Robert MarickUnited States
we booked a 90 minute tour, but after 2 hours we needed to leave only learn realize we didn't get through the entire itinerary. Perhaps bad on our side, but we thought we would see the inside of the Duomo, but that was not part of the tour. In the end, we saw the babtistry and museum, but not the Duomo.On the positive side, Mila was lovely, knowledgable and answered all our questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. As clearly marked in the description of my tour, the visit inside the Duomo is not included, because of the very long line, all the year round and especially in high season. Thanks so much. All the Best!
Cliff BlanchardUnited States
Very informative and knowledgeable. Let us go at our own pace. Very nice. We enjoyed having her as our guide.
Sally StewartUnited States
Mila was very knowledgeable about Florence and Italy's history and it made our tour a delight
Micah DouthitUnited States
Mila was wonderful and did a great job showing us the city. Her expertise in Academia and in Uffizi were excellent.
Doug HambletonNorthfield, IL, United States
Great knowledge of subject matter, very good communications skills and sense of humor. She also handled logistics well. We really enjoyed ourselves and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends.
Jennifer KennedyUnited States
We had the most enjoyable afternoon tour with Mila. She was so knowledgeable, and made our visit to Florence so memorable. This was our first experience with Tours by Locals, and we were very impressed. In a city as large as Florence I am so glad we booked this tour. Mila truly was a fantastic guide, so personable. We loved meeting her and our time with her was definitely a highlight of our trip. I would highly recommend Mila.
John F.United States
Mila was a fabulous guide who arranged flawless transportation from the port to both Florence and Pisa, as well as giving us a superb tour of Florence. From the Museums to the history to the architecture, she was a wonderful and caring guide. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
Kim SanchezUnited States
It was wonderful touring with Mila. She gave us the background and context we needed for the highlights in the Accademia and Uffizi museums. Without her we would have not have appreciated the amazing art nearly as much. Her stories helped to bring the art to life. Grazie, Mila!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kim, Thanks so much for your feedback! It was a true pleasure to spend some time with you all......what about the pizza and gelato making class?! :-) All the best.
Carmen FragaUnited States
Mila was so helpful in fitting in with our availability from a cruise ship and so interesting. Such a nice person to spend time with, we would not have discovered a fraction of what she was able to show us in the time available.
Mila was amazing. We had a comprehensive tour, she was thorough, informative and threw in some humour. Her English was great, and she gave us some great"tourist" tips. Had Gelato at her recommended place, and it was fantastic, and we are "experts". As we have eaten a lot of it, all over Italy. Thanks Mila, would highly recommend you.
Dan MolinaroUnited States
Mila was very informative and helpful. Not only did she tell us about Florence, she also helped us with recommendations and things to watch out for. You can tell she is proud and loves her city and is very passionate about teaching others about Florence.
Mark AssaadUnited States
Mila was great. Very knowledgeable and provided great insight into the history of Florence and the great art history that is associated with this beautiful city. If you are fortunate to get Mila you will not be disappointed and will learn a lot about this great city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thanks so much for your feedback. It was a true pleasure for me to meet you and I really hope to see you again in the future. All the best!
Anne F.United States
Mila gave us a wonderful experience touching on a few of Florence's highlights. Sharing her extensive knowledge of art and history, she brought to life the richness of the city, the people and artists and their artwork in the short time we had together.
Frank AllenUnited States
Mila was a replacement guide. Her approach did not match our group of ten. Our group wanted to see as much as we could in one day and needed a stronger presence to control the group. Her voice was too quiet for a large group with many people in the tourist areas. She wanted to provide more artistic commentary than our group was interested in.
Mila is wonderful!! She met us at our hotel and took us each place in Florence we had planned to visit. She is extremely knowledgeable and was so patient. We saw all the highlights and she explained the history. Extremely interesting and Mila is a delight! I highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much! It was a pleasure for me to meet you and I really hope to see you again in the future. All the best, with all my heart!
Robert BlancoUnited States
Mila was a great guide. She knows Florence very well and her information on the David was extremely insightful! Our group bonded with her and were extremely pleased with the tour she provided.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. For me, it was a real pleasure to be your guide and I hope to see you again in the future. All the best!
Tracy BeckwithUnited States
This is the second time I have hired Mila. She is a terrific tour guide with an enjoyable demeanor and great knowledge of the museums and sites of Florence. I feel as if we have a friend in Florence!
Virginia HuckUnited States
Mila was a lovely, energetic, organized, and informative guide. Our group four adults all had an interest in history, art, and culture, but not a great depth of knowledge. Mila's descriptions brought it all together so that during our brief time in Florence every site and piece of artwork had relevance and we were able to appreciate each one in a meaningful way. Mila ushered us through the crowds and was especially considerate of our daughter-in-law who is expecting a baby in 3 months. Thank you, Mila!
Michael M.Yukon, OKLAHOMA, United States
Great guide and very helpful throughout the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your feedback. All the best!
Donna HutchinsonUnited States
Mila organized an absolutely perfect day for our group. The winery visit was just right and the lunch location superb. This day was one of our favorites of the entire trip.
We have a very insightful and informative tour of the highlights of Florence. Mila gave us tons of practical information to allow us to maximize the limited time we had in the city. She very knowledgeable, affable and flexible; well equipped and expertly organised. She has a strong network among the industry people in Florence and that certainly helps save time during the tour. Highly recommended!
Maria MadiganUnited States
Thank you Mila for going above and beyond to accommodate us. We enjoyed meeting you and appreciated both your knowledge of your beautiful home city and your kindness.
Maria MadiganUnited States
Mila saved the day! My granddaughter and her friend missed their flight from Chicago. They were able to rebook the following day. On very short notice Mila arranged pick up in Rome and transported Megan and Corey to Florence in time to join the rest of our family for lunch and the rest of the tour which included Pisa. We are very appreciative of the effort and personal attention Mila provided. She corresponded with my daughter Maria from Rome and from our ship and made this last minute arrangement.
Bill ChristUnited States
Great day with Mila. Incredible knowledge of all that Florence has to offer!!!
Angela ChmuraWISCONSIN, United States
We fell in love with Florence, Italy. Having Mila as our guide was key to our great day. She got us in to all the important places without waiting in lines, she helped me negotiate prices on leather in the market and she showed us one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Thank you Mila and Ricardo our great driver. I would highly recommend this excursion and Mila.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your feedback. For me and Ricardo it was more than a pleasure to meet you. And during the time spent with you, I was sure nobody would hurt me! Hope to see you again in the future and a million of kisses to your kids! All the best.
My mother and I were visiting Florence for the first time and had a lovely tour with Mila. She was very sweet and knowledgeable about art history and Florence history. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour in Florence! For me, it was wonderful to spend some time with you and I wish you all the best.
Robert PulciniUnited States
Mila was very knowledgeable. She takes the time to technically explain the art and tell its story. There were 8 of us and she was very patient, almost effortlessly getting us to where we needed to go. If your time in Florence is limited and you want to see the artistic highlights this is the tour dor you. Thanks Mila!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your words! It was a real pleasure for me to be your tour guide and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. All the best! Mila
Madeline R.Chicago, ILLINOIS, United States
We enjoyed our time with Mila. We went to Lucca - a walking city, and though she walked a bit too fast for some of the group who have difficulty walking, for most, it was an interesting city with some unique sites. We went to Pisa from there and thoroughly enjoyed Pisa with time to have lunch and for those who wished, time to climb the leaning tower.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really happy you enjoyed the walking tour in Lucca and I hope to meet you again in the next future. I wish you all the best! Thanks so much!
Beth SchoenfeldtUnited States
Our entire family loved our time with Mila, we told her we wanted to hit all the highlights in Florence and we did. She has a ton of energy and vast knowledge of art history, and she made it very engaging for our 10 year old son. We felt like this investment in a private tour guide was well worth it for our short time in Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. It was a true pleasure for me to meet you all and I really hope to see you again in the next future. All the best!