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
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
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
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 was a great guide also very accommodating to our needs considering that we have some not so able people in our party. Her enthusiasm and energy would certainly convert a stone.. we cannot thank her enough for imparting some of her knowledge whilst guiding us through the Uffizi Gallery. Its a shame that we did not have more time in Florence to spend with her. Thanks you once again Paola.
Diane MorganUnited States
Five Big Stars to Paola. She was extremely knowledgable in Italian art and my daughters are still talking about all they learned from her about the Botticellis and Michelangelo's David. She also paced it well for all of us and our interest level. Paola was also kind. My dad was sick and needed medicine and that caused some disruption and my teenage daughter wasn't feeling well either. Rather than get upset or frustrated with us, Paola was helpful, gentle and understanding. Excellent communication.
David FinkUnited States
Paola was an outstanding guide! Her knowledge, passion, and sense of humor really made this a wonderful tour for our family. Her expertise in art and history was astounding. She also took us to an excellent gelato shop and even recommended some restaurants, shops, and sites for the rest of our visit. Highly recommend and will hire again on our next Florence visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear fantastic Family Fink, many thanks for your wonderful review!! I can't wait to meet again here in Florence! Un abbraccio e a presto!! Paola
Paula StallardUnited States
Paola was fantastic, she made our experience with tours by locals extraordinary. She is so personable and knowledgeable, our tour was fantastic. It felt like a close friend was guiding us. Her English was extremely easy to understand. I can not recommend her more highly. We feel we were very fortunate to have her as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure showing you my city and I'm so happy to know that you felt so comfortable with me.
We chose this tour because it promised a focused look at the key elements of the vast Uffizi collection, and we were not disappointed. Paola proved to be a charming and very knowledgeable guide, and she steered us through the throngs at the Uffizi in exactly the way we had hoped would be the case. We were disappointed when our tour ended, as Paola was a pleasure to spend time with. We would recommend her without hesitation, as one of the best guides we have had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words and for entrusting me with your time in Florence! It was my absolute pleasure to be your guide!
Steve GustafsonUnited States
We had an an absolutely fantastic tour with Paloa, she has an amazing amount of knowledge and put it across in a way that was easy to understand. We had a terrific day with her. I can't recommend highly enough. 5 stars!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for having selected me as your guide and for your wonderful review, Steve! It was a pleasure sharing my city with you and your lovely family!
Katrina De ManItaly
Paola belongs in the Uffizi with all the other treasures of Florence. She was beyond competent in her grasp of art/ architecture/Florence history. We spent the day with her as she took half of our group (36 pre-college students from the US) through the Uffizi and then the entire group through the Accademia. She was an amazing resource for us in every aspect-including finding a good lunch-and we were sad to say goodbye at the end of our time together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katrina I have no words to thank you for your absolutely extraordinary review, and please accept my apologies for asking you twice: I had not realized you were still in Europe. Your students were polite, brilliant and curious. Had I more clients as you, my job would be much easier and pleasant. I really hope to see again. Thank you so much Paola