Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Florence Italy by Tour Guide Elisabetta M. (Guide #5062)


John Caldwell

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

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!

Bill Christ

United States
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Tour: #285814, Siena and San Gimignano full day tour with chaufferred car from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Elisabetta was a family favorite and we wished we could have had more tours with her. Our kids loved her...as did the adults. Truly a special day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bill! It was such a special day for me too, your kids are fantastic. Riccardo and I felt lucky to be with you all. Hugs to the whole family!!!

Teri Salberg

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

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

Troy Tanner

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Elisabetta was a fantastic guide. We had only one day in Florence and we were able to see much more, and learn more than we ever would have on our own. She was very attentive to our needs, and worked to make sure we were able to do everything we wanted. Her knowledge of history and art was excellent! We really enjoyed our time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Troy, my pleasure to have you met you and your daughter. Me and you both have got my same walking pace, that's why we were able to accomplish as much. I do hope you had a pleasant drive to Venice! Take care!

Kevin Wilshere

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

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

Paul Bianchi

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

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 Holland

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

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!

Deanna Samaritano

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

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!!!

Penny C.

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

We loved our tour of Florence with Elisabetta. She's an outstanding tour guide. She shared so much knowledge with us about art and the history of Florence. She also recommended a great place for lunch. In fact, the waiter at the restaurant said that she is the best tour guide in Florence, and we agree! We highly recommend Elisabetta and this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Penny, thank you so much for your kindness! I feel lucky to have a job I like and even luckier when meeting such nice people as you and your family!!! Grazie grazie grazie ♡

Chuck Hartwig

United States
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Tour: #102437, Florence for connaisseurs, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

We continued exploring Florence with Elisabetta and enjoyed a 2nd special day because there is simply too much to see for just one day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie ancora!!!

Chuck Hartwig

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

We had a fabulous day with Elisabetta exploring the marvelous sites of Florence! She was extremely knowledgeable about both art and history of Florence. She was also a delight to spend the day with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chuck, you are very kind! Definitely I can say the same about you all, your family and friends were a delight to be with!!! All the best

Domenic Piccolomini

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

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!!!

Domenic Piccolomini

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

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!

Victoria Rojo

United States
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Tour: #96895, The Medici, rise and fall, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

Elisabetta was such a great guide!! She was interesting and exciting, we really enjoyed our time with her, learning about the Medici family. There is so much to see and understand about the family, and we came home with a better understanding of their impact on Florence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Victoria, I loved meeting your wonderful family and spending time with you!!! Stay as beautiful and healthy as you all are!!!

Stephen Bradley

United States
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Tour: #285814, Siena and San Gimignano full day tour with chaufferred car from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen, it was a pleasure being with you both!!! And I really feel honoured to have been your first Italian guide!!! Stay healthy and as a beautiful couple as you are!!!

Stephen Bradley

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback!!!

Jeffrey Radding

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Elisabetta is extraordinarily knowledgeable about architecture, art and history, especially the complicated history of Renaissance Italy. We spent a wonderful day walking through Florence, and touring different museums, sites and buildings, including some off the beaten tourist path. When on the beaten tourist path, she efficiently navigated our quick entry, knowing who to speak with and how to circumnavigate the crowds at the busiest venues. We enjoyed our conversations and tour, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for having me! It was like being friends I have known for ever. And I cannot tell how fullfilling it is for a tour guide to get asked several questions and to interact as we did! All the best

Rogers Haydon

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/18

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!!!

George Bagdon

United States
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Tour: #102432, The heart of the Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Elisabetta toured the two of us on three different occasions and we could not be more pleased with her knowledge of Florence. She is efficient, personable, professional and fluent in English. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a special time in Florence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you thank you thank you :-)

George Bagdon

United States
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Tour: #96895, The Medici, rise and fall, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 11/18

We toured with Elisabetta on three different occasions in Florence and were very impressed with her knowledge and positive energy. Best of all, her personality made the tour very special. I would highly recommend Elisabetta to anyone wanting an in depth efficient tour of Florence by a seasoned professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie grazie grazie!!! <3

George Bagdon

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Elisabetta took the two of us on three tours of Florence over a two days. She was very efficient with our time, getting us into attractions quickly. She speaks excellent English and we learned so much from her about Florence. She was able to answer all of our questions and best of all, she has a wonderful personality making us feel welcome. I would highly recommend Elisabetta to anyone who wants an in depth Florence experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie George, it was really great to be with you both and have someone so interested and interacting all the time during the tour. I hope you had a memorable experience in Sicily, one of my favourite places ever!!! Wish you all the best

Awdah Alsabah

Kuwait
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/18

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 Cortese

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/18

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!!!

George Douglas Watson

Canada
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Top notch start to finish. Knowledgeable, professional, experienced and fun. Hit the high lights and avoided the worst of the lineups. Easy to recommend for a complete tour day in Florence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you George, very enjoyable experience with you both for me as well! All the best!!!

Jack McElroy

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Elisabetta was a phenomenal tour guide. She truly loves Florence and gave us an outstanding introduction to this exciting city. A wonderful start to our stay in Florence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank YOU AND YOUR WIFE so much for your kindness! I have never had such a rapid review on one of my tours. Believe me, it was truly a pleasure to be with you both.. Manage to jump on the bus but forgot to tell you the name of the gelateria on the other side of the river but still close to where you are. GELATERIA LA CARRAIA. Enjoy your Tuscany trip and take care!!! Elisabetta

Richard Gethin

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

Elisabetta gave us the most wonderful day in Florence. She is most capable as a tour guide and quickly became a friend. I highly recommend her to anyone going to Florence as she will give you all of the must see items plus you will have fun all day on your tour. She is the best for a reason.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard for your kind words. I am so glad you will keep a fond memory of your day in Florence (and I will too). Take care and all the best!!!

Bernard Piper

United States
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Tour: Florence classic tour with the Duomo complex, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Apr 9/18

This was our second tour with Elisabetta. As already stated her knowledge and enthusiasm is spectacular! For this tour, she was able to flex around the crazy mobs at the Duomo by working in a tour of the Medici Chapels and at the same time tie things together at the Duomo Museum, even though we were unable to visit the inside of the Duomo. Elisabetta is a valuable resource, and you should try to get a tour with her while in Florence. I am certain it will enrich your experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie ancora! And I have to be admit that the Duomo museum, since it was recently restored, has become one of my favs. Take care and please give your family my greetings!

Bernard Piper

United States
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Tour: Florence, Uffizi and Accademia, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Apr 8/18

Elisabetta is such an enthusiastic guide and so generous with her time. Since she had extra personal time. She extended our tour simply because she wanted. It was obvious she was more interested in sharing information than the business aspect of being a guide. Before arriving, she was very helpful and generous by offering so many helpful tips about Florence. Finally, she is the best way to navigate the Uffizi and Accademia. She knows so much and helped me understand at a more sophisticated level.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Bernie, you all were such a pleasure to be with! And your question made me understand your genuine interest, I feel honoured to have been your guide!

C. Randolph (Randy) R.

United States
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Tour: #285814, Siena and San Gimignano full day tour with chaufferred car from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

We highly recommend Elisabetta! Besides being very knowledgeable (which one expects), she is an intelligent and personable companion for the day, she knows things only a native can know, and (most important for us) she is flexible. Two of us have trouble walking, so she figured how to get us to the main points in Siena, and then a customized tour of Chianti villages and countryside. She also went out of her way to help us find stores to replace a couple of items we had lost on the trip. Outstanding!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review! The beautiful thing is that I thought of you and Jo and Marcia and Bob just yesterday. Italy calling US!!! And I am grateful for another reason, which is getting to know a bit more about your country, US culture and world politics seen from a different point of view other than mine!!! Un grande arrivederci!!!

Lori Marrone

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

Elisabetta is one of a kind! Amazing! She was so helpful and knowledgeable about everything. Whether about art, architecture, historical facts, museums, churches, restaurants, shopping she knew it all. It was such a pleasure spending time with her that I felt like I was with an old friend verses a tour guide. If I go back to Florence not only would I use her services again but I would want to meet her and say hello over a gelato! She knows the best little place. I highly recommend her for families

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Lori, I really feel lucky to have met you! Same for me, it was like being with an old friend and I am happy to have shared my passion for my homeland with you. Hope to be able to see in NY soon!

Laurence Carbonetti

United States
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Tour: #413165, The Uffizi Gallery - Florence Renaissance Masterpieces, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

Elisabetta was an extraordinary guide. The Uffizi is enormous and complex. Elisabetta made it comprehensible. We were able to learn the history of the building, the context of the works of art, and a sense for the role of the Medici family in both the history of Florence and of art. We also learned a great deal about the specific works with which we spent time. The tour was both comprehensive and focused without ever feeling rushed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Laurence, to all of you! You are extremely kind and you made feel part of the family. Btw, I had a look at Jeanne's watercolours, they are stunning!!! Arrivederci e tante belle cose

Joseph Ascione

United States
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Tour: #285814, Siena and San Gimignano full day tour with chaufferred car from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 14/18

This tour was specifically booked with Elisabetta, we had previously had booked her to show us the Ufizzi. She is an excellent, personable and knowledgeable area art and culture guide. She should be booked early and often during your stay, you will not be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Joseph, I still remember all you with pleasure and I felt lucky to have met you!!! Please greet everyone from me!

Joseph Ascione

United States
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Tour: The Uffizi Gallery - Florence Renaissance Masterpieces, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Mar 10/18

We were so happy with Elisabetta's tour. She is truly an experience, personable and knowledgeable art guide. She can specifically note highlights of the gallery, or if given advanced notice focus on separate genres of works. Her lunch recommendation was excellent. We have great memories thanks to her attention to detail. Be sure to book her well in advance of your arrival to get the best days with her.

William Shultz

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

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 Foss

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 30/18

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!!!

Tim Wegner

Dickinson, ND, United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Elisabetta led our family of four around Florence for two days, and we absolutely LOVED IT. Elisabetta was the most articulate, intelligent, caring, funny ... person you can imagine. I am positive we would not have enjoyed our time in Florence as much as we did had it not been for Elisabetta. Her ability to relate to our family was wonderful. If there was anything I would say to prospective clients of Elisabetta it would be: TAKE A TOUR WITH HER. It will be the highlight of your trip, guaranteed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Tim, you and your family are special and I felt like being with friends that I have known for years. I wish you all the best for the year that has just begun!!! Arrivederci

David Webber

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

Elisabetta was a great guide and knew everything about Florence from early history to present day. She had a great knowledge of art and architectural history. She also knew great spots for paninis, gelato and bistecca steak Florence style. My family enjoyed our tour and would recommend it to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your kind words! A pleasure to be with your wonderful family (great kids, you have all the rights to be proud of them!). From your comment I suspect that Ethan liked his Florentine steak ... Very happy to read this!!! Hahahaha!!! Happy Holidays

Cody Davidson

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Elisabetta is extremely knowledgeable about Florence and speaks excellent English. She worked well with my 10 year old son. She's knows where the best leather (Noi) and Gelato places were for my wife. My son purchased his first wallet at Noi, which she recommended and was great!!! She answered all our questions and was extremely informative about Florence history and art. I would definitely tour with her again if given the opportunity.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Cody, I am really grateful for your review! I love touring with children, it is always fun go try and get their interest and Lex is so cute and well behaved. Please say hello to your wife and son from me. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

Walter Gaffield

Lexington, KY, United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

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 Russell

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, the 1966 flood, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

Elisabetta Marchi

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

Robert Stephens

United States
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Tour: #128739, Chianti cheese, wine and olive oil tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

We spent an entire day with Elisabetta. The highlight of the tour for us was the visit to the olive oil farm. Everyone was very nice. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Robert, I appreciate your kind words. A pleasure for me and Nicola, our driver, to spend the day with you and Felicia. Please give her out greetings. Best wishes

Nancy B.

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence following your wishes and inclinations!, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

If i could give a 10 star rating I would! Elisabetta is absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable and found the best place for lunch! She was able to get in the highlights of what we wanted to see and what she wanted to show us at an easy pace. Great personality too! I highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Nancy, so happy to have met you and your husband. I hope to make it soon to Nashville!!! I wish you all the best! Take care

Robin Huntington

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Elisabetta has deep knowledge of all of the art, architecture, culture, and food that she shared with us during her tour, and was able to provide detailed answers to all of our broad ranging questions. She's a warm and personable guide, and made our day together a highlight of our time in Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Robin, I had marvellous day with you and your husband. You made me feel like a long time friend. I am very grateful for having met you and I hope to see you again in Italy, maybe Sicily!!! Or California, who knows?! A big hug

William Laberis

United States
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Tour: #62967, San Gimignano, a medieval Manhattan, San Gimignano, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

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: Grazie Bill, thank you so much for your kind words. A pleasure to be with you all.

William Laberis

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

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.

David Watson

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review!!! Best wishes

Philip Grominsky

Canada
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

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!

Mike Echerd

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

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!!!

Marc Papenhoff

Germany
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Tour: Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Sep 17/17

Elisabetta is a highly experienced guide with a great knowledge about Siena, its history, arts and stories. Even though a professional guide she is a true local from Siena. On time, fluent in German. Fantastic experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice words, Marc! I felt honoured to have met you and Sina and be able to show you Siena through my eyes. Take care, you are such a lovely couple! Elisabetta

Felicia Schneberg

United States
Rating

Tour: Florence, Uffizi and Accademia, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Sep 12/17

When our original tour guide couldn't make it, Elisabetta stepped in and we were so glad she did. She is very knowledgable and speaks English beautifully. She picked and chose in the museums what she knew would be what we'd want to see and guided us through them so that we could get the whole experience without becoming overwhelmed. She took us to a fantastic restaurant for lunch and showed us a perfect day at a good pace. We would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Felicia, I am very grateful to you, your husband and your friends for being so kind to me. I had a perfect day, I am happy we could fit the Synagogue in and make the best of our time! All the best!!!

Edward Valverde

United States
Rating

Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

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

Monica Wischmeyer

United States
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

Her enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to customize her guiding of our six hour trip in Florence was fantastic. She was able to- moment by moment- modify and make quick changes of our day based on our interests and the weather as well as the crowds. Always cheerful and she had a rich knowledge of Florence and current events which was fascinating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Monica for your very kind words! I am grateful to have met you and your husband and be able to show you some hidden corners of Florence too. It was a treat being with you.

Susan Wauer

Geneva, ILLINOIS, United States
Rating

Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

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!

Ilyssa Sena

United States
Rating

Tour: Florence, 4 classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Sep 2/17

Elisabetta was incredibly knowledgeable. Touring Florence with her really enhanced our experience and she taught us so much about the art and the history of Florence. She was very accommodating with our children and really helped them understand the importance of what we saw.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Ilyssa for your kind words! The girls are so bright and I really have to congratulate because 10 days of journey for them must have been an amazing experience. I think they will treasure it for their future studies and life. Give a kiss to them all from me!!!

Daniela Sikorska

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #176836, Siena and San Gimignano full day tour (self driven), Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Unforgettable experience with a very professional and valuable person - Elizabeth. Thanks to Elizabetta we have forgotten about our daughters (7 years old) stomach problems, a high temperature and very long walks. She presented Siena and Gimignano with such a passion and involvement that we almost felt like part of it. Should we decide to visit Tuscany again - always with Elizabetta. Thank you very much Daniela

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniela, thank YOU for being so sweet. I was so sorry that your little girl got sick and I hope everything is well with you all. You should be proud of your daughters, they are beautiful and bright and a pleasure to be with! Take care! Elisabetta

John Musser

United States
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/17

Elisabetta was great - excellent tour of high points in Florence, along with several restaurant and gelato recommendations. Definitely a great way to see the city - would not have realized 1/2 the stuff we saw without her expert advice. Great experience for our three teenage boys (19, 17 and 15).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie John, a great pleasure being with your family. It is always very motivating for me touring with teenagers and students, hoping to inspire some great memories :-) Wish you all a great summer!!!

Anne Wallace

United States
Rating

Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

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

Kendall Johnson

United States
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

A WONDERFUL day in Florence! Elisabetta's knowledge of the history and local culture made our stop in Florence the highlight of our Italy experience. I highly recommend you allow her to be your personal guide in Florence. You will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you so much Kendall! I am blushing. It was a pleasure being with you all and hope to see you soon in US!

Karen Lavallen

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

Florence is such a magical city and Elisabetta was the perfect tour guide to introduce us to its wonders. Having her along with us to explain and teach us about the history of the people and the sights that we saw was simply perfect. She brought an ancient city to life in a way that we will always remember.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Karen, you have such a wonderful family. Thank you again for your kindness and letting me feel part of the team :-)

Ashlee Rebstock

United States
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/17

My husband and I still rave to this day about out Tour with Elisabetta! She was phenomenal at her communication as we traveled into Florence and met us at our hotel. From personal stories to a decadent lunch, we were blown away by her level of service. My husband is a historian at heart and she gracefully managed all his questions and added to his repertoire to bring back into his classroom. We couldn't have asked for a better way to kick start our Honeymoon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Ashlee, you are so sweet! I still remember you too, you were here for St John's day and we took pics on the river at the Rowers' Club. I do hope you are doing well and wish you all the best. Arrivederci!

Shelley Cassity

United States
Rating

Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

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 McNulty

United States
Rating

Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Mike, a pleasure having you, your wife and Morgan. Have a great holiday in Tuscany and Liguria!

Claudia Buergler

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

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.

Tuck Fook Yang

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for another generous review. I hope you are doing well!

Tuck Fook Yang

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #176836, Siena Chianti and San Gimignano full day tour (self driven), Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review!

Linda H.

United States
Rating

Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/17

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 Lanzoni

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/17

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!!!

John Prete

United States
Rating

Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/17

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.

James Johnson

United States
Rating

Tour: #128739, San Gimignano & Chianti including two wineries, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/17

Elizabetta was a private guide for us for a tour of Tuscany in May 2017. This tour was one of the highlights of our entire trip because of Elizabetta and Francesco (the driver). She was so warm and made us feel as though we were distant relatives! I highly recommend using this service and Elizabetta!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James, it was really like being with friends with you and your wife, you are such a nice couple! :-D And thank you for the invitation to a lovely lunch. All the best! Elisabetta

Jeffrey Frederick

United States
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 18/17

Elisabetta was amazing we learned so much and she really knew how to avoid lines !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeffrey, really a very pleasant day with you and the girls! Please say hello to them from me. Take care.

Teresa Catron

United States
Rating

Tour: #159584, Shore excursion from Livorno to Florence and Pisa, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Elisabetta was great. One half day in Florence is tough. But she did a great job tailoring our visit to our desires and timeframe. She also did a great job keeping us on task. Very knowledgeable, especially with regards to art history, obviously imperative to understanding Florence. (And great job getting us in to David fast!) Would definitely use her again on future trips. And special mention to her driver Francesco (the second!) who brought us from Livorno and did a wonderful job keeping up!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Teresa, I loved being with you! And when you have a party like yours that is fun to be with, everything comes easy. Please say hello to everyone from me!!!

Don Depke

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

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!!!

Dawn Sanders

United States
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

Wonderful time with Elisabetta! We are 5 adults (husband, wife, 3 adult children) and she managed to tailor the tour to accommodate all of us. We even left my husband and kids replenishing at a cafe and she and I ducked into one more museum. She was entertaining and her knowledge of history is impeccable. We had never hired a private tour guide before and now we may never do it any other way. Let's hope she did not spoil us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Dawn, it was a treat to be with you and the girls and your husband! Hope to see you in Florence or other parts of Tuscany again :-D Take care Elisabetta

Barbara Tiedemann

United States
Rating

Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

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.

Mark Beauchamp

United States
Rating

Tour: #102432, The heart of the Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 28/17

We were a group of 6 with 3 teens visiting Italy for the 1st time. We wanted to give the kids an inside glimpse of Florence's cultural riches without being overwhelmed. The palace complex and gardens encapsulate much of Florence's patrimony. Elisabetta's tour with her passion for the city and its history was absolutely ideal for all of us, moving with ease and delightful humor between historical detail, narrative and insightful commentary. She cares that her clients fall in love with Florence. And we did!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Marc, such a great experience for me too! I am about to leave for 4 days of relaxation to Corsica but look forward to coming to Bergamo in the fall. Take care! Elisabetta

John Murray

France
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

Very knowledgeable and very gracious. I'd do another tour with Elizabetta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Sandy and John, a real treat to be with you yesterday :-)

Stan Salus

United States
Rating

Tour: #96895, Florence off the beaten path, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

Fantastic

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Stan Salus

United States
Rating

Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 12/17

Great. Knowledgeable, entertaining, very pleasant and accommodating. We learned more in 1 day with Elisabetta than we would have in 10 days on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan, thank you so much for your kind words. I look forward to meeting you this morning!

Edward Jacobs

United States
Rating

Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 9/17

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

Edward Jacobs

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

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 Engel

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 17/17

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

Sarah Engel

United States
Rating

Tour: #176836, Full day tour to Siena and San Gimignano (transportation with minibus included), Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 16/17

Elisabetta is the best!!! On this tour she took us to see two ancient cities, she had so much insight and knowledge. I not only felt like I learned a lot, but that it was a really fun day. We also stopped for a wonderful lunch at a place of her recommendation and she even helped us pick wines to try! She also introduced us to the most delicious cookie ever!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Sarah!!!

Sarah Engel

United States
Rating

Tour: #128739, Chianti cheese, wine and olive oil tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 15/17

I can not speak highly enough about Elisabetta!!!! She is truly amazing. She was not only knowledgeable in history, art and culture, but she was fun to be around. On this tour she took us on 3 amazing stops. It was great because we got to see truly local businesses. We went to an olive oil, cheese and wine tasting, which were all fantastic!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Sarah, it was such a pleasure to be with you, girls, you made my "job" easy!!!

Kelly Snow

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

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!

Anna Maria Messina Riso

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 19/16

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!

Beverly Kirkman

Raleigh, NC, United States
Rating

Tour: #159584, Shore excursion from Livorno to Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/16

Five stars are not enough - knowledgeable, lovely, flexible, kind - just a few adjectives to describe Elisabetta. A superb guide - with her equally delightful driver that day (Laura), the four of us had a fantastic tour of the city's main sites and extremely informative museum(s) narrative. We hated to leave her! Her knowledge of art rivals any professor's I had in college, and she makes it fun and exciting - never "dry." Best guide ever!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, thank you so much Beverly! I am blushing! Let me tell you, I loved being with you too, you made my job very easy :-D Please greet your husband and friends for me. Take care and all the best!

Mary Mendenhall

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

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

Michael Rabice

United States
Rating

Tour: #62967, San Gimignano, a medieval Manhattan, San Gimignano, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

Elisabetta gave us a 2 hr walking tour of San Gimignano. She is an excellent communicator- from my first email inquiries until the day of the tour. She is a font of knowledge and her pleasant, fun personality made for a great tour. I had some mobility issues due to an injury and she could not have been more patient and accommodating. I would highly recommend her for any of her tours. Thanks again for a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Michael, I am really grateful for your review. I hope you are recovering quickly! And thank you for sharing my passion for Italy!!! A presto

Elizabeth Keller

United States
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Tour: #128739, Chianti cheese, wine and olive oil tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/16

Allesandro was our guide for our tour. (Elisabetta did a nice job coordinating the tour with him.) He was excellent! He went the extra effort to take us places and meander through the countryside. I know he went out of his way to find a cheese tour for us. He was very knowledgeable & kind & we never felt rushed. We would highly recommend him. It was a highlight of our trip to have such a nice day of touring the countryside & eating & drinking a lot of good things!!! Thanks!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Elizabeth, I am glad everything went well!!!

Tracey Laszloffy

United States
Rating

Tour: #176836, Full day tour to Siena and San Gimignano (transportation upon request from Florence or Livorno or elsewhere), Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 1/16

Elisabetta is a wonderful guide. She extremely knowledgable and she provided so much valuable information about the sites we visited and about Italy and Italian culture overall. Most importantly, she was a pleasure to share time with. She is warm, open, funny and witty. We truly enjoyed hanging out with her. The time went by much too quickly. We consider ourselves quite fortunate that we have Elisabetta as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: OMG! I am blushing! Thank you so much for having me. It was so much fun to be with you and your husband, just like with friends. A big hug!

Carmen Cattulini

United States
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Tour: #159584, Shore excursion from Livorno to Florence and Pisa, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

This tour was the best for my family,my mom (84) really enjoy this tour my husband, brother, sister, niece, brother in law and myself loved Elizabetha and Francesco wonderful persons, we travel around the tuscany, Florence and Pisa very easy and smooth, we are very lucky to take this tour," Excellent". Thanks you Elizabetha and Francesco molto grazie for every thing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carmen, thank YOU for having us! Really enjoyed being with you all! I am happy to read that in Pisa too everything went well.

Stuart W.

Grants Pass, OR, United States
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Tour: #61319, Orcia Valley and Siena, exploring Tuscany's deep South, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/16

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!

Stuart W.

Grants Pass, OR, United States
Rating

Tour: Florence, full day art and food tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jul 23/16

Elisabetta is wonderful. Friendly. Knowledgable. Her English is excellent. Sense of humor. Beautiful woman inside and out. Toured Florence in the July heat. Made our trip memorable. Very smart and well read. Pulse on current events. Loves the arts and it shows!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie davvero, Stuart! I loved meeting your family, it is a easy task when people are as kind and interested as you are. I look forward to touring with you tomorrow as well.

Haya Zerem

Israel
Rating

Tour: Best of Florence Walking Tour and the Synagogue, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jul 21/16

The tour was wonderful. Elisabetta was very knowledgable and presented the material in a very interesting manner and was ver sensible to the groups needs. The group really enjoyed being with her. She did more than her job to fulfil the needs of the group. Thank you very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Haya, I am so happy we were able to meet and to accomplish everything!!! Your group was wonderful to deal with, everyone was extremely kind and interested. Grazie grazie grazie! Hope to see you in Israel soon :-) Elisabetta

Kyle VanHemert

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 8/16

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!

Michael Renzulli

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/16

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 :-)

Kristin Ashley

United States
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Tour: #62967, San Gimignano, a medieval Manhattan, San Gimignano, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/16

What an absolutely spectacular experience. Despite the fact that our driver became confused and had to call her for directions, and we were slightly late because of those circumstances, Elisabetta was absolutely kind and wonderful to our group of 19. She showed us all of the marvelous places throughout San Gimignano, detailed the wonderful history in such a way that we could actually picture it, and even went out of her way to ensure that we could respectfully witness St. Augustine's before our lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Kristin! It was lovely to meet you and your students, all very interested and kind <3

Christy Gray

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 1/16

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

Nancy Muench

United States
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Tour: #102437, Uffizi tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/15

Elisabetta was very impressive with her knowledge of art history. She was able to share her love of love with us, and that made us appreciate this great art work even more. It was a delightful tour and gave us an appreciation for Italian artists.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, it is really motivational to read your lines. Thank you so much for your kind words. My job is even more enjoyable with guests as interested and as gentle as you all are!

Brian Singer

United States
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Tour: #102437, Uffizi tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/15

Our tour at the Uffizi Galleries with Elisabetta was excellent in providing a comprehensive overview of the most important works. A visit without our guide would have been an almost complete was of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words! Honestly it is the dream of every tour guide to be with guests that are as interested as you and your family are :-) A pleasure to have met you.