A very clear explanation and interesting, well informed guide. A wonderful start to a trip in Venice.
Peter WittUnited States
Francesca provided a fantastic experience as one of our guides while we were in Venice. She took us through the (little known) Dorsoduro district and also gave us a "museum" tour of San Rocco. She was prompt, friendly, warm, well spoken, and extremely knowledgeable. She showed us the secrets of Dorsodoro, interesting information including art, philosophy, history, and so forth. She was especially enthusiastic about the Tintoretto paintings.If you want an unusual, curated experience, Francesca is great!
This tour went as planned, it included all planned activities. Francesca was a very knowledgeable guide, and her story telling was very interesting. We have requested some alterations during the day and this was done in a very efficient and flexible manner by Francesca. We were delighted with all what she suggested for us to do. Moreover, she is a nice and pleasant person to the extent that we invited her to have lunch with us.
Mike HughesUnited Kingdom
Fantastic! Francesca brought the history of Doges palace and its secrets to life and enlightened us on the origin some of the things we experience today. Can not say enough about how on just the other side of the wall of the regal parts of the palace was a sorted and arbitrary justice / punishment! ..just pass through a secret door! If your going to spend time in Doges explore its secrets as well!
Enjoyed our tour with Francesca very much. She was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. She helped us navigate the narrow winding roads and many bridges in this beautiful city.
David CrowellUnited States
Francesca R. was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable, interesting, and informative, and we enjoyed our tour very much. Initially, we were not sure that we would be able to take the tour, because our original flight to Venice had been canceled, and we did not arrive in the city until a day and a half later than we should have. Francesca did everything possible to reschedule the tour for us, and we were able to take it on our last day in Venice. Thank you, Francesca, for the great tour!
Julie H.United States
Our tour hosted by Francesca was fantastic! She took us into parts of Venice we didn't think existed- quiet streets, allies and canals away from the throngs of tourists. Her local knowledge illuminated the historic walls and Campos that we walked by and through bringing to light aspects of Venice that truly make it such an interesting place to visit. We had two teenagers with us and they said the tour was the best they have been on, and teens are hard to impress for 3 hours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! I’m happy Sergei felt better... For everything, just text me! Francesca
Frangie MinskyUnited States
Francesca was really engaged with our three boys (11, 13 and 16). Great stories walking around Venice. Great family activity to do at night.
Michael PollockUnited Kingdom
Great tour by Francesca just the right place for our family including the two teenage boys. Great recommendations for food too.
Francesca was very nice and knowledgeable of Venice history. Her tour is very well recommended.
Angela BamSouth Africa
She was very good, very professional and had very broad knowledge of the history of Venice. She was very patient with us (senior citizens). Gave good advice where to buy souvenirs
Kim BurroughsUnited States
Tabatha GilyardUnited States
Francesca, you were just the best trudging through the rain taking us to see all the little bridges and narrow streets of Venice! I am so thrilled you were able to also host and guide is on our basilica night tour which was just breathtaking! If you are going to Venice please contact Francesca! She even went after we left to get me this sweet Kitty Cat shirt from a boutique that was closed due to holiday and is shipping to the US for me! I can't wait fro you to receive your little package I sent!
Tabatha GilyardUnited States
Tabatha GilyardUnited States
Francesca is just the sweetest lady! We so loved going over to Murano and meeting the glass maker. We will adore our glass aquarium for our entire life! Both Harriet and I got ours yesterday! We cannot wait to come back and see you and have more time in this beautiful city!
Rosalinda MeansUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Phil IzzoUnited States
Francesca was an absolutely fantastic guide. She was able to accommodate us on extremely short notice and still gave us a wonderful and personalized tour that was interesting and informative. She showed great judgment in picking and choosing the items to highlight and knew the answers to all our questions.
Loved our Venice for beginners tour. Spent the morning learning about this magical city with Francesca. fantastic to have such local knowledge about the whole city. would definitely recommend this tour.
Peter RubensteinUnited States
Greggory L.Troutman, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Richard CardinoUnited States
Francesca Was very knowledgeable and prompt. Her expertise won us all over! Very professional. Very nice, and extremely accommodating. Loved every minute. Would highly recommend her! 100%
Tony MogliaUnited States
Francesca is a great guide! Knowledgable, friendly , flexible, expert knowledge of history, art and architecture! A wonderful day!
Jennifer MasseyUnited States
Francesca was amazing and provided us with history and information we would not have received otherwise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so sweet! Thanks for everything Francesca
Karen OswaldUnited States
LOVED Francesca! Of all the tours we took in Rome, Florence and Venice, she was the best tour guide we had. She showed us interesting backstreets, gave fascinating historical tid bits and even made sure we got in her favorite spot for lunch before she left. Don't go to Venice without her!
Jamie SalasUnited States
Louise TedescoUnited States
Francesca is a very professional, knowledgeable tour guide. She was very helpful to us getting around in Venice. She showed us exactly where to go in order to navigate around a very confusing city. Her knowledge of the sites we visited was incredible.
Debra HindmanUnited States
Leslie ChristensenUnited States
We had a wonderful time with with Francesca! We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with her. She was very informative. We have 5 year old twins and she made this very kid friendly for them. I highly recommend booking this tour during your Venice stay! I'm so glad we did.