We had an excellent experience with our guides in Pisa and Florence.
Martina met us at a cafe near the Leaning tower. We spent about 4-41/2 hrs with her and I think we saw everything we needed to see at the Cathedral grounds. She planned it so we went to the Basilica at the appropriate time to hear the chanting echos. Her English and knowledge was excellent. Martina was very considerent of Michelle's abilities giving her options to continue on or stop.
We met up with Lisa on Wednesday afternoon and Friday in Florence. Being born and brought in NY meant her English capabilities and insights were excellent. We saw the Accademia on Wednesday , the Duomo and the entire area used by the artists of the Renaissance. She introduced us to her favorite gelato places - made Jim VERY HAPPY. Her suggestions for dinner were excellent , too. Friday was busy, Pitti Place and all it's treasures, the gardens and it's history. Her art knowledge was wonderful and she would bring together artists we have studied, comparing them with other artists , rounding out our knowledge. She was a hit for our trip.
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