Valeria Lenzi was born in Bologna in a bolognese family. She knows her city very well as surrounding area and local traditions.
In 1978 she graduated in Italian Modern Literature and Visual Arts at the University of Bologna. Valeria has worked as a qualified tour guide of Bologna since 1993. Some years later she became also qualified guide of Modena and Ferrara cities.
Between 2010 and 2012 she published two guide-books in Italian language about Bologna:
Bologna dalla parte della collina e Bologna dalla parte della città.
Sometimes she holds conferences and short courses about local history and art.