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(15) Unione Italiana Ciechi di Bari
Tue, 4 November 2014

Visitare Firenze vuol dire innamorarsi perdutamente della sua magia. Visitare Firenze per un gruppo di persone non vedenti, però, può risultare arduo. Per il nostro gruppo non è stato così. Aver avuto Francesca Papi come guida lo scorso 02 maggio 2014, ci ha permesso di vedere con gli occhi del cuore e della fantasia le meraviglie della città. Le sue spiegazioni, semplici e pur tuttavia competenti ed approfondite, ci hanno fatto toccare con mano lo splendore dei monumenti. Estremamente attenta e sensibile, Francesca è stata per noi una compagna piacevole e competente. Grazie Francesca, alla prossima. UICI Bari

(14) Anne Harroun
Tue, 4 November 2014

“Bringing History to Life”. My husband and I had a private tour of the magical city of Florence with Francesca. She brought the past to life if you will with her in depth knowledge of the history & arts of HER city which she is so proud of as she can be!! Our tour consisted of a walking morning tour of the city covering the highlights and some hidden gems as well. We ended the tour by going into the Academia to see the original David. If you are pressed for time as we were I strongly recommend having a private tour and to be guided through the streets…thank you Francesca.

(13) Jane Browne
Wed, 6 August 2014

Dear Francesca, A little late in writing to thank you for a wonderful tour for our group on July 23, 2014! Our experience with you was absolutely perfect-nothing left undone. The entire group of 12 were so happy that we planned this tour with you as our guide. Comments were made that not only were you a delightful person, you are extremely knowledgeable about your subject and made it really interesting. I hope to do another tour with you one of these days and would be happy to be a reference for you. Best
Jane Browne
Montage Meetings & Incentives, llc

(12) Matt
Fri, 9 May 2014

Just a great day, in a great city with a great guide. We had a great time. It made our trip so much nicer.

(11) Canan Usuloglu
Fri, 9 May 2014

We were on a mission: My teenage daughter had a term paper on Michelangelo and I booked Francesca to lead us on his footsteps.The wisest move I made on our trip; she helped us understand the background, what made him different and special by taking us to all the right places explaining in great intriguing and entertaining detail before visiting David in Accademia. She is very sweet and knowledgeable and we had a great time and the term paper turned out brilliantly. Oh, if she makes a restaurant recommendation, definitely go – we had a very delightful dinner!

Canan and Elif from Istanbul

(10) Jim Cone
Thu, 1 May 2014

Francesca is great guide. We took a half day tour and saw more on that tour than we had seen on full day tours in the past. She is very knowledgeable and is easy to understand. We take a lot of tours, either private or small groups and she is one of the best.

Jim and Bev Cone, Seattle

(9) Gale Patron
Tue, 18 March 2014

Fantastic Florence tour: with Francesca is just that!
Francesca Papi offers private tours of Florence that she designs around the ages and interests of the participants. Her immense knowledge of history and art in the museums is juxtaposed by fascinating street tours of small neighborhoods and great restaurant recommendations. She was also the most reasonably priced by a long shot. And the most fun!
Francesca Papi contact:, (+39)347-60-89-195
Gale Patron from Miami

(8) FantasticFlorence
Tue, 18 February 2014

Ciao Robyn! Florence is your second homeland now! Next year I absolutely want to show you the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most beautiful museums in the world. And the churches: Santa Maria Novella, Santissima Annunziata, Santa Trinita and Santa Maria del Carmine, they are all amazing! A presto!!

(7) Robyn
Tue, 18 February 2014

Ciao my beautiful new friend. Wanted to let you know again how much we enjoyed our tours. Help me decide which tours to pick next year! Our dates are jan 10-15 in Florence. Ciao! Robyn

(6) Benjamin Berger
Tue, 18 February 2014

I arranged a specialized group tour of Santa Croce with Francesca. She was absolutely superb, tailoring the tour to the group’s interests and providing deep information on art, history, politics, and social context, even sprinkling references to popular culture. If you are interested in rich content presented in an engaging and personable fashion, I highly recommend Francesca and Fantasic Florence.