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Supplier: M20825

InfoHub supplier since Mar 2011!
Base of operations: Italy
I am an english mother tongue Registered Guide in Florence, I have a University level education in History and Art History and have many years of experience working in the tourist industry. I have worked through the years with established travel agents and with private parties offering tailored tours in the city of Florence.
Questions and Answers
A private tour in Florence is ideal if you want a more personable and in depth experience of the culture and heritage it offers. Tours are catered to your interest and curiosity.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

I obtained my License as a guide in Florence in 2008 after submitting and passing an exam given by the local authorities, previously I had been working in Tuscany as a licensed tour leader focusing on wine tours and collaborating with travel agents that specialized in high end wine tours.

2. What is your company's mission?

Showing the real Florence to visitors, those interesting off the beaten track sites and obviously the highlights of the city. Giving a personable touch and making sure that everyone’s finds some aspect that captures their interest and curiosity.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Private custom tours in Florence.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Elisabetta Franchetti. The interest in tourism generated from my upbringing, my father worked in the United Nations and from the age of 3 to 18 I traveled changing countries every 2 years, confronting diverse cultures, traditions, languages. Traveling is still one of my greatest passions it broadens the mind. So which better activity could I choose for myself than that of being involved with fellow travelers!

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Both the Florence walks and the museum tours, because of the complexity and wealth of what Florence has to offer. Florence has more than 2000 years of history and though town there are many traces of that history and discovering them is fun. The museums in Florence are complex and full of art work, one can walk through them and not see or walk through them seeing, learning and understanding what lead an artist to create a painting in the way he or she did.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"We all had been to Firenze before. Some of us four times. But we did not get to know Firenze until now, with you. And we realize, Elisabetta, that what we received from you was like an appetizer, but an appetizer from a 5 star restaurant. We now know how to enjoy, savor, each morsel from this magnificent banquet called Firenze. You are a very special person with a God given talent that allows you to transport those within your reach to another level of interest. We now wish to keep on learning and enjoying all about Italy and its interesting history."

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M20825
Florence Licensed Tour Guide - Elisabetta Franchetti
Come see Florence through the eyes of a local led by a professional tour guide off the beaten path to the city's most prominent sights: masterpieces of Michelangelo, churches, museums and many others.

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EUR 100 / Per hour
Tour Guide
Season: January - December

Reviews and Comments
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 1  Carolyn Barrett / Florence Tour
Dear Elisabetta: We certainly enjoyed our recent tour of Florence that you provided for our family. You are so knowledgeable about the city and it is evident that you love Florence and its history. We appreciated the fact that you had an outline of what you wanted us to see on our walking tour – but that you were flexible and willing to make changes as we progressed and had questions.

We also appreciated that you were responsive to the age range of our family group with three children (6,9, and 17) ... view more and eight adults. I can truly say that the tour was enjoyed by all members of our family. You are very personable and well suited to your chosen profession. We loved your added humor and your willingness to answer our questions about Italy and its people as well as the city of Florence. I would highly recommend your tour to any group.

 2  David Gibson / Florence Tour
"Myself and my family recently returned from our first holiday in Florence, which we thoroughly enjoyed. One of the highlights for us was meeting Elizabetta for our own personalized guided tour of some of the sights. We were all very impressed as Elizabetta was very knowledgeable but also very friendly and also had a lovely sense of humor. It felt more like meeting up with a friend.

She brought Florence and its history to life for us, which helped us make much more sense of this lovely place and ... view more all the wonderful art and buildings to which it is home. We learned so much more than we would have done leafing through a guide book and it was great to be able to ask whatever questions popped into our heads. We enjoyed it so much that we tried to book her again to take us round the Uffizi but it was short notice and unfortunately she was busy. We did use the audio guides but it was no match for that personal touch. Thank you Elizabetta for a very special experience."

 3  Tracy Graham / Florence Tour
I know its been a while since we were in Florence but I wanted to thank you for the fantastic day we had back in Aug with you, it really was the highlight of our 1st holiday in Italy. You made us feel so welcome, it really felt like we were meeting an old friend for coffee you are clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about what you do – its very engaging. Next time you are in the UK visiting your mother in Alton or Alresford is it? then please do not hesitate to give me a call and we can pop into ... view more Winchester for tea. Cheers