originally from Washington D.C. (Capitol Hill to be precise), Annie received her B.A. from Brown University and has lived in Volterra since 1998. She is an authorized tour guide of the area specialized in Italian art history and folklore. She is married to Francesco Gronchi and their children, Sophia (age 4) and Diego (6 months), are currently undergoing training as local guides.
For the past 10 years they have run TuscanTour, a small company specialized in personalized tours of Tuscan towns & wineries, and Tuscan weddings.