Elisabeth DiCicco is a native Bostonian, but left Beantown after grad school, transferring with her company to the Big Apple. Her career in advertising took her to New York and London over a 15-year period. She played tour guide for a lot of friends over the years as she showed off her adopted cities. When she moved back to Boston back in 2016 to be closer to family (especially her nephews who are now 6 and 4 years old), she joined Boston By Foot so she could rediscover her hometown. She loved the tours so much she jumped at the chance to be a docent with BBF. Elisabeth is part of the Academic Affairs Committee and will be one of the Group Leaders for our upcoming class of 2019 Guides in Training.
Where are you from/ where do you live?
Beacon Hill, Boston
How long have you been a BBF guide?
What regular tours do you give for Boston By Foot?
Beacon Hill, Dark Side, Road to Revolution, Heart of the Freedom Trail, Little Feet
What is your current or past career/occupation?
VP of Resource Management
What attracted you to BBF/being a tour guide?
Loved the tours provided and found the guides to be very knowledgeable
What is your favorite tour memory to date?
While collecting money for the Dark Side of Boston tour, met Tony DeMarco... the boxer featured in the statue on Cross & Hanover (he's the flame & fury of Fleet Street)
Did you have any background in history/architecture before joining BBF?
Minor in history from Boston University
What’s your favorite tour to give and why?
Dark Side of Boston - love the stories, especially the Great Molasses Flood of 1919
What’s your favorite building in Boston and why?
Charlesgate - it was abandoned and supposedly haunted when I was a student at Boston University
What is something that tour groups are surprised to learn about Boston or its history?
That Boston was much smaller when the Puritans first arrived... that the city is about 75% landfill
What is your favorite city to visit besides Boston?
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself or your time at BBF?
BBF helped me learn more about my hometown when I moved back about 2.5 years ago and it's something I'm very proud to be a part of this community
See Elisabeth on these upcoming 2019 tours: Beacon Hill, Dark Side of Boston, Road to Revolution, Heart of the Freedom Trail, Little Feet, Literary Hub and North End