Paola Angelini – Tourist guide and founder of Guided Florence Tours

“My name is Paola Angelini and I have been an official tourist guide since 1998. After several years of work I created Guided Florence Tours in order to build a group of highly-specialized and experienced guides, but above all, in love with Florence and with its rich history”.

Something about me

I was grown up in Riva del Garda and I’ve been living in Florence since 1984, when I firstly came here to study Political Science, with a specialization in history. I have a Master in marketing too.

I’m deeply in love with Florence, and doing this job make me feel very lucky: I am able to share my passion for this one-of-a-kind city with other people. Seeing Florence with the eyes of love gives emotions and unerasable memories.

I have been an official authorized Florence guide since 1998.

My life

I am married with Giovanpaolo, and with him I manage a small hotel in the Florence city center (Hotel Kursaal & Ausonia***). We have 3 children: Alarigo, Lamberto and Matilde.

My job

I think I’m extremely lucky, because in my daily job I can share my passion for this unique city with many people from all over the world. It’ll be a pleasure for me and for my partners, to share this love with you!

Languages spoken

I speak four language, apart from Italian: English, German, Spanish and French.

Other languages?

Other than English, Spanish, French and German, we can offer a tour in every language needed.

“Let a Florentine show you the secrets of the town”

Who better than a Florentine can make you immerge in the history and art of this town? Let you be guided by one of the guides of Guided Florence Tours, and you’ll fall in love with Florence, just like us!

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What my clients say

Here are some extracts from the Guided Florence Tours’ Tripadvisor page.

Rick L.

Paola is so knowledgeable that she brings the renaissance to life! Her background in art history let’s you really understand the meaning of the paintings and sculptures. She is also very personable and makes your visit so enjoyable. This is a must tour for those who want an in-depth appreciation of the beauty of Florence.

Aktar S.

We had a wonderful 3 hours with Paola in Firenze. She was passionate, well informed, engaging and the kids loved the little insights and questions she asked of us….all of which our children and we will remember.

Debbie D.

We had a group of 8 people and shared the privilege of having Paula as our walking tour guide. We had perused the city the night before without knowing any of the history. Walking through it again and learning the historical stories brought Florence to a whole new level. She was smart, informative and passionate about her own city.


We booked the walking tour of the highlights of the city and also a private tour of the Uffizi gallery and they were both amazing. Paola was the most charming guide and had such vast knowledge at her fingertips […] Thank you, Paola, for a super time!