Ciao my name is Elena Ceccanti and I am a qualified tourist guide for Siena and it’s provinces since 2001.
I was born in Siena in the historic hospital Santa Maria della Scala in front of the cathedral of the Santa Maria Assunta and I still live in Siena with my partner and our daughter. I decided to become a tourist guide for the love of my city when I was 15 years old. This decision brought me to complete my studies at a Linguistic High School and to study languages at the University of Siena and then to further deepen my understanding of all the historical and artistically aspects related to my profession. I also attended a course held for the Jubilee celebration, which lend me to deepen my knowledge of religious themes. Why should you choose me? First of all, I am a highly qualified guide who has gone through the selection process and exam that certifies both my knowledge of the city and my language skills. Secondly, I was born and raised in Siena. I know the territory and its traditions from every point of view. I truly love my city and this will make it even more fascinating to your eyes.
On this site, you will find a selection of my proposed itineraries, but if you do not find anything that suits you, you may ask me to customize a tour for you according to your needs and interests. It would be a pleasure for me to give you advice on places to stay, eat, book admissions to museums and other helpful information that will make your stay in Siena more pleasant and relaxed.
I am looking forwarding to meeting you!