Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Firenze, Tuscany, Italy by Tour Guide Silvia M.

Tour: Florence for first timer and Michelangelo's David

Silvia M.
  Firenze, Tuscany, Italy
Overall Rating:     about ratings


Laurie Roberts

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

We met with Silvia after being in Florence for one day. It was a perfect start to our trip. She was so knowledgeable and a joy to listen to. We learned so much about the history of Florence that made it interesting and made you want more. She was quick to give us shopping and eating recommendations and was so very helpful with any questions we had. She was delightful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laurie for you kind words. I am really happynyou enjoyed the tour and hope the pizza was up to your husband's expectations. Silvia

Sandra Hendricks

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

Silvia made Florence so special for us. She not only showed us the sites, but had such wonderful stories to go with each one. My sister and I are 70+ and were concerned we would not be able to walk for long, she picked up on our needs, and when she noticed w were getting tired she found a nice little restaurant nd told us wonderful storys while we took a break. She has SO much experience as a guide and I highly recommend her as a guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sandra thank you so much for your kind words. I was very much concerned the day of our tour, because I knew the termperatures would have been almost unbearable. But you and your sister were great, you followed every single step! I hope you enjoyed the restaurant and came safe back to your villa in Chianti.. And, finally, someone who knows what an agronomist does! I look forward to meeting you again here in Florence, Silvia

Douglas Laudenschlager

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

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 Hermansen

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/19

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 Botoske

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/19

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!!!!

Maddelle Christian

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/19

David E.

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 13/19

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
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 22/19

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

Tom Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

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 Douglass

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

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!!!!.

Laura Murphy

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

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 White

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

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!

Jamie Koski

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Charles Scott

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

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
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

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 Mayhart

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

Great tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Scott I really enjoyed the time with you and your wife. Best regards Silvia

Jean Doherty

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

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

Joachim Schulz

Germany
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Tour: #208438, Entdecken Sie Florenz in einem Tag, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

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 Patton

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

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 Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/17

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.

Kannan Saptagirish Noshikunte

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/17

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 Burridge

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/17

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-Allison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 16/17

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!

Charles Knaack

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

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.

John Holliman

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/16

Terrific, knowledgeable, kind....Sylvia is special!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it's been a pleasure being with you. Silvia