Florence for You will lead you into the magic of Florence: the Medieval heart of Dante’s city, the beauty of its squares, the sumptuous Palaces, the heritage of the Medici Family, its world-famous Museums like the Uffizi and the Accademia Galleries, the majesty of its Churches such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Santa Croce, San Lorenzo, Santa Maria Novella, San Miniato, Santo Spirito.
But Florence is also delicious food, excellent wines, ancient artisanal workshops, beautiful gardens, luxury shops, rolling hills for an “aperitivo” with a view and much, much more. Come to discover all this with us and Florence will remain in your heart forever.
OUR PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS
Laura Berti is an incredible tour guide! She is passionate and SO knowledgeable about ALL things that are Florence, including the Tuscany Region as well. We learned so much from her that I cannot begin to list it all here. She speaks fluent English and has a great sense of humor! She arranged the most spectacular tours all around Florence, and some wonderful day trips to Tuscan vineyards and memorable wine tastings. My nephew and his wife will be going to Florence in the coming year and will definitely be hiring Laura for her tour guide services. I cannot imagine anybody else providing the expertise and knowledge that Laura provides. She is The Best!
My Wife and I first took a tour with Ismael, then one with Laura, both from Florence For You Tours. We had not been to Florence before, so wanted a highlights tour first, and Ismael was our guide. Boy does he know his stuff! Ismael walked us around central Florence using the buildings and piazzas and sculptures to weave the story of Florence, from the Romans, right up to present day. He really brought the city to life. He was easy-going, relaxed and a pleasure to be with.
Two days later, we had an ‘off the beaten path’ tour with Laura, including little artisan shops and workshops. Thanks to Laura, we managed, in a four hour tour, to see fabulous little back streets (and the stories behind them), met wonderful craftsmen and women, everything from silversmithing, hats, perfumes, cosmetics, medicines… you name it. We would never have discovered these places on our own. Laura is charming company and a wonderful story teller.
After these two tours, we felt Florence had become 3D and felt so much more connected to this beautiful city. I know they do detailed tours inside the churches, art galleries and museums, but there wasn’t time so we’ll have to come back for that!
Both Ismael and Laura listened to what we wanted from our tours, then tailored them just for us. It felt much more like a conversation than a lecture. Very impressive. Thank you BOTH!
My family and I went on a tour of Florence with Laura this past summer and it was fantastic (an incredible value, too). Our “tour” was just what we needed! Laura was great in adapting to our interests but she also made sure to give us the cultural and historical experience we could never have had without her (being that she is a local). For example, we were able to see some amazing local trades and artists that we would never have found on our own– and the wonderful people we met all knew Laura and were happy to open up to us about their livelihoods (with absolutely no pressure to purchase anything– although we naturally did at a couple places). I would absolutely recommend this experience and suggest that you immerse yourself by sharing your interests with Laura.
My first trip to Italy/Florence was truly an amazing experience; only to be more appreciated by our fabulous tour guide Laura. I was absolutely astounded by her depth of knowledge on all subjects Florence. We did walking tours that were designed with an intelligent approach to understanding the history and culture of Florence (from its beginnings to the present). The intimacy of our private tour offering opportunities for several questions, ancillary inquires regarding things/places seen on the tours etc., was addressed by Laura in the most comprehensive responses imaginable. Truly a gift for one who is inquisitive about this magical place. Laura’s passion and love for her Florence shines through her every comment. Touring with Laura is the best choice one can make for a private tour; with memories of excellence and professionalism that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss out or you will be short-changed on your Florence visit. What an education…what a guide!!!
Laura has been our guide now for several years. Sometimes in life you count your luck stars that a gift from God has been sent your way. Laura is that special of a person. She is warm, welcoming, and her knowledge is superb. You feel as though your walking with a friend that you have known for years. It’s such a memorable experience that no one should miss. We miss her so much and hope one day we can give her a similar experience when she comes to NY. She is part of our family and the goodbye was long hard. Call Laura early because she is in high demand. See you soon my friend !!
Ismael met my husband and two daughters on the steps of Santa Croce and gave us a fabulous 3 hour tour of some churches in Florence. Being an Art History major who studied in Florence 30 years ago, I was very excited to re-visit some of the places I’d been and enjoy some of its beautiful art and architecture. Ismael’s knowledge of Art History is excellent! We all learned so much from him. We also had a great time! Ismael is a kind, considerate, and flexible guide, always willing to meet our needs. I only wish we could have had him guide us during our entire time in Florence! We will definitely use him again on our next trip to Florence!
This is the second time with Ismael touring me and my husband through Florence. He is an exceptional guide and gives insights into the sights and sounds of the city that makes one really appreciate all that Florence has to offer – beauty, architecture, fine art, customs, history and great restaurants. We’ve already begun planning our next trip and will definitely have Ismael show us more. We highly recommend him!
I had an overall wonderful experience with Ismael as we toured the Uffizi museum and Piazza della Signoria in Florence. Ismael was punctual, very knowledgeable, engaging, friendly, and very easy to understand. It was truly a unique and special experience and I highly recommend Ismael for your Florence adventures!