É Turismo di Elena Trabucchi – Tourist Guide for Bologna and Emilia Romagna. .
Some brief information about me
I was born in Bologna and grew up in this beautiful city.
Since I was a child I have enjoyed discovering the small villages and large cities of our country, fascinated by the stories that my dad told me, standing in front of palaces, frescoes and paintings, images that to my eyes seemed wonderful and surprising.
The beauty of all these things has remained within me, as well as a passion for this area. I, therefore, chose, to study this subject in depth and graduated with honors in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Bologna.
Following graduation, I started working with some important cultural groups and associations in Bologna, with the aim of highlighting the key cultural and artistic aspects of my town.
I wanted to turn this passion into a professional one and so I qualified as a tourist guide for Emilia Romagna.
Now our journey together can begin… to discover places that are familiar to me, and whose secrets and poetry I want to reveal to you.
Tours available in various languages.
I am qualified to offer guided tours in Italian and English.
SLOW Guided tours
Those who choose to visit a city, a place or an exhibition are looking for a fulfilling and relaxing experience, away from the daily frenzy that normally dictates our schedules and activities. We want to discover the history of the places and people who have made this country so interesting.
Together, we will work out a timetable to create a pleasant and relaxing tour. Too often, the typical guided tour does not allow you the time or space to savour the emotion of what we have seen and experienced, but simply leaves you feeling totally exhausted.
You can of course appreciate beauty by yourself, but it is one thing to look at places of beauty and another to truly ‘experience’ those places .. only those who know them can convey the emotion of the experience and the charm of a city or a country.
“è Turismo di Elena Trabucchi”
The magic of discovering and experiencing places.
Many visitors ask me about my logo – ‘Why Mary Poppins?. ’ Well, I was inspired by the image of Mary Poppins, the most famous nanny, because what I want to convey is that hint of magic, lightness and joy that the figure of Mary evokes.
Remember Mary Poppins’ bag? The suitcase is a symbol of a journey, but Mary’s suitcase offers something more… unexpectedly, almost by magic, objects endlessly appear from her bag. In the same way I know that Bologna presents its visitors with unexpected things, places, objects and stories that never end.
And then … looking at Mary Poppins’ talking umbrella also made me think of me of what we guides sometimes use as a symbol that all the group can recognize.
This is why it is Mary Poppins, who hovers gracefully in the logo in front of an ideal skyline that links some of the main monuments of Emilia Romagna.
Let the journey begin…