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who I am

...A Venetian based in Milan with Florence as her second home and Rome in her heart...
My name is Cristina, a passionate Italian lady in love with her country:

the Bel Paese! A place where beauty and excellence go hand in hand from creating and tailoring handmade fashion through to a glass of Italian wine. Quality can be felt and tasted at its highest! Having almost twenty years of experience in the 5 star hospitality business, one day in February 2006 a rare and life changing event of meeting Michael Jackson in Florence and working for him, launched my future direction... And here I am. Thanks to Mr. Jackson, I have dedicated my work and passion in maintaining the real "Made in Italy" as my core business through the promotion of our "artigiani" or in English "skilled craftspeople or artisans" who for centuries have built and continue building the marvelous tradition and culture that we know today as "handmade in Italy"... Art and beauty all over...

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I am delighted to introduce you to the best Italy has to offer. Not surprisingly, its gems are quite often off the beaten track...

Personal Shopping

Fashion tour, Thematic tour such as: design, vintage, craftsmanship, antiques, enogastronomy, Renaissance, jewellery, furnishings, leather accessories and of course customized shopping experience, etc. for private and corporate clients

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Italian Lifestyle

Private fashion show, Enogastronomy experience, "Meet the Italian nobility at Palazzo" experience, Behind the scenes fashion tour (to admire working processes), "Meet a Florentine painter" experience, Perfumes in the capital of the Renaissance experience (see yourself as the creator of your own fragrance), etc. for private and corporate clients

Each service may end with a glass of wine or proper wine tasting.
At your discretion


"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words." Plautus
what, where, when, why

Wine advisor - personal wine shopping - personal wine cellar consultant - wine tasting - food & wine tour for private and corporate clients

I have always been fascinated by the immense world of wine, from the evolution, territory compositions, pedoclimatic conditions and the vast variety of grapes that are available all of which make up the history behind wine. As I am a certified Sommelier at AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) and actively involved in wine events, I can agree, wine offers a delightful pleasure to every wine taster.

Each region in Italy is represented by great variety and quality of wine: red, white, ros, sparkling and still. It is not just Barolo, Barbaresco, Chianti or Supertuscan. Simply consider that the registered indigenuous Italian grape varietals account more than 400 types! In terms of regions, Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Tuscany are probably the most known. However, do not forget Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto Adige, Le Marche, Abruzzo, Campania... Literally each region of Italy has its own secret gem...

Any time is the right time to savour a delicious glass of wine. I then will be honored to lead you on wine tastings and also wine tours through the amazing wine regions of Italy. Or simply, I would be delighted to provide you with suggestions and ideas for wine cellar management.

In the exquisite world of wine tasting and without forgetting the ideal food pairing, I owe my passion, excitement and continued research to the quality of Italian wines and to wines from all the wine regions of the world.


See what CLIENTS are saying about Cristina

Cristina is nothing short of amazing. She is a true ambassador to Italy. She makes incredible experiences happen for her clients, while respecting and celebrating the culture she so clearly loves. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to go beyond the guide into true Italy.

Benedict Auld,
New York City

Cara Cristina, c' un grazie dovuto, un grazie sentito, un grazie dal cuore ed quello che voglio dire a Te, grazie mille dei consigli che mi hai sempre dato durante i nostri giri per l'Italia con il Sig. Paolo Villaggio, ci sei stata veramente preziosa. Ciao.

Gioacchino Corbelli,

I first met Cristina in Florence when I visited Italy with Michael Jackson and his children in early February 2006. During our first encounter, Mr. Jackson described a sculpture art studio that he had visited over a decade ago. In what seemed like no time, Cristina found the gallery and the exact art that Mr. Jackson was looking for. We were so impressed that she became Mr. Jackson's exclusive personal shopper in Italy. She is thorough, discrete and a reliable professional. I happen to also think that she is a wonderful person.

Grace Rwaramba,
Los Angeles, California

Conosco Cristina da molti anni: una persona deliziosa e un'eccellente professionista.

Bruno Vespa,

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Cristina in Florence and Milan this past October for a few hours of shopping and fun! Cristina is a delight to be with and work with! She is energetic, upbeat, and totally accomodating to her client's needs and desires. Her goal, as she reiterated many times to me, is to make her clients happy. And happy I was! She took me to Ateliers in Milan and Florence that I would never have been able to visit on my own. She introduced me to stores where I found wonderful pieces of clothing. She had the ability to sense, right from the beginning, the kind of clothing that I feel good in, clothing that is in harmony with my personal style. She is chic and beautiful inside, and out! And I most enjoyed the time we spent together.

Alicia Starr,

Just to say a big thank you for all your valuable assistance, guidance and advice during our stay in Florence. It was a real pleasure to meet someone so professional and well organised, and who was at the same time so charming. Everyone needs a friendly "personal Shopping and tourist advisor" like you. Hope to see you again soon. With all my best wishes,

Lou Pini,

Cristina proprio un cocktail vincente, fatto di bravura, passione e tanto entusiasmo! Chi l'incontra non pu che lasciarsi trasportare dalla sua simpatia prorompente e far buoni affari!

Annie Feolde, Enoteca Pinchiorri,

Dear Cristina, You are a wonderful, energetic and inspiring guide for those who love shopping, which list includes my wife. The day we spent with you in Milan was perhaps the highlight of our entire trip, and we didn't look at one church or painting! For Margie, it was like heaven and it makes me happy when she is so pleased. Thank you for all you did to make this a great experience.

Morton W. and Margie Baird,
San Antonio, Texas

Hello Cristina, Just a quick note to thank you for the most wonderful day of shopping with you in Milan. Your kindness, patience and good taste were much appreciated!

Claire Marx,
New York City

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