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Fantastic Florence

Florence, Italy
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About Fantastic Florence
Fantastic Florence is a small company specialized in offering customized private tours of Florence. It was founded in 2008 by Francesca Papi, official tour guide of Florence, who runs her company with passion and love, thanks to the help of a great team of guides. Fantasic Florence provides extremely high quality, yet fun and informal, fully guided tours of Florence, designed for small, independent and open-minded travelers. Contact us to create from scratch your perfect experience in Florence!
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jgh50 wrote a review Oct 2021
Rumson, New Jersey26 contributions12 helpful votes
Francesca was fabulous. It is great to be shown around by someone who loves what she does and loves Florence. Buildings as sites we walked past before suddenly had context and meaning. We did the Medieval tour and learned so much.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from FantasticFlorence, Owner at Fantastic Florence
Responded Oct 16, 2021
Dear Janine, Thanks a lot for your amazing review! I love the Medieval tour of Florence, its one of my favorite ones. Visiting Davanzati Palace is like going back in time and its story is so thrilling! Not to mention the church of Orsanmichele and the Florentine guilds, which I truly love. Grazie mille and see you soon in Firenze!
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Colleen180 wrote a review Oct 2021
Nyack, New York7 contributions4 helpful votes
I had a fabulous private early morning tour with Francesca and I could not have been more pleased with the experience. Francesca is warm and personable and her knowledge of Florences art, history food and culture is off the charts. She knows details and back stories to any question you have making the tour interactive and truly interesting and fun. I particularly loved that the tour started at 7:30 this allowed for seeing Florence in detail usually not experienced because of the massive crowds. Also made for many great photo ops.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from FantasticFlorence, Owner at Fantastic Florence
Responded Oct 2, 2021
Dear Colleen, You are the kindest person ever. I loved every minute of the time we spent together, your sense of wit and the conversations we had! The personal touch is the most important part of my job. Touring Florence early in the morning is really the best. Ponte vecchio with no people was a daydream! And you are right, we could take marvelous pictures. Because yes, I still take pictures of Florence since it’s always like the first date! I hope that you could go back to the pastry cafe so you could try more delicious things. I wish you all the best!! Grazie mille!!
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michael w wrote a review Sep 2021
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Francesca is fabulous! Smart, knowledgable and super friendly. She made us feel like a family member was giving us the tour. I HIGHLY recommend Fantastic Florence!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from FantasticFlorence, Owner at Fantastic Florence
Responded Oct 2, 2021
Wow, I like the “superior” title! Lol! Thanks a lot Michael for your lovely words! We did an early morning tour, we saw the city before she woke up, when the streets were still quiet, we had a great time at Accademia gallery admiring Michelangelo’s David (a must!) and I loved especially the breakfast part at the cafe with that amazing “sfoglia alla crema” (puff pastry with custard). Happy to have been part of your Tuscan experience! Grazie!
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Kim G wrote a review Sep 2021
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Awesome vegan tour of Florence! It was flexible, we tried so many different types of food, and learned a lot too. Francesca is professional, passionate and fun. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from FantasticFlorence, Owner at Fantastic Florence
Responded Oct 2, 2021
Dear Kim, Thanks a lot for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor with the travelers’ community. I love the vegan food tour! As I often say, Florentine food (and the Mediterranean diet in general) is vegan without knowing it! Going vegan in Florence is not difficult at all. Lots of legumes, bread, cereals, truffle, veggies, all dressed with excellent extra virgin olive oil. Ribollita, panzanella, palla al pomodoro, schiacciata, and much more! Ending with a delicious gelato of course!! I hope to see you next year again!
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Monica H wrote a review Jul 2021
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Thank Francesca for two wonderful tours. We all had great fun doing the scavenger hunt throughout Florence and loved our visit to Santa Croce! Gracie Mille!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from FantasticFlorence, Owner at Fantastic Florence
Responded Oct 2, 2021
I loved the scavenger hunt we did together in Florence! It was great fun :-) You and your daughters did an excellent job answering to all the questions on the list, looking for the details and asking the people in the streets. That was a good strategy (lol)! Santa Croce is my favorite church in Florence, each time is like going back home, since Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo are like friends! Thanks a lot!
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