Neal WeinsteinScotttsdale, AZ, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Neal for your very kind review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your son! Safe travels across Europe :-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review, Mary! It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband. Enjoy your wine tour across Tuscany!
Alice GlasgowUnited States
Elisabetta was a great guide, very knowledgeable and fun to be with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review, Alice! I totally enjoyed the time with you both. Take care
Allison PescatoreUnited States
Our tour was wonderful. Our guide, Elisabetta M, was extremely knowledgeable and excited to share all she knew. The tour was the perfect amount of time. Not too long, not too short. We asked Elisabetta for a recommendation for a quality leather store. Her recommendation is greatly appreciated. We purchased two beautiful leather jackets that we will wear for many years to come. It truly was a great experience. Thank you Elisabetta M. Arrivederci
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Arrivederci Allison! Thank you for your lovely feedback. Great to be with you and your husband and I am glad you found some authentic leather products. As I told you today, since I got ripped off myself, when shopping I am careful more than ever. All the best!!!
Maraming salamat! Grazie Elisabetta for the experience of seeing Florence. We had a marvelous morning and for the pizza!! We had dinner at the restaurant you gave and it was magnificent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Margaret, thank you for your kind review. So great to be with your family and get the Easter blessing too!!! While I was walking I bumped into Father Raymond this morning as well ... too funny! All the best to you and your wonderful family
Carolyne TraversUnited Kingdom
Elisabetta was without doubt one of the most interesting and informative guides we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her depth of knowledge is extraordinary and she greatly enriched our experience of Florence and Renaissance Art. We particularly valued her ability to place the art and the artists within a historical, social and political framework and make striking parallels with more recent history. We only wish she could accompany us every day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie davvero Carolyne, I cannot tell you enough how much I have enjoyed our time together, including our prosecco on the Arno river! Your questions and comments - which was music to my ears - encouraged me to go deeper into history. How corroborating in this superficial world we live in :-) Have a lovely time in Florence.
Stacy HowellUnited States
Elisabetta was WONDERFUL! Her knowledge and professionalism were only matched by her fabulous and witty personality. She selected an easily identifiable central meeting spot which started off our tour on the right note. She curated the best highlights of the city for us to see and expertly navigated them providing salient information as we toured. She answered all of our questions with ease and was a true pleasure from start to finish. If you are going to Florence, let Elisabetta show you the way!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stacey, thank you so much for your excellent review. I am so happy we managed to tour together, despite my new car delivery and everything connected! Please say hello to the whole family from me :-D
Mike PugsleyUnited Kingdom
Superb tour guide. Full of interesting information and put across in a charming and informative manner. Willing to go the extra mile to make the tour a splendid afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU all very much for having me! I am so glad we managed to see the original David even with the queue (every time I think of the week of the free national museum access, I rejoice but I am shivering too, never knowing how many people would be coming) and please forgive me again if I insisted but no copy compares the authentic one. Enjoy the rest of your week in Tuscany!
Michael BrownUnited States
Another great tour from Tours By Locals. We have had such good luck with this organization and the Florence tour with Elisabetta was no exception. Excellent knowledge of the history of Florence and its artistic masters. Very personable and provided so much more than what you'd get on a group tour. Even took the time to walk us through some wine and chocolate selection! Thank you Elisabetta for such a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, thank you and your splendid wife for this excellent review and for your kindness. It was so much fun for me too covering all aspects of past and present Italy with people interested as you are!
Leslie FickeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Leslie for the chance you gave me to share my love for Florence (and Italy in general) with your family. Wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!
Pete BergmannUnited States
Elisabetta was outstanding! She was extremely knowledgable, organized and engaging. Her English and presentation skills were refined as she conducted our tour of Florence. Elisabetta reached out prior to our tour to alert us of a National transportation strike and helped even get to Florence. She adjusted our tour to accommodate our group and closures during the strike. A great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pete, thank you all so much! I am happy the tour went smoothly, despite the strike and I really hope you were not caught in the storm at Cinque Terre (I toured in San Gimignano during the storm - it felt surreal). Take care
Fal ModiUnited States
Elisabetta was delightful! We loved her sense of humor. We had a great overview of Florence and I loved that she had made prior reservations to see David at the Academia. We didn't have to wait long to get in the building. Elisabetta was very knowledgeable and her delivery of the information was fantastic. It felt like we were talking to a friend, not being lectured at. Highly recommend her for any tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Fal, I loved meeting you all and show you one of my "two" cities! And thank you for being so kind to me!!! Take care
Steve VerdinUnited States
Great service. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Steve! A pleasure to tour with you and your family! Enjoy the Amalfi coast!
Elisabetta was wonderful! She was extremely charismatic, informative, and fun to be with for a few hours. She took us to some of her favorite spots in the city as well, which made it feel very personal. I would highly recommend any tour with her. You'll love it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Lindsay for a great review! I am happy that I contributed to beautiful memories about Tuscany. Thank YOU for everything!
Robert OzolsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review!!! Please greet your wife and friends from me.
John CaldwellUnited States
Fantastic tour. Third time to Florence and we learned so much for Elizabeth. We have two kids, she kept it moving and interesting. She is very knowledgeable about Florence and it's history. Her English is outstanding and a good sense of humor. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille John for booking the tour and sharing with your family the love for Italy! I loved being with your wife, you and the girls and hopefully the girls will back to Florence on a semester to discover more, fashion included :-) A big hug to the whole family!
Teri SalbergUnited States
Elizabetta came with a high recommendation from our travel agent, and we know why! She gave us an amazing tour of Florence complete w a quick pass to see David with lots of Florentine history along the route, and yet at a level (and sense of humor) to keep our 14-16 year olds entertained as well. She even saw that a quick gelato would pick them up later in the tour. She also gave us great recommendations of what to do, where to eat in our few days in Florence. Grazie!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Teri, I hope you all get to enjoy fully your time in Tuscany! I loved meeting your wonderful family (all beauties!). Thank you again for having me <3
Steven BaughmanUnited States
Our group enjoyed this informative and thorough tour. Elisabetta was excellent. Highly recommend this overview of Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. I hope you enjoyed your holiday and will keep fond memories. Take care!
Paul BianchiUnited States
Elisabetta was fantastic! She arranged for tickets even on short notice, helped us figure out where to park and even met us at the parking garage. Knowledgeable, friendly, fun and sassy - she made our visit to Florence completely wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul, you have a wonderful family and it was a pleasure meeting you all!!! Take care!
Dale HollandUnited States
My wife and I had a great time with Elisabetta touring Florence. We were only there for a day and Elisabetta ensured we saw it all. Very knowledgable on Florence, where to go and not to go, what is happening within Florence, and knows what to do and where to go when your wife's sandals fail! You will walk a lot, so get those running shoes on and go.....you will not regret it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Dale, I totally enjoyed being with you and your wife, including the shopping part!!! And I am very happy that we saw Florence together at the end of your authentic Tuscany stay. It was like putting icing on a cake!!! Take care!
Domenic PiccolominiUnited States
Fantastic tour for our group of 8, all ages. Some of us have been to Florence before but we learned so much from Elisabetta and she gave great tips on gelato and shopping for after the tour. She was also very funny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your review, you made me feel part of your family. Could not more thankful!!! Greetings to all of you!
She is very good we saw all the important places in Florance I recommend her she is really 7 stars guide Awdah from Kuwait
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mrs Awdah! I feel honoured you chose to see Florence with me and you are a great company to be with!!! All the best
Heidi CorteseUnited States
This was an awesome tour, Elisabetta told us all the information we needed, not too much and not too little. Tour was excellent and she customized it to what we wanted to do. We went to a fantastic small leather glove shop and some great local food places. Can't say enough about the personalization that was given to accommodate our needs. Highly recommend her as a guide. Thank you for a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Heidi, it was fun being with you all and taking you to my favourite glove store when not one of my beloved gelato places :-D Please greet everyone from me and take good care of yourselves!!! All the best!!!
Terry M.United Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Best wishes
William ShultzUnited States
There's a small group of us that went to Florence and had a tour with Elisabetta. I would give her more than five stars if we're available she was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. What I appreciated most is she was very friendly and took great time to make sure we understood clearly what we saw and gave us some local flavor of the town as well
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie William, I really had a pleasant time with you all!!! And thank you for the 5 star and plus :-D
Patricia FossUnited States
Nancy, Larry, Rich and I loved our day in Florence! We were amazed by Elisabetta's knowledge, and very appreciative of her patience when our transportation caused us to be late. The tour was all we could have hoped for, and the knowledge we gained was helpful when we went to Rome. We have already recommended Elisabetta to others looking for a tour of Florence!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Patricia, you guys were a blast! And as I told you the same day, in Italy it is fashionable to be late!!! I am glad to know that things we spoke about were helpful in Rome too. Thank you again!!!
Walter GaffieldLexington, KY, United States
Elizabetta has an encyclopedic knowledge of Florence, historic sites, and art. She conducted this tour in the afternoon and later after dark, sometimes during a rainstorm. She was always very personable and able to answer every question in detail. She has an affinity for Florence and its culture, and we recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Walter, grazie Susan, you are such nice people to be with and I am happy to know that you will keep a fond memory of our tours (despite the weather last sunday!). Wish you all the best!
Kristin RussellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Kristin for booking my tour, I love doing new things and I am naturally driven to challenges. And honestly, it is a gift to be able to meet such interesting, fun and positive people like you. I wish you all the best for your new project and look forward to seeing you again. Un abbraccio
David WatsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review!!! Best wishes
It has been many months since our tour with Elisabetta and I still have fond memories of our time with her. She made our stay in Florence special with her information about the city and the arts. Thank you Elisabetta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU Philip for having me! So glad to have contributed to your Tuscany holiday success. I hope you are doing well. Take care!
Edward ValverdeUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Elisabetta in Florence. While the major museums were closed the day we visited, she made sure our trip was still filled with amazing sights and beauty. Elisabetta was professional, charming, friendly and extremely well versed in the local culture. Make sure she takes you for lunch to her favorite restaurant just off the square, you won't be sorry. It was fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Edward, it was lovely being with you and your parents. Please give them my greetings. All the best Elisabetta
Susan WauerGeneva, ILLINOIS, United States
Elisabetta is a personable and knowledgeable guide. Her love of Florence is apparent in her descriptions of the city, it's churches, and in the stories she uses to bring the history of Florence alive! We highly recommend Elisabetta and her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Susan, it was a pleasure to be with you both this morning! Enjoy your trip through Tuscany and take care!
Anne WallaceUnited States
Elisabetta is fabulous. Absolutely book this woman. Can't say enough about how insightful, articulate and thorough her tour was. An excellent art historian who knows not only the history but has a gift of bringing even familiar pieces like the David to life. As a former art history major I loved her knowledge and details. My travel companions were new to much of the history and now want to learn more due to her tour. BTW her English is perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne, how could I thank you enough? I am speechless, this is my favourite review ever. I feel honoured to have met you all! Grazie davvero! <3
Shelley CassityUnited States
Elisabetta managed to do the impossible. She gave us an in depth tour of Florence while on a cruise port stop in La Spezia. I don't recommend Florence in only a few hours but her humor,high energy,and knowledge of Florence made the trip incredibly satisfying. I highly recommend her for all your touring needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Shelley, it was so much fun to be with you, try to fit everything in and succeeding. These are some of the situations that give me even more energy. Take care, you have a wonderful family :-D
Mike McNultyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Mike, a pleasure having you, your wife and Morgan. Have a great holiday in Tuscany and Liguria!
Claudia BuerglerUnited States
5 points for Elizabetta! She was a wealth of knowledge and very easy to work with, prompt and professional . Our family of six (adult married) all enjoyed our 3 hr tour. It gave us a great overview of the city, mixed w some history, shopping and dining recommendations. I have never posted a review before, but happy to tell others about Elizabetta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Claudia for being so kind to me and letting me feel part of your family! I loved showing you around. I will send you the Uffizi list tomorrow night as I have a problem with my laptop. Enjoy Florence and Tuscany.
Linda H.United States
Our group of 11 had a wonderful tour in Florence with Elisabetta! We all agreed that this was a great 3 hour tour and would highly recommend her for your visit to beautiful Florence. Thank you Elisabetta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie a Voi Linda, so lucky to have met you. Congratulations for your wonderful family and friends! Take care!
Tina LanzoniUnited States
Elisabetta was beyond our expectations. Her knowledge, sense of humor and ease made the tour and unforgettable experience. I highly recommend her to enrich your experience and understanding of this rich culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tina, so happy to have had the chance of meeting you and your wonderful family. I was really impressed by the curiosity and the genuine interest of all your three kids :-). Have a great time in Italy!!!
Don DepkeUnited States
Knowledgeable' and interesting to listen to. Elisabetta brought a massive amount of historic perspective to the sights so we could understand the context of the art. She made the things we saw come to life! I wannt to take her with us on the rest of our vacation in Italy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Don, thank YOU so much! It was like being with friends and I am very happy to read that I could add something to your experience, as you have been several times to Florence. Hope to see you around again!!!
Edward JacobsUnited States
My wife and I had Elisabetta for two tours, Florence and Siena. Fabulous! Communication pre-tour was great (Eli gave us restaurant tips), and we had a wonderful time with Elisabetta who is easy to spend time with. We like to see the sites and know where locals would recommend to shop and eat, this was provided with great results by Eli who is very much in the know and elegant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Edward, I feel lucky to have met you and Mary. You are definitely a beautiful and a lovely couple to be with! A presto
Sarah EngelUnited States
Elisabetta's knowledge of Florence in so amazing. She walked us all around pointing out sights and telling us history of the beautiful city. We got to see the David and have her answer all of our questions. We had previously walked around and not fully appreciated things until she was there to explain their significance and history. Such an insightful day!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sarah, it was a beautiful morning but after three fun days with you, I didn't want you to leave!! <3
Kelly SnowUnited States
My family had a private walking tour with Elisabetta yesterday in Florence. She was amazing ! She took the time to answer all of our questions about Florence (even before the tour, she emailed with suggestions for lunch places, etc.). She was so full of information and facts about historical places and people, yet all presented in a very charming way (in perfect English, I might add). I highly recommend any tour lead by Elisabetta!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kelly, congratulations for your wonderful family! You know, I felt immediately and positively connected with you. Happy New Year!
Mary MendenhallUnited States
Our tour with Elisabetta was perfect. She personalized everything to fit our interests. Her style is very conversational as opposed to a stiff, lecture style which we experienced with some other guides. Such a pleasant personality with a nice sense of humor. Florence is beautiful and so rich in intriguing history. Elisabetta enlightened us regarding all of this. We would definitely request her again. 5 out of 5 stars for sure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Mary, you were so much fun to be with!!! I loved the fact you are active and decided to climb the belltower of the Town Hall. I hope everything went smoothly this morning with the David!!! Love
Kyle VanHemertUnited States
Elisabetta was the perfect guide for our afternoon walk through Florence. She gamely fielded our endless questions on local history, art, and architecture. By the end of the three hours it felt like we were just enjoying the city with a very knowledgeable friend. The only change I might make if I had to plan the trip again would be to book a longer tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ha ha ha, thank you so much, guys! You were a pleasure to be with and I hope you enjoyed Southern Tuscany too. Take care!
Christy GrayUnited States
We had a great tour! Elizabetta was not only a great guide but very warm and funny. We felt we got a tour of Florence AND a sense of what it was to be a resident. She fielded all sorts of questions which made the tour all the more enjoyable. She even sent us follow up info in an email that evening. At the end of the tour we were tired- and she was off to give another. We took her parting advice and went for a hot chocolate at Gilly's.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille, Christy. It was like being with friends I have known for my whole life. You made my day. Take care! Love
Alex WolinUnited States
If your interested in all aspects of Florentine culture..art and history told as a wonderful story of Renaissance power and intrigue, then you must let Elisabetta be your guide. My entire family loved her approach and level of knowledge as well as her wonderful personality. I give her a 6 star out of 5 Andy W
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: GRAZIE MILLE! I like the 6 star, thank you again. It was great having you and your wonderful family in Florence!
Brian CrawfordUnited States
Elisabetta was amazing. she showed us things and told us great stories around Florence. she was friendly and knew the answers to all of out questions. it was a great day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Brian, loved meeting you and your family. Have a great trip to Lichtenstein and Munich!
Steven MonacoUnited States
Patricia FeryUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Patricia, it was a real pleasure to get to meet you and your husband and your friends!
Steve StuartUnited Kingdom
The tour was great! Elisabetta is very knowledgeable, passionate, entertaining and her english is first class. What we really enjoyed was her in depth knowledge of the politics and nuances of the time, rather than just the "pure" version as presented in the tour books. We have used guides in the past, but Elisabetta is the best. The gelato stop at the end of the day was calorific but "hit the spot".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ha ha! Thank you for your feedback. And simply, it was like being with friends!
Andrew FranzoneUnited States
What can I say "the best" catered to our special needs, took her time at each stopping point did not rush us if we wanted to look around. Just great
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Sig. Franzone! I loved the time with your fantastic family!