Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Livorno-Italy by Tour Guide Martina M. (Guide #7854)


Leona F.

United States
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

Martina is a very personable and knowledgeable guide. We learnt a lot from her. She had answers to almost all of our questions. She also took very good care of us. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in a tour in Pisa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Leona, thank you so much for your great review! I was delighted of your company! I wish I could spend more time in Pisa with Kathy, Scott, Ken and you!.. I hope there will be the opportunity to see you again sometimes in the future. All the best to you!

Laura Glass

United States
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Tour: #69065, Day trip to Volterra and San Gimignano from Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Our second tour with Martina! An awesome day! A private tour makes the history of Volterra and San Gimignano come to life! We also went to a very nice local winery! Thank you Martina! ❤️

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Laura! I had a special time with Billy and You, while discovering two beautiful hilltowns in Tuscany countryside. I loved being with you! xoxo

Laura Glass

United States
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Tour: #192312, Day trip to Pisa and Lucca, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

We LOVED Martina! Very knowledgeable and passionate about history and her tour with us! Thank you Martina for a wonderful fun day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Laura! I really appreciate your great review...Likewise I had a wonderful time in Pisa and Lucca with Billy and you! xoxo

Ann W.

United States
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Tour: #230054, Shore Excursion to Pisa and Lucca from the port of Livorno, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

Our family of 4 recently spent a day with Martina touring Pisa and Lucca and we had a wonderful time. Martina is very informative, patient and after a short time with her we felt like we had known her much longer. She pointed out the best places to take pictures and always offered to take ones of us. We went to a local restaurant for lunch which was excellent. We never felt rushed and when the day came to an end we were saddened to leave the beautiful area and Martina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the awesome review, Ann! Likewise I had an amazing day with Eileen, Michael, Howard and you! I really hope to see you again and meet other members of your beautiful family sometimes in the future! Hugs to you all x

Robert (Bob) Harris

Oakland, CA, United States
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Tour: #192312, Day trip to Lucca, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

We have hired many local guides in more than 70 countries and Martina is one of our best ever. Our days in Pisa and Lucca were exceptional because of her intimate understanding of their history and culture. She is extremely knowledgeable and articulate, and is a very good listener, so she was able to adapt her commentary to our specific interests. She is also very personable, so we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and developed a friendship in just two days. We offer our highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bob, thank you so much! I am really overwhelmed by your wonderful words! It was a great pleasure to share my knowledge and discuss different topics with Linda and you! I am so glad I was able to make the most of your time in Pisa and Lucca. I look forward to seeing you again in Tuscany next Spring! xoxo

Robert (Bob) Harris

Oakland, CA, United States
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Tour: #413599, A day tour of Pisa, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

We have hired many local guides in more than 70 countries and Martina is one of our best ever. Our days in Pisa and Lucca were exceptional because of her intimate understanding of their history and culture. She is extremely knowledgeable and articulate, and is a very good listener, so she was able to adapt her commentary to our specific interests. She is also very personable, so we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and developed a friendship in just two days. We offer our highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bob, thank you so much! I am really overwhelmed by your wonderful words! It was a great pleasure to share my knowledge and discuss different topics with Linda and you! I am so glad I was able to make the most of your time in Pisa and Lucca. I look forward to seeing you again in Tuscany next Spring! xoxo

Lory Sarlo

Venice, CA, United States
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Tour: #413599, A day tour of Pisa, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 17/19

Martina had everything planned out with the tickets already purchased and she is a wealth of knowledge in the history of Pisa. She also recommended to us a wonderful spot for lunch. We had a wonderful day with her exploring Pisa.

Farhana Kazi

United States
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Tour: #68832, Trip to Pisa from Florence with skip the line tickets to the Leaning Tower, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

Pisa tour with Martina was simply excellent. It was very comprehensive, well planned and to the point. Martina is a great historian with immense knowledge of art history. She showed us all the important sights and art pieces with their relative historical information. She was polite, considerate and caring to my kids and kept them engaged throughout the tour even during the tower climb. Thanks Martina for such a wonderful afternoon in Pisa! I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank You so much, Farhana! I loved being with you and your beautiful family! I am very happy that you will keep a fond memory of Pisa. I hope to see you again soon! x

Phyllis Ehrlich

United States
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Tour: #413599, A day tour of Pisa from the port of Livorno, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

We had a wonderful day in Pisa with Martina! As an art historian, Martina is extremely knowledgable about both history and culture. She also took us to some great off-the-beaten path places for local "cicena" (chickpea pancake) and the best organic gelato we've ever had. Martina also introduced us to a fantastic female goldsmith. We learned a great deal, enjoyed the local food and flavor, and had a memorable experience. Highly recommend Martina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Phyllis, thank you so much! Likewise I had a fabulous time discovering the highlights and hidden treasures of Pisa with Joel and you. I really hope to see you again soon!

Malcolm Brown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Martina is simply the best guide ever! She is very knowledgeable about Pisa and its many treasures and she used this knowledge along with her boundless enthusiasm for her subject and her gift for telling about the history of the city in such an interesting and joyful way that made this such a wonderful tour of Pisa. Highly recommended!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Malcolm, it was my pleasure! By the end of the tour I felt Michael and you were like new friends, with whom I can discuss about different and interesting subjects, besides sharing my knowledge. Thank you again for discovering the 'field of miracles' of Pisa with me! All the very best to you x

Marilyn Tillery

United States
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Martina was great as a guide. Thoroughly knowledgeable and very pleasant. She accommodated all of us with our questions and wishes. We all enjoyed the Tower, Baptistry, and Cathedral. She arranged lunch for us at a family restaurant which was very enjoyable. Made our visit to Pisa a most pleasant experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marilyn, thank you very much! Likewise I had a great time with you and your family. I hope to see you again in Tuscany soon! x

Barry Berhoff

United States
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Tour: #192312, Day trip to Pisa and Lucca from the port of La Spezia, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Martina was a joy to spend the day with. She put together a great plan. We were picked up at the port and did Pisa and Lucca. We learned there is way more to Pisa than the leaning tower. It was very interesting and nice to see. Then in Lucca we had lunch and a local spot walked the city. Then she arranged a bike rental to tour the top of the city walls. It was amazing. She is easy to understand and my kids learned a lot as well. We highly recommend Martina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How happy I am to read this, Barry! I was concerned that you all be able to enjoy the sights with young boys and experience the best of Tuscan cuisine, despite food allergies. I am glad you so enjoyed the bike tour on the top of Lucca walls! I hope to see you again soon! x

Jennifer Bell

United States
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Tour: #69065, Day trip to Volterra and San Gimignano from the port of Livorno, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/19

Our walking tour of Volterra with Martina was very educational. Her knowledge of the history and the area was captivating. We loved the stop at the alabaster workshop and all of us brought something home. We had an exceptional lunch at a small vineyard with wine and olive oil tasting. It had such a warm & friendly feel! Martina showed us San Gimignano and we can't wait to go back and explore some more!! When we do, we will definitely book another tour with Martina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family! I had a wonderful time with the six of you, while discovering Volterra, tasting wine pared with food at the winery and visiting San Gimignano with its outstanding medieval towers and much more... Thank you very much and see you again soon! x

Steven Mazer

United States
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Martina is a very well informed expert on the history, culture, and art of Pisa. She can adjust activity level as need and had excellent advice on additional points of interest and where to dine. She gave extra time as needed and instantly felt like and old dear friend. We had several interesting discussions on multiple topics and current issues and she seemed knowledgeable about the USA as well. Altogether a pleasurable and satisfying experience. Steve and Joan Mazer Pisa with Martina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve, thank you so much for finding the time to share your experience! I was delighted by Joan and your company while visiting Pisa highlights and discussing different topics! I truly hope there will be another opportunity to see you again in the future! x

Patricia Kellemen

Australia
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Tour: #416892, Best of Pisa by bike, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 11/19

We had a great time riding around Piza and walking up the tower. Martina was a wealth of knowledge and fun to be with. Thanks Trish.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Trish, it was a pleasure to meet you. I had a fantastic day with Angela, Heleena and you! -'THANK YOU, MIKE' for booking a bike tour of Pisa with me for these three beautiful women!- I really hope to see you again sometimes in the future. All the very best to you, Martina xxx Ps: I would love to receive some of the photos we took together! :-)

Gary Karter

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #192312, Day trip to Pisa and Lucca with wine tasting in a family run winery, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/19

We had a fantastic day with Martina as our guide. She had a driver pick us up at our ship terminal with no issues. We met her in Pisa and she gave us a wonderful tour of the Tower and the other structures around it and there history. We then went to Lucca for a wonderful tour of the city and she set up an excellent lunch while we were there. Lastly she arranged a wine tasting at a beautiful winery near Lucca which was very enjoyable. The 6 of us had a wonderful day with Martina and I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much, Gary! It was a pleasure to meet you and your party. I had a delightful time in Pisa and Lucca with all the six of you. I hope to see you again sometimes in the future! All the very best to you xxx

Richard Lynn

United States
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Tour: #68832, Day trip to Pisa from Florence: discovering the Square of Miracles, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/19

Despite a terrible rainy day, Martina made our tour of Pisa fun and interesting. It was a challenge because it poured the whole time, but she was sweet and upbeat and clever about navigating us around to keep us out of the rain as much as possible. She was also very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. We highly recommend her. Amy Lynn

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amy, thank you so very much! I am very pleased of hearing Richard and you had a great time in Pisa, though it was pouring rain! I hope to see you again either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future! Fondly, Martina x

David Wheeler

United States
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Tour: #192312, Day trip to Pisa and Lucca from Florence, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

Our tour of Pisa and Lucca will be one of our best memories of our trip to Italy. Martina gave us a wonderful tour, filled with rich information and historical context. She made all the sites we visited come to life. We highly recommend this tour.

Andrea Moraca

Canada
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Tour: #192312, Day trip to Lucca, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Martina was a wonderful guide from the booking process to the tour. Her knowledge of the area and the incredible history of Lucca was spectacular. Despite having issues with getting to our port and having to change travel plans she worked with us to ensure we made the best of the time we had in Lucca. Martina was very patient while our fashion loving friends visited shops along the way. I highly recommend Martina if you are in the Pisa, Lucca area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so thankful for having had the opportunity to meet Andrea and her friends! I had a wonderful time exploring and 'tasting' Lucca with eight beautiful women! I hope to see them again soon!

Paul Mennema

Netherlands
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Tour: #413599, A day tour of Pisa, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 27/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Paul! I am glad Bianca, your beautiful children and you enjoyed your time in Pisa with me!

Ron Brown

United States
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Tour: #416892, Best of Pisa by bike, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

What a great day and very well cared for. Thank you so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Ron! I really enjoyed cycling and eating in Pisa with Linda, Mike, Amanda and you! I hope to see you again either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future. Fondly, Martina x

Elizabeth Whiteman

United States
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Tour: #192312, Day trip to Pisa and Lucca, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

Very imformative and comprehensive tour of Pisa and Lucca. Martina gave us historic, art and cultural history of the area and monuments. She also provided assistance for an excellent lunch and places to snack or get traditional foods. She spent time answering all of our questions and we had a very enjoyable day!!

Richard Burke

United States
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Tour: #192312, Day trip to Lucca, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

Martina is so easy to talk to, made Lucca come to life with her descriptions of history of the town and the Medci's, the Holy Face of Lucca, Volvo Santo, the building shaped by the streets. We had a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Buonasera Rich and Laura! Thank you very much for finding the time to write a feedback about the tour of Lucca you joined with me. I am glad you truly enjoyed it! I really hope to see you again sometimes in the future! Fondly,Martina

William Borde Borde

United States
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

My wife and I try to book private tours wherever and whenever we travel in a new city we haven't visited yet. For our Tour of Pisa our guide, Martina, was very knowledgeable, her passion and love for her city's rich history was contagious. A gifted storyteller, she transported us back in time centuries ago with tales of war, power and the quest for superb craftsmanship. For those of you interested in Pisa's history I hope you'll reserve a private tour with Martina, you will not regret it.

Ernesto Bautista III

United States
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Martina did a wonderful job in providing us the best tour during our trip to Europe. Her knowledge about and passion for passing on the history of the entire Pisa complex went well beyond our expectations. Martina was quite approachable and made the experience interactive, which we also enjoyed. We will look to her for future tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I truly enjoyed guiding Ernesto and his family in Pisa! I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to meet beautiful persons, while talking about local history, art, tradition, and everyday life! I really hope to see them again soon!

Helen Hood

United Kingdom
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 8/18

Martine was friendly, her English was brilliant and she had fantastic knowledge of Pisa. Everything ran smoothly with the tour including the pick up from the cruise port and return journey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet Helen and her family! I had a lovely time with the five of them! I hope to see them again either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future! :-)

Chris Griffith

United States
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Martina was delightful! She was so knowledgeable and fun! Our family really enjoyed learning about the different architectural styles in Pisa as well as climbing the leaning tower with Martina! Martina was also very patient and helped my husband take silly pictures with him "leaning" on the tower.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Chris! I am glad you enjoyed the tour of Pisa with me! I had a lovely time with you and your family! I hope to see you again in Tuscany sometimes in the future!

Elizabeth M

Australia
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Tour: #230055, Skip the line tickets to the Leaning Tower, Truffle adventure and wine tasting in Tuscany countryside, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Thinking of how to immerse yourself in Tuscany in 1 comfortable day from your cruise ship? Think of Martina! From a private tour of Pisa including climbing the Tower (not to be missed), to truffle hunting in the San Miniato forest with Massimo, Salvatore and Geo the wonderdog, to a delightful home cooked truffle meal and on to a divine family own, organic winery visit! Martina makes all this magic happen. Our family of 4 with two boys 10 and 8 will remember this day forever! Thank you Martina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure meeting up with Elizabeth and her beautiful family. We had a fantastic day in Tuscany! I would love to see them again sometimes in the future and to share another thrilling and unforgettable adventure together!

Elisabeth Steiner

Switzerland
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Tour: #192312, Walking tour of Lucca, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Very lovely lady with a very sympatric way of explaining the places you are visiting. When we will visit Tuscany the next time, we will ask Martina to be our guide again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Elisabeth! I had a great time with you and your family! I will be very happy to share more time with you either in Tuscany or Cinque Terre sometimes in the future! x

Wendy Hodges-Jackson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #68832, The Leaning Tower of Pisa - a must see in Tuscany, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Martina was a fantastic guide. She was engaging and helpful and really enhanced our trip to Pisa. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting to learn more about Pisa - she certainly is passionate and knowledgeable - we throughly enjoyed our time with her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wendy, thank you very much! :-)


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