WE ARE BEST OF MAS!
I you want to know the whole story about us and our mission,
have a look at here… otherwise… Here we're!
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 Rome 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".
logistics & gourmet
I love eating and that's why, for me, cooking is an important part of my life.
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 learned to cook and appreciate good food and when I grow up I started to learn the combination of food with good wine.
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 local culture of good food, 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.
The passion for the culinary art was passed on to me by my parents, who taught me the recipes of the Tuscan tradition.
Since I was a child I have had a very developed sense of taste and my curiosity has pushed me to experiment with new original tastes and combinations.
These skills are part of me and my dishes, always based on tradition,
also contain a pinch of madness.
Siena Dome by Luca Fineschi
on Unsplash: Via delle pietre photo by Domenico Loia
Assorted-variety vegetables inside basket photo by Sven Johanson
Pisa tower photo by Darryl Brooks
Mixed fruits served on ceramic plates photo by Stefan Johnson
People tossing their clear wine glasses photo by Kelsey Knight
Person doing clay containers Photo by Andy Kelly
Woman kissing horsePhoto by Kenny Webster