Janet SmithUnited States
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!
Carl KuehnerUnited States
Charles JosephOgden, UTAH, United States
Excellent guide. She was able to secure "Last Supper" tickets somehow. Very knowledgeable and organized. A professional art historian, and it shows!
Marcia D.United States
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
Natalie MaksinUnited States
Hello, we enjoyed our tour by Barbara Q, she was very professional and patient, and we give her a rating of 5.
Houston DavisUnited States
Wonderful tour...Barbara did an excellent job explaining sites...very knowledgeable...made our day Houston
Robert MorabitoCrownsville, MARYLAND, United States
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.
Sunny PillowDallas, TEXAS, United States
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.
Nick BiscontiUnited States
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.
Pamela RootenbergUnited States
We had a fabulous tour with Barbara. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and knows Milan inside and out. Thanks for a great experience!
Alan TownsendUnited States
Barbara was an excellent guide for our Milano visit.
Alec KayUnited States
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
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
Barbara had an amazing ability to craft a tour that placed Leonardo da Vinci in a meaningful historical perspective. By showing us other artists who influenced Leonardo, it helped us to appreciate his work even more. She also showed us locations in Milan that were important to him. In addition to having an extensive amount of knowledge, Barbara had the passion that made it come alive !
Milton PearlmanUnited States
Barbara was very sweet and accomodative to our desires; i booked very late making it very difficult to get Last Supper tickets, she made extraordinary efforts to secure them; she was very knowledgeable and was obviously very concerned with our satisfaction; highly recommend to anyone looking for a guide
Susan FisherUnited States
Barbara's Q gave us a perfect tour of the highlights of downtown Milan. She had not gotten much direction from us, other than a desire to see the last supper. We managed in an afternoon to get a flavor Milan's history, its commercial business, it's treasures, as well as some chemistry of the advantages and disadvantages of fresco painting thrown in. She finished with a perfect reservation for a delicious and charming dinner.
Donald C.United States
Touring with Barbara is like having a close friend who knows the city very well. Barbara helped us to navigate easily and to use our limited time to best advantage. She knows the history of the city and filled our time with interesting anecdotes. Our time with Barbara was a high point of our visit to Milan.
John MonteverdiOakland, CA, United States
Our tour was led by Barbara Q, who gave us a wonderful insight into the artistry of Leonardo Da Vinci. The tour was well planned out, starting with The Last Supper and Santa Maria dell Gracie. Her observations were instructive and added to our Milan experience. Highest recommendation.
James LagattutaUnited 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.
Scott PetersonUnited States
Connie D.United States
We contracted with Barbara through Tours by Local on two consecutive days. For both, our review is the same: outstanding. Barbara Quarello was a pure joy: informative, outgoing, and a constant source of information and insight. We customized our tour in advance by email, and felt she did everything she could to optimize our time in Milan and to get us to everything we most wanted to see. Then she added to each location with warmth, history, and context. We have no reservations in recommending her.
Molly N.United States
We had an excellent tour with Barbara! She is so knowledgeable about history and art and we learned so much about Leonardo da Vinci's time in Milan. A highlight was seeing The Last Supper painting, which is truly amazing. We appreciated her tips on where to eat and drink in Milan and would highly recommend her tours.
Peggy PowellUnited States
She arrived on time; was flexible in what we did; and she was very knowledgeable about history, art and architecture.
Nigel SquibbUnited Kingdom
James RollerUnited States
Very educational and fun Leonardo tour beginning with "The Last Supper" and including places we never would have discovered without Barbara's preparedness and expertise. Not too long, not too short; just right.
William FredlundUnited States
the tour by Barbara Q. was 100% perfect; she is beautiful elegant; language perfect knowledge excellent; charming a total delight; impossible to do it better; whole thing was worth it; and i am professor of renaissance history
We had a full day with a Barbara, a combined tour of milan at a glance and Leonardo da Vinci, and it was an incredible day. Full of wonderful insights about the beautiful and historic Milan. She didn't rush us and would she really took the time to explain to us the history of this beautiful city. We travelled with two young children and I'm just so grateful to her that she's so considerate of my kids "I'm tired mommy" moments. Both tours combined was really worth it and I would recommend 100%
Norman BrooksUnited States
Everything about our tour with Barbara was excellent. Starting with her pre-trip communication up until the time we said goodbye it couldn't have been better. Barbara is very knowledgable and enthusiastic and very accommodating. Great information presented in a fun way. My wife and I loved our time together. Highly recommended.
Emery JohnsonUnited States
Barbara was outstanding ! Well prepared and enjoyable to be with .
Judith MarshallUnited States
Barbara is knowledgeable and charismatic. We loved the tour. And we learned so very much. Thank you Barbara
Cristina DamatarcaUnited States
Deeply enjoyed walking in the footsteps of Leonardo on various sites in Milan. Barbara is an amazing guide, and having an art historian for a four hour guide was such a delight! We visited wonderful sites reminiscent of Leonardo and his work and Barbara is a true "walking encyclopedia" of all things Leonardo and Milan. Quite possibly, one of the best things to do in Milan!
Christine Lunsingh TonckensNetherlands
It was obvious that she consciously prepared our visit to Milan; everything was planned carefully and was tailor made to our expectations. She gave us very useful, enlightening information at every site we went to and was very helpful when she noticed that my friend was getting tired. She immediately called a taxi in order to continue the visit. Last but not least she went through a lot of trouble to book us tickets to see Leonardo Da Vinci's "CENACOLO VINCIANO" painting. We highly recommend Barbara!
Robert S.WORCESTER, MA, United States
A delightful 4 hour tour given by Barbara at a pace suitable for our needs. Exceptional knowledge of topic combined with a friendly and engaging manner. Highly recommended
Robert GondermanUnited States
Barbara is friendly and knowledgeable. Her detailed description of The Last Supper really enhanced our experience.
Barbara was a considerate, intelligent and interesting guide. We enjoyed the 2 tours that we took with her immensely.
Barbara is a personable, intelligent and interesting guide. We immensely enjoyed both tours that we took with her. Highly recommended!
Ekaterina AronovUnited States
Excellent tour guide!. Extremely knowledgable. Worth every penny....Finished our tour extremely satisfied. Sergio , Jay and Evelyn.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy you've enjoyed my new tour. Thank you for your feedback. Warmest regards, Barbara