David WhitmanCarmel, INDIANA, United States
On very short notice and on a cold morning, Micol provided us with a well-organized, thoughtful and knowledgeable introduction to Bologna. She pointed out some hidden gems, explained aspects of the local history and architecture we likely would have overlooked, told us about and showed us various food and wine offerings of the area that might interest us and cheerfully answered all our questions. Had our time allowed, we would have engaged her for specialty tours of the area, as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, I wish you all the best. I really appreciate your feedback
Joe DiFrancescoUnited States
Thank you for an amazing day in Bologna! Micol did a fabulous job of personalizing our tour with a focus on food and wine as we requested. We especially enjoyed the Balsamic Vinegar tasting and our trip through the food market. We loved sampling the specialties from the area.
Paul Leith-SmithUnited Kingdom
Thank you very much for your wonderful tour last Friday, we all really enjoyed you sharing your deep knowledge with us in such an interesting way. The parmigarno, the balsamic vinegar producer and the delightful wine producer made for a fantastic tour. We also thoroughly enjoyed the background information you gave us on Bologna. With kind regards and once again many thanks. Paul and friends.
Kerry BologneseUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Micol very much. She was friendly, personable, knowledgeable and gave us a rich understanding of Ferrara, and the ruling Este family.
Elvira FearnUnited Kingdom
What a wonderful introduction to Bologna , Micol was so professional and friendly with no limit to her information on this delightful city. Many thanks, can't recommend her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elvira, I would be very glad to meet you again!
Staci O.United States
Micol was a fantastic tour guide. She customized the perfect day of wine tasting for us, provided a lot of additional info about local traditions and extended our tour in Bologna as an added bonus. All of our stops were fabulous and I never would have been able to find those gems on my own. I highly recommend taking a tour with her. Thanks so much for a wonderful day.
David SherwoodUnited States
Micol was wonderful. She is so knowledgeable and really knows the history of the city and it's connection to the food. Her enthusiasm was great and she was very respectful of the age of her participants and what we were interested in doing. We so enjoyed the afternoon.
Very informative and enjoyable tour
Yevgenya KonnikovaUnited States
Great tour! We spent a wonderful day with Micol.
A wonderful day with Micol. Gentile et soppratutto competente. She has an answer for almost any question. We can recommend her. We felt her attachment for the city, and her engagement in her work as guide.
Unfortunately this tour was not value for money and was totally boring. This tour is booked for six hours and it just dragged. We only went to one town and it takes five minutes to walk around as the town is really small. But instead we spent over an hour in this town and went to three different bakeries and did olive oil tasting all in the town. The highlights were visiting the vineyard and the castle. The tour guide had a very soft voice and no microphone and was not interested to talk to us at all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The agreed itinerary included the town of Brisighella,which is one of the 100 most beautiful in Italy. Because you preferred the sweets I included 3 different shops with typical cakes. One was a pasta shop to show you the making of romagnol sfoglia. I don't use microphone when the tour is for 3 persons and the place is quiet,but I would have spoken louder if needed. I am glad you enjoyed the 1 hour tour in the Vineyard and the Castle. I talked with you satisfying all your different requests about food
Simona C.Melbourne, Australia
Carl KuehnerUnited States
Paul RabwinUnited States
We took a walking tour of Bologna with Micol in September and she was fantastic. Micol was very knowledgeable, fluent in English, and so charming and nice! I can't recommend her highly enough. We would advise any traveler to Bologna to book a walking tour with Micol. After the tour, we had coffee at a local cafe and had a great conversation about things to see near Bologna. She was so helpful and delightful. We love Micol!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul!
Ken O.United States
Micol knows her history. She knows her cheese and her balsamic vinegar. And she knows Bologna. She also knows how to 'read' her guests and paces the tour well.
Myrna SevillaUnited States
Of all the tours we did in Italy this year, Micol provided the best. First, she is fluent in English. More importantly, her knowledge of Bologna - its history and culture - is impeccable. We appreciated Bologna even more because of her passion and love for her city. We highly recommend Micol!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Myrna, I was glad to guide you. All the best
Tove SorensenGold River, CA, United States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Nigel DawesNew Zealand
An absolutely superb day. Micol arranged an itinerary that covered all the items we wanted. Micol's connections in the area meant that we had a very informed set of visits and we really felt the depth of her understanding. Highly recommended.
Jeff StangeUnited States
Jeff StangeUnited States
Micol was wonderful. Enjoyed the city sights and relaxed atmosphere Micol provided.
Lisa StaibUnited States
This was an excellent tour. It is a great combination with the Parmesan and balsamic tours as well as the city tours. Micol is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide we highly recommend Micol and this specific tour.
Micol, a proud lifetime resident, gave us a great introduction and more. She was an extremely knowledgeable guide about Bologna and also it's position as an international university town over centuries. We were shown major central buildings and market with entertaining histories of each.
Molly RondeauSeattle, WA, United States
Sarkis MoralesUnited States
Extremely smart. Fluent in English. Keeps a great environment of fun and curiosity. Highly, highly, highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie, All the best (we say Buona fortuna per tutto!)
Jeri KoltunUnited States
Our tour this week by Micol Mazzeo was exceptional. Both venues she took us to to learn about the production of Parmisiano Reggiano and then balsamic vinegar in Modena were outstanding. Her knowledge of and passion for were evident. After these she took us to the old medieval market where there are many wonderful food vendors and restaurants. We enjoyed a terrific lunch at a place she recommended and she even helped us order some of their specialities before she left us. I would highly recommend her.
Ray RhodesUnited States
Micol was delightful. She was full of knowledge, history and insight as a lifelong Bologna resident. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.
Micol was a really fantastic guide. She was knowledgeable, friendly and easier to work with. I contacted Micol only a couple days before the tour and she was great with getting back to me and suggesting other itineraries. She really tries to tailor each approach. I would highly recommend Micol.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne, it has been a pleasure to meet you, all the best!