We’ve been sharing Tuscany, and Florence in particular, through our Travel Guides, Blog and Forum since 2002 and which today have grown to have over 25.000 visits per day and over 500.000 followers on social media.
Even for us, who have the privilege of living in Tuscany, there are still many aspects of our region that await to be discovered, its farthest corners still hidden. Often, it is because we are costantly surrounded by such authentic artistic, cultural, historical and natural treasures that we might not actually appreciate them as they should. So we set out to rediscover our territory, traveling across Tuscany and visiting both the more famous locations as well as the more unknown to then share our experiences on this guide we called Discover Tuscany, from which VisitFlorence.com was then naturally born from.
We like to write about our adventures as we explore Tuscany, as well as help promote it but most of all, help other travelers to make their time and experiences in Italy unique and unforgettable. We do our best to share practical information for planning your trip on our Forum, where we reply to questions, and through our articles.
Meet the Discover Tuscany Team
Discover Tuscany was first born as a “family project” between Lourdes and Stefano, partners in work as well as in life, and Cristina, Stefano’s sister. Soon thereafter, other locals also added their experiences and contributed, photographed and shared their corner of Tuscany with all of us - and we thank them with all of our hearts!
I'm from California but have called Florence my home for over a decade. I love to explore Italy; it is a lot of fun to try to see everything like I'm seeing it for the first time, keeping you, our readers, always in mind. I am continually “rediscovering” Tuscany, now from the perspective of traveling with our toddler, Sophie, in tow. I am the editor-in-chief for Discover Tuscany, dedicating a large portion of my time answering questions on our Forum, offering tips and recommendations to other travelers. When I find a bit of spare time, I also love to bake, read and play with yarn. 😉
I am a curious person by nature, and love to travel and explore new places. I am particularly interested in things to enjoy as a family since I have a lovely, boisterous young girl. I also write on my personal blog Mamme a Firenze, which is dedicated to families in Florence. For Discover Tuscany, I manage our posts on the various social networks as well as write articles as a local to share my love for Tuscany!
I love everything that revolves around technology, the Internet and web marketing (I sometimes write about this on stefano romeo.com), all of which leads to spending a lot of time in front of the computer. Luckily, I also love cycling on the roads and hills of Tuscany which prevents me from taking the shape of my chair. My family comes from both Florence and Siena and spent my university years in Pisa which makes me truly 100% Tuscan (but I do cheer for the Fiorentina team!). I handle marketing and SEO for Discover Tuscany, but I also like to write from my “local” point of view. Many of the photos on this site were taken during my bike rides. 😊
It has been over 20 years since I arrived in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave. Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I soon learned that Italians all have stories that long to be told, stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh. I love sharing some of those stories, as well as my own, with you on Discover Tuscany.
I like to travel and have had the good fortune to be able to travel around Europe, but in the end, my love for Tuscany, its traditions and people have always drawn me back! For Discover Tuscany. I enjoy being able to write and share the “hidden” treasures waiting to be discovered in the area I live in, the area in between Pisa, Lucca and Pistoia.
I recently discovered my passion for photography and decided to follow my heart, becoming a full-time photographer soon thereafter. I love living in Tuscany since it is an endless opportunity to take photos of a beautiful, charming region. You'll see some of my work on Discover Tuscany, and in particular on our two Instagram accounts: DiscoverTuscany and Visit_Florence
A web designer and developer at heart, I was born and grew up in Florence but now have moved to live in the countryside between Florence and Arezzo, which I truly enjoy. I designed the look of Discover Tuscany, and am continually adding and tweaking what you see. Hope you like it!
- DiscoverTuscany.com - travel guide about Tuscany with an insiders’ point of view.
- VisitFlorence.com - offering detailed information on visiting and exploring Florence.
- Chianti.com - dedicated to the beautiful area (not just wine!) in Tuscany between Florence and Siena.
- TuscanyAccommodation.com / FlorenceAccommodation.com - lodging guides to Tuscany and Florence: we visited high quality accommodations and reviewed them for you. You can book directly with the owners, saving on commissions.
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