Florence Secret Garden Tour
An Exotic Experience
Valerie received her BA with distinction in Art History and Museology at the University of Florence, focusing on the Renaissance art market. Although German, Valerie was born and raised in Rome, making her eager to build bridges across different cultures. She also works for the educational department of the state museums in Florence, where her mission is to communicate art and culture as a means of understanding the visual signs that surround us.
Born and raised in Florence, Alessandra has a degree in art history from the University of Florence with a specialization in seventeenth-century painting. She obtained an Masters from the European University Institute in Florence, where she defended her Ph.D. in history, focusing on the patronage of Tuscan nobility in Europe during the seventeenth century. In addition, she holds a diploma in archival administration, paleography, and diplomatics from the State Archive in Florence. She has been teaching art history and Italian culture for several years in various schools and institutions in Florence and across Italy.
Susanna was born in Arezzo (Tuscany) where she currently resides. She is a PhD Art Historian (University of Florence) and is a researcher of the Medici family collections and Renaissance art of Florence. She is a member of the prestigious Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, worlds’ oldest Art Institution, established in 1563 by Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici and Giorgio Vasari. The author of several books and other publications about her subject area, including works on the Uffizi Gallery and Florentine art that have been translated into many languages, Susanna is also a teacher and educator. Susanna has collaborated with the Piero della Francesca Project and Susanna is also a certified Sommelier. Her passion for Tuscany, art and Italian wine inform her tours and lectures. She is a licensed tour guide in Florence, Siena and Arezzo.
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