Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Fiorella Casartelli was born and raised in a village on the shores of Lake Como. She studied foreign languages and spent several years living in England and Germany before returning to the Como region. Fiorella enjoys sharing her regional knowledge of the botany, art, history, and of course, food and wine of her native region with guests from around the world.
Alessandro Pini makes his home in both Milan and his native Lake Como. Having studied art history, literature, and languages, Alessandro is a certified professional guide in Milan, the Italian Lakes and Lombardy region. Fluent in English and German, he is passionate about sharing his love of Italy with guests on our Piedmont and Italian Lakes tours.
Having lived in Italy for more than thirty years, Christopher Wellington combines a deep love of his adopted country with wide-ranging knowledge of its past and present. A history graduate of Cambridge, he taught English and religion before moving into guiding. He is fascinated by the art and architecture of Italy, and how it has grown out of the countryside and life of the people, the source, too, of his interest in the food and wine of each region. He guides in the Italian Lakes, Cinque Terre, and Piedmont.
Angelica Turi has been working in the field of art restoration in her hometown of Florence for many years, specializing in paintings on canvas and icons. She is equally comfortable in the Tuscan countryside where her family has been producing wine and olive oil since the mid-19th century. An outdoor enthusiast, Angelica has a deep appreciation of the fine food and wine of Italy, which she gracefully shares on many of our Italian tours.