Fal ModiUnited States
Paola was excellent. She was prompt and the van was clean. Paola is very knowledgeable and did an excellent job explaining things even on the drive. San Gimignano was beautiful. I loved the free time we had to explore on our own. The highlight of the trip was the lunch and wine tasting at the vineyard. We had breathtaking views of Tuscany and San Gimignano while we were enjoying our meal. Sienna was amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fal grazie for your nice feedback, at the end of the season we need it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rajan we did the tour that was planned, we did not enter inside the Duomo as this is was not planned, as there is 1 hour and half line to enter inside. Your wife was very pleased with the tour as she told me personally, I didn't have change to speak to much with you and I never received any special requests from your side since you were busy at the telephone with the airline company to recuperate your wish luggage.
Jennifer ScottUnited States
Thank you Paola! You did a great job and listened to what our family needed and didn't need at the time of our travels - my boys were a little over touring (13/16) when we arrived in Florence and you made it short and sweet and kept it moving. The restaurant that you recommended / walked us to (the one next to the fountain) maybe it was called the fountain was my husbands favourite wild boar ragu he has ever had!! Thank you!!!
Philip KendallUnited States
Paola did an excellent job tailoring the day to the groups pace and interests. She also went above and beyond scope of the tour to help us with other travel related issues while we were in Florence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Philip I was impressed by your knowledge of Italian language, anche con un buon accento!! Tutta la mia ammirazione. Paola
Michael BroachUnited States
This is a wonderful tour. Be prepared to see a lot as you walk a lot. We highly recommend this tour. Well worth the cost
Michael BroachUnited States
Paola is terrific! Her guiding and driving were first class. She was interested in our needs and desires throughout the day making the day fantastic for the group. We highly recommend Paola for any tour she is leading.
Kimberly WeasUnited States
Paola was absolutely fabulous! She was punctual, polite, helpful, accommodating, & amazingly knowledgeable! We (2 adults, kids 16,14,11) loved spending the day with her & felt like we learned so much from the moment we stepped into her van, which was sparkling clean and the microphone was perfect. Paola answered all of our questions & made sure we had the best time! She helped set up & give suggestions for other fun opportunities while still in Florence. I HIGHLY recommend Paola for any tour! Awesome!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed your 3 big boys and your test at the end was awasome, they will remember all they have learned today for sure!
Samuel DeKinderUnited States
Paola was very knowledgeable and informative. Unfortunately, the tour was too long for our three young grandchildren and we were not able to go to the last shop ( the gold artisan).
Paola met us at our apartment and showed us things that as tourists we would never have found on our own. The highlight of the trip was the visit to the mosaic workshop. If we had known about her prior to our trip we would have booked Paola for additional tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vern I am glad to hear you enjoyed the artisan tours, our craftsmen are very special people with a lot of passion.
Hillary PortnoyUnited States
Paola was an amazing guide! We had the most incredible day touring Pisa/san giminano And Sienna. We went to a small family owned vineyard and the wine tasting and lunch was delicious. Paola was extremely knowledgeable and a true pleasure to be with. It was great to see store owners in each town greet her with so much love. Myself, My husband and 3 kids had a blast and I highly recommend Paola for any tour in Florence! 10 ⭐️ 's!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hillary grazie for your nice feedback, it was pouring raining but the sun was inside us!
Pat ProfetaUnited States
Paola is an excellent guide. She curated Florence for us deftly, steering us from church to market to palazzo to museums. Her tours of the Accademia and the Uffizi were simply superb. She uses time very well, conveying information efficiently along the way. Good choices on lunch and a cafe for hot chocolate at the end of the day. She also does tours of villas and gardens in the Florentine countryside, and we look forward to doing that with her in some warmer time. Many thanks
Julian AllenUnited States
Wow, wow, wow! On our second tour with Paola, we visited the Uffizi gallery. She also gave us a customized tour of the Palazzo Vecchio. Both tours were simply fantastic. On our tour of the Uffizi, Paola continued to impress us with her wealth of historical knowledge and context. I would take detours to galleries I wanted to see, and she was well versed on nearly every piece of artwork we saw. She knows exactly how to help you make the most of your time in Florence. See Palazzo Vecchio if you have time!
Julian AllenUnited States
My husband, and I had the pleasure of taking two separate tours with Paola. This tour, the one that focused on the Duomo, was the first tour we took with her. I was expecting that in 3 hours, we would get a good tour of the Duomo itself, including the Dome, but thanks to Paola, we got to see so much more. She showed us around the museum, the dome, the nave, the baptistry and then took us over to see the Medici Palace nearby. She let us set the pace, and was a wealth of helpful information. Fantastic!