Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Livorno-Italy by Tour Guide Elisabetta M. (Guide #5062)


Scott Pendarvis

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 26/20

Wonderful tour with Elisabetta. She was super knowledgeable and fun to be around. We had an amazing day and she knew when/where to go with no hesitation. I highly recommend her and TBL. 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie ancora, Scott! Take care!

Scott Pendarvis

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 26/20

Wonderful tour with Elisabetta. She was super knowledgeable and fun to be around. We had an amazing day and she knew when/where to go with no hesitation. I highly recommend her and TBL. 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Scott, honoured to be with you and your wonderful wife! Hope to make it one to NOLA and drink some coffee together again :-D

Jane Schoch

Switzerland
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 8/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Jane, it was truly a privilege being with you, your girls and friends! Big hugs

David Wirthlin

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 23/20

Elisabetta was very helpful as we had only one day to see Florence. She paced us so that we could see as much as possible but didn't overtax us. She is an expert on all of the historic details of Florence and led us to the most important sights and had a wonderful insight of each.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie David, for booking my tour ... my pleasure to have you and your very nice family in Florence!!! I hope you enjoyed your days in Rome too. Best wishes

Sara Ohashi

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Elisabetta made our overview of Florence so wonderful, comfortable and leisurely. We discovered Florence to have a ton of nooks and crannies we never expected. She knew so much about the city and my husband and I loved talking about historical people with her. Her narratives about icons from Florentine history are colorful and inspiring. She goes with whatever flow you need her to and is so caring, knowledgeable, artsy, professional and generous with her time. Thank you for a wonderful tour Elisabetta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Sara, you were both so kind to me. And I feel honoured to have been one of the first tour guides for your honey moon. I wish you both a life full of health and prosperity, you deserve it!!!

Marina Montano

United States
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Tour: #285814, San Gimignano and Chianti full day tour with chaufferred car from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

Elisabetta is a wonderful guide! Our trip to Chiante, to the winery, shops and San Gimignano was incredible. The beauty of the countryside is breathtaking and the beautiful buildings and charm of San Gimignano was lovely. The shops are incredible - so much to see...Elisabetta took the time to recommend restaurants that she herself loves and she was fun to shop with. Thank you Elisabetta- you went above and beyond.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Marina, you are very kind: a pleasure being with you, your husband and friends. And I am so happy the weather turned out beautiful :-D Enjoy Paris!!!

Marina Montano

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 12/19

We absolutely loved Elisabetta. She is wonderful! So passionate about her city of Florence and the art and history in the beautiful city. Elisabetta is so knowledgeable about everything, there is nothing that she couldn't answer. Thank you Elisabetta for making our trip to Florence so memorable!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Marina for your very positive review!!! Great being with you all!

Linda Fawcett

United States
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Tour: Florence Classic Private Tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Nov 5/19

Elisabetta was a wonderful guide. Her knowledge and capacity to give an historical description of Florence and incorporate the current character of the city was everything we hoped.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Linda, For your excellent review! I am sorry that the weather was not so favourable but I am very happy - despite my misunderstanding - I was able to get you to see the David!

Manuel Berman

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

This is a great way to see Siena and Elisabetta is a fantastic tour guide. She tailors the tour to you and goes at a speed you desire. If possible ask to include the Archives library. It is amazing. Elisabetta's English is perfect and sound American. You will live the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Manny, Karen, Jim and Nancy, Thank you so much for letting me feeling part of your group and I am so happy that I was able to take you to the Archives :-D Enjoy the rest of your trip, eat the gelato at Dondoli in San Gimignano and feel free to call or write if there is something I can do for you! Arrivederci!!!

Roy Villani

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Amazing tour- all I can say is that Elisabetta was charming, intelligent, and easy to get along with- I highly recommend this guide for your future trip to Florence. The vast knowledge base of this individual is second to none. We will definitely recommend ToursbyLocals to our friends and obviously will direct them to Elisabetta- Thanks so much for making our day so beautiful Roy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Roy, such a treat to be with you and your wife on Allsaints! You are a beautiful couple, inside and out! I hope you had a great lunch and hope to see here in Italy again or US!!!

Wolfgang Schlossarek

Austria
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Tour: #176836, Siena and Florence countryside in German (self driven), Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

We cannot imagine a better Guide for Florence, who understands within the first hour how to handle a family with a 14 years old girl, how to awake her interest for history and art and who also is a wonderful humorous young woman, who is educated in many fields. Try to get her as Your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Wolfgang, it is me who cannot thank you enough, your wife and Johanna to have considered me like family! Still hoping to be in Vienna soon, need to see if I can schedule my medical plans. Liebe Gruesse

Sue Collier

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Elisabetta did a nice job of showing us around Florence. We did a walking tour as well as visiting the David. Elisabetta was well informed, personable and easy to spend our time with. The line to get into the duomo was so long she suggested that if we wanted to see the inside of the building to go to a 5:00pm mass that was going to be in English. We did! Without her knowledge we would not have been able to get in to see the duomo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Sue, I am very grateful for your review and very happy to discover that you made it to see the Duomo without exhausting yourself in line!!! I hope you are all doing well and wish you all already now Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Joseph Ascione

United States
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Tour: #176836, Siena a la carte full day, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Joe, a pleasure to see you both again!

Joseph Ascione

United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena a la carte half day, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

This was our second visit to Siena with Elisabetta. We visited the archives of Siena, an exceptional spot. It has tax records that go back to the thirteen hundreds. Each of the early record books have hand painted wood covers. They are on display and are exceptional, there is also an overview of the Campo worth seeing, some family trees of the Sienese ruling families, and some historic maps. Elisabetta perspective on art is exemplary. We highly recommend her to all visiting the Siena, Florence area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie davvero Joe and Janyce, so great to be able to take you there! And thank you for the chocolates, they were gone in a minute ... :-D

Blair Okita

Charlottesville, VA, United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Elisabetta's knowledge and understanding of architecture, art, history and culture brought Florence alive. The broader conversations during coffee, gelato breaks and meals made for even more of a special experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Blair, so happy to have met you and your wife!!!

Blair Okita

Charlottesville, VA, United States
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Tour: #128739, San Gimignano and Chianti on the way to Florence, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

This day with Elisabetta could not have been more special. Wine and olive oil tastings in unique and private settings were priceless. We learned and experienced a lifetime of memories. We could not recommend Elisbetta more highly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Blair and Debbie, you were fantastic to be with :-D

Blair Okita

Charlottesville, VA, United States
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Elisabetta provided a unique walking tour of Siena. Her friendly manner in approaching our tour complemented her broad and deep knowledge of history and culture. The conversations we had just added to the wonder of the day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Blair, honestly speaking with a friend and colleague I tried to explain her that I was about to cry when I bid farewell from you and Debbie. And she said "that's how it should always be"! But it seldom happens ... and it was pure magic! Give a big hug to Debbie from me and enjoy the Brunello!!! :-D

Kirt Connelly

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Elisabetta was amazing! Her local knowledge was on point and made for a wonderful few hours touring the sites of Florence. This is perfect for someone just arriving wanting to get a feel for Florence, etc. Would recommend to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Kirt for your wonderful review and letting me feel part of the "family"!!! Enjoy Cinque Terre tomorrow and Sicily, one of my faves in my home country :-D

Dave Windle

United Kingdom
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Tour: #61319, Siena, the Italian Gothic jewel, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Elizabetta is the best! We have used her before and will use her again - the best possible recommendation! Her knowledge is incredible and her personable approach makes the day very enjoyable. Her choice of places for lunch and some of the less obvious sites that she took us to were excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dave, thank you so much for such a marvellous review. Great to see you again with Fiona, Steve and Julie and your friends from Texas! I hope your flights went smooth despite the strike in Amsterdam. Hope to see you again in Tuscany or Scotland :-D

Dave Windle

United Kingdom
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence through palaces and towers, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Dave, great to see you again!

Rosemary Clarke

Canada
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Rosemary and Brad for your excellent review. Wish you a very pleasant stay in Cortona!

Ron M.

Canada
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

Elisabetta was wonderful from start to finish. She patiently answered all my questions and assisted with Duomo convoluted bookings. She is extremely knowledgeable, flexible, patient, entertaining and personable. Our group of 5 young adults and one senior loved her ! I would highly recommend her !!!!!!! Also, another guide cancelled just a week before the tour, a mad scramble, and she very kindly connected me with a superb colleague !! THANK YOU ELISABETTA !!!!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Ron, thank you for having me! I loved being with you and the ragazzi, they are so bright and responsive. I am very happy to read that everything went well with Silvia. All the best

Sara Parra

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for another 5 star review!

Marni Rosenthal

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

10, 10, 10!! Elizabetta was the best! Her knowledge of the city, history and ability to point out things she felt interesting to us was amazing. We had the best day. Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Marni, thank YOU and your wonderful family for being so eager to discover everything about Florence! I had a marvellous experience too and wish you all the best!!! Un abbraccio

Sara Parra

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 18/19

We really enjoyed being with our tourist guide Elisabetta. She shared with us her great knowledge of Italian Art exhibited at the Uffizi Gallery and at the Basilica Santa Croce. She is fluent in English and she has a pleasant personality. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Sara, grazie Elsita! Great privilege to be with you and discuss about multiple aspects of Italian culture, past and present. Enjoy Venice and all days of your trip! xxx

Gwendolyn McMonigal

Canada
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 17/19

Elisabetta was a lovely, knowledgeable and flexible guide. She gave our family a great overview of Florence, including leading us to delicious coffee, gelato, lunch and dinner. Somehow she helped us avoid the crowds for most of the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your excellent review and for having me! You can really be proud of Claire and Max, they did great!

Lory Sarlo

Venice, CA, United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 15/19

We had a wonderful day exploring Florence. Elisabetta had a great itinerary for us and made sure we didn't have to stand in too many lines.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU for having me! I wish Carolina and you all a marvellous trip to Malta and Greece. Tanta felicita'!!!

Catrina Smith

Spain
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

We enjoyed this half day tour. We learned about Florence and had a chance to see some of the most famous sites. I would recommend it for anyone that would like to have a short overview of the city and history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Catrina for your excellent review and for choosing me as your guide to discover Florence!

Gary Patten

United States
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Tour: #102437, A day in Florence featuring the main sites, Uffizi Gallery and David, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Highly recommend Elisabetta. She is knowledgeable, attentive and has a great personality. We had two teenage girls in our family tour and Elisabetta bounded with them and they got a lot more out of Florence than a we expected.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gary! It was such a pleasure to get to know your beautiful family!!!! Please tell the girls they are very lucky to have you around ... still you have a lot of reasons to be proud of them!!! Hugs

Tina Liang

United States
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Tour: #61317, Florence, classic tour, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

Elisabetta is a professional! Our arrival point was at the opposite end of town from what we originally planned. She came all the way to meet with my group and we appreciate that very much. Our schedule was tight in Florence. Elisabetta gave us a nice highlight of the town. We enjoyed her company and would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie davvero Tina, I loved being with you and the girls! And meeting Andrew and your husband. I am happy we could fit everything in. I hope to see you again too ��


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