Tammy BernsteinUnited States
Virginia was a fabulous tour guide and we really enjoyed the time we spent with her at the UffiZi. She tailored some of the schedule to meet the needs of our children (10 & 13) and our interests. She was easy to work with and the fact that English is her primary language made it easier for us as well. Since we ended early, she spent some time showing us around a bit more a d taking us to the market, etc. we all highly recommend Virginia!
Mark FeinbergUnited States
Virginia was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We had a 1/2 day in Florence and she was able to give us a good overview of the city in a short time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark and Victoria and lovely daughters ! It was a real pleasure for me to spend the morning with you in Florence !
Virginia was very knowledgeable and informative. We enjoyed the trip very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much to all of you !!
John OkitaLas Vegas, NV, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John, I hope you enjoyed your lunch after our tour !
Steve MoisoffUnited States
Virginia had the right background and flexibility. Four of us spent parts of two days with her. Virginia was prompt, knowledgeable, engaging, patient and selective going thru the Uffizi, Accademia, and throughout the Duomo and Baptistry. We became completely immersed in Virginia's art/history knowledge. Virginia brought the paintings, sculptures and architecture to life for us and took us thru an leisurely, unforgettable jouney of the epicenter of the Renaissance art world: Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: deep thanks for such a lovely review !
Timothy VierlingUnited States
Virginia was great, punctual and professional she led us through a wonderful walking tour and was extremely knowledgeable about the sites. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the review !
Bonnie L.United States
Virginia was a delight! She was patient with all our questions, and very knowledgeable. She was also accommodating when we asked to change the things we wanted to see at the last minute. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting an in depth tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much ! I had great fun with you guys !
Linda MillerParadise Valley, AZ, United States
Can't imagine going to the Uffizi without Virginia. Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed her insightful in-depth knowledge of art history. We went in the evening which was magical. Fewer crowds and Virginia guided us to several locations- windows to watch the sunset and the beautiful patio overlooking the square which was beautifully lit. We would never have know to do either one. We would take any tour with Virginia! Outstanding! A true 5 star experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Im so pleased that you enjoyed your tour with me. I’m over the moon with all your wonderful praise ! thank you so much
Ramneek Bakhshibangalore, India
Virginia was efficient and knowledgeable. she was also accommodating, changing the itinerary where required by our group. All in all a very good arrangement. We could not have asked for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ramneek for your positive feed back, I truly loved spending time with you and your lovely family and hope to see you all again sometime, Best regards, Virginia
Lukas J.Czech Republic
I was very happy with Virgina, she demonstrated deep knowledge of history and historical context of events which influenced art and architecture in Florence. I found her explanation detailed yet understandable even for youngsters (we are family with 3 teenagers). The Uffizi walk was especially interesting because Virginia was able to compare style of the most prominent artists and give us interesting in sight into their lives and works. I truly recommend Virginia as your guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lucas ! Hope to be your guide again the next time you are in Tuscany !
Darin NarayanaUnited States
Virginia was fantastic, very knowledgeable and helpful with a large group that we had. My grand children loved her and said she is "very nice and explains things well". Tour of Florence would not have been as effective and fun without the help of Virginia. Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Darin, Thanks so much for your lovely review , it was lovely to meet you all and if you are ever back in Tuscany please do get in touch, Kind regards, Virginia
Susan PasquarelliUnited States
Virginia was our guide to supplement a faculty-led study abroad Roman mythology course. Two USA professors and thirteen 20-year old college students toured with Virginia for a delightful 3 hours. She spent time with me (one of the professors) planning the schedule and discussion topics before we arrived and time on the ground listening to and adapting to our specific needs. Virginia is the ultimate professional with a eye for detail and the wisdom to know when to summarize and when to elaborate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Susan for your much appreciated review. I’m very happy that both you and your students enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again in Florence
Betty EllisUnited States
Virginia Lacey is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and kind. She shared many fascinating details about the city of Florence and sites we visited. Very impressive. Thank you Virginia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Betty and Peter, I really enjoyed the tour too ! I felt like I’d spent the day with old friends ! I’m so glad you had fun. I hope to be shown around Kansas city by you some day soon !
Nicola EmrichUnited Kingdom
We chose Virginia from a list of obviously qualified guides and are so happy we did. She is a marvellous guide - informative and knowledgable but also very funny and entertaining. Definitely choose Virginia for your guide - she will not disappoint! Although we could not cover the whole of Florence in 3 hours, she was able to give us suggestions for other places to see and the best times to go (for the shortest queues!). We cannot recommend her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicola and Malcom for being so enthusiatic and friendly, I really enjoyed our morning together and hope to be your guide again in the future !