MEET YOUR GUIDES
Tuscan native son Romeo Innocenti has been brought up in the culture of fine food and wine by his Grand Chef father, Carlo Innocenti. Romeo has devoted his life and his palate to discovering fine wines and developing delicious twists on traditional Tuscan recipes. Fluent in English, Romeo knows Tuscany like his own backyard, and has gained entry into some of Italy’s most prestigious wine cellars. We are proud to offer our guests this most exclusive wine tour!
Federica Leoni-Innocenti, daughter of Tuscany, Tour Leader, practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine, massage therapist, and Holistic Healer, Federica is tirelessly energetic and charming. With an excellent knowledge of Tuscan culture and history, and her background in holistic health, she makes the perfect tour leader for our wellness tours.
Australian born Linda Sorgiovanni came to Florence in search of her Italian roots nearly a decade ago, and she has been here ever since! She has spent the past 10 years studying Florentine history, Italian wines, and has become a tour guide. Brilliant, entertaining, and vastly knowledgeable, Linda is a favorite amongst Tuscan Way guests. Linda will guide you on a tour that will help you discover your own personal Renaissance!
Maurizio Burlandi is one of the most unforgettable people you will ever meet. Witty, brilliant, funny, and kind, he is quite the character! As Maurizio is fond of saying about Tuscany; “Look at all this beauty! Sto qui, sto bene! (I’m here, I’m happy!) He says, arms spread wide. “Cosa ci vuole di piu?” (What more could one ask for?) His knowledge of Tuscany is matched only by his love for his native land.
Fernanda Biserni has been leading tours as a professional guide for over 10 years. She has boundless energy, an impressive knowledge of all things Tuscan, and a limitless zest for life, meeting new people, and showing her new friends her beloved Toscana. She speaks excellent English and can interpret with ease. Fernanda is great fun to be around, and will surely make you smile.
“Ciao! My name is Stefan Derich, and I look forward to seeing you in beautiful Tuscany!
I am originally from Germany, but I fell in love with Italian culture and now I am living my dream-life in Tuscany. Tuscany and its beauty and culture, it’s foods and wines, have always fascinated me. It has been my greatest pleasure to learn all I could about Italy and Tuscany, and now it is my greatest pleasure to pass on what I have learned to you. I speak English, French, and Italian fluently, and have no trouble translating. I look forward to showing you my beloved Tuscany, and passing my love of Italy on to you.
Grazie e Buon Viaggio!”
“My name is Tanya Bruckner and I’d like to welcome you to the Italy that I have grown to love and now call home. I graduated from UC Santa Clara with a degree in Italian Studies.
Over the last ten years, I have lived in some of the most culturally rich cities such as Naples, Rome, Assisi and now my beloved Florence, such that my passion and familiarity with these regions is an integral portion of my specialized itineraries. I am able to combine my educational background with my experiences of living in Italy to provide a unique experience for all guests.
Whether it’s sipping Brunello wine in the charming medieval village of Montalcino, feasting on a traditional Tuscan lunch on an 18th century farm, simply learning all about the wonders of the Italian renaissance in beautiful Florence, or other endless possibilities, I anticipate bringing to life an authentic Italy.”