Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Milan-Italy by Tour Guide Barbara Q.

Barbara Q.
  Milan-Italy
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Melissa Shore

Italy
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 7/20

We enjoyed our Milan tour with Barbara. She was able to show us things that we would not have found -like tributes to boxing on the Duomo or Versace's home. She is very knowledgeable and her love of Milan shows. Tour and information about designers was a big hit with our 24 yr old daughter. Highly recommend.

Jorge Alberto Nogueira

Italy
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Tour: #720668, Fashion in Milan- customized tour including the CANAL DISTRICT, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Antonio Bunker-Soler

United States
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Tour: #292862, The Monumental Cemetery of Milan: an open air museum, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

The Monumental Cementery tour was given a 3 * because it was mostly geared to local personalities with not a wide international flair. tour guide was puntual to the visit in spite of the cold rain.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Estimado Antonio, Thank you for taking your time to write to me. Your comment is very critical and frankly unexpected. During the private tour I talked about Caravaggio, Giuseppe Verdi, Alessandro Manzoni, Davide Campari, Hermann Einstein, Arturo Toscanini, the Bocconi family, Versace, Pavarotti, Vladimir Horowitz, etc... and I honestly would not consider them without international flair! I feel quite sorry if I didn't live up to your expectations. It was nice to meet you both. Best regards, Barbara

Janet Smith

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

Barbara was our tour guide a second day in Milan where she showed us the art/history side of Milan. Leonardo da Vinci's vineyard was a delight to see -- such history! The Last Supper was superb and our viewing went off without a hitch. She was excellent at navigating the crowds to ensure we saw everything from the rail and was an excellent picture taker! Barbara finished off our tour with a suggestion for lunch and even called to make reservations. Thank you, Barbara, for a wonderful time in Milan!

Janet Smith

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Barbara was a great guide. She knows Milan like the back of her hand. We walked to all the "must sees", even in the rain! Her tour of the Duomo was spot on, making sure we saw all the sights on the roof and inside. There was't a question she couldn't answer! And, as we are very inquisitive, she was very patient with all of our many questions. I would not hesitate to use Barbara again -- especially for another Hidden Places of Milan tour she mentioned.

Lollie Wark

United States
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Our Gourmet Milan Walking Tour was wonderful! Our guide Barbara Q took us to all of the little hidden gems as well as the historical sites. The tour was completely catered to our likes and expectations. Wonderful! Thanks, Barbara!

Petra Helstone

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Fantastic day out with Barbara. Unexpected circumstances forced her to improvise and her professionalism was outstanding. She regrouped and gave my friends and I an amazing experience. Thank you Barbara!

Joseph Reichman

United States
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Tour: #543667, Secret Milan - concealed charm, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Barbara was wonderful She is knowledgeable, engaging & interesting Would highly recommend

Paulette Hamelin

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Barbara was great! We had a lovely day with her! She was very flexible and was happy to customize our tour to accommodate everyone's interests. Right down to how and where to find the best gelato. She took us to very nice and tasty authentic, historical restaurant for lunch as well as showed us some out of the way hidden gems of Milan. I would definitely pick Barbara again for any tours I would do in Milan.

Susan Berdy

United States
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Tour: #543667, Secret Milan - concealed charm, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Great tour. We had asked Barbara to show us places that are "must sees" that don't appear in guide books and she did a great job! We still enjoy pictures of the turtle! Pace of the tour was perfect and her knowledge is outstanding--art, history, architecture and culture.

Susan Berdy

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

Barbara was knowledgeable, friendly. We loved our time with her.

Ivor Lammerink

Canada
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights - customized for the group of Ivor Lammerink, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

a very informative tour of Milan although a very unpleasant underground train ride for some of us when experiencing pick pocketing by local gypsies on the train. although we were provided with earphones i recommend 2 earphones ( stereo) instead of one , there was a lot of interference from traffic and other tourists nearby. was not aware the duomo area has so much to see and has such a wealth of history around it, roof visit a definite experience one must do.

Carl Kuehner

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan customized tour including the Leonardo da Vinci's Sala delle Asse, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Charles Joseph

Ogden, UTAH, United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan customized tour including the Leonardo da Vinci's Sala delle Asse, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Excellent guide. She was able to secure "Last Supper" tickets somehow. Very knowledgeable and organized. A professional art historian, and it shows!

Ravinda Samaraweera

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

Classy. Laid back. Excellent English. Informative. Would use her again.

Gregory Belt

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Marcia D.

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Barbara is an exceptionally guide. Her knowledge of Milan is endless, especially its art and architecture. Her communication skills, warmth and good sense of humor made our tour even better. Highly recommend.

Marcia D.

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Barbara was just great! Her knowledge of Leonardo da Vinci and his work/life in Milan made for a wonderful tour. Her communication skills, both via email and in person, are excellent. She made Leonardo come alive to our group of four. We highly recommend. Marcia -- Boston

Casey Halper

United States
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 23/19

John Soughan

Millburn, NJ, United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights customized tour including the Leonardo da Vinci's Sala delle Asse., Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

Fantastic tour. Highly recommend Barbara. We had a full day adventure in Milan with Barbara and our extended family. Barbra was organized, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Local knowledge is key and Barbara has it all.

Natalie Maksin

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan customized tour including the Duomo roofs, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

Hello, we enjoyed our tour by Barbara Q, she was very professional and patient, and we give her a rating of 5.

Maureen L.

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day including the Lonardo da Vinci's Last Supper's Museum, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

Barbara is an amazing tour guide. We learned so much during our tour and she was great with my family. I would highly recommend a tour with Barbara. This tour made our stay in Milan fabulous.

Houston Davis

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan customized private guided tour, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Wonderful tour...Barbara did an excellent job explaining sites...very knowledgeable...made our day Houston

Jamie Lissette

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

Barbara is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. We learned a lot of Milanese history as well as had the shot to see local and more current landmarks as well! Thanks!

Karen Coats

Australia
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

An amazing tour of hidden Milan. We requested the real Milan, and Barbara certainly delivered as much as possible in one day ! Courtyards, gardens, gelato, university graduation celebrations, churches, fashion, coffee, history, funny stories, art, food, and the friendly turtle. An observation of a remarkable city from within, rather than the monocular tourist view. Fabulous day!

Jose A del Cueto Gracia

Mexico
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Great tour, Barbara had everything set up. The bus and the driver were excellent. Barbara have a great knowledge and great conversation. The tour was done in Spanish, which she speak fluently

Manisha Punwani

United States
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Barbara was warm, friendly and very flexible. She has deep knowledge of Milan. I enjoyed every minute. She will definitely be doing more tours in future with me in Milan. Thank you Barbara. You were fantastic. And beautiful.

Deborah Howe

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day - customized 6,3 hour tour including the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper., Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Barbara was fantastic! We had a six and a half hour private tour and I was hoping our personalities would mesh because that's a long time otherwise! Despite cloudy skies and some rain, our tour was Barbara was just perfect. She managed to get us to the Duomo roofs and gave us a bit of a foodie tour and managed to score tickets to see Da Vinci's Last Supper. It was a perfect day! All boxes ticked! When we get back to Milan, Barbara will be our guide again!

Robert Morabito

Crownsville, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

The explanation of the Last supper was great. However, we had wanted to see other Lenardo Di Vinci inventions. This is not what the tour turned out to be. It was hard to hear all of the explanations because she did not use a headset like on our other tour. Was surprised that the fee to the places we visited was not included with the fee of the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking your time to write to me. It was your decision not to visit the Leonardo da Vinci's works of art in the Ambrosiana and in the Falcon Tower I had scheduled and the cost of them was specified in "what's extra". The use of the radio system isn't advised for just 7 people because the places to visit are quiet. I believe the extraordinary heat of that day (93° F) and the fact that just half of your family was used to walking, affected your decision. It was nice meeting you and your family.

Robert Morabito

Crownsville, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

The tour of Il Duomo was great. We could hear what she was saying because she used a headset and we all had earphones. However, she did not keep the devices the whole time. In addition, I was surprised that the fee for the devices was not included. She picked a very nice place for lunch. However, after lunch, the tour didn't feel like it had a flow to it. She definitely knew her dates and names. But there was no story just facts.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking your time to write to me.The radio system is compulsory only to enter the Duomo for more than 4 people. After lunch 5 components of your family out of 7 decided to continue the walking tour because of the jet lag. The cost of the system was specified in "what's extra".I believe the extraordinary heat of the day, 95° F, the fact that just half of your heterogeneous family was used to walking affected the harmony of the tour. I feel quite sorry if I didn’t live up to your expectations.

Evan Hoobchaak

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Our tour of Milan with Barbara was wonderful. She also coordinated a driver for us as we were staying on Lake Como. Her tour accommodated everyone in our group (5 adults, 2 kids) and I would highly recommend her.

Barb Wenger

United States
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Tour: #543667, Secret Milan - concealed charm, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Really enjoyed this tour. If you are tired of the mob scene of tours in Milan, take this tour. Along with seeing "the sights", you will see old convents and monasteries that have been repurposed for today's living while preserving parts of the past. Explore some beautiful courtyards that you would never know existed. Barbara is very knowledgeable and will tailor the tour to your interests. This would be a fun tour done on bike. She can do this, too. I liked this "quieter" Milan!

Larry D.

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights including the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper Museum, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

It is in the area of art appreciation and art history that Barbara really shines. She made " The Last Supper" and its execution become a living process. Her appreciation and knowledge becomes infectious. I left the program with greater appreciation of what I was allowed to see.

Edgar Trillo

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

Had a wonderful time touring Milano with Barbara. She's very knowledgeable and really took the time to explain all the finer detail at the Duomo, Galleria and castle. Highly recommended!

Larry D.

United States
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Tour: #543667, Secret Milan - concealed charm, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

Barbara Q is an excellent, informative leader. She has an excellent knowledge of the area. Barbara is definitely a 5 plus

Sunny Pillow

Dallas, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/19

If you want to take this tour, book more than three months in advance. Going through Barbara save me some hassle. She gave a thorough background on techniques and point out things on the fresco we wouldn't have noticed. She was very gracious about tailoring the tour for our tastes and needs. We thoroughly enjoyed her expertise and company. Highly recommend her.

Sunny Pillow

Dallas, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Nick Bisconti

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan customized for Nick Bisconti, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Again, Barbara did a wonderful job tailoring a tour to our needs and taste. We would highly recommend Barbara as a tour guide and will use her again when we return to Milan.

Nick Bisconti

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/19

Barbara did an excellent job. The tour was interesting and informative. We would highly recommend Barbara.

Pamela Rootenberg

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/19

We had a fabulous tour with Barbara. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and knows Milan inside and out. Thanks for a great experience!

Merrill Plou

United States
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Tour: #639924, The Certosa di Pavia and Vigevano at the time of Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Barbara Q. is the best! She is very organized, punctual and very knowledgeable. Her knowledge of history is amazing. I would highly recommend her. Merrill P.

Merrill Plou

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day - customized 6 hour tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Barbara Q is the best! She is very organized, punctual and very knowledgeable. Her knowledge of history is amazing. I would highly recommend her. Merrill P.

William Spodak

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Greatly enjoyed Barbara's tour. She was extremely well informed and pleasant to deal with. Would highly recommend her services.

Kristen Stebnyckyj

Glenrowan, VICTORIA, Australia
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/19

Barbara was a great guide, full of original suggestions for our tour and subsequent time in Milan. We visited iconic sights eg: Pecks food store and many local and captivating areas. It was a fabulous 4hrs with Barbara...Kristen, Australia.

Alan Townsend

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan customized private guided tour, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Barbara was an excellent guide for our Milano visit.

Julie Qualiato

United States
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 6/19

This tour was amazing from the beautiful views, our guide, and driver. Barbara was very knowledgeable and able answer all of our questions. Highly recommend this tour.

Wendy Mele

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights - customized private guided tour, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/19

I can not say enough great things about Barbara! Her knowledge of History and the details of all aspects of Milano are Simply Brilliant!! She is an absolute pleasure to spend the day with and it was just the most wonderful time seeing Milan thru her!!! You cannot get a better guide!!!

Linda Honan

United States
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise - customized tour including Bellagio, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Barbara was exceptionally knowledgeable and personally so warm and charming that our entire Tour over two days was changed from an expected experience to the highlight of our vacation

Linda Honan

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights customized tour including the Quadrilatero della Moda, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Barbara was exceptionally knowledgeable and personally so warm and charming that our entire Tour over two days was changed from an expected experience to the highlight of our vacation

George V.

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights Milan at a glance: unmissable sights including the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper Museum, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

Barbara was an excellent guide. She was very informative and professional. She was able to secure tickets for us to see Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, even after our scheduled visit had been cancelled due to an employee strike. We highly recommend her. Thank-you Barbara!!

James Strickler

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day including the Lonardo da Vinci's Last Supper's Museum, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

Great tour with Barbara for our party of 6. Very friendly and fun. extremely knowledgeable. Continued for a full day and more. Well beyond our expectations! Thank you very much Barbara!

James Watson

Stafford, QLD, Australia
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day - customized tour split in 2 days including an extra hour for food tastings on April 19th., Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Elke Heidbuchel

Belgium
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Great guide and great tour

Rosana Bautista Benito

Spain
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Tour: #292862, The Monumental Cemetery of Milan: an open air museum, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Walking through the Milano Cemetery with Barbara was like walking with a wise friend. Last week I visited Milano Monumental Cemetery with the tour guide Barbara Q. It was an overwhelming visit: the cemetery is a magical spot and discovering it by Barbara's hand was the perfect combination. She has a passion for both art and history, and a deep understanding of culture too. Furthermore, she recommended me some picturesque places to taste coffee and Italian deli foods.

John Kirkpatrick

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

Very knowledgeable and friendly. A good pace and enjoyable. We saw and learned so much that we otherwise would have missed. Highly recommended, especially for a large and more modern city like Milan that can be a little overwhelming.

Alec Kay

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

Barbara was just right in terms of pace and information. She did not overwhelm us, answered tangential questions easily and allowed us to set the pace. I would not hesitate to do a tour again with her, top notch. Alec

Barbara Lee

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights including the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Barbara. Her personality was very nice, and we were able to understand her without any problem. She showed us the rooftop of the Duomo, inside the Duomo, The Galleria, Sforza Castle, and shared lots of lots of interesting information. She also added to our itinerary at our request, and was able to arrange tickets to see The Last Supper. We were able to stop for a delicious bite to eat along the way. She accommodated our group of 4 perfectly - a favorite guide!

Fatima F.

Qatar
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

Barbara was great with our group. She was understanding and informative. We look forward to visiting Milan again soon!

Ronald Davis

United States
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise including Bellagio, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

Barbara did a super job. She put together a custom trip quickly that met our needs, and she did iron Christmas Eve!! She was very flexible to our needs on the tour and easy to flip between historical and just shopping and cafes. We had a great driver as well and a great boat ride that toured lake Como I highly recommend the tour and her

Michael Kopplin

San Antonio, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 3/18

Completely enjoyed, Barbara really knows city and hew favorite spots were great. We returned to one next day for another meal. Toured some wonderful neighborhoods.