Maria Fanfani was born in Florence, where she studied tourism and interpreting. She worked in these sectors, and for many years she was employed in a big company helping to take care of the international side of the business. Since 1996 she has been living in Tavarnelle, in the Chianti area, where she has raised her two children together with her husband. In 2006 she decided to make a big change in her career and to follow her passion: the world of wellness. In the same period, she became part of the ESPA team at Castello del Nero as a receptionist and since doing some training courses and fieldwork, she has become responsible for the largest and most prestigious Spa in the Chianti. Curiosity and enthusiasm for this profession remain her greatest stimulus.