WE ARE BEST OF MAS®!
If you want to know the whole story about us and our mission,
have a look at here… otherwise… Here we're!
CEO & logistics
My name is Francesca Vigni, I was born in Siena in 1972, I became an architect in 1991 and opened my studio in 2000. In 2017 I bacame a tour guide and opened a travel agency to be able to offer services to my guests.
My goal is to give to my clients a "worry free vacation" and an easy holiday: I want to be your friend in italy and suggest you the best way to do everything, make count on me! I love my town and my country and decided to invent “Best of Mas®” to share my passion with all people who wish to visit Tuscany and discover the local culture. Our history goes back to ancient times and our culture is a fine mixture of art, architecture, food, wine and age old traditions and I would love to share all of this
I was born in Milan but At the age of 12 I moved with my family in a tuscan farmhouse owned by my grandfather and from that moment
I fell in love with Tuscan life style.
My dream since I was a child has been to learn to speak as many languages as possible in order to be able to talk to many people and have with them
an exchange of cultures.
I graduated in languages in Florence and I started working in tourism in 1986 and at that stage I realized that:
I deeply fell in love with Tuscany, I love our culture, our food, our landscapes and our way of life imbued with traditions and memories.
I like to speak with customers to understand their meaning of vacation and that's where I begin my quest for the ideal villa,
farm or house that
best reflects the idea of "vacation" and "holiday home".
I was born and raised in Siena, in Tuscany and the Tuscan culinary tradition has always been part of my life.
Since I was a child I traveled across my region with my parents. I saw every part of it at least twice.
I had a restaurant for 10 years and I was able to share my culinary passion with many customers, mainly from the surrounding areas.
I decided then to convey my deep-rooted Tuscan tradition to peple who don't know it but like to experience it
in respect of the traditions, aromas, scents and ancient recipes of my ancestors.
My name is Elisa, born and bred in the beautiful country side of Siena and Florence and permanently in love with my homeland. Ever since a child i used to stay in our kitchen with my sister and test and try new recipes, and whilst growing up I learnt more and more to appreciate anything food related starting from the smell to the taste of all sorts of different ingredients.
This is a passion I have always followed and it has become my life for the past 5 years. Since then i do private lunches and dinner parties, cooking lessons, brunches. Also weddings and private events making these occasions happy memories not only for the events but recalling the flavors.
I tend to be very creative, precise and also curious to experiment, but
without changing traditional origins using top quality prime produce.
Since I was a child I was used to cook with my grandmother Ester, this was my big passion and I loved to share it with her. I passed all my time with her.
The I grew up and when I got married I had 4 kids: I grew up them to this culture, the tuscan kitchen as the traditions mine (Arezzo area9 and my husband's traditions (he is from Massa Carrara). Then I started to cook as a professionist and I became a chef in an Hotel in Lajatico (Bocelli's town): this is why my adventure started and still today continues by the light of the people eating my dishes, by their smiles or the happiness they give to me back...
Siena Dome by Luca Fineschi
photos from Unsplash:
Via delle pietre by Domenico Loia
Assorted-variety vegetables inside basket by Sven Johanson
Pisa tower by Darryl Brooks
Mixed fruits served on ceramic plates by Stefan Johnson
People tossing their clear wine glasses by Kelsey Knight
Person doing clay containers by Andy Kelly
Woman kissing horse by Kenny Webster
Florence by Jonathan Körner
Naples by Francesco Baerhard
Amalfi coast by Tom Podmore
Rome by David Köhler
Siena by Massimiliano Morosinotto