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.
Manuela Ciri was born and raised on a farm in Umbria where she has been involved in leading cooking lessons and olive oil tastings. Educated both in Italy and in the US, she is a botanist, herbal healer, and certified environmental guide; her vast knowledge of nature, agriculture, and traditional food is warmed by her sunny smile and joyful nature. When not guiding, she teaches environmental education in public schools, works on landscape engineering projects, or can be found scouting new trails around the mountains and hills of central Italy.
Alessandro Gullo is a native of Italy with Sicilian ancestry. Educated in the US as well as Italy, he is a certified guide of historic monuments in Umbria. He combines his charming personality with a vast knowledge of culture, art, history, food and wine on many of our Italian tours.
With his American mother and Sicilian father, Keegan Alagna grew up in a bilingual home in the Umbrian countryside near Assisi. From his childhood on a working farm to post-graduate work in geology, he has always pursued his passion and curiosity for the outdoors, through teaching, guiding, and exploring. He brings his depth of knowledge of geology, nature, Italian history and culture to his walking tours and to his position as a board member on Italy’s premier outdoor group—the CAI, the Club Alpino Italiano.