Theodore CribariUnited States
Elisabetta was so knowledgeable and passionate about the architecture and art of Sienna. We learned a semester full of knowledge in four short hours. There was not a question she couldn't answer, and always with such interest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you so much for your great review. I loved meeting you and your sweet wife and be able to interact with such different information and question. And it's always a feat for me to show Siena's State Archive! Buon anniversario e arrivederci a Siena!
Peter WittUnited States
My wife and I just returned from a week vacation in Tuscany.We had the good fortune of spending a full day in Siena with Elisabetta, with Tours by Locals. This experience was the highlight of our trip. It was priceless. Let me rephrase this: you would be STUPID not to hire her as your guide. She met us promptly at an agreed on location. She speaks impeccable English, German, and is good at French. She has a warm, bubbly but very intelligent personality. She is extremely knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, I am blushing reading your review, my dear Alice and Peter! But I am superhappy because you will keep a fond memory of Siena. And so will I about a beautiful couple celebrating their wedding anniversary. Tanta felicità e tanta salute!!!
Kevin WilshereUnited States
Elisabetta's guidance began long before we even arrived for our tour of Siena. We had a couple of options for the day and time of our tour, and her advice was spot on! We arrived in the mid-afternoon, a few days before the famous Palio horse race. Had we stuck to our original plan of coming mid-morning the next day, it would have been hotter and much more crowded. Instead, we enjoyed a much more relaxed, fun and informative afternoon touring the town and benefiting from Elisabetta's expert knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review, Kevin. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your wife. Best wishes
Deanna SamaritanoUnited States
Elisabetta was excellent! Our group of 13 did the half day Siena tour and it was great. It was the week before Palio and many streets were closed but Elisabetta was able to navigate us to the top sites. She gave us a wonderful recommendation for lunch. We highly recommend this tour with Elisabetta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Deanna, I loved meeting the entire family and I am happy to read you will keep a fond memory of the day, which must have been quite long :-) Greetings to all of you!!!
Domenic PiccolominiUnited States
We hit all the highlights without feeling rushed at all and everyone had a great time! This was our second tour with Elisabetta and we would absolutely work with her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie ancora!!! Thank you again!!!
Rogers HaydonUnited States
Elisabetta was charming and knowledgeable. Our group of 6 (all with ideas) had a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review! I am very happy to know that I have contributed to a successful holiday, it was great having you in Siena. All the best!!!
William LaberisUnited States
Elisabetta is very knowledgeable, articulate, patient and just a pleasure to be with. She tailored her work to our specific interests. Our enjoyment of the incredibly beautiful area of Siena and the neighboring hill towns was greatly enhanced by our having hired her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Bill. I do hope you enjoyed Montalcino and Montepulciano.
Mike EcherdUnited States
Elisabetta was exceptional guide in so many ways. easy meeting place, great knowledge of the Siena Tour and accomodated all our requests. She was very helpful on answering questions on other issues we had about our vacation plans, by email and during the tour. Fully recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Mike, great meeting all of you and a pleasure to be able to assist/help you in different ways ... Take care!!!
John PreteUnited States
Elizabetta was kind enough to wait for us when we were late, but made sure that we got a full tour. Her knowledge of Siena was outstanding.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, a pleasure to meet all of you and have the chance to spend the morning together.
Barbara TiedemannUnited States
Elisabetta was fabulous. So knowledgeable. So sensitive to our needs. Great sense of honor. The best!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Barbara, I had so much fun with you all, you are a blast! Take care and enjoy the rest of your trip.
Edward JacobsUnited States
A wonderful tour with an elegant, intelligent and patient guide. I highly recommend Elisabetta, who showed my wife and I around the important historical and cultural sights of Siena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie ancora Eddie, I didn't have to be patient at all with you and Mary. I wish I could have many more tours with people like you! :-D
Anna Maria Messina RisoUnited States
Elisabetta was amazing. She made our 3 hr tour entertaining and perfect for my two young adult sons.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anna Maria, and it was a pleasure to spend the morning with you. The boys as well, beautiful, highly intelligent and interested! Congratulations!!! Again Happy Holidays!
Stuart W.Grants Pass, OR, United States
Our second tour with Elisabetta. She knows all the 'X's and 'O's...names, dates, places. What we like best about Tours by Locals is guides that integrate the cultural aspects of their communities into their tours. This is what sets Elisabetta apart. Suddenly, we are family and she has drawn us into Italian culture. Magnificent! Nothing illustrated this more than when she defended us from a rude local gentlemen. She fiercely defended us like a mother bear protecting her cubs...and then felt bad! I love her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ha ha ha! Grazie ancora, you are right, feel blessed to have met you and your family! All the best!
Michael RenzulliUnited States
Elisabetta was an excellent your guide. Extremely knowledge about the city of Siena. I can't imagine visiting the Tuscany cities without using one of the Tours by Locals guides. We have used three different guides on this trip to Italy and they were all knowledgeable about the cities that we were exploring. Before this trip, I was checking internet pricing for different tour guides and since we were party of 8,this was by far the best value. We would definitely use these guides on future trips
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Michael, it was a pleasure getting to know you all :-)
Heather BlondUnited States
Elisabetta designed a wonderful tour for us hitting all of the points of interest we wanted to see, plus some tea amazing ones! We had a great day and learned so much about Italy from her! Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie ancora!!!
Kenneth L.United States
You will make the biggest mistake if you do not book a tour with Elisabetta. I have used Tours by locals on 3 separate occasions and this was by far the best. Our group consisted of 14 people ranging in age from 13 to 70. Elisabetta took the time to make this tour a memorable event for all of us. Throughout the 3 hours she provided us with a her wonderful knowledge of Siena. She adapted to day to make everyone in the group feel involved and engaged. Elisabetta was more AMAZING.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie infinite Kenneth for being so generous. It was lovely meeting your family. Please say hello to everyone from me :-D
Louis ShoreUnited States
She was fabulous. Her personality and knowledge of Siena made this tour a winning combination
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you so much. I am very impressed. Grazie davvero <3
Andrew FranzoneUnited States
Very informative, we had a big van and needed. Special parking she knows it all. great location to start the tour and she gave us great things to do In Tuscany as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A pleasure!!!