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Meet Our Guides: Ale

Having a tour leader who’s not only an expert, but who also brings a sense of fun is hugely important. That’s why we’re so proud of our wonderful guides at Walkabout Florence. Not only do they know their stuff, they know how to show their clients a very good time!

In this post we’d like you to meet Ale whose biggest passions are wine and Italy. Don’t you just love him already?

Ale is our “accidental” tour guide, coming to the profession via journalism and event organisation. As a student of languages (French, Spanish and English) and a genuine people person, he had the perfect readymade skills to succeed. But while he may have fallen into the job by chance, he’s certainly stayed by choice, discovering a deep love of travel, tradition and culture that he just can’t get enough of. Oh, and then there’s the wine…

A qualified sommelier, Ale is an expert on the wine making process and likes nothing more than to share his deep knowledge on our wine tasting day excursions. His own personal collection runs to 200 bottles and counting…

Ale’s favourite part of the job is the experience of meeting new people every day, learning about their countries and having the chance to share the traditions of Italy – along with a glass of wine or two of course!

Life as a tour guide has never a dull moment, and Ale has had to deal with everything from taking care of a plastic chicken mascot, to multiple passengers falling ill on an Adriatic cruise. But whatever his day throws at him, Ale wouldn’t change it for the world.

“My best moments are when I can see my clients satisfied and inspired by everything they experience. That’s the best reward and luckily it happens on a daily basis!”

Get in touch to book a tour and share a glass of wine or two with Ale!

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We Are Walkabout Florence

Book a tour with our award-winning company and we’ll ensure you enjoy the most authentic, fun and unique experiences Tuscany and the Cinque Terre have to offer! The day excursions with Walkabout Florence are full of fun and adventure and cover everything from wine tasting in the vineyards of Chianti, to gelato making, cooking classes in a Tuscan farmhouse and Vespa and Fiat 500 tours. Welcome to the real Italy!