Lisa Halderman

Lisa Halderman experienced Italy in 1973 as a high school exchange student. She earned her degree in Italian Literature, completing her final year at the University of Padua. Her studies have immersed her in the world of Italian art, architecture, politics, and history. An avid gardener, Lisa also has a strong interest in natural history. She lives with her family in the small hill town of San Gimignano, Italy, and she has a son. In Tuscany, Lisa loves to go through every outdoor market with a fine-tooth comb.

Upcoming Trips:

Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany, May 20-28, 2014
Ultimate Dolomites, July 7-18, 2014
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany, October 5-13, 2014

Client Testimonials:


Lisa made this trip so enjoyable. With her knowledge and her energy and outgoing personality, she made this trip one of the best I’ve been on. This Tuscany trip was so much better than my previous trips to the same area. Karen M., Gainesville GA Lisa was dynamic, warm, funny and energizing. She made the trip very enjoyable. Peter T., Springfield, MA
Tuscany to the Sea
Lisa’s professionalism, knowledge and genuine caring attitude towards trip members made the trip very enjoyable—we would take another trip with her as a guide at any time. Sheryl R., St. Louse Park, MN
Tuscany to the Sea
Lisa is a class act. Knowledgeable and fun. Barbara Q., Oakdale, NY
Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
Lisa was an excellent leader. Her curiosity, vivacity, and engagement with the local people really infused our group with interest and enjoyment. We could not have had a better leader. Judith S., Ithaca NY, Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany Lisa is a fabulous guide. A terrific people person and she communicates so well. She went out of her way to make so many interesting connections for us. Irene B., Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites Lisa was everything I might have imaged–-engaging, personality, total knowledge of the area, uncommonly helpful to participants in need of help, very interactive with the local townsfolk along the way. She couldn’t have been better. Robert W., Landrum, SC
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Lisa did a fabulous job with all of us. I really appreciated Lisa as a guide and friend. She was terrific, helpful, honest, and open. Will H., Hillsborough CA
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Lisa is a fabulous Trip Leader and person. She is so knowledgeable and engaging. Frank C., Toronto, Canada
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Lisa is really exceptional at what she does. She's professional, warm, attentive and fun! Patty B., Freeport, ME
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Lisa was a wonderful source of knowledge of the area and history that added so much to the trip. She was everything I could hope for in a trip leader. Jean G., Redondo Beach, CA
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Lisa was an outstanding trip leader, open and engaging and fun to be with. Her knowledge of the places we visited seemed to be encyclopedic. Jim I., Albuquerque, NM
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Elegant, insightful, unflappable, never boring; imparted a deep understanding and appreciation of the region. Robert S., Brooklyn, NY
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Lisa was highly organized and attentive to our needs, while always acting in the spirit of fun. Her knowledge of Italian culture, the local environment, and her fluency in Italian added to her excellence as a guide. Toby K., Grantham, NH
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany