Meet Alberto Nosenzo, a Private Tour Guide in San Francisco

May 28, 2013 by

Local Experts & Private Guides, North America, Places to Go, Things to Do

As the name suggests, Alberto Nosenzo was born and raised in Italy but moved to San Francisco over 9 years ago after falling in love with the city. Because of his upbringing, Alberto is able to share his city highlights with visitors in either English, Italian or Spanish – the perfect tour guide for foreigners and Americans alike.  The region beyond the city walls are a specialty for Alberto, who also offers extended trips to Muir Woods, Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park to name a few.

We caught up with Alberto and was able to get a bit more of an insider’s view to the City by the Bay – San Francisco.

Meet Alberto!

Meet Alberto!

There are several elements that surprise our visitors. San Francisco offers clement weather — not too hot not too cold. People in the city have a pervading buoyant mood, and they smile a lot here. You will find a very diverse population and lifestyle. San Francisco’s manageable size makes it easy to explore its treasures.

To have a better experience, see more, and save money in San Francisco… Hop on a historic trolley car at the Embarcadero area and ride it all the way to the Castro district. It is an alternative way to visit part of the city, and you won’t find better entertainment value. With a few extra days available to visit San Francisco and its attractions, I suggest to buy a San Francisco CityPass, which will give you access to public transportation and some of the most important museums.

If a visitor to San Francisco could only eat one thing… I would suggest to try the San Francisco clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl.

The Golden Gate Park is definitely my favorite park. It offers a large variety of activities, that ranges from museums to walking trails and man made lakes for a romantic walk. Besides Golden Gate Park, some of my favorite spots are the areas of Fisherman’s Wharf-Pier 39 and Columbus Avenue because of their vibrant life.

The shop most recommended to my clients… It really depends on the guest’s personal tastes — from small souvenirs to brand name products, clothes and electronics. The area of Union Square is definitely where I suggest visitors start their shopping because it offers a large selection of shopping alternatives from upscale stores to small inexpensive shops in the nearby area of China Town. For an off the beaten path shopping experience I recommend Union Street Shopping District.

My favorite museum is the California Academy of Science. In my opinion it is very comprehensive with so much to see. On Thursdays it turns into a nightlife spot with presentations, activities and performances.

If a visitor only had one day in San Francisco, I recommend a ride on the cable car on the Powell-Hyde line with a coffee at Buena Vista Cafe, or ice cream or hot chocolate at the former chocolate factory Ghirardelli, in Ghirardelli Square.

My favorite less-visited attraction is Crissy Field, a former military airfield, that I consider one very inspiring place in San Francisco. It is a redesigned great public area with amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, an easy access to Fort Point, a beach and just a perfect place for leisurely walks and bike rides.

San Francisco has its own character and style. I see this city as eclectic and sophisticated at the same time, with a great combination of different styles, cultures and ideas.

If you’re looking for a private tour guide in San Francisco and wish to get the most out of your experience, be sure to check out Alberto Nosenzo’s Viator Private Guide profile and book a private tour today.

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