Hi, my name´s Lesley and I´m a licensed Tuscan Trekking guide. I´m English but have lived in Italy since 1985 and for many years in Tuscany.
Before leaving England I had studied to become a Corden Bleu cook and was running a small private catering business.
In 2000 I was helping to run a farmhouse holiday place in Radicofani when I was contacted by a tour operator that specialises in walking vacations and asked to organise a week´s gourmet walk for them. Within the same year I was asked to lead some of their walks in Tuscany. Soon after I studied and received my licence as a qualified trekking and nature guide in Tuscany. As well as a love of art and nature I have an insatiable curiosity for discovering what is over the next hill and around the next bend!
I work as a travel designer organising personalised walking holidays for tour operators, private individuals and groups in the region of Tuscany and upper Lazio.
Let me take you off the beaten tourist track where you can feel part of your surroundings and not just another weary tourist trudging through.
Meet the local craftsmen, cooks and wine producers. Have fun making pasta or looking for truffles. Enjoy a tipple of Brunello or one of the many other top class Tuscan wines.
Tuscany will embrace all your senses and, as it has done so often for so many visitors, it will draw you to its very soul and call you back time and time again.