Carole ShortUnited States
We requested a custom tour to visit two Sicilian villages where our ancestors came from. ToursByLocals guide Francesca was extremely accommodating with the request and put a personalized agenda together that was definitely not a standard experience, since we we're going to very rural areas. Francesca went out of her way to arrange the day and drove us on very winding roads around the countryside while sharing local history. It was a special day we will never forget, thanks to her expertise and kindness.
Carole ShortUnited States
Francesca was a terrific guide for our 3-person tour!! She was extremely knowledgeable in sharing information about Agrigento, as well as about Sicily overall. She went out of her way to ensure we had a great experience in every way. We were really glad to do the Agrigento tour with a private guide like Francesca instead of a large group because she gave us highly personalized service. Can't recommend Francesca highly enough.
Myrna LozadaUnited States
The tour with Francesca was great. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything well. It was a good trip.
John MoffatUnited States
Our goal from this tour was to see a seaside town in Sicily. Francesca picked us up at our hotel and enabled us to go to Cefalu. Along the way she gave us a lot of history of the country. She is knowledgeable about Sicily. She walked with us through the town and gave us free time to explore the area. We did offer to have her join us for lunch and we had a lovely time at a beach side restaurant. A great way to spend a day outside of Palermo.
Elisa CampbellUnited States
Francesca was amazing. We had a wonderful time sitting in the bar having a personal wine experience with her. The food was delicious and the four wines we tasted we awesome. It was an afternoon that felt more like old friends enjoying telling stories and sharing some great wines. I know that this experience was one on my niece's favorites. We will definitely do this again next time in Palermo.
Alfred RichUnited States
Francesca was extremely knowledgeable and informative. She was prompt and when comparing to other guides, my wife and I rate her top =>5 Star. Our day was an exceptional tour of Monreale,Erice salt flats and the Day was capped by a tour through the Pellegrino Marsala winery. Could not have been better! We will highly recommend others to her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Come back again! Thank you very much and buon viaggio! Francesca
Kevin KochUnited States
Francesca was excellent, exceptional driver, on time and fun. Her knowledge of wine, history and candor regarding Sicily was superb. Our family truly enjoyed our day with her......Kevin
Taylor ReichelUnited States
This tour was absolutely the highlight of our time in Sicily. Francesca gave us a nice driving tour of Palermo giving us a good feel for the city and some historical context. This was nothing however compared to the family visit she arranged for us. The warmth and generosity of this family is still unbelievable to me. They were a curious about us as we were about them. Great conversations and connection (we still email with them). The food was hands down the best we had in Italy. Book it now!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. We also enjoyed our day with you! Frances
William GangiUnited States
Francesca's English was excellent, she was friendly and personable, and most of all, she was a wealth of knowledge about Palermo's history, culture and traditions. She made Palermo come alive for us, and by the time we parted that day Bill and I both felt we had learned a lot. What Francesca, and guides like her, does is something a tourist with a guidebook simply cannot hope to do. She breathes life into the city--past and present--and does it in an unassuming way that makes you want to listen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Sharon S.United States
Frances was a wonderful tour guide - very knowledgeable in the history of the cities we visited. My cousin & I wanted to do family ancestry and Frances was very helpful in contacting the records offices ahead of time and translating records for us. She took us to wonderful restaurants. I would highly recommend Frances as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Frances
Kathleen BalmerUnited States
We enjoyed the tour very much. Francesca is very knowledgeable about history, culture and region. Her English is excellent. Two hours was great for us to walk around the old town with her commentary and answering all of our questions. We plan to go back to see the interiors of the opera house and other sites that were closed on Monday. At the end of the tour, she escorted us to a "locals" restaurant and helped us order lunch. Thank you, Francesca!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: you are welcome! Frances
Francesca was great. Her knowledge of local history and mythology was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her, and would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who wants an experienced and thoroughly professional Sycilian guide.
Arnaldo DelucchiUnited States
Francesca's detailed itinerary for this tour seemed awfully ambitious. However, by the time our driver Franco picked us up at the airport and dropped us off at our hotel; and Francesca showed us a great place to have dinner that night, we knew we had two new knowledgable friends. And each day after seemed as if we were seven friends on vacation. Our group rates this tour a FIVE PLUS!