FRANCESCO CASALINI
FRANCESCO CASALINI
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About
My name is Francesco and I am Florentine. Florence is, and has been, the foundation of my life, the city where I was born, raised and where I studied. 1993 is the year in which I obtained the license as a tour guide of Florence and its province; what was just a passion has thus become my profession. I love art and history and above all the stories of my city. What I try to convey in my visits is a vision of Florence, the image of the time when it was the "school of the world".
Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Why book with FRANCESCO CASALINI
  • I love history, art, good reading and wine (I have a second level sommelier diploma)
  • I have been working as a licensed tour guide for 28 years
  • French • Italian • English
  • Professional tour guide
Tours and Tickets by FRANCESCO CASALINI

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Daiana B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We couldn’t have asked for a better guide than Francesco! He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to and understand. He made sure we had a wonderful time in Florence. We enjoyed listening to his stories and strolling through the streets on the way to see the David. He recommended restaurants along the way. We ate at one of his recommendations, Le Volpi e l’Uva, the next day and it was fantastic! Francesco is a lovely person and a very skilled tour guide. It was one of our favorite tours ever! Thank you so much, Francesco!! We will never forget it!
Written May 4, 2023
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JD K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
He gave us a wealth of information! I do not know how you could tour Florence and appreciate its history without a guide. He was awesome!
Written May 13, 2024
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Dale T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Francesco is a wonderful guide. He was so informative and very personable. I wish we could have walked with him all day! He gave us recommendations on where else to visit, where to have lunch, and where to shop! Highly recommend.
Written May 7, 2024
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Jill A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our family had an amazing experience with Francesco as our tour guide in Florence! Francesco shared his knowledge of this beautiful city during our 6 hour walking tour. We especially enjoyed visiting several artisans and learning about their craft. After spending the morning in Florence we took a taxi to Michelangelo Plaza to enjoy the views and then had lunch together enjoying more spectacular views. The afternoon was spent in The Academia as we learned about all of the art and history - and of course seeing The David. Francesco was such a delight to spend time with. This was without a doubt the highlight of our trip!
Written August 15, 2023
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debtcon4
Natick, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Francesco has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Florence. It's a walk through some of the most interesting parts of the central city. Ours was a private tour, so we could ask questions about anything, not only history, art, and architecture, but also where to shop for leather! :-) He brings the city alive! Florence has SO much to see, and such a rich history, it's nearly impossible to really figure it out on your own. Francesco will help you make the most of your visit. We did this tour on our first full day of being in Florence, so it was a great orientation that benefited us for the whole time. Two thumbs up, five stars, all of that!
Written May 12, 2023
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Elizabeth D
Birmingham, AL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have done several tours in our three weeks in Italy and this one was by far the best! Our guide was a walking Wikipedia of Florence!
Written April 24, 2023
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Matthew S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
What a wonderful experience--best guided tour I've had! Was like a casual stroll through Florence with an extremely well rounded and knowledgeable friend. This is a perfect way to take in some of Florence's (and Italy's) amazingly rich history in a relaxing way -- letting your guide lead the way which takes the stress out of wondering how to focus your time. Francesco came highly recommended and did not disappoint! He told entertaining stories that brought that history to light and made it memorable. He also gave excellent honest tips and advice on where to go before and after our tour (sightseeing, shopping, eating and drinking!).
Written April 5, 2022
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Thank you so much Mr Kornblum, it has been a real pleasure to meet your wife and you and a greater pleasure would be to meet you again
Written April 17, 2022
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