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!
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".
wellness tours specialist and guide
My name is Sangeeta Laura Biagi. I am a tour guide, tour escort, health and life coach, yoga teacher, artist and author. I was born in Siena, and loved to travel from an early age. After receiving a BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Siena, I moved to New York City, where I studied intercultural communications, earning a Masters and a Ph.D. from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. A few years later I came back to teach at NYU in Florence and became enamoured with the city's art, architecture and culture, to the point of becoming an official tour escort and guide. From 2009 to 2013 I lived in India to study yoga and, since then, I have focused on crafting and sharing contemplative and wellness experiences in a variety of settings, from academia to business, to wellness travel. In designing my tours, my goal is to provide clients with an
unforgettable experience of care, cultural competency, and fun.
property management consultant
My name is Giacomo, I was born in Sorrento, where I was able to grow my passion for the hospitality industry. I started to work in luxury hotels during summer breaks when I was 15. Four years later I moved in England where I started to improve my language skills and luckily I had the opportunity to work with Booking.com. That experience boost my confidence and help me to grow professionally, after a couple of years, I was managing an international team of 15/20 people. My passion for the hospitality industry led me to the property management companies and luxury villas,
my satisfaction is the client’s success.
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.
I come from a very large family, where tradition and roots are strongly linked to the kitchen and the table. My grandmother was the fulcrum of the family: she had 10 children, plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren…
Can you imagine our Christmas lunch? A real party!
She was an exceptional cook and she was able to gather all the members of the family, no matter from were they were coming, everybody had to come!
This task has been for me of great teaching and this is the message she passed on to me: Cooking is "taking care of", cooking is love and family.
At the table with good food we meet each other again, we recover the time that life takes away from us every day, we make peace, we compare ourselves, we get to know each other again and slowly the balance of the family is restored.
My father inherited the same passion and has always worked in this sector.
I cook for love as for me it means taking care of people, looking after them with love and this is part of my culture.
Being able to pass on my origins and my culinary culture is just an immense privilege for me and furthermore it's fun!
Someone wrote "do a job that you like and you will not work one day in your life" and this is me… cooking for me is not a job but simply a way of being.
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
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 horse Photo by Kenny Webster