inglese gennaio 2016I’m a professional certified tour guide , personal shopper in Tuscany  & wedding planner  in Italy.

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Born and living in Pistoia, a hidden gem in Tuscany , between Florence and Lucca.

My first passion  were shoes : working as footwear agent for about twenty years with my father who first started this profession , we attended to the main shoe fairs in Europe and in Italy. Spreading MADE IN ITALY shoes in the world has been a great satisfaction for me .

I  became a personal shopper “ante litteram” as I started  doing this for all my foreign clients needed a guide for their shopping, tips about restaurants and beautiful hotels where  to stay.

As a tour guide I can satisfy my desire to share the beauties of my Country with foreign people and offer an authentic experience based on a true passion of what I do including food tasting as I really believe food is part of our culture and lifestyle .

My passions are so many ; food , fashion, shoes of course ! thick foam cappuccino ( if possible sipped in a historical café ) tea , gelato , pizza & homemade pasta ,books, arts, old bookshops, museums,wine, theatre , art galleries, photography ,travel,cinema ,  chocolate, dessert wine….wine and  writing & sharing all this with you!

Sardina island, located  almost in front of Tuscany,  is my summer retreat since I was ten : that’s why  you will find here a dedicated category for this amazing island with delicious  food, stunning wild  nature & old traditions.

When I am not traveling with clients you can find me by Restaurant Pizzeria” Il Pollo d’Oro ” in Pistoia , http://www.ilpollodoro.com  owned  by my husband family since 1962.

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Tweeter :  @mikyriccia

FB : Michela Ricciarelli or Passion4tuscany

Instagram : passion4food4fashion