Douglas LaudenschlagerUnited States
We had only one day in Florence, which of course is not enough. Spending the morning with Silvia on her "first timer" tour was the best possible use of our morning there! We liked Silvia immediately when she met us at the train station. On our walking tour, we saw all the most important sights, got an overview of the history of Florence, and learned a lot about art and the techniques demonstrated in the art works we were admiring. We highly recommend this guide and this tour!
Micki HermansenUnited States
What a wonderful afternoon we had with Silvia!! We traveled with our two daughters, 25 and 22 years old and they loved Silvia! Our walking tour of Florence gave us all the knowledge we needed to explore on our own and eat some fabulous food away from the tours area!! We will return to Florence and hopefully see Silvia again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy, you enojoyed Florence through my eyes!Thank you so much. I will be happy to meet you and your wonderful family in the futre! Grazie mille! Silvia
Cyndi BotoskeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy, for your 5* rating. I enjoyed being with you and your husband and showing you around. Silvia By the way, I loved the idea of starting the day with a hug!!!!
David E.United States
Silvia M was absolutely fabulous, kind, helpful, VERY knowledgeable. We learned so much more on this "Florence for first timer" than we ever would have on our own. We're VERY happy we went on this tour with her and we wouldn't hesitate taking any other tour with her or Tours by Locals if we ever return to Italy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, thank you so much for your wonderful words of appreciation! I hope you had a wonderful times at Piazzale Michelangelo on the 14th! From the pics you sent me the Ferrari was great! Best from Florence, Silvia
Anita M.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anita for your kind rating. Silvia
Anita M.United States
Wonderful tour. Sylvia was exceptionally knowledgeable and had a warm and friendly personality. The tour was a good beginning to a week in Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nita for your kind words. I definitely enjoyed being with you and showing you my "wonderful" Florence. I wish you a safe trip home. Silvia
Jeff NeichinUnited States
Silvia is a top notch guide. We were visiting Florence as part of a cruize and booked a tour with Silvia instead of the cruise ship. What a great way to see Florence versus walking with around Florence with group of 30 people. What a great day we had !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your appreciation: I fully enjoyed being with you! Thank you Silvia
Tom ReynoldsUnited States
We learned so much about the meat, cheese, wine and balsamic of the region. The side by side tastings were delightful and delicious, and the restaurant choice was very enjoyable - thank you Gino and Sylvia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really happy you enjoyed the food: part of the Italian culture is represented by these wonderful ingredients. Once you know them, there is no longer room for bad quality!
Tom ReynoldsUnited States
We had an amazing day with Sylvia as our tour guide in Florence. We learned so much about the history of the city (but not too much ��), and the meaning behind so much of the art and artchitecture. In addition a to be incredibly knowledable, Sylvia is absolutely delightful. Thank you for a day we will always remember!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words: it was such a pleasure to walk through the city with you. I am sure we'll meet again. Silvia
Nancy DouglassUnited States
Silvia was an excellent tour guide—very knowledgeable and accommodating. She gave us great suggestions of restaurants and some things to do off the beaten path, as well as a good sense of how to navigate this beautiful city. Grazie mille, Silvia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, I am happy you enjoyed our tour: I really tried to flee from the crowd. And apparently I succeeded. I am happy you enjoyed the restaurant and the gelato place I suggested. And to your info, I discussed Universal Studio when arriving home!!!!.
Jonathan HeckerUnited States
Wonderful tour. We learned quite a bit! Perfect pace and the guide knew all the best ways to get around a very busy museum.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words of appreciation: I am happy you enjoyed such a "crowded" museum and my choice of artists. Hope you had a wonderful night. Thank you again, Silvia
Laura MurphyUnited States
Silvia was very flexible, enthusiastic and informative! Loved it! This tour was aptly named after completing it you have seen many of the highlights and also many things you'd like to come back to. Laura M
Teresa WhiteUnited States
Silvia was absolutely a dear! I had left my phone in the airport in the states before arriving in Italy so Silvia had no way to contact me to confirm that we were still coming. Thankfully, she still came to our meeting point, assuming that we would show up (which we did, of course!) She was very knowledgeable, kind to my husband with regards to slowing the pace and stopping for bench rests (due to his knee) and extremely personable. We learned alot and she helped greatly with our overview of Florence!
Judy CerenziaUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our Uffizi gallery tour with Silvia. She is very knowledgeable, and provided a great education about the progression of Italian art as we toured the museum, as well as some "back stories" about specific paintings and artists. She is extremely friendly as well - we look forward to returning to Florence someday, and meeting our new friend for wine! Thank you, Silvia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review. I enjoyed being with you at the Uffizi and sitting and chatting with you at the caffè on the beautiful terrace. I definetely learned something new about Tiffany's jewels. And as promised, should you be back , we'll meet for some nice food and wine. Best, Silvia
Jamie KoskiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Charles ScottUnited States
This was our second day with Silvia and she did not disappoint. We decided to change our tour at the last minute and she happily obliged. She was also flexible with regard to the time our tour started, as we were traveling from Siena by train each day. Again, I highly recommend Silvia for tours of Florence, regardless of the itinerary. You can't go wrong.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again! Best greetings from sunny Florence, Silvia
Charles ScottUnited States
Our tour guide Silvia was a real delight. Not only did she share her broad knowledge of Florence, but she was very thoughtful in making sure we weren't rushed. She answered all our many questions with detailed explanations. A very welcome characteristic of Silvia was that she related to us personally and took the time to get to know a little about our backgrounds and interests. Tourists who want to get the most out of Florence in a short time should look up Silvia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charles, for your kind words. I really loved being with you and your family and am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the time in Florence. Remember biscotti always with vin santo, no coffee to be served with them. All the best Silvia
Jerry O.United States
We had an outstanding few hours with Silva walking around Florence, Her knowledge for the city was second to none. My wife and had such a lovely time with her and can't wait to visit Florence and contact her again. I would recommend her to anyone heading to Florence and looking for a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Jerry, I enjoyed the morning with you and you were very brave to stand in the cold wind of Piazza della Signoria. I hope you will discover therest of Italy in other many holidays to come. Silvia
Scott MayhartUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Scott I really enjoyed the time with you and your wife. Best regards Silvia
Jean DohertyUnited States
Silvia was the perfect guide for our family (5 adults). We had only a few hours in Florence and wanted to see as much of the city as possible. Silvia was waiting for us when we arrived and we hit the ground running. Her extensive knowledge of the city and charming personality helped give us a flavor for the beauty of Florence. One of our party was dealing with a foot injury and she even accompanied me to the pharmacist to ensure we had the proper treatment! Highly recommend Silvia's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I hope to meet you again in the future, having more time to show the beauty of Florence! Silvia
Silvia is a very experienced and friendly guide. We had a private customized tour and I can fully recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mr. Schulz for your kind words. I had a lovely day with your family. I hope you had lovely days at the seaside. Silvia
Mark PattonUnited States
Silvia provided our family a delightful tour of Florence. So personable and knowledgeable, Silvia made our visit to Florence even more meaningful than we could have imagined. We would highly recommend Silvia for your family as you explore the incredible city of Florence. Be sure to have her take you to the food market - a part of Florence you will not want to miss. The Pattons Dallas, TX USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mark sorry for my delayed reply. Thank you for your wonderful review, I really hope we are going to meet again on your next visit. Best greetings to your lovely family!
Edward John SmithUnited Kingdom
An excellent overview of Florence by a delightful and knowledgeable guide. We covered all the important sites with huge amounts of interesting background information. Sylvia was very responsive to our preferences. Highly recommended if you have limited time in Florence, or as a wonderful introduction before further exploration in depth.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words! I hope we'll meet again.
Ricardo BarbozaUnited States
Silvia was a terrific guide . She was very knowledgeable, spoke very clearly in impeccable English and showed us the salient works of art in the Ufizzi. She is very personable and obviously most experienced with tourists. She gave us a very organized and informative, pleasant visit to this huge and wonderful gallery. We recommend her most highly. Thank you Silvia!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much to all of you! It's been a pleasure to be with you and most of all, to be able to show you my "beautiful Uffizi". I hope we'll meet again in Florence, maybe not for a tour but simply for a nice coffee together!
Kannan Saptagirish NoshikunteUnited Arab Emirates
I apologize for the late feedback as I completed the tour almost 3 months back. I would like to thank Silvia for her excellent service and wonderful tour of Florence. She was knowledgeable, very friendly and we loved the tour. Florence is an amazing place and I would love to come back. I strongly recommend Silvia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Mr. Noshikunte, for taking the time to write your feed back. It's been a pleasure to meet you and your family and show you my beautiful city. Best Silvia
Lulu BurridgeUnited Kingdom
Silvia was great. Very informative, knowledgeable and a true local. I would thoroughly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lulu for your words. I hope we'll meet again here in Florence.
Nicola Penn-AllisonUnited Kingdom
Silvia is a lovely, friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant guide. The tour was very relaxing as she knew all the best routes and places to visit. She was very open to our requests to specialise the tour to take in local food providers for our self catering holiday. We strongly recommend Silvia and would not hesitate to book her again when we return to Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nicola thank you so much for your kind words! I am happy you enjoyed Florence and also the small food tour, we included while discovering the city. Enjoy Pisa and thank you again!
An excellent tour with a highly knowledgeable guide. A terrific way to see the Uffizi. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Mr. Travers, It's been a pleasure walking with you through the many art treasures Of such a wonderful museum.
Charles KnaackUnited States
Silvia arranged a more personal tour for me that fulfilled what I was looking for. I did not want the usual tourist museum/ church tour but a tour of local life showing every day activities and the outlying areas where people lived and worked. She gave me great information on life in Florence, where to shop, and local sights off the beaten tourist pathways. I am now seriously thinking of a move to Florence when I retire.
Mark GIllenUnited States
We asked Silvia for a custom "food tour" which she arranged and we had a great time visiting cheese, balsamic vinegar and salami places with a great lunch in between. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark, for your kind words. It's been a pleasure to organize your tour and to be able to taste everything! I slowly come to appreciate the balsamico, but it has to be 24 years old, no blend, only juniper!
Tracy AllardCoppell, TX, United States
We highly recommend this delicious and informative experience with Silvia. We very much enjoyed learning about Olive Oil (especially after seeing the 60-minutes story on olive oil fraud) and learning how to properly taste it and cook with it. Lunch was fantastic and the conversation and time we spent with Silvia will be remembered for a very long time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Look forward to meeting you again!
Steven BeasleyUnited States
Silvia was fantastic! She had an insanely deep knowledge and lead and incredible tour for the three of us. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! The pleasure was mine, to show you around and switch subject from history to contemporary art, to ordinary life!
John HollimanUnited States
Terrific, knowledgeable, kind....Sylvia is special!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it's been a pleasure being with you. Silvia