About me

I graduated in Foreign Languages and it is almost 30 years now that I have been accompanying Italian and foreign groups of young and adult people to discover the towns of Umbria and their marvellous nature. Since the beginning of my career as a tour guide, neither my enthusiasm nor my amazement in front of a painting or the colours of a forest in spring has ever changed.
I love history and over the years I have developed a particular interest in St. Francis of Assisi and Franciscanism as well. I also offer “interactive” visits, especially for students of Italian language who, with the help of my “guidance”, can practice what they have studied in the classroom and improve their language skills. After many years of experience as a lecturer at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, and as a travel agent I finally decided to return to my first “love”, and work as a tourist and nature guide, thus offering my solid expertise and experience in order to create particular, unusual and captivating programmes, even for the most demanding visitors, because every corner of Umbria becomes a “special place” when accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.

They say about me:

 A splendid day spent accompanied by a real ‘narrator’, who with grace and wit enriched our visit to Assisi with historical insights and curiosities, which kept the whole family interested in the time spent together. Monia, thank you again for your great professionalism and helpfulness.

Stefano P – Italy

Monia’s guided walks and visits are an immersion in the life of St. Francis, in the history of Assisi and Umbria, as well as a tangible contact with nature and this with a motivating cheerfulness. If you want to experience this region with lasting memories and an inspiring community, I can highly recommend Monia as a guide. A big thank you to Monia for her unique commitment and keep up your golden sense of humour.

Jakob – Austria

Our short (but intense) holiday is over. We will always remember these days with nostalgia, thinking of you, too, who kept us such great company. Speaking for hours with us, you made us appreciate the beauties of your land and all the treasures it possesses. We have taken away a piece of your Umbria in our heart to the banks of the river Piave.
To our friend (and guide) Monia

Marco – Italy

Her knowledge of history and expertise helped us understand and imagine the days of St. Francis and St. Clare. It made the city come alive for us!

Anne – USA

My husband gave me these three days in Perugia, which became really special thanks to Monia, “our” tourist guide, whom I send an affectionate hug, too. M & M.
P.S: I would like to recommend these wonderful people if you want to visit Umbria at its best. They are very well-prepared, they know how to move around in the various city centers, and do their best to save you time and money wherever and whenever it is possible.
Tell them we’ve sent you!

Inun b – Italy