Francesco, our guide was such a gentleman!
My mom had a hard time with all the walking, and he was so understanding and kind.
He was an amazing driver and very knowledgeable about the area.
Also, recommended a great restaurant for lunch.
I would highly recommend Francesco as a tour guide - and a really nice person!
Enjoyable day touring to Cinque Terre
with stop for wine tasting and various pesto sauces and stop at Pisa
5 of us throughly enjoyed our private tour today with Luca. He was on time, informative and paced our day perfectly. It is very clear that he not only loves his job, but is very proud of this region. Without a second thought, we highly recommend him for a tour. 5 stars plus.
Highly recommended. Luca made the tour very interesting with his stories and knowledge of the area. Not to be missed.
Absolutely amazing! Our driver was professional and informative. If you don't have time to stay in Cinque Terre then this is a great, stress free way of seeing these gorgeous towns. High recommend this tour.
Our day trip to Cinque Terre was amazing and our guide Lucca did a terrific job. He was informative without monopolizing all of the speaking time. Our family truly enjoyed this experience.
The tour was outstanding. Mauro our tour guide was especially thoughtful knowledgeable and extremely good at what he did. Highly recommended
We had a magical, breathtaking and very informative day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre with Luca. He is simply the perfect guide and driver on the most perfect of trips. We left our hotel in Florence in a very comfortable and clean Mercedes Van, stocked unexpectedly with water. This is not simply a job for Luca, but a passion, and it is clear he cares deeply about providing a great tour experience for everyone he is charged with guiding. He is a capable driver, knowledgeable about Florence and the interesting cities on the way to Cinque Terre. He has an uncanny ability to know when to engage his tourists, and when to leave them on their own. Once we arrived, Luca escorted us through the town to our train, and even rode with us on the train to accompany us right to our drop off on the boat, keeping us safe and aware throughout. We separated at the boat, but not before he arranged for us to have a delicious lunch with breathtaking views in Vernassa. We enjoyed shopping in Vernassa and then set out on a fairly rigorous but very enjoyable 90 minute hike from Vernassa to Cornelia. Luca called to check on us and was waiting with a smiling face and some water at the end of our journey. We had some delicious gelato and set out on a reasonably long ride to Pisa, where Luca filled us in the history of this most interesting tower. He gave us time to relax and lounge near the tower and its associated church, before escorting us directly to our restaurant in Florence he did not have to do this, it was out of his way. How do you spell perfect tour and guide: Luca and Let's Andiamo. We feel that we not only enjoyed one of our best days of ten action packed days in Italy with a capable guide, but that we also have made a friend. We encourage you to ask for Luca. His personal charm and warm personality, capable driving, knowledge of the area, and uncanny ability to read the needs of his travelers is unsurpassed.
Luca was simply amazing. Extremely knowledgeable , always accommodating, highly patient and very good English .i would definitely recommend all my friends
Leonardo was a fantastic guide and spoke English very well with a mild accent so he was easy to understand. Who knew there were so many interesting things to talk about even on the highway? He made the long journey from Florence up to CT pass quickly and we learned about many of the other towns and natural features of Italy on the way. He was thoughtful enough to make a convenient bathroom stop immediately upon arriving to our first destination without being asked, and ensured we had access to the in-van wifi. His knowledge of the Cinque Terre area, including not only the history and interesting tidbits but also local watering holes, special views and an excellent restaurant recommendation for lunch made it a perfect day. We added the Pisa option so we stopped at the Tower on the way home for some quick photos.
There were 6 of us on a family trip - 4 adults and 2 kids 8 and 11, so it was well worth the flexibility of doing our own private tour at about the same cost as it would've been to book 6 seats on a big bus with a bunch of other people having someone like Leonardo know how to actively manage our trip and adapt to changing conditions and requests during the day also made me glad we didn't do the trip on our own, which is what I would normally do when travelling. We were all very pleased with our experience.
Outstanding day! Our guide Luca was all that we could have asked for... Knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He made our day in Cinque Terre the kind of experience that we will treasure for a lifetime. Anyone who is looking for a truly memorable experience should consider this tour.
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