LINDA SASSANO HIGGINS

I am a Nationally Licensed Italian Tour Guide (certified in both English and Italian) with a specialty in Florence and her Province. Being an American of Italian heritage with a background in Fine Art/Art History, Italy is in my heart and Florence is my passion. The art and the architecture of this enchanting city speak of a diverse and expansive history. The people are genuinely welcoming and hospitable. And of course, the food and wine are remarkable. Join me and together we will explore and discover the lesser-known aspects of fascinating Hidden Florence!

 

my background

  • Licensed Italian Tour Guide, Agenzia Formativa La Bottega Toscana, Florence, Italy
  • Lived and studied across Italy, including Florence, Arezzo, Venice, Bologna, Otranto, Taormina (Sicilia)
  • Studied Italian language (University of Siena, CILS certification in Italian Language), Art History, and Italian Cuisine & Wine (WSET Level 1 certification)
  • Degree Fine Art/Art History (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Drawing/Photography, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy
  • Masters Education/Teacher, Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • B.S. Anthropology, University of California, Davis, CA

Linda was an incredible tour guide and showed us parts of Florence we never knew existed. Her tour was a truly unique experience and the highlight of our Europe trip.
— Lisa Dughi, New York, NY

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