Mornings in Florence is the title of a book by John Ruskin, the British critic who rediscovered Florentine art during a time of deep social, political and economic changes. When Ruskin was asked why he would speak of art in a time of revolutions and wars, he answered, “Why not? Wars may come and go but art stays”.

Our Inspiration

The aim of the Mornings in Florence tours is to provide a unique and privileged standpoint on Florence and its treasures. We firmly believe that art, history and culture must be looked into from new, original and unconventional angles. This is why we are not afraid to push ourselves off the beaten track to give our clients an unforgettable experience.

Our inspiration is Ruskin’s idealism. A new way of thinking about the past in order to change the present.

What Makes Us Special

We are three young, licensed, Florentine tour guides who take in pride in our university studies, degrees and PhDs. We offer exclusive and original tours, thoroughly researched on historical sources, and imbued with a genuine Florentine spirit, which combines anecdotes and historical data.

Our tours are private to guarantee you will make the most of your stay, whether your are here for a short visit or a longer one through Tuscany. The tours can be done at any time and any day for your convenience, in Italian or English.

Your Mornings in Florence Guides

Ilaria
Tour Guide

Ilaria has a degree in Archaeology and is currently doing a PhD in Studies of the Ancient World. When she was a child, the first time she stepped into a museum, she said she wanted to study Ancient Egypt and be a tour guide, and she is still sticking to her original plan! Her field of expertise ranges from ancient history and languages of the Near East and Florentine history, as she is also part of the historical reenactment commitee of Florence. She takes part in several international congresses as part of her PhD course.

She got her tour guide license in 2015.

 

My Favorite Florence Tour

ilaria@morningsinflorence.com

Viola
Tour Guide

Viola has a degree in Art History and Conservation and Visual Arts. She worked in the most beautiful cities of the New World, such as San Diego where she worked at MCASD and New York for a contemporary art magazine. The foundation of her life and research are the love for her city of origin and for other people. She developed a project for the Pecci Museum in Prato about art and the territory, interviewing and writing about lots well-known contemporary artists.

She got her tour guide license in 2015.

My Favorite Florence Tour

viola@morningsinflorence.com

 

Francesco
Tour Guide

Francesco has a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature and a PhD in English and American Studies. He lived in United Kingdom for several years where he worked as a Researcher in Drama and Theatre Studies and as a TV operator. Later, he moved to Florence where he carried on his studies publishing several articles on the contaminations between literature and art. He is currently working on a book on American and English travellers in 19th Century Florence.

He got his tour guide license in 2015.

 

My Favorite Florence Tour

francesco@morningsinflorence.com