About

Leif Karlsson

Leif is a licensed countryside tour guide and AIS certified Sommelier who has lived in Tuscany for over twelve years. His lifelong passion for cycling coupled with his fascination for wine and food brought him here. Sharing those passions with others is what has kept him here. His network of contacts and over ten years of experience guiding in Italy allow him to design a truly personal experience for each traveler or group and his experience working in vineyards and olive groves gives his tours extra insight into Italian culture. Leif’s mother tongue is Swedish and he is also fluent in Italian and English.

Licensed Tour Guide (Guida Ambientale Escursionistica, tessera n°  016/2012)
Certified Sommelier (AIS Toscana, tessera n° 81995. 10/05)
Cyclist and Founder (ASD Velo Club Florence By Bike)


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Michele Karlsson

Michele moved to Italy eight years ago after her first trip here. She began cycling five years ago as a way to see the countryside and spend more time with Leif…and hasn’t stopped since. She loves to share her love of all things Italian with visitors. As a watercolor artist Michele has a unique way of viewing the countryside, finding those little details that make the experience come alive for guests. She frequently assists on cycling tours with larger groups. Michele’s mother tongue is English. She is competent in Italian. Swedish is going to take awhile.

Tour Assistant – Vino & Velo