Janet EschenlauerUnited States
Elena provided a very informative 3 hour tour. We learned about the history, art, architecture, and rich musical heritag e of the city. She demonstrated that she was aware of my hearing impairment, thus making sure that I was hearing what she was saying. When we parted she suggested activities we could pursue on our own in the afternoon. We could not have asked for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Janet, you and your husband were very pleasant tourists, my time with you was really enjoable!!! And thank you for your positive reference. I wish you all the best for the future! Elena
Cremona: the violin tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Italy. Elena's knowledge and presentation at the Museo del violin was exceptional. Given there was a lunch performance in the auditorium at the museo I didn't want to miss, Elena was able to adjust the time I spent with Katharina Abbuhl, a local Luthier. Amazing! Elena also arranged for me to visit the Academia Cremonensis (International school of violin making). It really was quite an unbelievable few hours! Thank you so much Elena.
Felicia NoahUnited Kingdom
Elena was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about Cremona. We enjoyed our tour with her and highly recommend a visit to Cremona with Elena. We have used Toursbylocals.com during our previous 2 visits to Italy and been very pleased with both our experiences.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was very nice to meet you in Cremona! Hoping to see you in future. Elena
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Christine BurchUnited States
Good tour of a lovely city. We particularly like the 30 minutes with the violin maker - she was excellent and worth the extra fee.
Lorraine JacksonUnited States
Elena was knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. We appreciated her flexibility in accommodating our areas of interest.
Alex FriedlanderUnited States
Elena was outstanding in every way. She arranged this custom tour based on our request, and was extremely knowledgeable at all the locations. She was also very well informed about the classical music interests that we had. In some places the tour provided by the facility was only in Italian but Elena provided an equal or better running commentary in English. Her command of English was excellent. Her help in choosing a place to eat in Busseto and in finding our way to each place was invaluable.
Elena was delightful and really knew her history even when I asked to see places which most people don't go to Cremona to see. I was really happy with the tour.
David SandersUnited States
Elena was a gem. She arranged a tour to the particular needs of my group. She was incredibly knowledgeable about everything relating to Cremona and the violin makers of the past. Everyone in our group enjoyed the tour immensely. I can't praise her enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comment, it was such a great pleasure and a honour to welcome your group and you in Cremona! Looking forward to meeting you again in future and to receiving some pics of the tour.
Rodney RoseUnited States
Elena really knows opera and her stories of the great singers and composers who played at La Scala were wonderful. We only wish we had been able to see more of La Scala itself. Most of the tour was in the museum and we wanted to see more of the theater and, hopefully, backstage areas that are not open to the public.
Lindy DeatherageUnited States
Ellen SlackUnited States
Elena did a wonderful job accommodating our requests (especially visiting violin workshops!) and was very personable and informed. All in all, my husband and I had a delightful time and I considered this tour one of the highlights of my trip to Italy. Ellen