Hi, I’m Mara


Hi, I’m Mara

I’ve lived in Florence for 11 years

I speak English, Spanish, Italian and some French

I am Wine & Food Tour Leader


Hey there! I'm Mara, your local host here in beautiful Florence! This city has stolen my heart from the mouthwatering food and rich wine culture to the vibrant arts scene and stunning architecture. One of my favorite pastimes is strolling through the streets at sunset, soaking in the beauty of this magical place before enjoying an aperitivo with friends. I'm passionate about the performing arts and love attending shows whenever I can. You can find me in Centro, Santo Spirito, or Oltrarno in Florence, or perhaps in the historic neighborhoods of Bologna like Santo Stefano and Quartiere Saragozza. Consider me your go-to expert for all things Bologna! Whether you're in search of the best food and wine spots, hidden gems, or fascinating curiosities, I've got you covered. Let's make unforgettable memories together in this incredible city!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Culture & customs Hosts expertise Music
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Gardens Scenic routes Social history Architectural history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Third wave coffee Gin Local beers High-end fashion boutiques Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Lifestyle culture Alternative or underground culture Gourmet food Vegetarian food Local speciality drinks Painting Sculpture Performance art Traditional art Digital art Folk art Indigenous art Contemporary art Art history Thrift stores Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Music stores Action photography Fashion photography Night photography Post-modern architecture Gothic architecture Baroque architecture Pre-Columbian architecture Spanish colonial architecture Pop music Jazz music Rock music Blues music Folk music Electronic music Hip-hop R&B Soul music Funk music Reggae Indie music

Experiences I love to host