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Eliza D.

Firenze, Italy

Buongiorno! I am a licensed tour guide of Florence and Pisa and I live under the Tuscan sun.

I realize how lucky I am, this is why I put all my enthusiasm, energy and love for Florence and Pisa into my guided tours. I try to make your day special, by sharing my knowledge about the city but also by taking you to places where locals go for a gelato, or a great trattoria to experience the authentic Tuscan food.

I really enjoy taking care of my guests and as an easy going person, I like to transform my tours into an enjoyable conversation about Florence or Pisa and the things you are most interested in, rather than a continuous monologue about the city.

I was born and raised in Romania in times when the cable TV was science fiction and the information about Western Europe was very poor as in all communist countries. At an early age, I started studying foreign languages( French and Italian) and that helped me discover the Italian art and philosophy and especially the Humanism and the Renaissance. It was the beginning of a love affair called "Tuscany". But in those times, about 20 years ago, studying abroad wasn't a piece of cake and I knew that my chances were slim. But I never gave up, I continued studying Italian art and history at university and in 2000 I won a scholarship that allowed me to continue my studies in Florence! This is where I graduated from University and after 15 years of living, studying and working here, I realized that even if my roots are not Italian, my soul belongs to Tuscany and this is now my home.

Florence and Pisa have really a lot to offer and my tours are a mix of information that varies from art and history to current issues, from gossip, legends, secrets and funny stories to traditional Tuscan food and wine, from useful tips for your stay in Tuscany to any other kind of information you might need.

I always keep in mind that the tours are about the greatest cities of Tuscany, Florence and Pisa, of course, but above all, it's YOUR tour and I do my best to offer you the kind of experience that YOU would like.

A Recent Review of this guide

My mother and I had a wonderful morning with Eliza in Florence. We enjoyed her personal touches that only a local guide can provide. She took the time to assess what was best to do with her and what we could do on our own. She helped us find a nice spot for lunch and of course, gelato. We highly recommend a tour with Eliza.
Jennifer Shabahang

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Credentials

Licensed tour guide of Florence and its Province
University Degree in Foreign Languages and Cultures(Italian, English, French)
University Degree in Letters and Philosophy
Web-editor and travel agent for International tour providers based in Canada and Italy.

Restrictions

Since I do not have a commercial driver's license, I cannot drive during tours. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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Tours by Eliza D.

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Best of Florence Walking Tour

The landmarks of Florence during a pleasant stroll- Private Tour

249 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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Florence with Kids Walking Tour

A memorable experience in Florence for kids and adults

214 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

2 hours

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Florence, Uffizi and Accademia

The Best of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery and the David in 1 day. Skip,...

486 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

6 hours

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Food and Culture Private Tour

The must see sites and the must try foods of Florence

475 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

6 hours

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Best of Florence and The David

Walking tour of Florence and visit of the Accademia Gallery

320 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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The Leaning Tower and The Best of Pisa,...

Climb the Leaning Tower and visit the must sees of Pisa

225 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours

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Magical Pisa at Sunset

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The Leaning Tower at Sunset and the Field of Miracles

243 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

3 hours

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