TuscanWise was created out of Anita Constantini’s passion, knowledge and extensive experience. Anita personally designs each itinerary to accompany her guests in a full cultural immersion, be it through the beauty of countryside, encounters with local producers or the artisans‘ mastery. Because she is so intimately connected with the soul of this region she offers you a unique Tuscan experience.
Italian born, Anita grew up bilingual thanks to her family’s travels. She made her home on the hills of Florence.
Walking tours, since 1999. Anita merged her passion for travel and nature with her profound love of Italy. She is eager to share her cultural roots and her taste for art and delicious cuisine. Anita is a licensed walking tour guide of the Region of Tuscany (Guida Ambientale Escursionistica).
Shopping consultancy has developed out of her knowledge of art, materials and decoration as well as her skills at researching typical Tuscan home furnishings.
Motherhood has shaped her life and has renewed her interest in childhood. She has a degree in Developmental Psychology from Sussex University, England. Among other activities since 2008 she organizes an annual mindfulness summer camp for families in the Sacred forests of Casentino.
Mindfulness walking and hiking retreats are the fruit of Anita's practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, whom she met beginning from 1993. She organized the first hiking retreat in the Dolomites (Italian Alps) in 2005 together with sisters from the monastic community of Plum Village. Read on…
Anita weaves her itineraries in collaboration with master artisans, pioneering farmers, inventive chefs and passionate conneseurs of this land. In tune with Slow Food’s Manifesto for Quality- good, clean, fair- she searches to offer what is beautiful, genuine and healthy.
Walking mindfully we connect with nature’s power to balance and renew. Each breath and each step bring us in touch with the present moment and from there the path unfolds in ways we have not experienced before.