Ciao, my name is Elia.
I am an official tour guide in Florence, the city in which I was born and raised. Florence Up Close is a collection of itinerary, custom tours, and Tuscan experiences that I have designed for visitors to Florence.
Let's explore and find new ways to appreciate Florence together and discover the beauty that awaits you.
I had an amazing morning with Elia, the tour helps me better understand the city and build up my connection with it. The experience is also designed in a way that is relaxing and engaging. I like the small details that a normal tourist will not notice, these make the entire tour more attractice. Thank you Elia!
-Vien December, 2018
Elia è una guida molto competente e disponibile. Per niente noioso, ci ha mostrato una Firenze autentica e poco turistica fornendoci spunti preziosi per la nostra permanenza. Molto consigliato!
-Lucilla December, 2018
Elia is such a nice and patient person, we got some trouble and became late about 20 minutes, but he is still so kind and understand of our situation, also he is full of knowledge, took us to some secret place and told us some information and historical things that even some local people don't know! we had quite a nice time with him, highly recommended!
-Pei Yun December, 2018
Elia knows so much about Firenze history. He gave a fascinating, personable tour.
-Eileen July, 2018