Guide in Florence and Pisa

Eliza was fabulous. Knowledgeable, friendly, and able to engage and keep the interest of two teenagers, while making sure we saw not only the important historical sights of Florence, but also the best gelato shops and a really good place for Florentine Steak. Highly recommended.

Andrew Miller

Eliza was the best guide we have had in Europe. She met us at our train and helped us store our luggage since we were in Florence for only the day. She was knowledgeable and best of all energetic with a great smile. She was able to guide us around the crowded areas of the city, show us the best gelato place and helped us get tickets to the accademia. We will return to Florence and schedule her tour again..

Jeff Crannell

Eliza  is an excellent guide who is knowledgeable, responsive, helpful and efficient. Apart from that, she is also a friendly, smiling,charming and enthusiastic lady who treats visitors not simply as guests but friends. Most importantly, she guides tours with heart and dedication who delivers more than you request.  Hiring Eliza as your tour guide will be your best decision when visiting Florence!

Edward Tan

Eliza was exceptional, absolutely the perfect match for my (adult) daughter and me, celebrating her recent doctorate completion! We spent a delightful three hours ‘walking and talking’ the city center, and finished with ideal restaurant recommendations and suggestions for our final day of experiencing Florence.

Gretchen Butts

Eliza went way beyond our expectations for this shore excursion. She coordinated perfectly with our driver for one thing. But it was her knowledge and enthusiasm for art and history that made for a really exceptional tour. She also knew the perfect place to have lunch that was ‘local’ and not a place for tour buses or on the tourist walkways. The food was delicious as was the ambiance with our Italian peers. We were 200% happy with the tour she gave us.

Ronnie Schuh

Eliza knows Florence in and out. She is a lovely person, very knowledgable, and we had a fantastic day with her. It was a relaxing, yet informative walk with a very enjoyable gelato stop. Her knowledge of art, history, architecture, and Florentine culture is superb. Thanks Eliza!

Pamela Rootenberg

Eliza is a natural born (true) storyteller. She was a captivating tour guide and took us on an amazing day through Florence. We hit all the high spots and some that were off the beaten path. We cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Eliza for a terrific day!

Melinda McMullen

Eliza was a gem We booked the 7 hour walking tour of Florence with the 2 art galleries, with the knowledge that one of us has difficulty walking long distances. Eliza was great in tailoring the tour to our needs and we had many rest stops along our day.Her English is very good and her knowledge of Florence is vast. It was so much better than the big tour groups. She really lit up when we got the art museums as art is her passion.She knew so much about all the art.Our tour went 9 1/2 hrs! Grazie Eliza!

Edith Roberts

We took a day trip to Florence with our family of 5 (3 young adults). We wanted to get the most out of the day and decided on a guided tour. This is the best thing we could have done. We were very fortunate to find Eliza as a guide. She did an excellent job of showing us around, keeping all family members engaged, and making the most of our one day trip. Her knowledge of art and history is impressive. We did a tour of the Uffizi and Acc. She added so much. She is very bright and fun.

Ed Clary

Our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers) had a wonderful full day tour experience in Florence with Eliza in Dec 2014. She was engaging and knowledgeable and quickly built a great rapport with our children, who didn’t grumble despite a few museum visits. Eliza met us at our apartment and planned the tour to bring us back again, making sure we hit all the highlights along the way. She was full of tips for shopping, dining and further exploring this wonderful city.

Stephen Guthrie

This booking was most delightful. Our guide, Eliza, arranged our transportation (Claudio) from Luverne to Florence, and this worked very well. Eliza accomodated our changing desires with good grace. -at one point there were to have been 3 in our party – then 5. She rolled with the punches. And she saw to it that we got to see the highlight of going in to Florence – the David. I would seek her out again on our next trip. Thank you, Eliza.

Lewis Guterson

Today we had a wonderful cultural experience in Florence and Pisa. Eliza had all the historical facts along with myths and stories that keep everyone in the family excited and eager to explore! Definitely recommend for first time visitors to the Tuscan area of Italy.

Rohit Kothari

Eliza gave a wonderful tour that was engaging for the grown ups and our three children aged 11, 9 and 8 years. The kids were eagerly absorbing all the information and trying to earn points from the pop quiz Eliza had designed for them. The pop quiz was filled with fun facts and activities corresponding with our walk through Florence. They were even reading up after the tour to try to get all the answers! We enjoyed this so much!

Deanna Wong

You couldn’t ask for a better guide than Eliza! She is gracious, knowledgeable, and professional! She is very well versed on world issues, and made talking to her like talking to an old friend! Her tours thru the 2 major museums brought history and art alive by looking at the highlights of the museums. Her flexibility and familiarity with the area made the tour go very smoothly. After using 5 guides in Europe, we actually still miss Eliza, and would absolutely use her again for more sites in Florence!

Richard Prather

Eliza was amazing! We cannot say enough about her. Both my husband and I and our 2 children – ages 8 and 11 – learned a ton AND had a great time seeing Florence with Eliza. She is extremely knowledgeable and engaging. She was able to make the tour attractive to the kids and to the adults at the same time, and explained things in a fascinating way. She also put together a perfect itinerary for us. She is a wonderful guide and a lovely person. We feel truly fortunate to have had her as our guide!!!

Susanne Custom-Cutler

Wow! The whole family, myself, husband, 18 y.o. son & 17 y.o. daughter enjoyed Eliza so much! We had a full-day with her (2 gelato stops & lunch) we learned so much about the Florentine history, art and the current political issues of Italy. My son’s favorite Italian City is Florence! It was a very casual experience that all can enjoy even my daughter as it was her first time hearing some of artist’s names and seeing their artworks. Best tour guide in Florence! Yes, have had others. Book with Eliza!

Tara Pinsky

Had a great time with Eliza and saw all of the highlights in the great city of Florence. Her intimate knowledge of the city and museums allowed us to bypass almost all tourist congestion even on one of the busier days of the season. Probably would have taken us 2-3 days to see the same amount on our own and we wouldn’t know all the great stories behind the buildings and art.

Kristin Langrill

You couldn’t ask for a better guide than Eliza! She is gracious, knowledgeable, and professional! She is very well versed on world issues, and made talking to her like talking to an old friend! Her tours thru the 2 major museums brought history and art alive by looking at the highlights of the museums. Her flexibility and familiarity with the area made the tour go very smoothly. After using 5 guides in Europe, we actually still miss Eliza, and would absolutely use her again for more sites in Florence!

Richard Prather

Eliza could not have been more wonderful. She was there at the appointed time and went out of her way to accommodate my walking limitations. Despite the oppressive heat she found us shade, rested when we needed to and gave us the tour of a lifetime. Her knowledge of the history and art of this fabulous city is exceeded only by her pleasant demeanor and attention to small details that made our trip one in a million.

Phillip Delikat

She was very accommodating of the groups needs ( a few had difficulty waking), extremely knowledgeable presentation and excellent command of English. She selected excellent places for lunch and Gelato, and was very enthusiastic. She made the tour  very interesting by adding historical details about Michelangelo’s David not commonly known.

David Schedlbauer

Our tour of Florence with Eliza was incredible and we absolutely recommend her as a guide – she collected us from our hotel, she tailored the tour to our interests such as sights from the movie A Room with a View, major Florence locations and smaller, gorgeous sights /shops that we wouldn’t have found without her. Eliza’s knowledge and passion for history and art in Florence is outstanding and walking the city with her was like spending time with a lovely friend who we’d known for years.

Clair Oversby

We booked Eliza for a half day tour in Florence. This was part of our 2 week stay in parts of Italy, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Our 1/2 day with Eliza was one of our favorite parts of the entire 2 weeks! We customized our tour with her. We wanted to see the Uffizi and Accademia, but we didn’t want to spend all of our time in museums, we wanted to get a little bit of the local flavor of this beautiful city. Eliza accomplished both for us. Eliza is a sweet young lady; highest recommendations.

David Loschiavo

Eliza is a great representative of the beautiful city go Florence. She was flexible with our request to see certain sites but within a general schedule. At the close of our morning tour she suggested a great trattoria for lunch and even followed up with an email later that day suggesting other great locations to dine. She was wonderful!

Kevin Six

Eliza was a wonderful guide. She took us to some out of the way places and provided us with some great stories about Florence. She also accommodated some requests that our group had and was able to get us tickets for a sold out exhibit and get us in quickly!

John Griffin

My wife and I just had our tour with Eliza yesterday and she was nothing short of exceptional! Her knowledge of Florence extends well beyond the art and architecture. Eliza was also amazingly helpful in advance of our trip with planning questions (Firenze card, SIM cards, transportation) and even made some great restaurant suggestions both of which were most enjoyable. Very highly recommended!

Jeffrey Clayman

There are no words to describe the most wonderful day we had in Florence because of Eliza in our Segway Tour. She went over and beyond the call of duty to create extreme perfection. Not only was she knowledgeable about the history and routes of Florence, but she also gave us information that we would not have gotten any other way. She was the tour guide that kept on giving even after she was no longer with us…recommending places to visit and dine. I can attest she was the best tour guide ever!!

Cristina Ciocca

We had a full day side trip planned in Florence and after reading the reviews of Eliza, we decided to do a Segway 2 hour tour with her and spend an additional 2 hours with her afterwards. The Segways allow you to see soooo much more than you can by walking in a short time. My wife an I have done Segway touring before, but our friends were a bit apprehensive to try, but quickly agreed this was awesome! Eliza is a great guide and will take great care of you! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! *****

Harry Weyandt