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Guidedflorence

Florence, Italy
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Customized guided tours since 1997, contact us and book a private guided tour with Chiara or Silivia. Museums, artisans, walking tours, skip-the- line tickets, the Medici Family, Ressance gardens and much more with a local expert private guide. Take a look at our website and book a tour with us!
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I5577MHtomg wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado2 contributions
On two occasions in 2019 my family was in Florence. Absolutely made all the difference in the enjoyment of our visits. She is very knowledgeable, was very attentive to what were our interests and planned our tours accordingly and all in all was a pleasure to be with. More like a friend who's a local than a paid guide. And for those who don't speak Italian or French, her English was impeccable.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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GTasman wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Myers, Florida4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed with Silvia for about a week in late summer 2019. The home and setting exceeded expectations but that was nothing compared to getting to know our host. Silvia greeted us with wine, cheese and fruit then spent time asking about us and what wed like to do and see while in Tuscany. She then guided us to all the hidden treasures of the regions, She also shared the great local restaurants and even made reservations for us. Everywhere we went we were treated like family because Silvia sent us. We had the best seats, the best times and the best service - all because we were referred by Silvia. Our experience was already going to be great - she made it the trip of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Laurie T wrote a review Feb 2020
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Silvia was our wonderful guide on a personal tour through Florence’s food scene and the city’s incredible art and historic properties. We loved her enthusiasm about Firenze as one of the most significant cultural influences in the history of Western Civilization. She put together a one-of-a-kind tour, meeting all the requests made by this food writer and art historian who wanted nothing more than to become totally immersed in the culture of Tuscany and Firenze. I bow to you, Silvia, and say BRAVA, BRAVISSIMA. We made a lifelong friend and look forward to connecting with Silvia again soon.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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jerryp1969 wrote a review Feb 2020
RODEO2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide showed us throughout downtown and educated us on many pieces of Florence "Firenze" Italy. We were about an hour late and she patiently waited for us and clearly was excited to see us and explain the history of the area and extended her day to accommodate us. One area that stood out for me was the famous bridge that was saved in World War II. During World War II, Hitler and his Nazi forces bombed every bridge in Florence and Italy. But one bridge in Florence survived the attacks, and that one is Ponte Vecchio. The only reason why the bridge withstand the attacks is the beautiful view from it. According to the legend, nearly 500 years after the bridge was built, Benito Mussolini invited Hitler to be his guest of honor to visit Florence and enjoy the view from the corridor built for the Grand Duke. Hitler visited Florence on May 9, 1938. What Mussolini did was to create one large viewing gallery for the Fuhrer, by transforming the three windows in the center of the bridge into one big gallery. Mesmerized by the view, Hitler ordered his forces to spare Ponte Vecchio when the Nazi forces were bombing all bridges in Florence to slow down the Allies in 1944.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Clara wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was our second time with Silvia, we met her in 2018, a sincere and professional guide indeed. She suggested to take us for day tour to both Siena and Lucca where we had 2 days of wonderful sightseeing, shopping with fabulous lunch arranged by Silvia. We will definitely come back to Florence to further explore more surrounding cities again soon.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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