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May the wind beneath your wings transport you to where the sun sails and the moon walks” (Tolkien)

Hi, everybody!

Me with a straw hatMy name is Luca Granucci and I am a genuine Tuscan ( a Supertuscan!); on the morning of May 3rd 1974 I opened my eyes for the first time and from that moment Tuscany has been my home.

I live in Lucolena, a tiny unspoilt village, situated at the very heart of Chianti, midway between the ancient, rival cities of Florence and Siena . Here, I and my family offer licensed accommodation for tourists in a typical Tuscan farmhouse.

I am a professional Licensed Wilderness Hiking Guide and have been engaged in this fascinating activity since 1999.In the past five years I have gained experience working with important American, Australian, Canadian and British companies.

I organise holidays and walking tours, from easy half-day excursions to arduous fifteen day treks, in the whole of Italy but especially in my beloved Motherland, Tuscany; whose every secret I know.

My clients often ask me what made me become a professional guide. There is no simple answer. I always say that I wanted a life-style without too many complications and I have found it in an activity which gives me incredible happiness and enjoyment as the magic of this marvellous land fills each day of my life.

Ever since I was a child I have sought a close relationship with the surroundings of which I wished to be a significant part. I was brought up in close contact with art and nature; both my parents are artists and for a while I tried to follow in their footsteps but I soon discovered that I was to go down a different path.

I, like Bruce Chatwin, am convinced that “Man’s real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be undertaken on foot.”

I love walking for the simple fact that it is the best way to explore a country’s secrets and to admire the fabulous spectacle of nature. I believe that walking is therapeutic, a kind of mantra able to bring about a balance of our energies. For me it is the best way to make contact and be in sympathy with the spiritual part of my being.

I enjoy the company of other people and I like the idea of sharing experiences and emotions with people from different countries and cultures. I love letting myself be influenced by them, by you, because to be a guide does not only mean to be knowledgeable, but also to be able to listen and learn from others.

At our farmhouse we keep bees, grow Sangiovese vines and cultivate olive trees so I am able to keep me and my family supplied with honey, wine and extra-virgin olive oil – all produced according to ancient traditions and genuine organic methods.

I am passionate about photography and all the photos on the web-site are mine; they are the result of my travels, my dreams and my life-style.

What else can I tell you? If you would like to know more about me, come and see me. I am ready to walk with you into the world of nature where you will discover your spiritual dimension.