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Tania Masi

Born in Florence, Italy, of an American mother and proud Florentine father, Tania Masi was raised with an appreciation for both American and European cultures. Her passion for hiking has started at a very early age and today she holds an International Mountain Leader license from Austria. She speaks nine languages, has a Masters in geography, and a career as a journalist and documentary film director. She currently lives in Berlin. She still finds time to lead trips and finds it a passion. "Mountains are my antidote to the modern ritual of frenetic speed: they are made of beauty, challenge, solitude, and silence. A reclamation of dignity, poetry, and contemplation that can save our own lives." When not leading trips, Tania loves to travel and explore new mountain faces to climb.

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Tania was so positive and upbeat, a joy to be around. There was no situation she couldn't handle.
— Lorna D., Annandale, VA
Heart of Switzerland
Tania's knowledge of Italy and Sicily combined with her positive spirit and great enthusiasm made each day one to look forward to.
— Robert M., Great Falls, VA
Hiking in Sicily
If Tania Masi has ever had a bad day or low energy, you would never know it! She is amazing! Her enthusiasm for EVERYTHING gives sparkle to the whole trip. She seems to be constantly thinking of more to see and do, and is full of insights into Italian culture that we would otherwise miss. She is never not ready to take you here or there, and she enriched our trip in so many ways, with her heartfelt laugh and her knowing commentary.
— Lynn M., Great Falls, VA
Hiking in Sicily
I would go just about anywhere with Tania as my guide. She's intelligent, knowledgeable, caring, has great people skills/sense and is a ton of fun. She's as complete a professional as anyone I've run across in business or travel.
— Yum A., Atlanta, GA
Italy's Pilgrim Trail
Tania is very experienced, engaging, brilliant, well-rounded, interesting, instinctively knows the physical capabilities of the tour members, loves people, and is passionate about the destination. She is also very enthusiastic and energetic, always positive, attentive, and caring. Could not have been better.
— David K., Toronto, Ontario
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites
Tania is one of the most joyful and outgoing guides I have traveled with. She brings enthusiam to every aspect of the trip.
— Malcolm S., Corona, CA
Volcanoes of Southern Italy
Tania is a superstar. Her enthusiasm and knowledge made every day a five-star day.
— Larry P., Santa Fe, NM
Corsica and Sardinia
Tania is an amazing person. So warm and friendly and knowledgeable about everything. She really bent over backwards to make sure everyone was happy.
— Sandy M., Prescott, AZ
Bergamo to Innsbruck
Tania was an absolute joy to be with on this trip. She brings an energy and enthusiasm that is unmatched! Always in a good mood, her fun spirit is infectious. She connects easily with all clients and went above and beyond to be sure we were all happy. What a pleasure it was to get to know her. Her mountain experience is also very impressive!
— Marisa V., San Francisco, CA
Hiking the Haute Route
Tania is a gem. Her experience on the trail and gifted personality made her a joy to have on the trip.
— Helen M., Short Hills, NJ
Hiking the Haute Route
I loved having Tania along. Her high energy is contagious!
— Cindy R., Sandy, UT
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites
Tania is incredibly positive, knowledgeable, helpful, and full of energy. Her command of languages is incredible and helped us in countless interactions. She's a delightful presence.
— Stephanie B., Emeryville, CA
Hiking in the Cortina Dolomites
Tania is a top notch guide and worked hard to ensure we had a positive experience.
— Pat K., Malibu, CA
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tania bubbles with exuberance, intelligence, and added lots of fun to the trip. Her picnics were epic...yummy. Tania always had a compliment or nice comment for all the participants.
— Kathy C., Houston, TX
Hiking in Sicily
She is a good as they come, very charming and willing to help us get some feel for the culture.
— Carla S., Berkeley, CA
Medieval Hilltowns and the Isle of Elba
Tania was wonderful. She was always upbeat and positive. Very professional, but also very warm and caring. A rare combination.
— Richard P., Washington, DC
Classic Haute Route
Tania is a gem of a guide and a treasure as a human being. She brought aliveness and enthusiasm to every moment of the trip.
— Linda G., San Rafael, CA
Switzerland: The Via Alpina
Tania was a fantastic leader and a pleasure to be with. She was outstanding in bringing her warm and cheerful disposition to every situation and truly wove the group together in so many ways and moments. She was always approachable, fun, energetic, and set a good example that it's possible to truly be a citizen of the world.
— Margaret K., San Francisco, CA
Hiking in Sicily
A great upbeat personality, perfect for dealing with groups. Energetic on the hikes and a storehouse of local knowledge.
— John H., Fairbanks, AK
Medieval Hilltowns and the Isle of Elba
Tania is a force of nature! So much energy and enthusiasm. As a native of the region where we were traveling, she provided lots of information and behind-the-scenes perspectives.
— Susanne R., Brewster, NY
Medieval Hilltowns and the Isle of Elba
Tania is knowledgable, very personable, a bundle of energy, and just a lot of fun to be around. A highly intelligent woman.
— Bill B., Morris Plains, NJ
Medieval Hilltowns and the Isle of Elba
Tania was a ball of energy! She is also very knowledgeable and her command of so many languages was impressive. We had a great time with her and her positive energy and laugh are contagious!
— Naomi G., Tucson, AZ
From Ticino to the Engadine
Enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable about everything! One of the best I've encountered.
— Gail O., Austin, TX
From Ticino to the Engadine
Tania is awesome! Great fun and enthusiasm and very knowledgeable about a great variety of topics.
— Kirsten H., New York, NY
Switzerland: The Via Alpina
Tania was an absolute joy to have as a leader; her knowledge and experience make it so easy and fun.
— Verna K., Naples, FL
Across the Grand St. Bernard Pass
Tanya Masi's energy is infectious. She is smart and funny and loaded with info—plus a great hiker. She was definitely a wonderful addition to the trip.
— Lucy H., Sunset Valley, TX
Ultimate Dolomites
Tania was an outstanding guide and a real pleasure to be around. Her knowledge and enthusiam were a real asset to the trip.
— Cathy S., Charlotte, NC
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tania did a great job and was a lively, fun person to spend time with!
— Cathy E., Lexington, MA
Tania Masi is an absolute delight. Her laugh, energy and smile were infectious, and her enthusiasm for ensuring that everyone was having a good time was present at every turn. It would be impossible to have a bad day when sharing the trail with Tania. What a gem!
— Iwalani C., Portland, OR
Hiking the Haute Route
Tania Masi is a a consummate professional guide...caring, funny, open, and fun. Thoroughly enjoyable and charming. I really can't say enough good things about her...just the best.
— Marcia Z., Clio, CA
Heart of Switzerland