita” and to work with groups of deaf travelers.  He soon started up his own company specializing in offering tours around the world in sign language.