Daniela is a first-class guide and her passion for the Piedmont and Lago Maggiore regions is inspiring. Not only did she entertain us with fantastic background information and historical insights, but she also arranged flawless logistics, making the beautiful sites of Orta and Isola San Giulio enjoyable for two disabled travelers. They had an amazing experience (as we all did). Hats off to Daniela for her very professional work. We hope to see her again! Grazie mille!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Matt and Dagmar, It was my pleasure meeting and guiding you and the extra arrangements were just a little thing! I'm so happy that you enjoyed our morning together and that you'll all remember the beauty of Orta San Giulio. Take care of you and I hope to see you again. All the best! Daniela
Michael S.United States
Robert SwitzUnited States
As a family of 10 we had two tours with Daniella and enjoyed her very much. Very knowledgeable, good English and sense of humor. Our grandchildren enjoyed her as well...big endorsement! Very flexible and energetic. We would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for your kind kind words! Take care everybody, I hope the kids are well. Daniela
Robert SwitzUnited States
We did two tours with Daniela as a family of ten including 4 children ages 10 -14. She spoke very good English, was very knowledgeable of the history of the area and was very efficient. She was fun to tour with and very flexible regarding our schedule and needs. A very positive personality with a sense of humor. She even took us to a small beach on Isola Madera where the children could go swimming as they became a little restless with all of the educational aspects of the tours. Highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jo and Bob and the rest of the family, I thank you for your kind words! You are a special family, the kids are so nice and so well behaved. I had a great time, too! All the best for your next days on Lake Como. A big hug. Daniela
John ShermanBeverly Hills, CALIFORNIA, United States
Couldn't have asked for better. Extremely knowledgeable, kind and patient, speaks excellent English. Customized the tour exactly the way we wanted it, and a very sweet person besides. Perfection
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and dear ladies, thank you so much for your kind words! You know, the weather plays an important role and you picked up one of the most beautiful days in the year!! It was a great pleasure spending the morning with you, I phoned Pietro to ask if everything went well after I'd left you and he confirmed that it was all smooth. I was a little concerned about the increasing wind but I was confident about Pietro's expertise! Take care and enjoy the rest of your tour in Italy! Daniela
Great! She is very helpful & professional, we will keep contact again if any request of the tour in Stresa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Niwara, for this comment! Daniela
Jim ShortleyUnited States
What a wonderful day we had with Daniela! She showed us the beautiful Lake Orta area including the lovely Sacro Monti. Daniela's knowledge was extensive and she was able to answer any questions we had beautifully. We walked around the lovely City then stayed for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Daniela for such a lovely day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue and Jim (and all the others), thank you for your kind words. And thank you for not mentioning the bad weather we had! I hope you'll come back in the sun! Have a good time in Venice! Daniela
Jim ShortleyUnited States
It was an absolute pleasure to have Daniela as our guide. Her knowledge was remarkable and her enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks for such a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's easy to be a good guide with such nice guests! Thank you all. Daniela
Anthony CainUnited States
Daniela was an excellent guide. She was prompt, professional and thoroughly knowledgeable about the Borromean Islands. We fully enjoyed our day with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for your review of our tour! I hope you'll come again to Stresa. All the best. Daniela
Katherine SteinbergUnited States
Daniela is a highly professional and informative guide. Communication by email prior to our arrival was excellent. She gave us a very interesting and detailed tour of the three islands with a lot of detail about the villa on Isola Bella. We enjoyed our lunch on Fisherman's Island and the peaceful walk on Isola Madre - Would be even more awesome in the spring when bursting with flowers in bloom.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katherine and Bernie, thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure meeting you, guiding you and answering all your questions! I see that you are safely back in Denver. All the best to you. Daniela
Earl YagerUnited States
We would give Daniella a 5 star rating. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the beautiful area we visited. Daniella gave a wonderful combination of historical information and current information about the islands in Lake Maggiore. We highly recommend using Daniella as a guide. Earl and Judy Yager.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Judy and Eearl... and all the friends! Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure for me meeting and guiding you. I hope that your drive back to Lake Como was fine. I wish you all the best for the rest of your great tour of Italy! By the way: have you found any little space for me in your car?... ;))))) Ciao! Daniela
Jo TrustUnited States
Jo TrustUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jo!! See you tomorrow for one more adventure!
David AriettaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David! I thank you so much for your feedback! It was my pleasure spending the day with you and I hope you also enjoyed Santa Caterina. All the best! Daniela
Leslie HalloranUnited States
Daniela was an outstanding tour guide who I would highly recommend. She was fun and informative and helped tailor the day to exactly what we wanted. I was traveling with my two 70-year-old parents and she made great suggestions to accommodate their mobility and physical capabilities. She also helped us to avoid the crowds as much as possible. I have been to many countries and done many private tours and Daniela is top notch!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! I thank you so much for your feedback on the tour we had together. It was a great pleasure for me to meet the three of you, I was quite impressed by your knowledge and your interest in Italian history and culture! It's easy to be a good guide with such great guests like you! I wish you all the best in your lives and I hope to meet you again. Daniela
Nancy GreenspanUnited States
Daniela was a wonderful tour guide! We thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with her! We did a half day tour of Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori. Her commentary on Isola Pescatori made this touristy little island much more interesting. The highlight was the Palazzo on Isola Bella. What a magnificent place! We learned so much from Daniela that we wouldn't have known on our own. She had suggested we go in the afternoon and that wa perfect, as the morning crowds were gone. Great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy and Phil, thank you so much for this review! I was so happy that I could arrange a tour for you, responding to your needs and limited time. My profession allows me to meet such wonderful people as you are, I hope we can stay in touch. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Piedmont. I hope you will use Tours by Locals in the future, now that you've discovered it. A big hug, Daniela P.S. ... Where are the 5 extra stars? ;-)))))))))
We had an amazing day with Daniela...she is delightful, friendly, knowledgeable and understood what we needed and delivered in spades...you are a star...thank you so so much! Couldn't be better!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elaine, it seems that we hadn't almost left and you were already writing this review! I thank you so much for your wonderful words, it's been such a pleasure meeting you and all your family and friends! YOU are a star!! A big hug, Daniela
James BellUnited States
Daniela is fabulous! She speaks beautiful English, is so articulate and full of historic knowledge and a wonderful personality. We have applied for another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James and Bonnie, you are so kind, thank you for your feedback! I'll be happy to meet you again! All the best. Daniela
Brian AmbroseUnited States
Daniela Grisoni is an outstanding tour guide. She was on time, was very knowledgeable, very pleasant, amiable and had a good sense of humor. She explained things in a very good manner - not too detailed but yet in a very interesting way. I would definitely hire Daniela again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, what wonderful words you have written! It was a pleasure meeting you, your wife and all your friends and I'm happy that you enjoyed Orta San Giulio. I hope that you spent a good day on the Borromean Islands also. A big hug! Daniela
Diane MatagranoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Diane, for your rating! I hope you have a great time in Cernobbio and in Southern Italy. Say hello to Luigi. Regards, Daniela
Hilda JustinianoUnited States
Very informative but straight to the point. Daniela gave us a tour of the Boromean Islands. She arranged for a private boat transfer which made the day flow flawlessly. Her English is perfect and we had a great time. At the end of the tour she gave us ideas of what to do next. Overall a great tour guide. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hilda, thank you so much for your rating and feedback, that is so important for me. I spent a wonderful day with you and all the family, your kids are so nice and well-behaved! I hope to see you again. Have a good winter. Daniela
Peter NormandiaUnited States
Daniela was thorough, knowledgeable and excellent at her job. it was a fantastic tour by a very nice person. The driver of the private boat, Sergio, was also a warm- hearted person as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter and Louanne, I want to thank you so much for the words that you've written about the tour we had together. For me also it was a great pleasure to spend a day with such nice persons as you are! Sergio would like to thank you as well. We both would meet you again with great pleasure... for the weddings you are organizing!!!! ;-)
Robin Robie LuceroUnited States
Daniela made our day tour very special. She pointed out & explained the important details of Lago Maggiore. She arranged a private boat & we were able to see everything on our tour without having to waste time waiting in lines.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, I thank you for this feedback, it's been very kind of you and your husband. It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you come back in my area. Daniela
Pamella SpenceUnited States
Daniela was our guide for a day and she couldn't have done a better job. She is very knowledgeable about the islands and their attractions, and can also share her personal knowledge of the area and what is like to live and work there. We all learned a lot about the plants and trees, the palace and gardens - and she also gave great recommendations for lunch and dinner, and was incredibly flexible to help us when we needed to find a cash machine!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam, thank you so much for your comment on my service. It's always a pleasure to meet such nice friendly guests as you are. I hope you go on using Tours by Locals for your trips. A big hug. Daniela
Renee OzburnUnited States
Daniela is the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic, warm and friendly tour guide I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with. We spent an unbelievably beautiful day discovering the hidden treasures of Orta and then the Isola San Giulio. I was moved to tears in a sanctuary because of her descriptions and understanding of the spiritual meaning of what I was seeing. We had a delicious lunch right on the water and then headed back and did the Borremo islands. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Renée, it was my pleasure to meet you and spend such a beautiful day together. I hope I can meet you again, and your husband as well! My kindest regards.
Harold KelshawUnited States
From the moment we touched base with Daniela, everything went smoothly. Her tour was wonderful; so was she. She is a lovely person with good command of the English language and a knowledge AND love of the area which she shared enthusiastically. Clearly, she enjoys what she does. We were lucky to have her and will always think to contact "Tours by Locals" when next we travel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harold and Barbara and all the family, it was such a pleasure to meet you, even for such a short time. Thank you for your feedback, so important for me.
Ed PittsUnited States
Daniela is a wonderful guide. She knows the Borromeo Islands extremely well having grown up in the area and brings this knowledge and background to life in her explanations of what you are seeing. The tour itself is very surprising given some of the hidden and special things Daniela will show you. I highly recommend her and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Edd, many many thanks for your comment! Hope to see you again. Daniela
Susan AdlerUnited States
Daniela was not only professional, but she was also over the top accomodating. The forecast was rain and she was flexible with the date up until the end. We had a beautiful day. She really knew her history and made it extremely enjoyable. She was also able to get us on and off the boats and into the villas bypassing the long lines, which alone was worth the cost! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue and Peter, thank you for your feedback. Which I appreciate even more, considering our little "adventure" in meeting each other!! I've modified the meeting place in my tours, which is more precise now. Thank you again and all the best from Italy. Daniela
Kerry TurgeonUnited States
Daniela G was wonderful. She is very pleasant and Extremely knowledgeable. She was exactly what We needed to understand the lake and the Islands in a Short period of time. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Terry! I hope you will become regular customers of TBL! Daniela
Elana DietzUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elana. My kindest regards to you all. Daniela