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Hi! my name is Larissa Zverchkhovaskaia.

I am an official tourist guide, in Italian and Russian, my mother language, for the two most beautiful provinces of Tuscany: Florence and Siena.

My companion Stefano, as a pure Florentine, would say " But what are you saying? Florence and Siena are simply  the most beautiful provinces of the world". As there is so much to see and do, it took me some time to realize it, but now I definitely agree with him. I still remember my first vision of Florence's Duomo (The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - we were riding on a Vespa 50 and I was sitting behind, all of a sudden, as we rounded the next corner, it stood in front of us in all its magnificence, I just fell in love with it !!! I now live in Florence since 1998 and my love for this city is still growing stronger every day.
In my web site you may read a lot of information and see photos about Florence, Siena and other Tuscan wonders, I hope you will find them usefull.
I can suggest any kind of tours or help you in planning your personal itineraries, no matter whether you are a first time or repeat visitor, I will try my best to make your visit interesting, educational, an unforgettable unique experience, a precious memory that will last a lifetime!
My tours include what's world famous but also what's usually Rarely Seen, often Missed but More than Worth Visiting. You will be also able to discover the secrets of Florentine artisans, goldsmiths, leather and mosaic craftsmen who will welcome us into their workshops, so typical of Florence, and explain the methods they use in making their precious products.
I prefer a relaxed, non-invasive style of tourism, respectful of the past history and present life. This is why I propose enjoyable slowly paced tours, for small groups, convinced that this is the best way to see and enjoy the beauty of the places we visit.
A different way of  tourism, as less invasive as possible, in less crowded places, off the beaten paths, with delicious stops to taste the extraordinary wines and food of the world wide famous Tuscan cuisine.
If you hire me I will be more than happy to tell you all about the history, the traditions, the people and their customs, and guide you through these two marvelous territories. Heading down from Florence to Siena we will drive through Chianti and Val d'Orcia and come upon a lot of minor but very famous cities like San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and also an incredible number of well hidden treasures, not to mention the food and the wine that go hand in hand with them!
In collaborations with other professionals I can also organize several activities, like cooking classes,  lunch & dinners in special locations like castles and villas, cars and bikes tours and  events  such as wedding and anniversaries.
I'm looking forward to be your personal guide! 


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This site is a tour guide in Florence, Tuscany , italy in russian language
Florence, in tuscany has an exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious testimony to its secular civilization. Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, lived here, along with Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, reformists of architecture and sculpture; Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, founders of the Renaissance; Ghiberti and the Della Robbia; Filippo Lippi Botticelli and Paolo Uccello; the universal geniuses Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Their works, along with those of many generations of artists up to the masters of the present century, are gathered in the city's many museums. In Florence, thanks to Dante, the Italian language was born; with Petrarch and Boccaccio literary studies were affirmed; with Humanism the philosophy and values of classical civilization were revived; with Machiavelli modern political science was born; with Guicciardini, historical prose; and with Galileo, modern experimental science. Up to the time of Charlemagne, Florence was a university town. Today it includes many specialized institutes and is an international cultural center. Academies, art schools, scientific institutes and cultural centers all contribute to the city's intense activity. aimed for those who not only want to learn about the city famous for its works of art, and birthplace of illustrious personage like Dante, Giotto, Leonardo da vinci and Cimabue (only to name a few), but to discover Florence; its characteristic spots where one can enjoy exquisite dishes of traditional Tuscan cuisine or world famous flea markets where one can buy the most peculiar object. To visit this Italian Renaissance jewel is like taking a leap into a past rich with history and tradition. try your  tour guide to florence, tuscany, italy in russian language

Program Wine Tour «Wines of Tuscany» (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Tuscany - a region best of Italian wines, has maintained to date, and a lot of the best artistic creations of Italy, which can be found in Florence, Siena, Pisa. And in the district of the cities, rural landscapes koloritnymi are medieval villages such as San Gimignano, and Montalcino.

Day 1: Arrive in Italy. Meeting with a guide. Airport Florence - Hotel in Siena. Accommodation at the hotel 3 * +, or 4 *. Dinner at the hotel.
Siena - one of the richest and most famous cities of Tuscany, was built on a 7-hills, which gives an even greater charm of a small medieval streets.

Day 2 nd: Breakfast at the hotel. City bus tour of Siena. The inspection, accompanied by Russian-speaking Ida includes the Cathedral and the Piazza del Campo - one of the most beautiful in Europe, the Church of San Domenico, the building of the palace Municipalities, as well as visits to "ENOTECA ITALIANA", where the best Italian wines.
Dinner. Free time.

Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. A trip to the Russian-speaking tour guide in San Gimignano.
San Gimignano this tiny medieval town, miraculously remained unchanged over the past few centuries. The city is located at the top of the hill and is famous for its numerous towers and bell tower, a fortress and narrow medieval streets.
The tour will conclude a visit to a private manor / castle for tasting local wines and traditional family dinner.
Back in Siena. Free time

Day 4 th: Breakfast at the hotel. A trip to the Russian-speaking tour guide in Chianti.
Chianti area, famous for its constantly changing reliefs, located between the Arno river, south of Florence, and the river Omvrone, north of Siena. Chianti charm - a variety of landscapes: olive groves, vineyards smooth, majestic cypress alleys. Across the road will meet the small villages, sometimes the road is coming to the medieval towns and castles. Today, these castles are centers of production of the famous wine and olive oil. The heart of wine-gastronomicheskom round - get acquainted with this beautiful land and its inhabitants, who have preserved and told to us through the centuries its own traditions and culture of wine and food. Visit private estates for the production of wine, where tourists will be able to taste wines and lunch. Back in Siena. Free time

Day 5 th: Breakfast at the hotel. Free Day. Optional excursion.

Day 6 th: Breakfast at the hotel. A trip to the Russian-speaking tour guide in Florence.
Tour of Florence, during which visit the area ekskursanty Sinorii with its Old Palace (Palazzo Vecchio) and the fountain of Neptune. At Cathedral Square travelers will see the unique attractions: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fore, crowned by a colossal dome of Brunelleschi, Giotto belltower and ancient constructions of Florence - the bronze doors of the Baptistery. Also, tourists can see such masterpieces as «from the Cross» and «David» Michelangelo frescoes Girlandayo and Angelica, the church of Santa Croce, which became the burial place of great Italians: Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, Rossini.
More tourists awaiting dinner in a restaurant and a visit to the Florentine galleries
Back in Siena. Free time

Day 7 th: Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Montelchinno. Wine tastings and lunch with the Russian-speaking guide in Montelchino and Montepulciano. This route allows you to visit the beautifully preserved fortress towns with harsh walls and towers. The most interesting thing is that these camps are a normal modern life. To travel, you can immerse in the Middle Ages and at the same time spent tasting different wines. Montepulciano is different from elsewhere in the region. He will meet you their free squares and streets, paintings built palaces, churches and cathedrals. Today the city of Montepulciano is known not only as unique, not touched, the Renaissance city, but as a city of fine wines.
Pientsa town got its name from the name of Pope Ping II. Today Pientsa - a city living by farming and breeding sheep in the surrounding farms.
The medieval town of Montalcino is located on the hillside between the valleys and rivers Ombrone Association. The city enchants its narrow streets, picturesque little squares. Come here is simply because there is produced one of the best wines in the world - Brunello di Montalcino.
Back in Siena. Free time.

8 th Day: - Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer hotel - airport in Florence.



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La guida turistica in lingua russa  a firenze toscana italia  russo madrelingua) è una professione del turismo ed è regolata dalle leggi italiane. Per diventare guide turistiche di firenze e siena in toscana  occorre frequentare un corso abilitante e superare l´esame finale. L´esame ha lo scopo di verificare sia le competenze linguistiche che le conoscenze territoriali della città di riferimento. Dopo il superamento dell´esame il comune di residenza rilascia alla guida turistica un patentino nel quale sono indicate le lingue straniere e le province per le quali ha ottenuto l´abilitazione. La professione di guida turistica è multidisciplinare. Significa che la guida possiede competenze in molteplici discipline come storia, archeologia, storia dell´arte, tradizioni popolari ed aspetti enogastronomici, eventi e manifestazioni del territorio, ma anche capacità comunicative e relazionali, specialmente con persone provenienti da altre culture e religioni. Sono le guide turistiche che vi illustrano il patrimonio storico, artistico e culturale della città, creando l´itinerario che più vi piace e realizzando il vostro programma. Sanno sempre suggerirvi i luoghi più belli da visitare, vi seguono e si prendono cura di voi anche dopo il servizio, dando quel tocco speciale a tutto il tour. Affidatevi alla vostra guida turistica  per firenze e siena in lingua russa anche per informazioni su ristoranti e trattorie dove gustare le specialità locali, musei e giardini da visitare durante il vostro tempo libero e le botteghe di artigianato, per una dimostrazione nel laboratorio che vi farà conoscere gli antichi mestieri della città e vivere un´esperienza indimenticabile. Larissa Zverchkhovskaia guida turistica firenze siena toscana italia in  russo ed in  lingua russa.





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