I was born in Italy, in the beautiful island of Sicily, but grew up in NYC. Although Architecture has been my principal interest and occupation during my life, out of the love for this city and the need to share this love with others, I have become a professional tour guide and ambassador to this city, showing the known and lesser known, the iconic spots and places off the beaten path, the history, geography and cultures of this unique and fantastic city!
My training, my urban interests, my passions in history, art, photography, music and food (my Italian background?) is what makes me an exceptional tour guide. And one more fundamental thing: my desire to pass all this to you so you can have the greatest trip ever, eat the best food in New York City, find the best things to do in Manhattan and see the finest New York has to offer.
On my tours you will feel like having a friend in New York showing you around their neighborhood. You call me, I listen, then suggest the perfect tour in New York City in the most interesting neighborhoods. Whether your interests are in art and architecture, history and human studies, food or music or you simply want to see the city's monuments and neighborhoods, I have the tour for you! A personal experience where New York history is always part of the tour, to better understand and live your visit in NY.
I am also very attentive to your needs during my tours, I go at your pace and care about you and am very focused on safety (I worked as safety inspector for over 10 years!). So my tours are ideal for seniors, kids and families.
If my calendar indicates unavailability, please message me anyway. Sometimes bookings change.
Join me for a special adventure in New York City by taking one of my tours. Let's experience NYC's magic together!
A Recent Review of this guide
That a was a pleasure to get to know Francesco and have a day-long walking tour in NYC. Although the weather was not really wonderful, raining all day long, I had an interesting and friendly intro to important known sightseeings of central NYC. Francesco has background in architecture and knowledgeable about NYC history that helped not to miss particularities of buildings and monuments and their connection to history and people made it. Good start to bootstrap personal interest to discover the city.
Licensed NYC Tour Guide 2016 (score: 122/150)
Member of GANYC (The Guides Association of New York City)
Masters degree in Architectural Design/History of Architecture
When it's a tour on a private car/bus, I do not drive, and I work only with licensed and insured drivers.