Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Livorno Italy by Tour Guide Patrizia M. (Guide #277)


Sue Weierman

United States
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Tour: #212503, Balloon Flight over Tuscany, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

Wow! We did it! Patrizia is fantastic! She provides excellent information and if weather stops your balloon flight, she will plan an alternate tour. She communicated up to the actual time. We loved our balloon flight! We felt safe, and the view was perfect! Even the landing was fun! Afterward, the breakfast was splendid. We paid for a private flight, which was more expensive; however, we experienced the care and effort by a great staff, plus, we had a fabulous, unique adventure. It was so worth it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, I'm so happy that, you and your sons, you've loved so much the private flight! Thank you for your nice words that me and all the staff we've really appreciated. I hope to have the opportunity to offer you, in the future, other new experiences!!! Bye Patty

Joan Jarvis

United States
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Tour: #16859, Florence 4 you, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/18

In my opinion you will never find a better guide in Florence than Patty! We used her several years ago and were just as pleased as before. She is flexible with what you want to see, any changes are never a problem and she always finds a perfect place to eat. This visit we had 4 adults and an 11 month old. Patty took breaks when need and still was able to get in everything we wanted to see plus more. We hope to return to Florence in the future and will definitely book Patty as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan, It was a great pleasure to meet you here again and to have spent a nice day together! I thank you for your nice words and I hope to meet you and your nice family here again! Thanks! Patty

Leonard DaSilva

United States
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Tour: #86650, Pitti Palace and the Raphael collection, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

As my wife described well, a tour with Patrizia is like a great wine. It has layers and layers of surprise and fun, leaving you with a desire for more and mote. She does not only guide you; she adds the history behind the history, the art behind the art, her knowledge is amazing and she shares it with the fun and gusto only a lover of art can do. Grazzi mille, signora!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonard and Jeanne, I thank you so much for your love for my city, I'm sure we'll meet us again and for me it would be always a pleasure to spend my time with you! Looking forward to meeting you again. Thanks again for your kind words! Seeing you soon!!! Patty

Jimmy Cassis

Mexico
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Tour: Discover Tuscany, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Sep 12/17

Patrizia was an excellent tour guide, she was accommodating to our needs, with a lot of knowledge about the Tuscan Region and had a good sense of humor. I Highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jimmy for your nice words and your wonderful comment. It has been a pleasure to stay with you and your family during the past days, I'm already missing you all. I hope to meet you soon again and I wish you all the best. Patty ��

Karna R.

United States
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Tour: Florence private tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jul 22/17

Patrizia is a fantastic tour guide! She is extremely knowledgeable! My husband and I, and our two teenage children enjoyed our 3 hour walking tour of Florence tremendously. We didn't want it to end!! I would recommend Patrizia for everyone and anyone who wants to learn about, and enjoy this city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karna, you and your family were absolutely fantastic! Thank you very much for your nice words and I'm looking forward to meet you here in Florence and Tuscany again! Patrizia M.

Carolina Climent

Spain
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Tour: #769, Strolling in Florence - the city of Dante and Michelangelo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/17

My parents and I had an amazing time with Patrizia! She made learning about Florentine art, history and culture both enriching and enjoyable, and with a fantastic meal to boot! I am especially thankful to her for getting me and my family into the Uffizi Gallery at the last minute: an experience I will never forget. My only qualm is that the tour wasn't long enough for me; I could've listened to her stories all day! Thank you for such a wonderful tour, Patrizia. I especially can't wait to come back! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Carolina! Thank you for your nice words and I'm very happy to have shared a nice day with you and your parents! I'm looking forward to meet you again for many other tours! Warm regards! Patty ��

David Cohen

United States
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Tour: #769, Strolling in Florence - the city of Dante and Michelangelo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Patrizia was wonderful and gave us a tour that was at once interesting, historical and geared to our interests. We had a marvelous morning, strolling the streets, with her explaining Florentine history and sites. She helped us with recommendsations for dinner and taxis as well as treating us to a delicious lunch, in an off the beaten past restaurant. We visited the market at our request where she explained local specialties, and have us insight into the local life. Bravo Patrizia!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, I'm so happy that you have got a wonderful evening meal and that you've enjoyed the day with me! I wish you and Alan and everybody all the best ��! Hope to see you soon! Patty

Alan Brenner

United States
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Tour: #898, Michelangelo tour: the Academy Gallery and the Medicean Chapels, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Alan!

Amy Miles

United States
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Tour: #769, Strolling in Florence - the city of Dante and Michelangelo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/16

Patty was so wonderful. She is full of energy and passionate about her city - Florence. She was very informative in a way that was engaging. We loved the restaurant she arranged for our family style meal at a place locals eat. She was very helpful to us with communicating with store vendors. Lovely day with Patti in Florence!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy! I spent a wonderful day with you! I hope to see you soon! A big hug to you all! Patty ��

Michelle L.

France
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Tour: Walks in Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Apr 3/16

Personable, accommodating, knowledgeable, fun to be with ... everything we hoped for in a guide. Outstanding in every way! Will hope to plan another trip with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle! I hope to meet you again, it was fun also for me! Looking forward to meet you all soon.

Sandra Valela

Newton, NJ, United States
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Tour: #898, Michelangelo tour: the Academy Gallery and the Medicean Chapels, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/16

We loved Patricia, she was the best tour guide we have ever had* Thank you again. We would rate 10 stars if we could. Sandra Valela

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandy and Mike, I'm missing you! I'll wait for your prompt coming back to Florence and Tuscany! Love you both Patty

Sharon Frederick

United States
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Tour: #66504, Slow tour in Chianti, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/15

We had a wonderful day with Patty and her driver. She arrived early to the apartment we were staying in. She started the tour as soon as we were ready with a quick trip to a palace just down the street. We had a short drive to a small farm, Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, where they make wine and cheese. It was a fabulous place to begin our tasting. Patty is extremely knowledge, warm and friendly. We had a relaxing tasting there which was planned. The rest of the trip was arranged on the fly and was perfect!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon! I hope to meet you and your wonderful family again. I spent I wonderful day with you! A big hg from me and Daniele. Seeing you soon Patty

Susan DeNardis

United States
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Tour: #16859, Florence 4 you, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/15

Patrizia did a great job of making the tour relevant to the 3 adults and a 12 year old. Considering multiple days could be spent exploring the Academy and the Uffizi Galery, Patricia was able to select the highlights, explain in depth and engage my 12 year old niece. The tour was manageable and enjoyable. Patrizia also was able to customize our experience based on our interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan, I've liked every little moment with you all! I wish you a nice summer time and I'll wait you back in Florence. Hugs to you, Ron, Maria and Gina

Steve Kalman

United States
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Tour: #897, The Uffizi's Gallery Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/14

Patty was easy to understand, and extraordinarily well versed in the history behind the gallery and its paintings/sculptures. You could visit the gallery without a guide and certainly enjoy the pretty art. However, having someone who can explain the relationships between the painters and their patrons, and the history that those painting represents made the experience infinitely richer. I would recommend Patty with no hesitation, and would use tours by locals again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, I thank you for your great comment! I'm really happy that you've appreciate your visit with me and I hope to meet you here in Florence again. Warm regards...Patty

Kelly Tallio

United States
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Tour: #16859, Florence 4 you, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/14

Patricia was simply delightful. My 2 17 yo nieces and I had a very special day with her in Florence. She was very adept at knowing how to tailor the tour to keep everyone interested and learning at the same time. We LOVED the restaurant she brought us to and most importantly enjoyed her company. Not the least expensive tour but worth every penny! Don't hesitate to book Patrizia!

Gregory F.

United States
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Tour: The original David at the Academy Gallery, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jun 22/14

Patricia was extremely knowledgeable. She was passionate about Florence and this passion made the tours come alive. Her tours were worth twice the price. Thank you for your help in our crisis...we had a passport stolen in Florence while we were at dinner. Patricia helped us report the theft to the police, she helped us get another passport photo, she helped us change a train ticket AND she provided incredibly worthwhile tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gregory, I thank you for your nice words and I'm also really happy that everything worked well until you're arrival back home! It was a pleasure to spend my time with you in Florence. Hope to see you here again. Warm regards to you and Vicky!

Gregory F.

United States
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Tour: The Inferno tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jun 22/14

Patricia was extremely knowledgeable. She was passionate about Florence and this passion made the tours come alive. Her tours were worth twice the price. Thank you for your help in our crisis...we had a passport stolen in Florence while we were at dinner. Patricia helped us report the theft to the police, she helped us get another passport photo, she helped us change a train ticket AND she provided incredibly worthwhile tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gregory, I thank you for your nice words and I'm also really happy that everything worked well until you're arrival back home! It was a pleasure to spend my time with you in Florence. Hope to see you here again. Warm regards to you and Vicky!

Gregory F.

United States
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Tour: #769, Strolling in Florence - the city of Dante Alighieri, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/14

Patricia was extremely knowledgeable. She was passionate about Florence and this passion made the tours come alive. Her tours were worth twice the price. Thank you for your help in our crisis...we had a passport stolen in Florence while we were at dinner. Patricia helped us report the theft to the police, she helped us get another passport photo, she helped us change a train ticket AND she provided incredibly worthwhile tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gregory, I thank you for your nice words and I'm also really happy that everything worked well until you're arrival back home! It was a pleasure to spend my time with you in Florence. Hope to see you here again. Warm regards to you and Vicky!

Christina Lien

Singapore
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Tour: The Inferno tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: May 23/14

Patrizia was knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk to. We had a bit of a snafu when the Uffizi museum unexpectedly closed early because of the Prime Minister's speech happening right outside it (the only notice was a piece of paper saying "closed" on the wall of the museum), and she very kindly offered to take us around the next day. It was a very interesting, informational tour and we learned a lot about Florence as a whole. We strongly recommend going on this tour if you're looking for something new!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment, Christine and Elizabeth! I've got 2 very nice half days together, you're really smart people and I hope to meet you again. Warm regards Patty

Jodie Ray

United States
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Tour: #898, Michelangelo tour: the Academy Gallery and the Medicean Chapels, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 29/13

The time flew by and we learned so much. It was a great tour. We would recommend it highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jodie! hope to meet you here again!

Mark Hillis

United States
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Tour: #898, Michelangelo tour: the Academy Gallery and the Medicean Chapels, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/13

Our tour with and by Patrizia was stellar - she is well informed and conveys a wonderful enthusiasm for the subjects of the tour in Florence, particularly of Michelangelo. She went beyond the scheduled tour time without hesitation (as her schedule that afternoon permitted), and was most attentive to our every question. Could not ask for a better, more enjoyable and informative tour guide. Mark and Patricia H.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark and Patricia! I hope to meet you here in Florence again! Patty

Larry Knight

United States
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Tour: The Galleries of Florence: Accademia and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Oct 1/13

Extremely knowledgeable. Personable and able to move us out of the crowds. Also, great suggestions for us to spend the rest of our day in Florence. Enjoyed this tour of the galleries.

Stacey Green

United States
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Tour: The Galleries of Florence: Accademia and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jun 30/13

On a scale of 5 stars, Patrizia was a "10"! She was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating, warm and friendly. I've been on many great tours but this one was by far the best one I've ever been on! Patrizia went well above and beyond...I can't recommend her highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, dear Stacey! I've got a wonderful summer sunday with you! It's always a pleasure to share our beauties with persons like you! Hope to see you here again Patty

Lynn McNamara

United Kingdom
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Tour: #769, Strolling in Florence - the city of Dante Alighieri, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/13

We cannot fault any of the tours we had with Patrizia she was brilliant

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again! Looking foreward to see you again... Patty

Lynn McNamara

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16859, Florence 4 you, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/13

Any of the Florence tours are worth going on with Patrizia, she is so knowledgeable, re the history of the area, I would not have missed any of it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Lynn McNamara

United Kingdom
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Tour: #846, Bardini and Boboli - Gardens of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/13

This tour was really lovely would not have missed it, as usual Patrizia was wonderfull

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again

Lynn McNamara

United Kingdom
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Tour: The Palatine Gallery at Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Apr 23/13

Once again a very good tour, we learnt so much from our guide Patrizia, I loved the paintings in particular Raphael

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn, Rose, Mary and Sandra! I thank you so much for your nice words and I respond only here for all the other you wrote to me! I've got a wonderful time with you! Thank you again and hope to meet you again in Florence. Yours Patty

Joan Jarvis

United States
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Tour: #769, Strolling and tasting Florence - arts, food, wine and local lifestyle, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 23/13

This was the last day of 4 days I spent with Patty. We climbed the Duomo which was incredible- the views were amazing. We visited the Medici Palace and felt like we had stepped back in time. We had a wonderful lunch with the best pizza I ever had in my life. One of the highlights was visiting the Uffizi. Patty's knowledge and passion for the arts made the paintings come to life. Our trip to Italy was an incredible adventure due to our wonderful guide whose love of this city is infectious!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU!!!! ready for another adventure here? I'll be ready.... It was really great with you, wonderful customers, everything became easy! Wish you all the best! Yours Patty

Joan Jarvis

United States
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Tour: Discover your Florence!, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Feb 19/13

AMAZING!!!AMAZING!!!!! We spent three days with Patty...Two in Florence and one in Tuscany. We could not have asked for a better guide..Patty is wonderful to,be with, very informative and will adjust your itinerary on the fly to meet your needs. We did museums, the city, the leather factory, the back side of the Duomo, coffee shops, local restaurants, the American cemetery and so much more. She is an extraordinary guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan! I really loved to share with you and your nice famiy my time and my city! I hope to meet you again here in Florence and Tuscany, because I have many other sites and interesting things to discover with you! Greeetings to you all

Anthony Downes

Australia
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Tour: The Galleries of Florence: Accademia and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jan 9/13

Cami Holland

United States
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Tour: The Galleries of Florence: Academy and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jun 20/12

Patrizia was so knowledgeable of art and the history in Florence. There was so much to see and she did a good job hitting the highlights. Her recommendations for our time in Florence were perfect! She was nice, fun, and a pleasure to be with. She went above and beyond our expectations!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Greetings from Florence! I spent a very very nice day with you and hope to see you again in my wonderful town and region!

Michael Manlapas

United States
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Tour: #16859, Florence 4 you, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/12

Patty was very informative and accommodating to our group ranging in ages from 7 to 72. She altered the agenda to our requests, handled our logistic challenges and even went out of her way to help us retrieve a lost item. I would definitely recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael. Greetings to everybody and hope to see you soon!

Sara Buchner

United States
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Tour: #898, The Medicean Chapels, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 2/12

Patrizia is terrific. Unfortunately the Chapel was closed on our scheduled day, so we substituted the Bardello which was very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice words you wrote about me, I really hope to have the possibility to guide you at the Medicean Chapels next time. Hope to see you soon

Sara Buchner

United States
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Tour: The Galleries of Florence: Academy and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Mar 29/12

This was our best tour. Patrizia is terrific. We learned so much that we would never have known if we went on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sarah...you're the best public wished from a guide. It was a very delightful day I spent with you

Linnea Michnovetz

United States
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Tour: #898, Michelangelo tour: the Academy Gallery and the Medicean Chapels, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 8/11

Patrizia was a wonderful guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Linnea, I've spent a great morning with you! Yours Patty

Vanette Fontenette

United States
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Tour: Florence private tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jul 16/11

Patrizia was very knowledgable about Florence. We appreciated her cultural input in addition to great information about Florence. Patrizia is full of stories which some guests will find fascinating. It was just a bit wordy and story intense for our active children. She did have a challenge accomodating the various needs of our group (ages 9 to 80), but overall she gave a nice balance and provided a nice snapshot of the special features of Florence.

Carol Ann Payne-Johnson

United States
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Tour: Choose your museum by the walking tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jul 8/11

Our visit to Florence was made perfect by the excellent services of Patrizia. She navigated the crowds in such a way that we saw all the sights, heard the explanations, and longed for more time. What a delightful day, and a MUST come back to Florence. Thanks,The Pongia's

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dear Carol Ann...it was a really nice day I've spent with you!!! Hope to see you here again!! Yours Patty

Leonard DaSilva

United States
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Tour: #769, Strolling in the Dante Alighieri's town, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/11

Patrizia deserves more than a five star rating. She describes everything in great detail without loosing interest from her audience, which included 2 teenagers. The tour was even made better with her insights in the local culture and it's reflect on history. This tour is worth every penny, and I strongly recommend it, unwell love it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leonard! hope you'll really enjoy your days in Tuscany...

Davide Drabkin

United States
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Tour: #897, Uffizi Gallery Tour: Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 31/10

Patrizia was excellent, knowledgeable, energetic. She made our visit to the Uffizzi all the more memorable. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Davide!! hope to see you soon here

Devin Anderson

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Tour: #897, Uffizi Gallery Tour: Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/10

Patrizia was truly great! Her knowledge and appreciation of the works at the Uffizi really made our trip to the gallery special. She also generously gave us a small walking tour around the nearby areas. We'd look for her help again the next time we are in Florence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Devin! Thank you...I hope to see you here again. Patty

Stephana Boles

United States
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Tour: #846, Bardini and Boboli: Gardens of Florence Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/10

This "walk" is so much more than the gardens. You oversee the city and surrounding area. Views from there are wonderful and the history of all that is given as well. Patricia does a great job, well informed, and very pleasant to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephana, it was a very nice walk with you!

Jane Carty

United States
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Tour: Michelangelo and more, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Sep 10/10

Wonderful tour. Patty was great. She was so enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. After eight hours, we were tired, but if it was up to Patty we would still be there. She took us to a great place for lunch and this day was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. By the way, her English is great and she has a good sense of humor. Highly recommend this tour and this guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I've spent a special and wonderful day with you! I'm happy you have appreciate it too. Thank you so much for the nice words you wrote and I send my best greetings to you, Jim, Melissa and Fred. Yours Patty