Who is the tour leader
My name is Giovanni Crescioli, I was born in Fiesole in 1975, where my family has been living for generations. I am an Excursionist guide, the only legally-acknowledged profession in Tuscany, which is entitled to accompany clients on sightseeing and/or bike and hiking excursions.
My land’s history has become today a source of wealth and luxury, and I follow these tracks since they represent my roots. I use my legs and my imagination and knowledge to get in contact with the men who, generation after generation, helped shaping these wonderful places, lived here and left their signs and dreams. I feel privileged and blessed in reaping the benefits of the humble people who worked and struggled here.
To me, travelling today only makes sense if the journey is accompanied by a genuine attempt to confront with places, people and times: observing, listening, searching for crossings, interpreting dreams. And walking undiscovered paths instead of the usual ones.
This is why I do not like spectacularization of things, men, nature and past, or the celebration and exhibition of images and trophies as though they were postcards from ANOTHER world.
I aim at becoming a “craftsman of the territory”, being conscious of the luck and wealth of the time we are living in, and my wish is to turn this ambitious project into something real and into a concrete opportunity to discover, enhance and protect our territory’s magnificence.