Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Genoa-Italy by Tour Guide Francesca A. (Guide #4699)


Philip Gura

United States
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Tour: #293515, From Market to Market Feb22nd, Genova, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 22/20

Francesca was great. Her tour of the markets of Genova was exciting and delicious. We felt like real locals taking the city bus into the old town and then eating like the locals. We tasted focaccia bread that was the most marvelous we have ever had and tasted and purchased Parmesan cheese that was 36 months old. And that was only during the first half hour of the tour. She took us to see things that no other tour guide would think to take you. It was definitely one f ur favorite tours in Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Philip, thank you for having been her? I spent a great time with you and your family: good food, nice weather and great people!...i hope to see you for another tour! Francesca

Robert Lee

United States
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Tour: #236976, Genoa and the hidden Riviera for Robert LeeNov 12th, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 12/19

Our tour from Genoa (Genova) was a complete surprise to all of our group. it was more than we expected. Absolutely beautiful! Francesca could not have been more pleasant or knowledgeable. She was a delight to spend the day with and I would highly recommend this tour with Her as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi!...thank you so much for your nice report and rating. I really hope to see you again!

Daniel Maysilles

United States
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Tour: #236976, Tuscany Oct 21, 2019, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Francesca is the epitome of guiding excellence….she is such a delight and so knowledgeable about her country....such a beautiful day spent as we requested.....everything was so beautify orchestrated....thanks so much for the perfect days we spent with you.....this is the second time we have traveled with Francesca and will repeat anytime we are in Italy....chao bella !!!!! Thanks Francesca !!!!!

Frank Grillo

United States
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Tour: #62080, Italian Riviera and Piedmont: Frank Grillo, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

I cannot be positive enough about Francesca! We were a group of nine friends traveling in Liguria and we spent three days with Francesca, touring Genova and doing wine, cheese and olive oil tastings. We enjoy see the local side of things along with learning about the history and culture of the area we are in; Francesca covered all of those needs effortlessly, from sharing the unique history of Genova, to introducing us to a cheesemaker and his heard of thirty-five sheep. She was a total pleasure!

Eric Newell

United States
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Tour: #293515, From Market to Market, Genova, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/18

Francesca did a great job for us! The weather began raining just before our tour was scheduled to begin, and Francesca worked with us to find a time with better weather. She gave us a good orientation of the city, including which buses could take us to nearby areas of our interest. She had both great knowledge and enthusiasm for Genoa and it's history. She also introduced us to local shop owners, deepening our overall experience. Our tour with Francesca was more than what we could hope for!

Fanar Jwaida

United States
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Tour: #236976, Genoa-Santa Margherita-Portofino, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

Francesca met us at the train station. She guided us through Genoa , Portofino, and Santa margherita. Because we had teenagers with us she was very accommodating to our schedule and needs. Very pleasant and knowledge about the area. Made sure we saw and did everything we needed to accomplish our day trip from Milan. She is very friendly and patient to our requests. Francesca we really enjoyed the day with you and will definitely do it again.

Martin Jacobvitz

United States
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Tour: #293515, From Market to Market for Marty, Genova, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

Francesca was very accomodating and a fantastic guide. She is very knowledgable about Genoa, the History of Genoa, great shopping locations and Italy in general. Highly Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Kirsten and Dollymae thanks to all of you! Francesca

Mary Donofrio

United States
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Tour: #236976, Genoa and Portofino-Santa Margherita, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Francesca was wonderful. She took such good care of our family. I felt like I was walking the city with an old friend. Portofino is a beautiful place and a must see in Italy. Genova is full of history and hidden gems around every corner. I highly recommend this tour for everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cara Mary, thanks!....i hope to meet you again! Francesca

Robin Leinen

United States
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Tour: #294654, Shore Excursion: your first time in Genoa, Genova, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

This was an excellent tour of Genoa. It covered all the important highlights, was informative but also fun and interesting. Highly recommend it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robin, thanks! Francesca

Pat Miller

Bluffton, SC, United States
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Tour: #236976, Hidden Genoa: the main attractions and the hidden corners of the city, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Francesca was very personable and very knowledgeable. She was prompt and very flexible in our itinerary. We especially enjoyed the cooking class she arranged for my husband and me. I would certainly recommend her and use her again if we are ever in Genoa. Her knowledge of the history in Genoa was impressive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat, i hope to see you again soon! Thanks. Francesca

Raleigh Kent

United States
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Tour: #236976, Easy Genoa FOR RALEIGH: the main 5 attractions of the city, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Francesca led us on a fantastic walking tour of Genoa showing us all the big sites as well as local shops and hidden treasures of the city. We rate her a 5 out of 5 and would recommend her to anyone who goes to Genoa. She is an ALL STAR. Raleigh and Dottie Kent

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raleigh and Dottie, thanks a lot! Francesca

Axel Vivian

France
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Tour: Best of Genoa's tour - private car and walking., Genova, Liguria, Italy
Date: Jan 19/17

Joseph Stanley

United States
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Tour: #236976, Easy Genoa: the main attractions of the city for Joseph Stanley, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Mrs. Pirjo Boss

United States
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Tour: Genoa's Design Stores, Its Old Shops, the Produce Market and the City Highlights (with a Coffee Break), Genova, Liguria, Italy
Date: Nov 4/16

Francesca was phenomenal - best tour guide that I have had for the 40 years that I have been running tours. She really gave us a personal tour of Genoa. She is very passionate about the city and brought great insight to the little nooks and crannies in the city. Recommend her services very highly!

George Jusko

United States
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Tour: #236976, Special Genoa for George Jusko, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/16

Francesca was great. She satisfied every request for our customized tour of Genoa. Her knowledge of the old city center and its' twisting streets and alleyways was impressive. She introduced us to a wonderful restaurant where we enjoyed traditional Genovese cuisine. We highly recommend Francesca to others interested in discovering Genoa. And if we're ever back in Genoa we'd hope to take her other tours. George & Hiroko

Scott Thornton

United States
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Tour: Genoa: villas, palaces and gardens, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Date: Jun 23/16

Francesca is an incredibly knowledgeable and personable guide. She personalizes the tour to your particular wants and needs. Except for the heat, which she couldn't control, the tour exceeded our expectations. Thank you Francesca for making our stay in Genoa memorable!

Sue Bobak

United States
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Tour: Genova and Portofino for Sue Bobak, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Date: Jun 13/16

She was wonderful. Knew the areas suggested many interesting places to see. The tour of Genoa was special as she took us where locals live and shop.

Michael Sheifetz

United States
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Tour: #236976, Easy Genoa: the main 5 attractions of the city for Micheal Sheifetz, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/16

Francesca was great!. In a driving rain storm she assisted my wife in finding a local store to acquire inexpensive rubber boots before we began our journey. We hit a great lunch spot, wandered over to Eataly and found some great hidden food shops along the way (candies and chocolate). Highly recommend!

Lisa Bittner

United States
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Tour: Genoa, the "Proud" City - Shore excursion and wine tasting, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Date: Apr 9/16

Francesca was fantastic. She is so enthusiastic about her city and it's culture, it was a pleasure to spend time with her. She is very knowledgeable and arranged a flexible tour so that we could really see the things we were most interested in. She was also great with suggestions for dining and logistics. She even arranged for a driver to give us a panoramic car tour since we were traveling with an elderly woman. I wouldn't hesitate to book a tour with her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, i thank you very much and hope to see you in Liguria again soon! Francesca

Joseph Carmona

United States
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Tour: #62080, Genova: typical products, wine and food tastings, Genova, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 5/16

Francesca was extremely friendly and accommodating. The weather was not so great but that did not stop Francesca from providing excellent service. I would have missed quite a lot about Genova without Francesca's knowledge. Highly recommended.

Ginger Skinner

United States
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Tour: Portofino Peninsula and Cinque Terre for Ginger and Jeff Skinner, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Date: Nov 28/15

Our guide Francesca was a gem. She talked us into spending the morning in Portofino Italy walking through the town then she arranged a cooking class there. Wow a local chef taught us how to make the best pesto I have ever eaten in my life, wow. Then we made home made pasta, what a treat.I am so glad I listened to here because it was the highlight of our vacation. From here we drove to Cinque Terre where we visited an old vineyard by appointment only. There is not enough space to write about our fabulous

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ginger, i hope to see you soon again in my Liguria!!....Thank you for the experience! Francesca

Jacqueline Howe

Portola Valley, CA, United States
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Tour: DiscoveringCinqueTerreJacquelineHowe, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Date: Aug 26/15

Francesca secured guide Guilia after injury required change of plans. Tour and guide were great! Accommodated our needs very well. Guilia very nice and informative...flexible and informative. Gave us a very thorough tour of 5 lands. Very prepared with train schedule and how to get the most out of every minute of day together. Francesca called in to ask me how everything was going. Really appreciated her follow through. Loved tour and guide(s). A must-do tour for complete appreciation of CTerre!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jacqueline, thanks! I hope to guide you in Portofino or Genoa! Francesca (and Giulia)

Charron D.

United States
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Tour: Genoa Private Walking Tour, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Date: Aug 20/15

Excellent, intelligent and thoughtful guide. Tour was exactly as promised.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, thank you very much, i hope to see you soon again! Francesca

Francesca Delger

Italy
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Tour: #62080, Genova: typical products, wine and food tastings, Genova, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/15

Francesca was so friendly and accommodating and patient. She was vibrant and informative and fun too. We had such a good time and learned the most interesting things. She tailored our experience for our fitness level and we loved the challenge but were given lots of opportunity to take an easier option at any time. Francesca coordinated a cooking class and dovetailed the tour w/ the class. The class was amazing. Genoa is a tricky little city. I wouldn't do it without a guide and Francesca is tops!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Francesca, thank you so much for your feedback. I had a good time with you both also! Sorry for the inconvenient of the cooking class payment!....i hope to see you again! Francesca

Alex Wolin

United States
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Tour: Genoa Private Walking Tour, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Date: Jul 9/15

Genova was never on our list of "Italian cities we must visit". However, after touring the old city with Francesca, our views have changed. Her passion and easy style presented this fascinating city thru the eyes of a native who truly loves sharing this wonderful city with everyone.. Great history, fantastic food and overall a beautiful experience Molto Grazie The Wolin Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, it has been a pleasure to share the love for my city with your family! I hope you will be back one day for maybe visiting the Monumental Cemetry of Staglieno or one of the amazing Western Liguria towns. Warm regards Francesca

Loc Pham

United States
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Tour: AmazingCinqueTerre, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Date: Jul 8/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! We didn't find the best day for visiting the Cinque Terre because of the heat but i hope you will be back!

Kathryn Harrington

United States
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Tour: Genova and its port for Kathryn Harrington, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Date: Jul 2/15

My sisters and I met Francesca at the train station on July 2nd for a tour of Genoa and where our mother and her family left for the USA in June of 1940. She selected our tour to meet our physical needs and our genealogical desires. We loved her and she showed us much of her beautiful city, and taking us back to the train station to make sure we got the correct train back to Milan. Thanks Francesca for making our trip so special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathryn, it has been a big pleasure beeing part of your incredibly beautiful story! I will be in touch soon! Francesca

Vciki Odello

United States
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Tour: Cinque Terre Private Tour for Odello Family, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Date: Jun 22/15

Francesca is incredible, we will certainly request her again on our next visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are the best too! Francesca

Vciki Odello

United States
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Tour: From the mountains to the sea: Arenzano and Nucetto, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Date: Jun 21/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear all, the experience in Nucetto has been incredible for me as well....like living in a movy! I think it will be something that all of us will remember for a long time!!

Jason Busch

United States
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Tour: Portofino, Santa Margherita and the Cinque Terre for Jason, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Date: May 29/15

What can I say except WOW! Francesca was the best tour guide we used on our trip through the Mediterranean and made our day and a half with her so much fun. Her fun-loving personality and vast knowledge of Liguria makes her an excellent choice and we cannot say enough about how great she is! She has an amazing knowledge of history, culture, geology and food, so she can make any kind of traveler happy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jason, thanks so much ...i really had a good time with you too! I hope to see you again...maybe in Piedmont or in Genoa! A presto! Francesca