Marvel LaymanUnited States
Fantastic experience. Very friendly, knowledgeable and willing to juggle the plans. Worth every $ to have a private tour. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Marvel! I’m very happy you enjoyed our day and I’m looking forward to your return to Italy, there is so much more to show you. Mauro
Linda ChavezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Linda!
Randall SwanReading, PA, United States
Tours by Locals has been a wonderful resource for great local guides. Mauro was excellent. He was prompt, professional, courteous and paid attention to the details, resulting in a visit that was smooth, effortless and a lot of fun. Mauro was much more than a tour guide. He is easy going, friendly and engaging. We felt as though we were traveling with a friend from Italy showing us around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Randall, it was my absolute pleasure to meet you and I look forward to your return to Italy and showing you much more. Grazie millie, your friend in Rome. Mauro
We had the best tour of our lives. Mauro had planned our day perfectly and was so personable that we felt that just after one day with him that we were leaving one of our best friends behind. We had our 13 year old grandson with us and they hit it off right from the start of our day. When we return to Rome or this area of Italy again, we will be booking Mauro for entire stay. Mauro deserves 10 stars if were possible. We just can't say enough good things about our experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WoW Grazie Joe! It was such a pleasure meeting all of you and I so enjoyed my time showing you my Eternal city. I’m very thankful that you entrusted me to engage with your grandson on his very first time in Rome. I’m looking forward to staying in touch with all of you and having you back in my homeland to experience so much more and add to our great memories created. Your friend in Italy, Mauro
Noreen CurdoUnited States
Amazing fun filled tour with our family of 8. Mauro was very informative and brought us to the best little restaurant for lunch. We were thrilled to finish the day with a stop for some delicious gelato. Thank you Mauro for being a great tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Noreen!!! So nice to have met you and I look forward to your return. Please say Hi to everyone for me. Your guide in Italy, Mauro
Travis FairchildUnited States
Mauro was on time, polite and very knowledgeable. He's good people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Travis! I look forward to your family coming back to Italy!!!
Julianne HarpUnited States
The tour of Rome was the second tour we did with Mauro. He made sure all three of us, including our thirteen year old son, had a great time. He was full of information about Rome and showed us thing we had no idea existed in Rome — who knew there was a pyramid in Rome?? He planned the day so we were able to see a lot Rome in one day and not have the locations be overly crowded.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Julie! I enjoyed showing you things that you haven’t seen before. The Romans were full of surprises and I just glad I could share them with all of you. Come back soon!
Julianne HarpUnited States
Pompeii was the first if two tours we did with Mauro. He was an awesome guide — full of information and really tailored the tour to make sure all three of us had fun and the tour was fully wheelchair accessible. The winery he took us to for lunch was delicious. We are still talking about how awesome the food was!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie millie Julie! It was really my pleasure and I enjoyed meeting all of you. Come back soon!
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Becky LefflerUnited States
Mauro was a wonderful guide who made our day trip amazing! I can't imagine a better guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Becky! I so enjoyed meeting your family and am overjoyed that you loved the visit to the farm. We look forward to have you back again soon.
Catherine BestUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Catherine, it was so nice to meet you.
It was lovely to have a personnel guided experience as this was our first visit to Rome. Mauro picked us up from our cruise ship and was friendly and welcoming. We headed to the Colosseum for our first stop. We skipped the Q and had a wonderful visit. We then continued to the Vatican. Mauro made sure we made it back to cruise ship on time. We would like to thank you for looking after us and showing us part of your beautiful country
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert, it was a pleasure for me. I look forward to your return to Italy someday soon. Grazie, your private guide in Rome.... Mauro
Yaw DebrahUnited States
Mauro is a 5-star tour guide offering a 5-star service. You can tour Rome the hard way and you can tour Rome the easy way. With Mauro's planning, touring was definitely the easy way. We skipped all lines (Rome lines are really, really long!), had the best restaurant recommendations; all the while being fed with a constant stream of history that brought Rome to life. He exceeded our expectations. I strongly recommend Mauro as a tour guide. We will definitely book him again when we are in Italy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Yaw! You have an incredible family and I really cannot wait for your return to experience much much more. It was a pleasure to enhance your vacation by skipping the long lines and assuring your family took away the best memories and moments Rome had to offer. Please stay in touch and take care, your guide in Rome, Mauro
Sheikha Al ThaniQatar
Mauro was an amazing tour guide he was so knowledgeable and friendly you almost feel you are catching up with your friend it didn't feel like we met him for the first time , he is the best and was really flexible with the schedule and time , definitely will hire his services again when I come back to Rome
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie tanto! Thank you for your wonderful review of our day and I look forward to your return to me in Rome my Eternal city.
Monica LynnBend, OR, United States
We just returned to the ship after a wonderful day in Roma with Mauro. He showed us the perfect day, squeezing in as much history and sites as we could get in our short time here. We couldn't of asked for a better guide, answering all our questions, so personable, considerate and fun. We had a delicious lunch of 3 local pastas, while sitting across from the Colosseum. We so appreciated how much he tried to get in for us in one day and now want to come back to this amazing city when we have more time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Monica, it was a pleasure meeting all of you and I felt blessed to have had the opportunity to show you as much of my Eternal city in a day! Wishing you a fantastic cruise and looking forward to your return. Grazie, Mauro
Mauro's food tour of Trastevere was so fun. He really took care of us and made sure we tasted lots of good food. He's also an interesting guy and we had a lot of great conversation to go with our meals. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carlo, I so enjoyed meeting your family that day. I look forward to having you back with me in Rome for new experiences. I hope the rest of your vacation went very well and you are home safe and sound. Grazie Millie
Catherine SkobeUnited States
Our day trip to Florence with Mauro was amazing! He accomplished everything on our wish list and more. We saw all of Florence from a beautiful vista, toured Santa Croce, and took in David. Mauro took us shopping for leather and gold jewelry and a delicious Tuscan lunch. It was a wonderful leisurely tour our whole family enjoyed. We all learned so much about Florence's history. Mauro is so warm and personable. We look forward to visiting with him again when we return to glorious Italy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherine for such a lovely and kind review of our day trip to Florence from Rome. I would be delighted to have your family back in my care for your next trip to Europe. Grazie mille
Patricia LifrakUnited States
Excellent guide, extremely attentive, fun, knowledgeable and pleasant . We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dear Patricia. I so enjoyed showing you both Venice and look forward to your return to Italy. Safe travels home, all my very best. Mauro
Deborah ShullUnited States
From the moment we landed in Rome we felt secure and taken care of. Mauro went out of his way to get us situated in our accomodations before starting our itinerary. Due to his planning and execution- we feel confident we saw more of the city, learned more of the history and experienced a true Roman Holiday! He went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to friends or family and would definitely book with him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Deb! It was so nice to show you my Rome. I look forward to your return to do much more. Your friend in Rome, Mauro
Tivoli was beautiful and a walk through the ancient town was special as well as the delightful lunch we shared. A real highlight of our trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Howard, I’m so pleased you enjoyed our day and I look forward to showing you much more of Italy. Your guide friend in Rome, Mauro
Lots of great shopping and lots of the best foods along the way. Very enjoyable for the adults and kids
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Millie! Looking forward to more touring with you in the future.
What a great tour. Informative and fun. We did so much and saw so many things before having a magical meal on a terrace by the coliseum. Mauro is a fantastic; caring and fun and so knowledgable! Our whole family loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Millie : ) It’s been so much fun to meet your whole family and get to know you all through the holidays. Happy New Year!
Brian JenkinsUnited States
Wonderful tour and guide! Got us thru any lines expeditiously or skipped altogether. A++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Brian! Looking forward to your return. Your guide in Rome, Mauro
Amy SchillingAppleton, WI, United States
Mauro was genuinely friendly, well connected, personable and relatable. Mauro gave us good recommendations to restaurants, having formerly been in the food industry. We tried one the next day and it as exactly as he said it would be.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was wonderful meeting all of you. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food I suggested. I look forward to our next time together. Enjoy the New Year! Best, Mauro
Deb CornwallUnited States
Took the private golf cart tour of Rome with Mauro. Perfect way to get around Rome considering walking ability of some in our party. Mauro provided a great overview of the major highlights considering the time we had available. Would certainly use his services again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Deb! I really enjoyed showing you all the best sites of my Eternal city. Please come back soon, I have so much more to share with you. Your friend in Rome, Mauro
Mauro was a wonderful guide. He accommodated my limited mobility and ensure we saw as much as possible in the limited time we had available. We would strongly recommend Mauro
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you June! Grazie millie and it was my pleasure dear. I look forward to seeing you again in my country.
I cannot say enough about Mauro, who with the help of his partner Caron made the arrangements for Rome. While we did not have the tickets to get into the Colosseum Mauro made the necessary phone calls and problems were solved. We were a bit concerned at first but once Mauro started talking about the history of Rome and the Colosseum we quickly found out how knowledgeable and how passionate he was about his city. The different places he took us too were all well explained in an easy to understand English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly Hans, I so enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to your return to Italy to see much more of my beautiful land. Grazie tanto
Sandra StewartUnited Kingdom
The tour by golf buggy was as expected and more. Mauro was a really personable and knowledgeable guide - he tailored the tour to our requests as we have visited Rome before but not in such detail and took great care to ensure we were all enjoying the experience and was particularly considerate of the limited walking ability of our 90 years young mother Highly recommend this tour and Mauro in particular
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandra for your wonderful review- I so enjoyed meeting you and your mother is a princess who is priceless. Please come back soon! Grazie Tanto, your friend in Rome Mauro
Mauro suggested an earlier start to beat the crowds and it was a great suggestion. We toured Sant'Angelo Castel without any lineups. We thoroughly enjoyed the Castel, the bridge, the Pantheon, the Spanish steps and of course tossing a coin into Trevi fountaine. We will definitely return to Rome and meet up with Mauro to tour us to other parts of Rome. A very memorable and educational tour. It was amazing...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a great review of our day together. I so enjoyed showing both of you all of the important and fun spots in Roma. Looking forward to meeting up again for more adventures throughout Italy. Grazie
Mauro was simply perfect! We are a couple from Montreal in their mid 40s. No kids. We booked online in advance and we have no regret whatsoever. We definitely recommend this experience with Mauro to anyone who is looking to fully appreciate Ancient Rome's wonders. We are well traveled and this has to be one of the nicest travel experiences we had the chance to live. Mauro is knowledgeable sympathetic and also, his love for Rome and Italy's history is evident and contagious.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric and Chantal. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I enjoy every second we had together and your interest in Rome history was incredible. I loved to share with you all I know about Ancient Rome. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and please if you need contact me in the future. Grazie mille, Mauro.