Lorna BrownUnited States
Francesca was great at communicating with us before the tour. This was our first trip to Italy so starting the first day with a personal tour helped knock off the "Must-see" locations without worrying about the logistics of where, how, tickets, etc. It was a great experience.
Sally R.Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA, United States
Our tour was well organized and responsive to our interest in Palladian architecture. Francesca was very knowledgeable, informative, and personable. We truly enjoyed the day.
Brent PizzatoNew Zealand
We had a very enjoyable tour around Marostica and Bassano del Grappa with Francesca. She was full of knowledge and pointed out many interesting sites and items of history. We also had an unusual request to travel to an area of personal significance, and Francesca was able to arrange for a driver, who was excellent, to get us where we wanted to be, and combine this with the other tours later in the day. Many thanks for an unforgettable day.
Dina MalgeriUnited States
Francesca knowledgeable, informative/ patient , personable and gave us an unforgettable bit of Palladio and city of Vicenza history.
Barclay SchraffUnited States
Francesca gave us a wonderful tour of the villas. Her knowledge of Palladio and Vicenza's history is vast. She was extremely helpful and understanding when we had some minor money issues. I recommend her highly.
Mark EpsteinUnited States
Francesca met us at the train in Vicenza for a walking tour of the central city, including the Teatro Olympico. She was an excellent guide, engaged and knowledgeable. We took a cab to Villa Rotundo, toured there, and she arranged a taxi for the afternoon to Villa Barbara, over an hour drive from Vicenza; so, we had her from 9:30 to 6:30, and it was very enjoyable, including a stop at Bassano del Grappa, and some WWI and WWII history. We all (party of 4) recommend her highly. Mark Epstein
Peter H.United States
Very Professional, very well-informed and a pleasure to send the time with -very flexible but with superb attention to both "very broad picture" and very interesting historical and architectural detailed information -Great..!
We enjoyed our tour with Francesca very much. Only quibble would be that she did not check with us at the beginning as to our options. We enjoyed the tour but might have made some other choices had we been given them. She really knows her stuff.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to see that you enjoyed our time together, while doing the itinerary of the tour that was selected by you, among my proposals, which gave you the opportunity of enjoying all the highlights of my city in the time you had. I hope that my suggestions at the end of the tour about how you could spend the afternoon and the further sights you could see were helpful to you, I trust you had an enjoyable afternoon!
Bruce GreenUnited States
Francesca was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. She was a joy to be with and made our visit to Vicenza very special. She was also very helpful in giving us advice on our other plans and assisted us with great contacts. she expertly crafted a wonderful tour meeting all our detailed requests.
Patricia FordUnited States
Francesca was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable
Richard GriggUnited States
Francesca was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. Obviously loves her job. We highly recommend her to anyone interested in Vicenza and Palladian Villas.
Isabell CarrUnited States
Francesa guided through Vincenza and we visited a number of building designed by Andreas Palladio. She began the tour in the city with an excellent discussion of how Palladio developed and we visited his early and late buildings. The next day day we visited a number of country villas. Francesca was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Her descriptions were detailed and informative. We left the region with an understanding and great appreciation of the architect.
Nancy TraubitzUnited States
Francesca was a wonderful guide, arranging taxis and helping us see the villas and church, despite unseasonable heat and my husband's problems walking. Her English is excellent. (This from an old US high school English teacher!) She knows her subject and was quick to pick up on things we especially wanted to see. She met us at the train station exactly where and when she said she would and made sure we got back on the train safely. We recommend her without reservation.
Nancy TraubitzUnited States
Francesca made it possible for us to see Vicenza's highlights, have a wonderful lunch, and then visit two local villas on a second tour. In one day we saw more and learned more than many of our friends managed in a much longer stay. She knew where major works of art were during building restoration and helped us see them. Her knowledge of both historical and contemporary art and life in Vicenza and her ability to put everything in context was amazing. We recommend her without reservation.