Stella has a background in art history, anthropology, enology and is passionate about the traditions of Tuscany. Based in Siena, she has been traveling since a young age, an interest started during her studies of foreign art and cultures. She graduated in English and South American Literature from the University of Siena and holds a Masters degree in Business and Tourism from Bocconi University in Milan. She received grants from University of Siena University to study in Germany and Ecuador. She became a licensed guide in 1999 for Siena, San Gimignano, Montalcino and Montepulciano. She loves Context family tours and she enjoys sharing the hidden treasures of Siena with her clients. She especially loves exploring farms and vineyards in Tuscany in order to share her passion for Brunello di Montalcino or Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti wines along with the impressive Tuscan landscape.
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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