I am Ale, an Environmental Tour Guide. I achieved the license by the Regione Toscana after a 600 hours course at the Agenzia APAB in Florence. I attended 100 hours of stage between the Casentino and the Apuane Alps area.
I was born in San Felice, one of the most characteristic villages in Chianti, in the middle of woods, hills and vineyards. From then onwards, I have lived in the open-air. I come from a sharecroppers family and in my house the love for the countryside and the respect for its soil have always been important values.
From here, the love for nature and its elements, even the smallest one: from rocks to water, from plants to animals.
Thanks to my parents, the passion for the mountains grew inside of me; they used to bring me in Trentino Alto Adige during the holidays. Besides enjoying the panorama, I learnt to appreciate the beauty of looking at the world from above.
This pushes me to climb every peak, willing to go every day higher. I am lucky to live in one of the UNESCO World Heritage areas, Terre di Siena: Chianti, Vald’Orcia, Crete, Montagnola, Farma and Merse valleys are unique places where history and nature blend together, creating the world’s most beautiful landscape. Here you can find old paths to ruins, castles, churches and ancient houses. You can walk along roads with cypresses and visit magnificient villas on the top of the hills.
Discovery is the energy that pushes me further. I am constantly searching for new places to explore, new tours to create, combining history, nature, adventure and good wine.
Always looking for new experiences to share together, from the Senese territory to the whole of Tuscany, until the most beautiful and fascinating places of Italy.