Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Livorno-Italy by Tour Guide Valentina B. (Guide #3918)


Holley Lutz

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 24/18

Valentina was an amazing, fabulous, knowledgable, friendly, enthusiastic tour guide. Valentina's reviews were wonderful abut they do not do her justice. We had a four-hour tour beginning at the Accademia. Her knowledge of the sculpture, the David, but so much more, was awe inspiring. She took us to local, out-of-the-way areas of town and shops on the way to the Uffizi, another amazing tour. V connects dots of the art work, artists, period politics all as you walk from place to place. Truly Wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow!! Thank youuuu :) A+ for you and your good memory :) im happy you enjoyed ! xxx

Pamela O'Brien

United States
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence Private walking tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

Valentina is very knowledgeable and a truly pleasant person to be around. Her suggestions about where to eat, what to see, where to buy specific things and her willingness to take extra time make her an excellent guide to the city. I'm so glad we found her and did this tour on our first day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, big hug to both :)

Herbert Glatt

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Valentina is a fantastic guide. She is passionate and knowledgeable about art. We did the four hour walking tour with the Accademia and the Uffizi. She is fun and enthusiastic. I would absolutely recommend her and will definitely use her again when I return to the area.

Mark Wayne

United Kingdom
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Tour: #422769, Florence in one day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

Valentina was excellent, she organised the tour to our needs, including the booking of a fantastic location for lunch. Her knowledge of Florence was exemplary and she managed to combine a mixture of the galleries and walking the streets in such a way that brought the history of the city together and kept it very interesting for our three boys. She was approachable and we enjoyed asking many questions We had a fantastic day and would have no hesitation in recommending Valentina to anybody Mark and family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazieeee! :) thank you for the beautiful review and the beautiful day!!!

Paul J.

United States
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Tour: #422769, Florence in one day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 19/18

We really enjoyed the tour. Valentina's knowledge of history, Florence and the arts was outstanding. The details she added brought the city, paintings and sculptures to life. On top of all that she was very helpful and nice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you and your beautiful family :)

Blaine Mason

United States
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Tour: #422769, Florence in one day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx to all of you :) Enjoy the rest of your stay, Valentina

Karen Gwartzman

United States
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Tour: #422769, Florence in one day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Words can not express how AMAZING Valentina as a tour guide was. She is so charming and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic day in Florence. She made every stop memorable. We especially love the details and customization she provided for us. Gracie. Magnifico!!!! We will miss you. We hope to see you again on our next trip to Florence. Perhaps at our new home lol.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen! Thank you so much for the beautiful review, next time i’ll Come meet you at your new home and we’ll make dinner together so I can show you how to use the black ink of the squid !!! Biiiig hug to all of you

Humberto Caldera

United States
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence Private walking tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Valentina was excellent. It is impossible to show Florence in 2-3 hours, but she does an amazing job giving you the essentials. Her tips for what to do in the rest of the time we had in Florence were excellent

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you beautiful feedback :)

Robert Cohenour

United States
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Tour: #422769, Florence in one day, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Valentina is knowledgable and engaging. She spoke with us throughout the walking and arranged "skip the line" tickets for the Accademia and Uffizi.She is an art historian and brought these galleries to life for a 14 year old boy and three older travelers.She arranged a great trattoria for lunch and took the time to include a special jeweler whom her family uses for my wife. She is quick and funny and not a clock watcher. She was our favorite of seven great guides in six cities.Highest recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx Robert! I’m happy to hear you brought back home good memories of our day in Florence :)

Nic Carusella

Australia
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Tour: Florence full day tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: May 25/18

What a wonderful day with Valentina!! We learnt so much about the history of Florence and how it came to be. Valentina shared her knowledge of history, art, politics and life in general. We felt like we could ask any questions and customise our trip to how we wanted it. A truly memorable experience. Highly recommend having Valentina as a personal guide! Thanks from down under. Nic and Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi :) thank you so much for the beautiful review! Hope you have enjoyed the rest of your holiday!

Carol Markham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #71192, Best of Pisa, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/18

Group of 10 from England who arranged to meet Valentina at Pisa Train Station at midday. She met earlier as she had anticipated the train we would arrive on and she helped direct us to the baggage deposit desk. Very warm friendly and enthusiastic she took us through the center of Pisa and gave us a short history lesson which tied up with the buildings we were passing. She was able to answer our questions with great knowledge and her English was very easy to understand. I would thoroughly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :)

Max Falls

United States
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Tour: #74185, Full day Tour of Florence., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

5 Stars Plus for our private tour with Valentina. She guided my wife and I for 6 hours through Academia and Uffeze along with other points of interest in Florence. She was professional, enthusiastic, patient and knew her facts and history. We will recommend her to other Texans who make it to Florence. One of the most enjoyable days we've ever spent in Italy. Ciao , Max & Janet Falls

Mara Littman

United States
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence Private walking tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Valentina was a perfect tour guide for our group of nine family members ranging from a 10-year-old kid to a grandparent. She did not waste one minute from the moment we met her. We got tons of useful information on the history, culture, restaurants, sites, and city. She was upbeat, personable, and energetic. This tour was a great way to orient ourselves for the rest of our trip. All of her recommendations of places to go were very helpful. I highly recommend a tour with Valentina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mara! I hope you had a great time during the rest of your stay!

Donal Skinner

Laramie, WYOMING, United States
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence Private walking tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

Bill Buchanan-Reeks

Australia
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 6/18

Valentina was superb. She was knowledgeable, full of energy, enthusiastic.. since we have been in Italy we have had some wonderful guides and she has continued the trend. Could recommend her highly!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello there! Thanx for the nice review! Please say hi to everyone from me :)

Andy Saunders

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

i loved my tour with Valentina in Florence. I really appreciated her attention to detail. She was very pleasant, good company and went out of her way to add in anecdotes that brought the past to life. She tailored it around aspects I had requested and it was the highlight of my stay in Florence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi! Thank you very much for your beautiful review, it was nice spending some time with an art lover ! :) I hope you liked the other sights you were planning to visit in Florence, ciao! Vale

Rebecca Gamble

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Valentina was amazing. Of the four tours we had in Italy, hers was far and away the best. Informative, well structured and customized to our family. A great art lesson to art newbies. And the extra suggestions for thee rest of our trip were invaluable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!! Enjoy the rest of your holiday and pls tell everyone I said hi! Vale

Wendy Stephenson

United States
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Tour: #33997, Shore excursion from Livorno to Florence and Pisa, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

The trip to Pizza and Florence with Valentina and her driver, Frederico, was a most enjoyable experience. Valentina's excitement about the region, its art, and culture was infectious. She guided us through the busy streets of Florence all the while pointing out the most interesting nooks and crannies, left us to explore on our own with a good recommendation for lunch, and then she and Frederico showed up on the busiest street corner to pick us up. It was a fun day that started in Pizza with no crowds.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heeey! Thank you so much for your beautiful review :) I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the tour, please tell everyone I said hi!!! Vale

Scott Patchin

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

It was a great way for our group of four to get to know Florence. Our guide Valentina Bassi was so knowledgeable and personable. In our 2.5 hours we were able to see David and some of the art work in the Academia, walk through the Duomo, and walk around the old town learning about Michelangelo, Dante, and a host of other key people in the history of Italy and Florence. The format was great for us, and Valentino made it even better they way she adjusted the tour based on the things we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all very much :) Hope you had a great time during the rest of your holiday!! Vale

Vanessa Santos

Philippines
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence Private walking tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 15/17

Valentina was amazing! We have been staying in Florence for a few days already, but walking through the streets with her was a totally different experience. She shared so many interesting facts and stories that we fell in love with Florence even more! We were with our 2 kids and we all stopped for some gelato along the way to rest... My daughter said Vale was the best guide we've had on this trip. Thank you again Vale and we will definitely recommend you to all our friends from the Philippines! :)

David Zizik

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 30/17

We are a group of 5 couples on vacation from the US. This morning we had the pleasure of taking a walking tour in Florence led by Valentina Bassi that included many points of interest in the area near our hotel (Hotel degli Orafi), and a visit to the Accademia to see Michelangelo's "David" and other treasures. We enjoyed Valentina's excellent and thorough commentary. She was engaging and delightful. I recommend Valentina Bassi without reservation - superb!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, I had a great time with you all! Last night I passed by the torture museum in San Gimignano and thought of you :) pls tell everyone I said hi, Vale

Rhonda Griffin

Australia
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

Valentina is very knowledgeable and made our tour rich and interesting. The Uffizi is so large and busy it was fantastic to have her help to see and learn more about the key exhibits in the context of the Medici endowment. Just as important was her enthusiasm and personal effort to ensure we got additional information about the city to make the most out of the rest of out time here. Thanks Valentina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the beautiful feedback! Enjoy the rest of your holiday :) Vale

Milton Friedman

United States
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/17

Valentina moved heaven and earth to get us into the Uffizi after entrys were delayed by an ambulance and a long line developed. And she was warm, friendly, personal, knowledgeable, fluent in thought and speech. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Heyyyy! Thank you so much for the nice review :)

Alan Brenner

United States
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Tour: #71192, Best of Pisa, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :) Beautiful sunny morning tour ! Vale

Charlie Pihokken

United States
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 18/17

We thought we had been to Florence and the Uficci before but after 3 hours with Valentina visiting the Bargello and Uficci it was as if we had never the full experience. She communicated well beforehand and was prompt with our meeting time. Her English is excellent. Her passion and knowledge for the city and the art are beyond compare. We cannot wait until we can return to the area to spend more time with Valentina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both for the wonderful morning together!!

Martha Bartsch

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

Valentina took us on a wonderful tour of the outstanding art of Florence. Anyone would be delighted to meet and spend time with this young woman. Aside from being considerate, warm, and welcoming she was full of knowledge about all the art and historical things and places we were seeing. We never felt rushed and she fully took into consiceration our art preferences. This was no rote tour. It was for US!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting you all! :) thanx for picking me as your guide in Florence!

François Taschereau

Canada
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Valentina was a fantastic guide for me and my family in Florence. My 21 and 20 years-old boys learned a lot from her. She is friendly, easy-going and enthusiastic, and knows everything - there is no question she could not answer. She took us around the old city and to Uffizi, bringing us to the main works and providing fascinations explanations. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I'm also back from my holiday! Give everyone a hug from me :) Vale

Kenneth Gall

United States
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Tour: #71192, Best of Pisa, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 11/16

I will not tour Italy with anyone else but Valentina. She provided us insight into the Pisa and Tuscany region like no other. She adapted the tour to our interests and showed us areas of Pisa that the normal tour misses. This is a beautiful city and you need to see it through Valentina's eyes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your beautiful review :)

James Malone

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David - Private walking tour., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

Great tour guide! She was well informed, easy to understand and pleasant. Would highly recommend her!

Kenenth Trombley

United States
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi - Private walking tour., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

Valentina, was fabulous from beginning to end She was a wealth of information from describing walls to buildings and especially the art works. We now have a working understanding and knowledge of how to read and interpret art. Thank you Grazie Millie Kenneth and Karen We will recommend her to anyone and would hire her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey there! Thanx for your nice comment, i'm happy to hear you are bringing back good memories! Ciao, vale

Timothy Horgan

Hertford, HERTS., United Kingdom
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

Brilliant. Valentina was the perfect guide, knowledgeable, charming, friendly, helpful and happy. We could not have asked for anything more. A most enjoyable tour of the key sites in Florence. Very highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! a big hug to both, i'll think of you every time they... Shake the bells :)

Catherine Zurn

capistrano beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/16

Exceptional tour. So knowledgeable and informative especially on the Accadamia, Michelangelo, the Uffizi and the Medici influence in Florence. Easy to understand and had a passion for sharing the city of Florence with us. Gave us a great recommendation for lunch and we had the best steak (Florentine style) we've had in years. Many thanks to Valentina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! Enjoy the rest of your time in Italy :) Vale

Ken Creighton

United States
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi - Private walking tour., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/16

We were met promptly at the appointed time and location. Val was very knowledgeable and she brought inside that we not have had during the Uffizi Museum tour. The Uffizi is a spectacular collection of art and statuary that a tour guide magnifies by explaining relationships. The tour passed through many pieces without any discussion. We thought the tour price was pricey, particularly when we had to buy tickets to gain entrance into the museum, an extra 36€.

Anthony Arnold

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David - Private walking tour., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/16

Valentina was a fantastic, fun, and knowledgeable guide, recommend very highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it has been a lovely afternoon in Florence with you!

Joseph Nardelli

United States
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence - Private walking tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx for your nice feedback :) Vale

Diana Nicholson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 15/16

Wonderful trip despite the rain. Valentina told us so much of the history - it was really brilliant

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx for your nice feedback :)

Theo Gerritsen

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

Knowledgeable, entertaining and and infectious enthusiasm for history and art. A true delight and great ambassador for Florence. I can not find fault. Absolutely recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much :) hugs to both, Vale

Vern Epp

Canada
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/15

Valentina was a WONDERFUL guide. She took our group of 8 through the Uffizi and Accadamia. She managed to keep us all interested in her knowledge and information regarding the history and art/artists of Florence. We would highly recommend Valentina as a private guide. Without her we would not have gained the wealth of her knowledge and the experience would have been missed.

Margaret OByrne

United States
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 14/15

Andrea Whiteley

Canada
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/15

Valentina is an knowledge guide and congenial. Our children ages 6 12 and 13 were very engaged by her commentary and she was extremely helpful and accommodating. When my sister-in-law and niece joined the group last minute she was able to get them tickets into the Accademia in Florence last minute as well as help us get tickets for the Uffizi Gallery the next day. I wish we could have booked her for every day we had in Florence. Molto Bene!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :) It was a pleasure meeting you and taking you around!!! Ciao vale

Jonathan Coker

United States
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Tour: #71192, Best of Pisa, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/15

We stopped in Pisa for a few hours during our travel day by train. Valentina gave us an overview of the city including all of the main sites and left us with recommendations for lunch. She was knowledgeable and very well spoken.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice review! I hope you enjoyed cinque terre as well, ciao valentina

Harold Muckleroy

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/15

Valentina was delightful! She's very knowledgeable, personable and definitely enhanced our understanding of art and its influence over Florence and Tuscany. We would ask her to be our guide again! She's a 5 out of 5 on your rating scale. Thank you, Valentina for a special day in Florence! Pat and Harold

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :) it was a pleasure taking you around again!

Paula Gambotz

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/15

This tour was AWESOME! Valentina is an amazing guide. She seemed to know everything about everything, answered all of my questions and, more importantly, has a real passion and great love of Florence and its art and architecture. We toured the city and went to the Uffizi and the Accademia. My hotel already arranged for me to have "priority passes," but there was still a long line. Valentina somehow magically managed to get us in both museums in less than five minutes. Highly, highly recommend her!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx Paula, it was so nice taking you around! You were radiating love for Florence during the entire tour :)

Sharon Jolly

United States
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/15

We booked Valentina for a 3 hr. tour of Florence and the Ufizzi. She was prompt pleasant and very very knowledgeable. She explained why their were holes in the old buildings we passed (fascinating) and gave us informative information about the Duomo . In the Ufizzi she made me ( a docent at a sculpture museum here in NY) see connections and developments in art that I had never thought of before! I'll ask for her again if I get back to Florence!.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sharon! It was lovely taking you and your friends around Florence, hope to see you again :) Ciao, Valentina

Sue Walker

United States
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/15

Melanie Stokes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/15

Valentina was fantastic. The tour was amazing - it was lovely to be shown round Florence by someone with so much knowledge and an obvious lover of the subject. Everyone should book a tour with Valentina. We loved every minute of the tour, especially David at The Academia. The statue alone is superb, however with Valentina to explain the history of this tremendous work of art, we were bowled over. If only there was a rating higher than 5 stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melanieee! Thank you so much for this beautiful review. :) As i told you i had a great time with you and i hope you'll have a safe journey back home, ciao!

Brad G.

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/14

Valentina's tour was excellent, covering the important and interesting parts of town, with a healthy balance on history, current affairs, and geography. Valentina is quite knowledgeable and friendly, having designed the tour really well, but also willing to spend time our questions and interests during the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback! Ciao Vale

Carol Porter

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/14

Dear Valentina We so enjoyed our time with you, We now know why Florence is a city one can return to over and over again and never grow tired of its beauty. Thank you for sharing your great knowledge and appreciation with us. Also, the Paninis were the best we had in Italy!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so happy to hear you had a good time! xxx vale

Alex Rosenthal

United States
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Tour: #74185, Alex Rosenthal : Florence - Uffizi, Accademia and Holy Cross Church., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/14

Valentina was awesome! She is so knowledgable of Italian history, architecture, and art. At the same time, she also knew everything about the local markets, restaurants, and hidden gems. She never once looked at the time and was only concerned about making sure that our experience was perfect. After two days of tours with Valentina, we felt like she was a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx! Please tell the ladies i said hi!

Alex Rosenthal

United States
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/14

Valentina was awesome! She is so knowledgable of Italian history, architecture, and art. At the same time, she also knew everything about the local markets, restaurants, and hidden gems. She never once looked at the time and was only concerned about making sure that our experience was perfect. After two days of tours with Valentina, we felt like she was a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It has a been a pleasure taking you and your family around Florence :)

Eric Baumgarten

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/14

We just completed a tour of the Accademia and the Uffizi Museum in Florence with Valentina. We found Valentina very knowledgeable and personable. She was attuned to our needs and answered our questions without hesitation. Her understanding of art and history and her excellent English language skills combined to bring Florence to life for us. We highly recommend Valentina, an easy five out of five stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank youuu! It has been a super pleasure taking you around :) Say hello to everyone!

Rodger Sawyer

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/14

Valentina was great! We loved her. She took us exactly where we wanted to go, was extremely informative, and had a great personality. I can't imagine a better guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rodger, i had a great time with you! Hope you had a good time in Venice!

Stephen Kowalski

Canada
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 3/13

Brings renaissance Florence to life! Terrific guide.

Jeff Bogdan

United States
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Tour: #74185, Jeff Bogdan - Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 28/13

Valentina, thank you for the tour of Florence. We have had a lot of tours with tours by locals over the years and yours was one of the best. To get three boys ,15,14, and 9, to pay attention in both museums was an accomplishment,(they didn't even fight on the train back to Rome!). We highly recommend Valentina, especially if you have kids or are a novice art admirer. Again thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx Jeff, it was very nice meeting you all! Have fun in Venice!

Helen MacArthur

Australia
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Tour: #26398, Best of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 18/13

I would highly recommend Valentina as your tour guide. We were a large group and found Valentina knowledgeable, without being over the top. This tour is a great way to see Florence on foot. Our couple of days in Florence was so enjoyable as Valentina give us some great tips to help us find our way. Thanks so much for a great experience.

John Nelson

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/13

Valentina did a fantastic job giving our tour. She possessed great knowledge and her passion for what she was sharing with us was contagious and contributed to our enjoyment of Florence and the tour. We would highly recommend a tour by Valentina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! :)

Candy Bagley

United States
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Tour: #26484, Florence and wine., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/13

This was a return trip to Florence and Valentina as a guide. We saw new sights and had a great tasting of wine, oil and vinegar. We had gelato at her favorite gelato bar...it is always fun to try a new flavor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was sooooo nice to see you again! Thanx for your comment, a big hug to all of you!

Evette Fowler

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/13

Valentina's depth of knowledge was immense. Her descriptions of the treasures at the Accademia and the Uffizi gave me a new perspective on viewing and reading their works of art. One day was not enough so I will return to Firenze to explore more of its history with Valentina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx Evette! It has been a pleasure spending the day with you!

Mary Parniak

Canada
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/13

Valentina was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Florence and its wealth of history. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback!!! Ciao

Luzmila Amundson

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/13

Very knowledgeable, delightful! We learned a lot from her. Recommend her services highly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank youuuu! We made it even with the world cycle championship!

Pauline Burke

United States
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Tour: #74185, Florence Uffizi and Accademia., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/13

What a wonderful morning we spent with Valentina in Florence. She was organized, we walked the city and she provided a truly connected narrative. Valentina was a great story-teller but was also incredibly knowledgeable about art and art history. I felt drawn to the art work she described and my children were very interested in how she exlained how art reflected life. She was quite inspirational and it was fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi and thak you so much for your comment, i'm happy to hear you had a good time, it has been a real pleasure taking you around Florence!

Lisa Bond

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/13

Valentina was wonderful, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and would highly recommend her to everyone. Thanks Valentina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, i'm happy you liked Florence!

Alonna Almeranti

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 8/13

Valentina was perfect! She was so knowldgeable and fun, answered all our questions and gave us info about the city that we could never have lerned from any books. We give her the highest rating and highly recommend Valentina!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there! Thank you, it was a pleasure spending women's day with you ladies!!

Candy Bagley

United States
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 6/12

Valentina met us at our hotel and we had a great tour of the city. It was our first day in Florence and it made it easier for us to find our way for the days on our own. The highlight tour of the Uffizi was just enough. She gave us ideas for the rest of our visit plus the best place for lunch and gelato. What a nice walkable city. A great guide with good English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanx Ray, it has been a pleasure taking you around Florence! I hope you enjoyed Siena as well, take care Valentina

Lonnie Gietter

Neptune, NJ, United States
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Tour: #33997, Shore excursion from Livorno to Florence and Pisa, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/12

Marianne Heck

Germany
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/12

Valentina is very knowledgable in the History of Fierenze and Tuscany and she presented it in a charming and lively manner. We can highly recommend her. Shirin and Marianne

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank youuuuuu :) How was Siena?? Come back soon!!!

Maria W.

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/12

Maria W.

United States
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Tour: #26462, Florence and Michelangelo's David., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/12

Mary Whisenhunt

United States
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Tour: #26458, Florence and Uffizi., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/12

Valentina was a wonderful guide--so very knowledgeable, and with so many little anecdotes about Renaissance Florence. She had a wonderful grasp of the human element of the city's history, and truly made it come alive. We also loved the tour of the Uffizi. We are extremely glad that we found Tours By Locals, and that Valentina spent time with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary!Thanx again for visiting Florence, happy to hear you are taking some good memories back home with you. Valentina

Kristine Throckmorton

United States
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Tour: #26484, Flavors of Florence., Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/12

Loved Valentina! She was the Best!!!