Steve SomachUnited States
Francesco gave us a phenomenal introduction to Florence on an outdoor walking tour as we had requested. He has tremendous depth of knowledge regarding history, art, and architecture of the city, and presented it in an articulate and organized manner. I would enthusiastically recommend him to my family and friends!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, thank you so much for everything: your beautiful review and the very pleasant morning I spent with you and your family. It has been a real pleasure for me to meet you and it will be a greater pleasure to meet you in Florence again
Joanne DuffyUnited States
We were in Florence for 2 days and did tours with Francesco both days. His knowledge and personality were outstanding. Easy to be with and was also thoughtful in our needs and desires. His passion for the city showed with every word he spoke about the history, culture and artists of the renaissance. I was able to email directly to him, he also made reservations for dinner both nights and his choices were perfect. I feel I choose the perfect guide from Tours by Locals. Grazie Mille Francesco, Joanne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joanne, it has been a real pleasure to spent the two days with you and your friends and thank you so much for your words.
Francesco was a wonderful guide - very knowledgeable, personable and flexible. We had a mix up with timing of the tour (our fault not his) and he went out of his way to make the tour fit our new schedule. We highly recommend Francesco and would certainly want to tour again with him when we return to Florence.
What a great tour for 1st timers in Florence. We only had a day to spend around the city and Francesco exceeded our expectations! We saw and learned so much. We would never have found all those sites in the limited time we had. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for a great day out Francesco. We look forward to booking another tour with you again for our next visit to Florence. Toula, Paul and Alexander.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Toula, Alexander and Paul. Two thank you and one hope :thank you for your beautiful words, thank you for the time I spent with your beautiful family and one hope to meet you in Florence again. All the best, Francesco
Laura BrownUnited States
Francesco is a knowledgeable and friendly guide. He is articulate with a large English vocabulary to tell the history of the art and sculpture. We went to two locations: the Galleria dell'Academia and the Santa Croce Church where illustrious Italians are buried. We learned many fascinating details about Michelangelo's life and the story of David while viewing the impressive 17-foot David. We also enjoyed a refreshing gelato courtesy of our guide. A memorable tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura and thank you Ted; it was such a pleasure to spend that time with passionate , educated art and history lovers like you
Mary GregoryUnited States
Francesco was personable and over qualified. I probably learned more from him than I would from a book. I would travel again just to take another tour from Francesco!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary for your beautiful words. I really hope to have the opportunity to guide you again around the sights of Florence