Anne McAuliffeUnited States
A great morning with Paola! She showed us exactly what we wanted to see in the Uffizi, and really brought the treasures to life with her wonderful knowledge and endless anecdotes about the painters and their paintings. I loved that she built up a lovely rapport with my shy, art and history loving, 17 year old granddaughter. All three of us were enthralled by her stories, and we're so happy that we chose her as our guide. To enjoy the Uffizi you could not do better than to see it through Paola's eyes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judy, I have no words to thank you for your wonderful review. I can just say that I really enjoyed my time with you and your charming Jessie...I hope she will never stop loving art and beauty as she does. A presto! Paola
Lynnette LukschUnited States
Florence tour with Paola was terrific! She certainly knows so much about the city she resides in.. her upbeat personality made the tour very enjoyable and worth while!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lynette You and your family were simply adorable! I hope you will be my guide in Buffalo soon!!!! A presto Paola
Roger HansenJupiter, FLORIDA, United States
Paola was a fantastic guide. We took two tours with her and she kept us interested 100% of the time. She was very thorough and spoke excellent english. I would recommend Paola to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Grazie, grazie!! You are so kind and I'm so very happy that you have enjoyed the time we spent together. Sharing my hometown with you has been a great pleasure. I hope to meet you again. A presto Paola
Roger HansenJupiter, FLORIDA, United States
Ruth BloomUnited States
Paola was so wonderful. A true delight to be with, her knowledge with the Uffizi and the Jewish culture in Florence was OUTSTANDING. My wife and I would highly recommend her for anything in this beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gail, Ruth, Al and Larry... Thank you so much for your so beautiful review...and most importantly, for your kindness...I truly enjoyed my time with you guys!! Ehi!....You promised to come back to Florence!!! Un caro abbraccio Paola
Marilyn R.United States
Paola's tour was the highlight of Italy! We learned so much in a short time - significant and unique facts. She's a tour guide that tour guides would readily appreciate. She was very kind and intelligent with a good sense of humor. Incredible experience!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marilyn...Wow!!! What can I say? Just thank you so much, hoping to meet you again!! A presto Paola
Abbie WeisbergUnited States
My best friend and i wanted a tour of Florence and we were lucky enough to have Paola! Paola was kind, smart and certainly got our vibe the minute we met. We saw the parts of Venice and shared how we were not happy with our hotel. Paola took her own time and texted me a few option that she knew of in City Center. We enjoyed our time together and learned quite a bit that we would never have seen of without he
Dana FinkelsteinUnited States
Another amazing day touring with Paola. My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the Uffizi and Accademia with Paola, who was beyond able to ascertain our needs and desires in examining the gems of these great museums. Paola is an excellent guide, who I have already recommended to close friends traveling to Florence. She had everything arranged for us and through her professionalism and skill easily navigated our limited time to maximize our enjoyment. I fell in love with Florence, and Paola was the key!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dana, Your reviews are simply outstanding. I’m sincerely moved by your beautiful words. Hugs for you and you lovely husband ���� Arrivederci!! Paola
Dana FinkelsteinUnited States
Paola's tour of Florence, including the Jewish history, moved my husband and myself in such a way that we instantly fell in love with the city, the rich history and the strength of the people, most especially the Florentine Jews. Paola is a wonderful source of knowledge, and navigated us through a wonderful tour of the city and its highlights, that in only four hours we felt as though we were with her all day. My husband, who does not like tours, could not wait for our second day touring with Paola!
Charles JonesUnited States
Paola was wonderful! She handled our group of eight seamlessly; she showed us the highlights of her city, Florence, with great enthusiasm; she enhanced our knowledge with details and history well beyond what we otherwise would have learned; she even made last minute lunch reservations for us at a favorite restaurant! Her communication skills are outstanding and, by the time we finished, we were exchanging contact info for future visits. Very highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Charles, thank you very much for your amazing review. A big hug to all of you, hoping to meeting you soon again! Arrivederci Paola
Israel RazUnited States
Paola is an excellent tour guide. Highly knowledgable and nice personality. We were a family of seven on a tight schedule and wide range of interest. She was very flexible and helpful in customizing our itinerary and help with local arrangements.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Israel, Many thank you very much to you and your family! A presto Paola
David GremmelsUnited States
Delightful, Knowledgeable and Fun for my wife and three older children. Thanks for a great morning together. Dave
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Dave, Hugs to your wonderful family. Arrivederci Paola
Paola B. gets a huge five star rating for her wonderful Firenze tour! We loved it! Grazie mille!
Paola was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient at making the tour enjoyable but not dry for visitors without much knowledge of history in Florence. She had a way of keeping you interested without overwhelming you with too many details. I would take another tour with Paola without a doubt if ever I am in Florence again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie, grazie and grazie Janet!! A big hug to all of you!! A presto Paola
Ira SchwartzUnited States
Our tour guide, Paola, was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ira!! Your family is absolutely great!! Enjoy Tuscany Paola
Aquil NabizadahUnited States
Paola was very quick to respond and accommodated our provided list of places to see. She was very knowledgeable and we can not imagine our day tour of Florence being any more enjoyable (and informational) as it was with her. She was also very good at navigating through crowds (a very important skill!).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks guys!! I enjoyed very much the time we spent together!! A prestissimo!! Paola
We truly enjoyed Paola's tour. She is extremely knowledgeable and we did not feel rushed, we moved around in a leisurely walk. She provided insight into local customs with regards to taxi's and tipping, gave us tips for shopping. Booked us a nice meal at a local restaurant. This type of tour I would recommend to anyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review!! A presto Paola
Steven MazerUnited States
subject of the tour and was interested
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Buongiorno Steven, It’s been a great pleasure spending some time with you and I hope to meet you again!! A presto Paola
Mark RuheMCLEAN, VA, United States
Could not have asked for a better day with our guide, Paola. So pleasant, energetic and knowledgeable. My wife and I found her to be knowledgable on all aspects of Florence history but, particularly, on the various churches and the religious progression of Florence as a city. We thoroughly enjoyed her as an individual and would highly recommend her to any and all families. We will be recommending her to family and friends that have occasion to visit Florence in the future. Well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marisa and Mark, many, many thanks for your amazing review...I enjoyed our tour very much and I really hope to meet you again in my beloved town...we still have to walk together through the Vasari Corridor!!!!! A presto e grazie per tutto Paola
Paola was an amazing guide for our family. We went with our 3 kids aged 10, 15 and 16 and she kept the attention of our kids through the Uffizi gallery and Synagogue and museum. Paula is a wealth of knowledge and so friendly. We had amazing day thanks to Paula.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I enjoyed my time with your wonderful family and I’m glad to know that you appreciated the history and art of my beloved Florence!! A presto!!! Paola
Paola is a lovely lady , a true professional with very extensive knowledge of history . She made our brief visit to Florence a very enjoyable learning experience . We hope to return soon .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many, many thanks!! I’m so glad to read that you enjoyed your time with me. I hope to meet you again one of these days!!!
Nancy LoosbrockUnited States
Paola was an excellent guide. We made a last minute change from a group of two to four adults and this was no problem for her. Very knowledgeable and proud of her Florentine heritage. We would definitely engage with her again and have filed her card away to recommend to other family and friends visiting Florence in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Nancy!!! Thank you so much for your super review!!! I hope to see you again one day Baci Paola
Betsy G.United States
Paola Barbetti was our tour guide. We recommend you request her for any of the Florence tours she gives. Our group of four wanted to spend time in Uffizi Gallary and give up some of the Florence walking tour which was accomodated. Paula has an academic degree in art history which made for an incredibly informed tour. As a Florence local we were able to further tap her knowledge. Paola is incredibly personaable and positive in spirit. We will miss her but always remember the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Betsy, thank you so much for your lovely words. I will miss you all too!! A presto Paola
Joel KatzUnited States
Paola is passionate , professional and and knowledgable. More importantly, she is interested in her clients thoughts and opinions. Allison and I could easily had a glass of ChiantI with Paola after the tour. Paola understood our desire to get a feel for the people and the city as well as the sites.We look forward to spending time with Paola on our next visit to Florence
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Allison and Joel, many thanks for your lovely words!! I look forward to drinking that glass of Chianti with you very soon!! Grazie e a presto Paola
Paula is without a doubt one of the best tour guides I have ever used - she is professional, incredibly knowledgeable, and most importantly, warm and engaging. Paola led my husband and I on two separate walking tours in Florence, and we learned so much and had a great time doing it. You will not regret booking Paola...she is simply wonderful!
Bruce MoyerUnited States
Overall, I think the tour was very good. I do think that we spent too much time in the Uffizi. Paola was very knowledgeable and engaging.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review! I’m sorry to learn you weren’t happy with the length of the Uffizi visit. I was trying to be responsive to your group’s many questions about the few paintings that we viewed. We went through the Uffizi in just over an hour and the content, layout and crowds make it virtually impossible to go through more quickly. In any case, I would gladly have left at any moment if you had requested it!
Allyson SchumacherUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Allyson!! A presto!!!
Ila VaghelaUnited Kingdom
Paola was brilliant. Uffizi Gallery cannot be visited without someone who has the knowledge of what to look at. Paola was passionate, could explain the different types of paintings and different time periods so vividly that we thoroughly enjoyed the time with her. She made it all so real and live. We will choose to visit Florence with her as we know that she knows the art, has a deep knowledge of the subject and is full of life. Fun to be with too. Thank you Paola from all 10 of us for a super time
Ila VaghelaUnited Kingdom
Paola is a wonderful person first and an excellent guide. Time with her flew by. She brought Florence to life and we felt as if we were living the moments. Her recommendations of the restaurants, shopping were excellent. I would recommend Paola as a guide to anyone who wants to see Florence with someone who is so passionate and someone who loves Florence. One cannot visit Florence and appreciate it without an excellent guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ila for your wonderful review!! I enjoyed my time with all of you, curious, fun and lovely ladies!! I really hope to see you again A presto Paola