Hello! My name is Francesca, I am an Environmental Hiking Guide associated with ASSOGUIDE
Graduated in Languages, after having worked for 24 years in ALITALIA, at the airport, and in Revenue Management Groups in Sales and Marketing, in 2009 I made of my passion a full-time job.
Member of the CAI Italian Alpine Club, over the years I have been part of various research groups, such as the GRE. Ecological Research Group of Catania. I worked as a freelance for several agencies and tour operators such as Geo Decouverte- Tours by Locals- Etna Nord Guide Group- Etna People- Mediterranea Trekking, Le Ali del Mondo, Alternative Sicily, and other Sicilian agencies.
Mine, as well as a profession, is a real passion, a “mission” for the protection and development of the Etna area and the Aeolian Islands, which I promote with my profession of guide and through music, to the covered with ancestral melodies that sink their origins in the incandescent bowels of his Earth.
As well as the tasting of the products that my generous land offers.
I am the voice of a female musical group that plays “World Music”, music from the world. Music is a universal language, and through what it arouses, it connects anyone, regardless of skin color or language.
Member of various environmental associations, I am a promoter of cultural and educational events for schools. I love working with children, above all, very receptive and sensitive, with whom we can really talk about environmental education. Founder of Etnamente, a brand that wants to show a different vision of tourism, transforming the trip, or excursion, into a real experience.
My specialties are Trekking and experiential tourism: discovering the area, at a slow pace, through nature, art, culture and folklore, wine, and the products of land as rich as Sicily.