Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Florence-Italy by Tour Guide Silvia M. (Guide #14284)


Jeff Neichin

United States
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Tour: A walk through Florence which includes Santa Maria Novella and the Medici Chapel, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Sep 19/18

Silvia is a top notch guide. We were visiting Florence as part of a cruize and booked a tour with Silvia instead of the cruise ship. What a great way to see Florence versus walking with around Florence with group of 30 people. What a great day we had !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your appreciation: I fully enjoyed being with you! Thank you Silvia

Tom Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #427691, Parmesan cheese and Balsamico meet Chianti and Olive Oil in Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

We learned so much about the meat, cheese, wine and balsamic of the region. The side by side tastings were delightful and delicious, and the restaurant choice was very enjoyable - thank you Gino and Sylvia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really happy you enjoyed the food: part of the Italian culture is represented by these wonderful ingredients. Once you know them, there is no longer room for bad quality!

Tom Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

We had an amazing day with Sylvia as our tour guide in Florence. We learned so much about the history of the city (but not too much ��), and the meaning behind so much of the art and artchitecture. In addition a to be incredibly knowledable, Sylvia is absolutely delightful. Thank you for a day we will always remember!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words: it was such a pleasure to walk through the city with you. I am sure we'll meet again. Silvia

Nancy Douglass

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Silvia was an excellent tour guide—very knowledgeable and accommodating. She gave us great suggestions of restaurants and some things to do off the beaten path, as well as a good sense of how to navigate this beautiful city. Grazie mille, Silvia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, I am happy you enjoyed our tour: I really tried to flee from the crowd. And apparently I succeeded. I am happy you enjoyed the restaurant and the gelato place I suggested. And to your info, I discussed Universal Studio when arriving home!!!!.

Jonathan Hecker

United States
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Tour: #208445, Uffizi Gallery private tour, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

Wonderful tour. We learned quite a bit! Perfect pace and the guide knew all the best ways to get around a very busy museum.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words of appreciation: I am happy you enjoyed such a "crowded" museum and my choice of artists. Hope you had a wonderful night. Thank you again, Silvia

Laura Murphy

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Silvia was very flexible, enthusiastic and informative! Loved it! This tour was aptly named after completing it you have seen many of the highlights and also many things you'd like to come back to. Laura M

Teresa White

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Silvia was absolutely a dear! I had left my phone in the airport in the states before arriving in Italy so Silvia had no way to contact me to confirm that we were still coming. Thankfully, she still came to our meeting point, assuming that we would show up (which we did, of course!) She was very knowledgeable, kind to my husband with regards to slowing the pace and stopping for bench rests (due to his knee) and extremely personable. We learned alot and she helped greatly with our overview of Florence!

Judy Cerenzia

United States
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Tour: #208445, Uffizi Gallery private tour, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our Uffizi gallery tour with Silvia. She is very knowledgeable, and provided a great education about the progression of Italian art as we toured the museum, as well as some "back stories" about specific paintings and artists. She is extremely friendly as well - we look forward to returning to Florence someday, and meeting our new friend for wine! Thank you, Silvia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review. I enjoyed being with you at the Uffizi and sitting and chatting with you at the caffè on the beautiful terrace. I definetely learned something new about Tiffany's jewels. And as promised, should you be back , we'll meet for some nice food and wine. Best, Silvia

Jamie Koski

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Charles Scott

United States
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Tour: #295161, Complesso dell'Opera del Duomo - An absolut must, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

This was our second day with Silvia and she did not disappoint. We decided to change our tour at the last minute and she happily obliged. She was also flexible with regard to the time our tour started, as we were traveling from Siena by train each day. Again, I highly recommend Silvia for tours of Florence, regardless of the itinerary. You can't go wrong.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again! Best greetings from sunny Florence, Silvia

Charles Scott

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Our tour guide Silvia was a real delight. Not only did she share her broad knowledge of Florence, but she was very thoughtful in making sure we weren't rushed. She answered all our many questions with detailed explanations. A very welcome characteristic of Silvia was that she related to us personally and took the time to get to know a little about our backgrounds and interests. Tourists who want to get the most out of Florence in a short time should look up Silvia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charles, for your kind words. I really loved being with you and your family and am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the time in Florence. Remember biscotti always with vin santo, no coffee to be served with them. All the best Silvia

Jerry O.

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

We had an outstanding few hours with Silva walking around Florence, Her knowledge for the city was second to none. My wife and had such a lovely time with her and can't wait to visit Florence and contact her again. I would recommend her to anyone heading to Florence and looking for a guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Jerry, I enjoyed the morning with you and you were very brave to stand in the cold wind of Piazza della Signoria. I hope you will discover therest of Italy in other many holidays to come. Silvia

Scott Mayhart

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

Great tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Scott I really enjoyed the time with you and your wife. Best regards Silvia

Jean Doherty

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Silvia was the perfect guide for our family (5 adults). We had only a few hours in Florence and wanted to see as much of the city as possible. Silvia was waiting for us when we arrived and we hit the ground running. Her extensive knowledge of the city and charming personality helped give us a flavor for the beauty of Florence. One of our party was dealing with a foot injury and she even accompanied me to the pharmacist to ensure we had the proper treatment! Highly recommend Silvia's tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I hope to meet you again in the future, having more time to show the beauty of Florence! Silvia

Joachim Schulz

Germany
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Tour: #208438, Entdecken Sie Florenz in einem Tag, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Silvia is a very experienced and friendly guide. We had a private customized tour and I can fully recommend her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mr. Schulz for your kind words. I had a lovely day with your family. I hope you had lovely days at the seaside. Silvia

Mark Patton

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

Silvia provided our family a delightful tour of Florence. So personable and knowledgeable, Silvia made our visit to Florence even more meaningful than we could have imagined. We would highly recommend Silvia for your family as you explore the incredible city of Florence. Be sure to have her take you to the food market - a part of Florence you will not want to miss. The Pattons Dallas, TX USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mark sorry for my delayed reply. Thank you for your wonderful review, I really hope we are going to meet again on your next visit. Best greetings to your lovely family!

Edward John Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/17

An excellent overview of Florence by a delightful and knowledgeable guide. We covered all the important sites with huge amounts of interesting background information. Sylvia was very responsive to our preferences. Highly recommended if you have limited time in Florence, or as a wonderful introduction before further exploration in depth.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words! I hope we'll meet again.

Ricardo Barboza

United States
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Tour: #208445, Uffizi private tour, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Silvia was a terrific guide . She was very knowledgeable, spoke very clearly in impeccable English and showed us the salient works of art in the Ufizzi. She is very personable and obviously most experienced with tourists. She gave us a very organized and informative, pleasant visit to this huge and wonderful gallery. We recommend her most highly. Thank you Silvia!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much to all of you! It's been a pleasure to be with you and most of all, to be able to show you my "beautiful Uffizi". I hope we'll meet again in Florence, maybe not for a tour but simply for a nice coffee together!

Kannan Saptagirish Noshikunte

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/17

I apologize for the late feedback as I completed the tour almost 3 months back. I would like to thank Silvia for her excellent service and wonderful tour of Florence. She was knowledgeable, very friendly and we loved the tour. Florence is an amazing place and I would love to come back. I strongly recommend Silvia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Mr. Noshikunte, for taking the time to write your feed back. It's been a pleasure to meet you and your family and show you my beautiful city. Best Silvia

Lulu Burridge

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/17

Silvia was great. Very informative, knowledgeable and a true local. I would thoroughly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lulu for your words. I hope we'll meet again here in Florence.

Nicola Penn-Allison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 16/17

Silvia is a lovely, friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant guide. The tour was very relaxing as she knew all the best routes and places to visit. She was very open to our requests to specialise the tour to take in local food providers for our self catering holiday. We strongly recommend Silvia and would not hesitate to book her again when we return to Florence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nicola thank you so much for your kind words! I am happy you enjoyed Florence and also the small food tour, we included while discovering the city. Enjoy Pisa and thank you again!

Richard Travers

Australia
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Tour: #208445, Uffizi private tour, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 25/17

An excellent tour with a highly knowledgeable guide. A terrific way to see the Uffizi. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Mr. Travers, It's been a pleasure walking with you through the many art treasures Of such a wonderful museum.

Charles Knaack

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

Silvia arranged a more personal tour for me that fulfilled what I was looking for. I did not want the usual tourist museum/ church tour but a tour of local life showing every day activities and the outlying areas where people lived and worked. She gave me great information on life in Florence, where to shop, and local sights off the beaten tourist pathways. I am now seriously thinking of a move to Florence when I retire.

Mark GIllen

United States
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Tour: September 26 -, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Date: Sep 26/16

We asked Silvia for a custom "food tour" which she arranged and we had a great time visiting cheese, balsamic vinegar and salami places with a great lunch in between. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark, for your kind words. It's been a pleasure to organize your tour and to be able to taste everything! I slowly come to appreciate the balsamico, but it has to be 24 years old, no blend, only juniper!

Tracy Allard

Coppell, TX, United States
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Tour: #208451, Olive oil class and quick lunch, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

We highly recommend this delicious and informative experience with Silvia. We very much enjoyed learning about Olive Oil (especially after seeing the 60-minutes story on olive oil fraud) and learning how to properly taste it and cook with it. Lunch was fantastic and the conversation and time we spent with Silvia will be remembered for a very long time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Look forward to meeting you again!

Steven Beasley

United States
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Tour: Florence not-to-miss, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: May 24/16

Silvia was fantastic! She had an insanely deep knowledge and lead and incredible tour for the three of us. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! The pleasure was mine, to show you around and switch subject from history to contemporary art, to ordinary life!

John Holliman

United States
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Tour: #208438, Florence for first timer, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/16

Terrific, knowledgeable, kind....Sylvia is special!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it's been a pleasure being with you. Silvia