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Elisabetta M.

Poggibonsi, Siena, Italy

Dear traveler, My name is Elisabetta and I was born and raised in Tuscany.

Since I was a child I loved history and languages and you can imagine how lucky I felt when my main passions turned out to be a job 16 years ago and I became a qualified tour guide.

As I have worked in the travel business since 1989, I have developed an important knowledge on the region where I have always lived and about Italy in general.
I mostly deal with families, couples and small parties, this allows me to personalize my tours; everyone of us is different or has different expectations!
Travelling is an essential part in my life too. I am never tired of discovering new places and with my husband, wherever we are, we always hire local guides. We like to have the feel of the country we are visiting, something special only a local can offer you.

The tours I am listing here are samples of what we can do together, I can also customize them according to your expectations and to the time you have available: like with a chef, provide me the ingredients (your wishes) and I will "cook" your personal tour!!!

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ABOUT MY TOURS (constantly increasing with TBL and very positive feedback!!!)

My tours can last from three hours up to a full day and the PRICE depends on duration, it's not per person but PER GROUP, this means for 1 to 7 clients (some even 10) the cost is the SAME!

The majority of my tours are walking tours because I love to show you sights, as charming squares or picturesque alleys, that you won't see on the tour bus, with me only PERSONAL TOURS!

On request I can hire a private driver/luxury and air-conditioned van, it's the easier and a favourite way to discover Florence or Siena but more costly than various taxi rides.

For the "CRUISE VISITORS": I've arranged "VIP treatment" shore excursions including a luxury air conditioned car or minivan with a professional driver (pick up and drop off at your ship).

MY GOAL IS:

- to let you fall in love in Tuscany like I am and make sure you keep fond memories of the most beautiful region of Italy!

- to provide you a joyous unforgettable experience!

In 2007 I was the only guide in London representing the Tuscany Guide Association for a special exhibit at the National Gallery. I have passed my art, history and language exams but - unless you specifically request it - I am not willing to give you a lecture: your tour has to be informative and fun, because your holiday is meant to be FUN!

So you will experience and discover a lot but whenever you will feel like it, we'll stop for a drink or a coffee or - why not - a delicious home made gelato! I have two gelato maestros in my family so you can't go wrong!!!

To avoid disappointment, book your tour NOW (last night I received an email from a client that wrote me 4 weeks ago, he was willing to confirm but the Uffizi tickets are sold out tomorrow …)

I look forward to showing you Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and other beauties in Tuscany.

For the main museums like Uffizi and Accademia, I can book fast track tickets without handling fees as you will be able to pay those extras directly at the counter.

I would be happy to recommend my favourite restaurants, cafés or gelato places or even book them for you if you wish.

Allora … ci vediamo in Toscana! Then … I'll see you in Tuscany!

Elisabetta, your personal tour guide

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Amazing knowledge and depth of understanding of Renaissance period and artists
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I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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Private tour guide Elisabetta

Florence, classic tour

Duomo, piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the David!

374 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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Exclusive Florence Duomo grand tour with,...

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Focusing on the Duomo, the Baptistry and the extraordinary newly restored,...

1671 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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The heart of the Pitti Palace

Exploring the Galleria Palatina, former Medici residence and stunning,...

350 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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The Medici, rise and fall

Public facts and secrets of one of the most intriguing families ever!

350 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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The Uffizi Gallery - Florence Renaissance,...

Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello: the Greats of the Italian,...

335 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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Florence Anniversary or Special Occasion,...

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The itinerary you would like to have, including your fond memories!!!

1177 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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Private Florence Tour with chauffered,...

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A great way to enjoy Florence in full comfort!

1423 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel

History, architecture and deeply rooted traditions

321 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Siena Anniversary or Special Occasion,...

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History, architecture and deeply rooted traditions

1043 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Chianti cheese, wine and olive oil tour

A full sensorial experience into one of Italy's main wine regions

1635 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Brunello Grand Tour, featuring great,...

Discovering the amazingly beautiful south of Tuscany and its wines

1997 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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San Gimignano, a medieval Manhattan

The only town in Italy still boasting 14 towers from the past

295 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Florence, the 1966 flood

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Santa Croce, National Central Library, Ponte Vecchio and Cathedral,...

332 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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