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“Excellentissimo !!!!!!!”

Freya's Florence Tours
Ranked #19 of 339 Tours in Florence
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Owner description: Freya Middleton is a private tour guide of Florence with ten years of experience. Renaissance Art History undergraduate and postgraduate degrees provide the solid foundation for her knowledge of the monuments and sites, and this, mixed with abundant enthusiasm, humour and a genuine love for Italy make Freya's Florence tours a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Specialising in all ages and covering artistic, historical and gastronomic interests. Full and half day options.
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellentissimo !!!!!!!”
Reviewed 3 July 2011

When we arrived in Florence, a little bit lost, we finally found Freya who was waiting for us. After exchanging several emails, she organized our one day tour with the most interesting places to visit.
What we loved was her enthusiasm, her knowledge and professionalism. Her passion for art and history was all we needed for the city tour.
She will be remembered as a perfect guide.
All of those looking for a guide in Florence, should not miss Freya.......

Visited June 2011
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Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed 25 June 2011

Hi all you lucky travelers who may be going to Italy! We were in Umbria (on a bike tour), then Florence and then Rome in May. While the Umbria trip was all inclusive (no decisions needed to be made on our part), we were on our own in Florence and Rome (which worried us a bit). We were referred to Freya and contacted her at once. After a few emails back and forth, she knew what we were and were not interested in seeing.

We set a time and date to meet and off we went! Freya kept our wishes to a "T". She is interesting, extremely knowledgeable about many aspects of Florence and lots of fun.

After our tour, we finished with wine and cheese (imagine that!) at one of her favorite spots (which we would never have encountered on our own). While drinking and eating Freya asked us what we were going to do the next day. After we told her all the highlights we still wanted to see, she took out a map and completely planned our day for us in an orderly fashion and added her own suggestions for coffee/wine/food/gelato - all of which we visited and were completely thrilled. The mapping out of our day saved us lots of lost hours going back and forth and getting lost.

If you want a most delightful, educational, interesting tour, you will not go wrong with Freya. She is just superb!!

Visited May 2011
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36 Thank nanapee
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Roswell, Georgia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fab!”
Reviewed 18 June 2011

What a great guide! Freya is very personable, knowledgeable, and passionate about Florence. We recently hired her for a daylong tour of the city and are so glad that we did. Her wealth of knowledge of the city is remarkable. Her background in art history is wonderful and very informative when visiting the local museums. We let her know while setting the tour up that we would have children in the group and asked her to try and craft the day with them in mind. She really knocked it out of the park! Great tour. One word..."Fab"!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Freya's kid friendly Florence experience”
Reviewed 15 June 2011

When in Florence for a wedding, we scheduled a 6 hour tour with Freya which included 3 children ranging in age from 8-12 years old. Freya did a fantastic job of keeping the children engaged while educating them on the history of the city and the works of art we saw in the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries. At the same time, the adults in the group were equally impressed with what she shared and the passion she has. Her art history background brought the tour to a whole new level. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in spening a day in Florence learning about its treasures.

Visited June 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“One of the most passionate guides we've met!”
Reviewed 12 June 2011

We met Freya for a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery and several sites in the historical centre of Florence on 25th May.
Freya was enthusiastic, passionate and very knowledgeable on Florentine art and architecture. She brought history to life for us and helped us draw the connections between the different historical sites and monuments. Her passion was infectious and she was able to keep us interested THROUGHOUT the tour. She has an amazing ability to keep you engaged. She has been one of the best guides we've had so far on our Italian adventure (We have done private tours for Rome and Naples) but she was still one of the best guides we have had!

Visited May 2011
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