William Borde BordeUnited States
My wife and I try to book private tours wherever and whenever we travel in a new city we haven't visited yet. For our Tour of Pisa our guide, Martina, was very knowledgeable, her passion and love for her city's rich history was contagious. A gifted storyteller, she transported us back in time centuries ago with tales of war, power and the quest for superb craftsmanship. For those of you interested in Pisa's history I hope you'll reserve a private tour with Martina, you will not regret it.
Ernesto Bautista IIIUnited States
Martina did a wonderful job in providing us the best tour during our trip to Europe. Her knowledge about and passion for passing on the history of the entire Pisa complex went well beyond our expectations. Martina was quite approachable and made the experience interactive, which we also enjoyed. We will look to her for future tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I truly enjoyed guiding Ernesto and his family in Pisa! I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to meet beautiful persons, while talking about local history, art, tradition, and everyday life! I really hope to see them again soon!
Helen HoodUnited Kingdom
Martine was friendly, her English was brilliant and she had fantastic knowledge of Pisa. Everything ran smoothly with the tour including the pick up from the cruise port and return journey.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet Helen and her family! I had a lovely time with the five of them! I hope to see them again either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future! :-)
Chris GriffithUnited States
Martina was delightful! She was so knowledgeable and fun! Our family really enjoyed learning about the different architectural styles in Pisa as well as climbing the leaning tower with Martina! Martina was also very patient and helped my husband take silly pictures with him "leaning" on the tower.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Chris! I am glad you enjoyed the tour of Pisa with me! I had a lovely time with you and your family! I hope to see you again in Tuscany sometimes in the future!
Wendy Hodges-JacksonUnited Kingdom
Martina was a fantastic guide. She was engaging and helpful and really enhanced our trip to Pisa. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting to learn more about Pisa - she certainly is passionate and knowledgeable - we throughly enjoyed our time with her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wendy, thank you very much! :-)
Very lovely lady with a very sympatric way of explaining the places we were visiting. When we will visit Tuscany the next time, we will ask Martina to be our guide again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Elisabeth! I had a great time with you and your family! I will be very happy to share more time with you either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future! x
Daniel LinUnited States
Wonderful wonderful guide. Martina is extremely friendly and professional. We are 2 families of 8 with 4 kids (9-12). Kids learned the history and climb the historical landmark and we spend more than 40 mins on top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa siting and enjoy the breeze, quietness by just listen to Martina's stories and tales of the site. We, adults, have been to Pisa a couple times Had never had this level of the information and knowledge been provided previously. She is "Truly" a pro-local Pisa guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, Daniel! I was delighted of your company! I really look forward to seeing you all again in Tuscany soon! All the best ever xxx
Martina is a very knowledgeable guide with a lot of stories on the past of Pisa and the tower. She is extremely plesant person and very good with children. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeroen, I was delighted of sharing a three hour walking tour with you and your beautiful family! Times goes so fast when you enjoy the company of very nice persons and curious/happy kids! I really hope to see you again either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future!
Clay SandefurUnited States
My family's Leaning Tower of Pisa tour with Martina was one of the most educational, entertaining, and exciting experiences of our Italy vacation this summer. She adapted the tour to our 12 year old son who like us, was mesmerized by her knowledge of the history of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Baptistry, and Duomo and her storytelling skills kept us captivated the entire three hour tour. Martina is the consummate tour guide who adapted this tour to our interests. We highly recommend Martina for her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much, Clay! I was delighted of your company, while exploring the 'Square of Miracles'! I hope to see you again either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre soon! All the best to you!
Thomas (Tom) CoxUnited States
Martina was super & very knowledgeable. She guides beautifully even in the rain. She accommodated us by meeting our train.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much, Tom! I was delighted of your company...I hope to see you again sometimes in the future! Fondly, Martina
Michael BrinesUnited States
Martina made it very easy for my wife and step daughters in Pisa, we are very appreciative of her making sure their luggage was stored at the train station, the securing of transportation of a wheelchair to and from the leaning Tower. My wife actually called me from the train station after Martina dropped them off and she made sure they were taken care of and told me that Martina was amazing and that she was easy to talk to and made them feel like they were all friends. Simply amazing my wife said.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, thank you very much for writing a comment on behalf of Kathy, Megan and Marci! My goal was to make the most of their time in Pisa. As you asked me, I did my best to welcome and give them a 'special' tour!...I am glad they were very happy with it! I wish I could spend more time with them! I hope to meet you and see them again in Tuscany sometimes in the future! All the best to you all, Martina
Rhona McAteerUnited Kingdom
Martina was a great guide around the sites of Pisa, very knowledgeable and friendly. Also extremely kind and thoughtful towards me when my fear of heights kicked in :-). I would definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rhona, thank you for finding the time to add a comment about the private walking tour Alan and you enjoyed with me! I was delighted of meeting you! I really hope to see you again either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future!
Justin WaplesUnited States
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and very friendly. The tour agenda was really well organized. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Justin and Carmel, thank you very much for your comment! I has a great time with you and your adorable children! I really hope to see you again in Tuscany soon!
Thomas PeckUnited States
Martina was one of the best guides we have ever used. Her ability to pick-up on out interests and make sure that the tour included all of them was outstanding. She made the experience not only a good time but a trip highlight. I have been using tour-by-local for a long time and she was one of the best. Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Tom! I had a wonderful time discovering the 'miracles of Pisa' with Marcey and you! I really hope to see you again either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future!
Anne DeLisaUnited States
The tour with Martina was first rate! She was so knowledgeable about the history and the architecture. The time spent with her really took us above and beyond the typical tourist experience in Pisa. She was kind, patient and articulate. She spent an inordinate amount of time with my family to be sure that we saw everything on our agenda and then some, Highly, highly recommend Martina if you are going to Pisa and want more than just the "leaning tower" experience. (although, she knew a lot about that too!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne, thank you very much! I am glad you enjoyed the tour with me: my goal was to make the most of your time in Pisa! I would have spent easily a whole day with you and your beautiful family... I hope to see you again sometimes in the future: there is much more beyond Pisa I would be happy to discover with you! :-) Fondly, Martina
Stephen RosatiUnited States
Martina was an absolutely wonderful tour guide! This was our first trip to Italy and she was our first guide; she set the bar very high! We were extremely impressed by her passion for and knowledge of Pisa. We learned much more about the town, culture and history than we ever expected. She came prepared with books to show the development of Pisa over time and other images you cannot see in person. She really made our time in Pisa unforgettable and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone visiting Pisa!
Leslie DisherUnited States
Martina was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience so much more than if we were to have gone by ourselves. I definitely recommend a private tour guild and Martina was enthusiastic and provided insight that a large group would have been lost. I would do this again and I will keep her in mind for other tours in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, thank you very much! It was a pleasure to meet you.I am glad you enjoyed the tour of Pisa with me. I had a wonderful time exploring the Square of Miracles with you! I hope to see you again soon! xxx
Janet SchmidtUnited States
Martina met us at the train station and accompanied us to the leaning tower, providing lots of information about Pisa on the way. I especially appreciate her encouraging me to climb the tower, and even accompanying us and taking our pictures at the top! She was extremely knowledgeable about the baptistery and basilica as well, and was able to answer any questions we had. Great tour guide!