If only you could interview the tour company and the tour guide before you purchase the tour! You would feel so much more comfortable spending your vacation dollars.

So let me introduce myself since I am both the owner of the company and your guide. My name is Anna. I am 44 years old. I am Australian and I have been living in Florence for 18 years now. For years and years, I worked with Study Abroad Programs and students. One of the main questions students always asked was “what should I do while my parents are in town, can you please give me some recommendations?”. The fact that this question was asked over and over again, was the inspiration for Parent Week Florence.

What qualifies me to be your guide? Firstly, I love Florence. I have made it my home for most of my adult life. I love working with people. When I first started working with students, I was like a big sister but now I am closer to your age.

In my last job I planned and executed tours for more than 30,000 study abroad students over the course of 10 years.

Together with my colleague Stephanie, we have pooled all of our favorite places and experiences to put together a fun-filled week in Florence and Tuscany.

We are happy to schedule a time to chat and answer all of your questions about Parent Week.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you the amazing city that is hosting your son/daughter for a semester.

Who is Parent Week?

Director Parent Week Anna McNiel

Anna McNiel

Anna has been living full-time in Florence for 18 years now. Since 2003 she has been working with students and study abroad programs. In 2008, she started FlorenceForFun student travel company and from 2015 was the technical director and manager of the agency. Moving onto new challenges, Parent Week is Anna’s latest venture. “Parent Week allows me to still be involved with study abroad community but work with a completely new customer. Now that I am older, I look forward to creating amazing travel experiences for parents”.

Tour Manager Stephanie McClendon

Stephanie McClendon

Stephanie has been living in Florence for 3 years and from day one at FlorenceForFun become a fundamental part of the travel and organization team. Coming from an academic background in finance however with practical experience in hospitality and event management, Stephanie is resourceful, efficient, fun and friendly. She has repeatedly received five-star reviews and feedback from our customers and looks forward to making sure that the parents have as much (or more) fun than the kids!!