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You want your trip to Tuscany to be memorable, smooth, and fun.
You don’t have hours and hours to gather information.
Your eyes are glazing over as you read website after website and their ‘expert’ tips for your Tuscan vacation.    
You wish you knew someone in Tuscany you could call up who would tell you exactly what to do.

That’s where The Tuscan Mom comes in!

On this site, you’ll find:

° Tips for travel in Tuscany
° Ideas for places to stay and things to do
° Advice on which cities, towns, and monuments to visit and when to visit them
° Insights into Tuscan culture

Why listen to what I have to say?

I’m a mamma of three, based in a small Tuscan town with my Italian husband and children. 

I’ve got the scoop on where to go and what to do.  As your on-the-ground connection in Tuscany, I’m able to give you advice and tips based on my extensive time living, working, and traveling here. I don’t just travel in Tuscany for a couple of weeks a year – I live here and travel here with my family year-round.

From my home base in Tuscany, I have been planning vacations in Italy since 2004, from the Dolomites to Sicily. 

I also spent 10 years guiding cycling and hiking vacations globally, including throughout Italy. I know what travelers need and want!
I’ve done my own traveling all over the globe, from Sweden to Argentina, from Indonesia to Tajikistan. I know how important it is to get accurate, up-to-date information from someone in the location I’m traveling to.

In my time living, working, and guiding here in Tuscany, I’ve created an extensive network throughout the region that allows me tap into insider knowledge.

Here in Italy, I’ve taught language courses and university courses.
And, most importantly, I love sharing Tuscany with family, friends, and other visitors.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me running after my three little boys, traveling in gorgeous Italy, and cycling the Tuscan hills.
I’d love to help you explore Tuscany – andiamo!