I grew up in NYC where I graduated Hunter College HS and Columbia University and studied art, literature, European cultures and foreign affairs. I am an EU (Italian) citizen as well as US and have spent about half my life living, working and traveling throughout Europe. I have lived in Italy for many years as a writer, guide and volunteer and in Venice for 3 years as a local expert and guide. My background is split between US and Italian cultures and as such I am able to relate to the American traveler with ease, zero language barrier and with an approach and style that makes the entire experience more comfortable and engaging than the typical guide. Add to this my avoidance of anything scripted and my pledge to make every private experience unique and custom to the personality and interests of the traveler and you have the formula that I believe provides the best experiences possible.