Christopher HitchinsUnited Kingdom
We had a brilliant and informative tour of Siena with slivia. She was very patient with our children and we stopped for delicious ice cream when they got hot and tired. We especially loved the owl contrade museum which really brought the paleo to life. Silvia was really friendly and a wonderful guide we would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you...hope to meet you again in the future. Ciao.
Kenny HerskowitzUnited States
Excellent tour guide very fluent in English and Gave an unbelievably descriptive narrative of the area Very knowledgeable and would highly recommend her. I would love to use you for other tours of the Siena area in the future
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenny, thank you for the very kind note! Hope to have to opportunity of meeting you again in the future! wait in Tuscany...ciao Silvia
Christopher BlakeUnited Kingdom
A lovely tour - Silvia was brilliant - thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you for the kind note :-)
Steve ElphickUnited Kingdom
Our guide was interesting and informative and NOT boring. We felt she adjusted her information to our needs, covering history (some interesting anecdotes), Pallio, contrado and even pastries!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, thank you for your kind note. Big hug, Silvia :-)
Paul LevitesUnited States
Silvia was great, we had a wonderful time with her. Silvia showed us Siena as a resident who knew everything about the town and its history. We saw and learned a lot about Siena and enjoyed our time with Silvia very much. ...and she even showed us where to get the best gelato in town! We would certainly recommend Silvia and would hire her again if and when we return. PL
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, it has been a pleasure touring you around siena..hope to meet you again in the future so that we can visit other beautiful Tuscan corners! big hug to your family :-) Silvia
James MaloneyUnited States
Silvia provided an excellent introduction to a very special city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi James, thank you for your kind note. :-)
Michele McCarthySouth Africa
Silvia is a wonderful tour guide! We did Siena and San Gimignano with her. Her knowledge of dates and facts is outstanding and extremely interesting. She is welcoming, accommodating, patient and extremely helpful, overall a wonderful person to spend the day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Michele, thank you for spending your time with me. hope to have the opportunity of meeting you again. ciao Silvia
Keith LeggUnited States
Silvia guided is through the center of Siena with knowledge and wit. She knew our interests and planned accordingly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it has been a great pleasure spending some good time with you four. always remember you ciao Silvia
Silvia gave a lively and well informed tour of Siena, and was flexible about our interests and questions. We recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn, thank you for your kind note. hope to have to opportunity of meeting you again in the future. ciao Silvia
Silvia was so accommodating of our interests (a group of artists and art lovers) and never made us feel rushed. She was very professional and caring. Thanks Silvia!! Cheers, Maggie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Maggie, it has been wonderful staying with your group so much interestead in art and history ... hope to have the opportunity of meeting you again for other visits! thank you Silvia
Ross AsherUnited States
Silvia is the best guide! We booked five separate day tours with her, so we will be submitting this review for all five of them. We asked for specific things on our tours, mostly out of the way places that tourists typically don't see. She constantly amazed us at how well she had planned everything, how she anticipated our needs, and how perfectly she matched our requests with the places she planned for us to see. We were so sad to finally have to say goodbye to her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Dawn and Ross, it was a pleasure spending my time with you, i have great memories of you! big warm hug to you both ciao Silvia
Bob LyonsUnited States
Silvia made Siena come alive.We had 15 family members (kids and adults) on the tour, and she involved each of them with questions and specific facts. Her knowledge was exceptional and more importantly her delivery was great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob, thank you for your kind reference. a big hug to all of you... and congratulation again! ciao Silvia
Dennis McDonaldUnited States
Silvia provided our family with a ton of information regarding the history of Siena, the interior of the cathedral, and then took us to the Piazza del Campo and knowledge of the horse races. She was excellent in her English and a very nice tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dennis and Connie, i am happy to hear that you had a good time with me. Thank you for your nice company and hope to meet you again in the future. Ciao Silvia
Scott HarlanUnited States
Silvia was a fantastic guide. She was prompt to the meeting, knowledgeable, entertaining and helpful. We met her in Siena for a 2 hour tour of the highlights of the city. Not only did we see the sights, but she gave a great history lesson along the way. Her English is great which is important since our Italian is not... At the end of the tour, she helped us to find a nice place to dine in the San Gimignano countryside and even made the reservation for us. Thank you Silvia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott and Mimi, it was a pleasure walking with you through Siena.. hope to have the opportunity of meeting you again in the future! ciao Silvia
Martha MurtiashawUnited States
Silvia was so knowledgeable and tailored the tour just for our part of Siena. We now know our rental apartment is in the Unicorn contrada! The pace of the tour was just right for 4 tourists in their 60s, and allowed us time to make photographs. She led us to many beautiful places and gave excellent recommendations for restaurants and bars and good shopping sites. We appreciated her warm manner and her genuine kindness. I highly recommend Silvia as a tour guide for Siena. Martha Murtiashaw
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, It has been a pleasure stay in your company. A big Hug to The four of you Ciao Silvia
Adrian DeshotelUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Adrian. ciao Silvia
Thanks again Silvia - have added our comments to the San Gimignano tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.
James CullenUnited States
Sylvia was a superb tour guide! Her knowledge, personality and pace for our your were outstanding. I encourage anyone touring Siena to utilize her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, Thank you so much for your nice comment. Hope to meet you again in the future. Ciao Silvia
David LandersUnited States
Silvia knows Siena, & lives nearby in Montereggioni. She organized a delightful day in Siena. Walk the stone covered streets & appreciate that they were built on the topography of the hills, up & down. Toured Piazza del Campo, lunch at a Tuscan specialties restaurant, cathedral, monuments, Fortressa Medici, Cantrade museum/districts, post office for stamps & mailing post cards, some Fragola Gelato & shopping. Fully bilingual & always happy & smiling. Highest Recommendations for Silvia. She's Tops !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great memories of you and Sue, thank you so much Silvia
Stacey ChristianUnited States
Sylvia was awesome! We took a 3 tour of Sienna and she showed us all the sites and neighborhoods. She answered all our questions and customized the tour for us. We felt that this was the best tour we had in Italy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stacey, happy to hear you had such a great time! big hug to you and your sister Silvia
Ed PittsUnited States
When we were in Siena in April for our tour, Silvia was ill. She arranged for a substitute guide named Elena, not sure of the spelling. Here is my review: 5 stars. A terrific guide. Knowledgeable and fun. Took us through the historic heart of Siena and was able to focus the tour on areas that were of interest to us, which encompassed both the history and current life in the center of Siena. A very warm person with a good sense of humor. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ed, I am so happy to hear that you had such a good time with Elena. Hope to have the opportunity of meeting you in the future. Thank you Silvia
Jane RemziUnited Kingdom
Interesting and informative tour. Silvia was friendly and showed us both historical Siena while also taking us to the best coffee and pastry shop in the town at our asking and recommended a great restaurant for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane, happy to read your comment :-) hope to have the opportunity of meeting you again in the future. ciao Silvia
Mark HillisUnited States
Sylvia is an excellent tour guide - very patient with our late arrival; she builds in interesting anecdotes to the objective information about the tour topics. Her English is good; would recommend her highly. Mark and Patricia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark and Patricia, thank you it was a pleasure meeting you. Ciao Silvia .