Christopher RuisiUnited States
Anna was great - knowledgeable and friendly and welcomed questions and dissensions
Derrick FongUnited States
Ana was one the most knowledgeable and intelligent tour guides I have used in the past 15 years. Her being extremely well versed in how to get around and about due to her being a local, purely fluent in Italian and just plain "with it" in a very busy tourist region such as Florence was also tantamount in making the tour so enjoyable and efficient. Art history, food & wine, history of the area and history were on display when with her. Also she is an avid hiker to boot. She is quite an accomplished guide!
Joseph DunnUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Cinque Terre. She navigated the trains brilliantly (no small feat) and enlightened us about the history and culture of the region. She is extremely intelligent and her love of hiking/outdoors shines through. We highly recommend Anna as a tour guide. Amazing lady !
Karen WrayUnited States
To be fair, Anna was concerned for our safety on a rainy day. The entire day was rushed in order to get us off the hiking trail before the trail was too slick, muddy or otherwise dangerous to pass. However, we all felt that the beginning of the tour she could have been more aware of our needs to restroom, water, coffee etc. Again in a hurry to get to a certain train, we were almost running from the boat to the train causing a stressful situation. We also felt the day was expensive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback. Hiking in the Cinque Terre on a day with rain forecast reduces flexibility: the trails require certain time to complete, the boats run on a reduced schedule, the taxis are difficult to find and the trains are more likely to be late. I always warn guests about rain forecast ahead of tour. Doing this tour from Florence adds further constraints because three trains must be changed to arrive in the Cinque Terre. Prices of tours are known in advance and there are no hidden costs.
Aaron H.United States
We enjoyed our Cinque Terre tour with Anna very much. We learned about each village walking around to view them from various perspectives. We enjoyed a nice lunch in Vernazza. We also stopped at Porto Venere to see and learn before returning back to Florence from La Spezia. I would highly suggest taking this tour with Anna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aaron and Mike, Thank you for a wonderful day, it was a delight to guide you. Best wishes with your upcoming travels and hope to see you back in Italy soon. Anna