Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Florence-Italy by Tour Guide Silvia R. (Guide #4907)


Janet Vitiello

United States
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Tour: #175689, Siena and wine from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Silvia was a wonderful tour guide for us in Siena and Chianti vineyard. Her car was very comfortable, the ride was very good, our time in Siena was informative and enjoyable. Loved the wine tasting experience in Chianti and the family owned vineyard that she took us too. Light lunch was perfect there. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janet, thank you for your kind note :-)

Patricia Hogan

United States
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Tour: #54822, Siena Private City Tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you

Mike Cancel

United States
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Tour: Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Oct 12/19

Silvia was amazing! Fantastic tour of Siena complete with unique personal insights and pleasant smile and attitude. Highly recommend her for your next tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, thank you for your nice comment :-)

Carol Kaesebier

United States
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Tour: #54822, Siena Private City Tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Sylvia is a great guide. She explained so much about the history of Siena and the Contrada system and all about the Palio races that take place in the Il Campo. She took us all around the city in the little back ways and all kinds of interesting areas. Finally we went to the Duomo which is absolutely stunning. She so much about the interior artists and the marble floors as well as the exterior artists. She was very nice and a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Carol :-)

Kim Yeatts

United States
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Tour: #54822, Siena Private City Tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Silvia is a pleasant and knowledgeable guide of Siena. We enjoyed her relaxed presentation of history mixed with traditions. She fluently speaks English. In addition, she was most gracious with our group when a couple was late to arrive due to traffic.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Kim !

Gail Foreman

United States
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Tour: #163541, San Gimignano walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Sylvia is very knowledgeable, easy to understand and very personable. This was our second tour with her and I would definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gail :-)

Gail Foreman

United States
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Tour: #163946, Tour out of Siena with transportation, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

We had a great tour of Siena followed by lunch and wine tasting in Montacino and finally time in the fortress at Monteriggioni, the town where our villa is located. Sylvia is very knowledgeable about the history of the area. Definitely recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you :-)

Ron M.

Canada
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Tour: Siena,San Gimignano and the Chianti district., Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Aug 24/19

Silvia was a superb tour guide for Siena and a chianti winery. She was very knowledgeable, flexible, entertaining, personable. The winery she chose was a highlight of our 8 day Florence etc. stay ! Silvia stepped in when another guide cancelled and our group of 5 young adults and a senior thank you from the bottom of our hearts for rescuing us !! We highly recommend Silvia !!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ron, it has been a pleasure meeting you!

Rajeev Mishra

United States
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Tour: #175689, San Gimignano and Chianti from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/19

Silvia was a fantastic guide! She took my sons and I on a very unique tour and exposed us to some amazing experiences. She was very knowledgeable and clear with her English. She was willing to adjust the itinerary to our speed and the things we wanted to see. She was very personable and friendly. We would definitely recommend her to our friends coming to Italy in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Rajeev :-)

Lauren Harel

United States
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Tour: #163946, Tour out of Siena with transportation, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

Silvia was friendly and enjoyable. Action packed day with incredible highlights being lunch at a saffron farm and a visit to a local winery. We loved both so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you

Marc F.

New Zealand
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Tour: #311894, Siena in 3 hours, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

A good insight into the history of Siena and Silvia shared some interesting facts and spots we wouldn't have found by ourselves.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marc:-)

Marc F.

New Zealand
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Tour: #163541, San Gimignano walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

A pleasant walk around the town

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you

Marc F.

New Zealand
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Tour: #163542, Your own tour out of Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

A good overview of the countryside and it's history with some great photo opportunities.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Marc :-)

Richard Kypta

United States
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Tour: #163541, San Gimignano walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job of adjusting the tour to reflect the fact that ir was an extremely hot day - ove 100 degrees F.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Richard :-)

Sheila Freed

United States
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Tour: #163542, Your own tour out of Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Silvia was terrific and kept everyone's interest the entire day....we are a family of 9. Her choice of lunch location and winery was perfect. Our favorite place was Siena.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Sheila :-)

Virginia Barry

United States
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Tour: #175689, Siena and San Gimignano from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

Silvia was great. She drove all the way into Florence city center to pick up our family of five in a minivan. Silvia was cheerful and talkative during the drive to Siena. She was very knowledgeable about Siena and San Gimignano and we enjoyed our time with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Virginia :-)

Leith Moore

Toronto, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #163541, San Gimignano walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/19

As many times as I have been to San G it is amazing to hear the real history of its origins and the changes wrought by political decisions. Be careful of what you wish for is the key take away. Thank you Silvia - my group friends family really enjoyed tour insights. AND the next day we did get to see St. Fina once again hide the town by enveloping it in cloud and saving it once again from the Barberi (tour buses). Gracia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-) thank you

Cody Blanchard

United States
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Tour: #163946, Tour out of Siena with transportation, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/19

We were able to communicate with Silvia itinerary goals prior to the tour date. We wanted to see San Gimignano and a winery in Chianti. Silvia provided the winery selection and booked for us lunch and tasting which was fantastic. So much food and great wine. Silvia is very knowledgeable about the area and it's history. The tour was relaxed and casual and fun. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susie and Cody, thank you for beeing with me...wait you here :-)

Pat Crabtree

United Kingdom
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Tour: #311894, Siena in 3 hours, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/19

A fabulous tour with Silvia who showed us and explained all the must see sights of Siena which could be fitted into three hours. We had a small break for lunch and to rest our legs......Siena has a lot of steps.......Better yet we had a tour of the Owl Contrada museum which was wonderful! Thankyou Silvia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Pat:-)

Lloyd Stuart

United States
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Tour: #85042, Siena full day city tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/19

This was a big disappointment. We booked a half day Siena, half day San Gimignano tour. Silvia seemed poorly informed, bored, and uninspired. Her English as fair. We got 2 hours in Siena, about 90 minutes in San Gimignano. In San Gimignano, we were told to meet near a parking lot that required an illegal turn into a full lot. I dropped my wife off and had to find the next closest lot a mile away. We finally sent Silvia away to do some shopping on our own. DEFINITELY not worth the money. Sorry!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lloyd, sorry to read you were so disappointed on the tour, I wish I had known at the time so I could have done more for you. it is the first negative review I have received, I am very passionate about my job and I will use your feedback to help me improve my tours. As we decided to change this tour at the last minute and I will try and be clearer with the itinerary and meeting locations for the tour when this happens. I hope you were still able to enjoy Siena and San Gimignano in spite of this tour.

Chris Dinsdale

Hungary
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Tour: #54822, Siena Private City Tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Excellent tour that brought to life Siena for both our kids and the adults. I would for sure recommend Silvia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, Thank you for this kind note. Ciao Silvia

Mike Pugsley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #311894, Siena in 3 hours, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

Able to put across local information on the various sites in an interesting way and a pleasant manner .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, thank you for your kind note. ciao Silvia

Steve Somach

United States
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Tour: #311894, Siena in 3 hours, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 10/19

Silvia gave us an excellent introduction to Siena on a walking tour our first day here. She gave a great historical perspective, and managed to show us many sites in a thoughtful and organized fashion. Her fund of knowledge is excellent. We'd gladly refer any friends and family visiting the area to hire her as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve, Thank you for your Kind note! Ciao Silvia

Jodi Schwegman

United States
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Tour: #163542, Your own tour out of Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 19/18

Silvia was an excellent tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and provided us with such a detailed tour of the area. She also took us to a family run winery for lunch which was a highlight for all of us. I would definitely recommend Silvia as a guide, and would book with her again in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your Kind note. Hope to meet you again in the future. Ciao Silvia

Bill Belgum

United States
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Tour: #54822, Siena Private City Tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

If you want to understand Siena's history and enjoy yourself in the process, then Silvia is your guide! We were amazed at what we learned during our time together. Thank you Silvia for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind note. Ciao

Guinevere Jones-Wood

Fort Washington, MD, United States
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Tour: #175689, Siena and San Gimignano from Florence, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you:-)

Patricia Papernow

United States
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Tour: #163542, Your own tour out of Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patricia:-)

Janet Linder

United States
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Tour: #85042, Siena full day city tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Very interesting and fun tour. 1. It would be good to tell the visitors by bus to get off at the first bus stop near the church. We didn't know to do that so just went to the main bus stop, then had to find the church, so that wasted about 20 minutes. 2. The tour was for 6 hours. We arrived a bit late because of the bus, which was our fault, but then really the tour ended after about 5 hours instead of 6. The guide was really interesting and lively but it wasn't the full 6 hours. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janet.

Tom Reynolds

United States
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Tour: #163542, Your own tour out of Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Beautiful and knowledable tour of the area surrounding San Gimignano. Excellent choices for cheese tasting on a working farm, and wine tasting with the Mozart wine maker!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your kind note. it has been a great day ;-)

Tammy DeWolf

United States
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Tour: #163946, Tour out of Siena with transportation, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

Silvia was a great guide. We learned a great deal from her and I would highly recommend you book a tour with her. I would do so again in a minute.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Tammy, would love to tour you again in the future :-) ciao


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