Italy is a magnificent country, and there's so much more to it than the large cities of Venice and Rome.
I spent 30 years of my life living in Florence and the surrounding countryside, and as an Italian native,
I love to provide my clients with personalized recommendations and unique excursion opportunities.
For many people, traveling to Italy is a dream come true.
By studying with me, you can avoid falling victim to some of the famous tourist traps, and you will get to enjoy an authentic Italian experience. I am an Italy specialist who is enjoying a fresh start as a travel professional. And as teacher, I love to help my students to plan study abroad experiences in Italy where they can immerse themselves in the culture and language of the country. I enjoy offering tips and advice to my clients and students, and helping them decide on the best places to go while on their trip.
While the big cities are amazing and should definitely be explored, I always recommend stopping in small villages and towns along the way. This allows travelers to meet friendly locals and enjoy the most delicious Italian food in the world. Given my expert local knowledge, I can tell my clients where to find the best real gelato and can also point out hidden treasures near some of the most popular tourist destinations.
I want my students and clients to do more than just make a photo stop at the Colosseum in Rome and pretend to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I want them to experience the Italian culture, interact with the people and enjoy pasta & wine the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
I currently live and work in Orange County, California.
I collaborate with three languages schools in Costa Mesa and a travel agency in Huntington Beach.