Born and raised in Italy, Cristina has a degree in conference interpreting and translation from Bologna University. In the tourism industry since 2003, she moved to Chicago in 2009 and has not stopped falling in love with the vibrant, energy-filled city she calls home. Her ability to share her enthusiasm for local art, architecture, society, and the environment crosses cultural barriers, unifying global guests who appreciate an international perspective.
Fluently trilingual: English, Italian and French.

Certified Tour Guide (CTG), Chicago Tour Guide Professional Association,
ATA - American Translators Assn,
MATI - Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters,
CHICATA - Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters



Brescia, Italy

Aisle or Window

Window when I travel alone

Hidden Gem

The miniature room in the lower level of the Art Institute

Ideal Sunday

In the summer, North Avenue beach with music from the Castaways bar in the distance, beach volley all around, and the skyline in the background - splashing in the water with my family. The icing on the cake is an aperitif at the Café by the Lincoln Park boardwalk. Or in the winter, the theater to see a matinee show, then ice skating at Millennium Park and burger at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the River walkway.

Travel Item

An itinerary or program I have personally prepared in advance, although I always love to get side-tracked by unexpected discoveries!

You Must Know

Dress for the weather and prepare to be wowed!

Bucket List

Canada, coast to coast U.S., Eastern European Capitals, and Spain

My Role

The flexibility.