Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Florence-Italy by Tour Guide Francesco C. (Guide #16246)


Joanne Duffy

United States
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Tour: #394381, Oltrarno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

We were in Florence for 2 days and did tours with Francesco both days. His knowledge and personality were outstanding. Easy to be with and was also thoughtful in our needs and desires. His passion for the city showed with every word he spoke about the history, culture and artists of the renaissance. I was able to email directly to him, he also made reservations for dinner both nights and his choices were perfect. I feel I choose the perfect guide from Tours by Locals. Grazie Mille Francesco, Joanne

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joanne, it has been a real pleasure to spent the two days with you and your friends and thank you so much for your words.

Joanne Duffy

United States
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Tour: #395620, The Uffizi for passionate art lovers, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

I looked thru all of the guide resumes and choose Francesco, because of how he described his knowledge and passion for the city of Florence. I feel he underestimated himself. We did two tours with him, his passion for the city was shown with every step we took. His knowledge was more than we could ever image. Another friend was an art student and could not believe the passion and knowledge Francesco has. He also made wonderful recommendations and reservations for dinner both nights. Grazie Mille

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It doesn't happen too often to have such a beautiful review, thank you for that. I am more acquainted with art and history than tslking or writing about feelings, so it is quite difficult for me to tell you how at ease I was with you and your friends in the past days; so what I say is that I sincerely hope to meet you in Florence again, you and your friends and not as visitors next time but as old friends (not too old, actually!)

Madeleine Schwarcz

Ra'anana, Israel
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Tour: #395620, The Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 28/18

Francesco gave us a fascinating insight into medieval to Renascence periods We saw famous and interesting works of Art with absorbing anecdotes enlightening us with stories of the Medici and other families AFTER booking he coordinated with our other guides making sure that we should not have an over lap

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Madeleine, grazie Eva, it has been an immense pleasure to spend the afternoon in the Uffizi with you. A presto! Francesco

Barbara Hepburn

Canada
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Tour: #394381, First time in Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Francesco was a wonderful guide - very knowledgeable, personable and flexible. We had a mix up with timing of the tour (our fault not his) and he went out of his way to make the tour fit our new schedule. We highly recommend Francesco and would certainly want to tour again with him when we return to Florence.

Toula P.

Australia
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Tour: #394381, First time in Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

What a great tour for 1st timers in Florence. We only had a day to spend around the city and Francesco exceeded our expectations! We saw and learned so much. We would never have found all those sites in the limited time we had. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for a great day out Francesco. We look forward to booking another tour with you again for our next visit to Florence. Toula, Paul and Alexander.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Toula, Alexander and Paul. Two thank you and one hope :thank you for your beautiful words, thank you for the time I spent with your beautiful family and one hope to meet you in Florence again. All the best, Francesco

Laura Brown

United States
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Tour: #394381, First time in Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Francesco is a knowledgeable and friendly guide. He is articulate with a large English vocabulary to tell the history of the art and sculpture. We went to two locations: the Galleria dell'Academia and the Santa Croce Church where illustrious Italians are buried. We learned many fascinating details about Michelangelo's life and the story of David while viewing the impressive 17-foot David. We also enjoyed a refreshing gelato courtesy of our guide. A memorable tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura and thank you Ted; it was such a pleasure to spend that time with passionate , educated art and history lovers like you

Mary Gregory

United States
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Tour: #394381, First time in Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 30/18

Francesco was personable and over qualified. I probably learned more from him than I would from a book. I would travel again just to take another tour from Francesco!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary for your beautiful words. I really hope to have the opportunity to guide you again around the sights of Florence

John Herd

United States
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Tour: #395620, The Uffizi for passionate art lovers, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 16/18

Francesco is very polite, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and on time. He let us move at our pace, even though we went over our allotted time, and he seemed delighted to answer any questions that we had. He knows the history extremely well, and he shares it in a manner that you can understand. His English is excellent, and our experience in the Uffizi was so much more enhanced by him being there. Thank you Francesco!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura, thank you John for your words and your passion with my city. I sincerely enjoyed each minute I spent with you in the Uffizi and I am looking forward to seeing you again, for your eighth experience in Florence. Thanks again, my kindest regards, Francesco