Andy SaundersUnited Kingdom
i loved my tour with Valentina in Florence. I really appreciated her attention to detail. She was very pleasant, good company and went out of her way to add in anecdotes that brought the past to life. She tailored it around aspects I had requested and it was the highlight of my stay in Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi! Thank you very much for your beautiful review, it was nice spending some time with an art lover ! :) I hope you liked the other sights you were planning to visit in Florence, ciao! Vale
Valentina is very knowledgeable and made our tour rich and interesting. The Uffizi is so large and busy it was fantastic to have her help to see and learn more about the key exhibits in the context of the Medici endowment. Just as important was her enthusiasm and personal effort to ensure we got additional information about the city to make the most out of the rest of out time here. Thanks Valentina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the beautiful feedback! Enjoy the rest of your holiday :) Vale
Milton FriedmanUnited States
Valentina moved heaven and earth to get us into the Uffizi after entrys were delayed by an ambulance and a long line developed. And she was warm, friendly, personal, knowledgeable, fluent in thought and speech. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heyyyy! Thank you so much for the nice review :)
Charlie PihokkenUnited States
We thought we had been to Florence and the Uficci before but after 3 hours with Valentina visiting the Bargello and Uficci it was as if we had never the full experience. She communicated well beforehand and was prompt with our meeting time. Her English is excellent. Her passion and knowledge for the city and the art are beyond compare. We cannot wait until we can return to the area to spend more time with Valentina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both for the wonderful morning together!!
Valentina was a fantastic guide for me and my family in Florence. My 21 and 20 years-old boys learned a lot from her. She is friendly, easy-going and enthusiastic, and knows everything - there is no question she could not answer. She took us around the old city and to Uffizi, bringing us to the main works and providing fascinations explanations. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I'm also back from my holiday! Give everyone a hug from me :) Vale
Kenenth TrombleyUnited States
Valentina, was fabulous from beginning to end She was a wealth of information from describing walls to buildings and especially the art works. We now have a working understanding and knowledge of how to read and interpret art. Thank you Grazie Millie Kenneth and Karen We will recommend her to anyone and would hire her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey there! Thanx for your nice comment, i'm happy to hear you are bringing back good memories! Ciao, vale
Ken CreightonUnited States
We were met promptly at the appointed time and location. Val was very knowledgeable and she brought inside that we not have had during the Uffizi Museum tour. The Uffizi is a spectacular collection of art and statuary that a tour guide magnifies by explaining relationships. The tour passed through many pieces without any discussion. We thought the tour price was pricey, particularly when we had to buy tickets to gain entrance into the museum, an extra 36€.
Sharon JollyUnited States
We booked Valentina for a 3 hr. tour of Florence and the Ufizzi. She was prompt pleasant and very very knowledgeable. She explained why their were holes in the old buildings we passed (fascinating) and gave us informative information about the Duomo . In the Ufizzi she made me ( a docent at a sculpture museum here in NY) see connections and developments in art that I had never thought of before! I'll ask for her again if I get back to Florence!.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sharon! It was lovely taking you and your friends around Florence, hope to see you again :) Ciao, Valentina
Valentina was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Florence and its wealth of history. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback!!! Ciao
Candy BagleyUnited States
Valentina met us at our hotel and we had a great tour of the city. It was our first day in Florence and it made it easier for us to find our way for the days on our own. The highlight tour of the Uffizi was just enough. She gave us ideas for the rest of our visit plus the best place for lunch and gelato. What a nice walkable city. A great guide with good English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx Ray, it has been a pleasure taking you around Florence! I hope you enjoyed Siena as well, take care Valentina
Valentina is very knowledgable in the History of Fierenze and Tuscany and she presented it in a charming and lively manner. We can highly recommend her. Shirin and Marianne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank youuuuuu :) How was Siena?? Come back soon!!!
Mary WhisenhuntUnited States
Valentina was a wonderful guide--so very knowledgeable, and with so many little anecdotes about Renaissance Florence. She had a wonderful grasp of the human element of the city's history, and truly made it come alive. We also loved the tour of the Uffizi. We are extremely glad that we found Tours By Locals, and that Valentina spent time with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary!Thanx again for visiting Florence, happy to hear you are taking some good memories back home with you. Valentina