Stephen LeekUnited States
Amazing knowledge and depth of understanding of Renaissance period and artists
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Stephen, very grateful to have met you and your wife! I hope you will enjoy your days in Tuscany.
David SmithUnited States
The tour with Elisabetta was wonderful fun. She is knowledgable, energetic and funny. We learned a great deal about Florence and it's treasures - a perfect introduction!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie David! A pleasure to be with you, your wife and your friends!!! Enjoy your trip in Florence and in Montepulciano.
Prasanna MalaviyaUnited States
We would give Elisabetta six stars if we could! She has a deep understanding of history and answered all of our questions and more :). Elisabetta is very personable and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. Our party of 5 had a great time with her and learned a lot about Florence and it's history. Elisabetta even bought bus tickets for us to get to our favorite gelato place :).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Prasanna, thank you so much to you, your wife, your son and your friend for letting me feel part of it!!! It was a real pleasure being with you!!!
Our tour of Florence, as well as our guide, Elisabetta M. we're amazing. We all loved her enthusiasm, humour and of course, her knowledge of Florence, history and art. Would recommend Elisabetta and this tour to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ruth, for your very kind review. I loved being in a girls group, had so much fun too. Best wishes
Liz HaileyUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour. Elisabetta showed us the highlights but also some hidden spots and gave us tips/advice we would not known about. She was great company, spoke exceptionally good English, was very knowledgeable and was excellent with the kids who were interested and engaged for the whole 6 hours! Thank you so much - we wouldn't hesitate to book you again and recommend you to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Liz, you have all the reasons to be proud of Isabel and Alex, they were always focused and you can tell they are used to travel. It's me that have to be grateful, it was a great experience to be able to share my passion for Florence with you all. Hugs
Rebecca StovallATLANTA, GEORGIA, United States
Elizabeth was Very knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, and just fit right in like one of our family members. She helped us avoid long lines and also took us to some hidden gems we were never found on our own. She went above and beyond helping us I was traveling with my mother, my aunt and family friend and we had a great tour. I highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Claire, you were all so kind to me! And I loved being in a girls' party ... you rock! Hugs
Shamsi VatanniaUnited States
Exceeded my expectations. Elisabetta was very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU and Soran for having me and being so kind to me. I loved showing him the art but most of all the artisan workshop and get him to know some of our local talents! Enjoy Tuscany and the wedding party with your family and friends ��
Marjorie WiestUnited States
Elisabetta was delightful, her depth of knowledge was remarkable. She made the city and patrons of the city come alive. We so enjoyed spending the day with her. I would highly recommend Elisabetta to anyone who wanted an understanding of Florence from a local's perspective! She took us to a wonderful small little restaurant where the food was amazing!! Her favorite gelato place was delicious! Enjoy your time with her!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Marjorie for your kind review, published so promptly! I feel lucky to be able to tour with you and Hannah, you are delightful!!! Enjoy the visit to the Accademia tomorrow. Love
Rachel S.Columbia, SC, United States
Elisabetta was outstanding! We began with coffee at a downstairs cafe (under the Ufizzi). We sat 45 minutes on a grassy bluff watching rowers on the river while discussing history, world politics, and what we wanted from our tour. We visited the Ufizzi and went all over Florence. Elisabetta was knowledgeable about the history (and politics) of the abundant art we saw. She introduced us to all-natural granita, which we loved. She is warm and engaging - one of our all-time favorite guides (out of dozens)!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Rachel, it was special for me too because very few will feel like stopping for a coffee, decide the plan and dedicate time to understanding what Italy is today, besides what it was. I will keep a fond memory of our day together too. Kindest regards
Alfred LumsdaineUnited States
Elisabetta was the perfect guide for our family of four (kids 11 and 14). The tour was tailored expertly to the interests of our family. We thoroughly enjoyed her extensive knowledge on the city, culture, art, and how to navigate everything. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alfred, you are very kind. A pleasure to meet all of you and show you around, despite the exceptional heat. Enjoy Venice tomorrow morning and safe travels back home!
Jeffery HuberTroy, MICHIGAN, United States
My family can only say with Elisabetta you have the BEST! We loved our tour with her. She knew just how to route the tour to end near our apartment. My 13 and 14 year old children really understood how the art connected to each other over time and really enjoyed the Uffizi. She made sure we hit all the important sites and pieces of art. Thank you Elisabetta for making our trip to Florence special and memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU Jeffrey, I love your enthusiasm and tried to accomplish as much as we could!!! I am so happy that the kids appreciated our time together and wish you all the best. And thank you again for being so kind to me :-D
Troy TannerUnited States
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!
Penny C.United States
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 HartwigUnited States
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 HartwigUnited States
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
Stephen BradleyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback!!!
Jeffrey RaddingUnited States
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
George BagdonUnited States
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
George Douglas WatsonCanada
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 McElroyUnited States
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 GethinUnited States
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!!!
Lori MarroneUnited States
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!
Tim WegnerDickinson, ND, United States
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 WebberUnited States
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 DavidsonUnited States
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.
Nancy B.United States
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 HuntingtonUnited States
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
Monica WischmeyerUnited States
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.
John MusserUnited States
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!!!
Kendall JohnsonUnited States
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 LavallenUnited States
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 RebstockUnited States
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!
Tuck Fook YangSingapore
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for another generous review. I hope you are doing well!
Jeffrey FrederickUnited States
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.
Dawn SandersUnited States
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
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 SalusUnited States
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!
Nancy MuenchUnited States
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 SingerUnited States
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.
Steve StuartUnited Kingdom
This was our 2nd guided tour with Elisabetta today...she is first class. We've said it all already on the first review. Our tour of Sangi awaits us i'm sure we won't be disappointed.....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Again, a huge Grazie!
Jane W.Houston, TX, United States
Fantastic tour and guide. We packed so much into our day, taking two tours with Elisabetta and fitting in the gardens of Boboli and Bardini at the end, (which I'd highly recommend) to unwind and reflect on the rest of the day and all we'd seen. Elisabetta is extremely knowledgable, personable, and energetic, and was responsive to our interests, giving my daughter and me a most memorable day in Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ancora grazie!