Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Roma, Lazio, Italy by Tour Guide Valentina S.

Tour: Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour

Valentina S.
  Roma, Lazio, Italy
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Nina Menzies

Australia
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Tour: #302998, Roman Forum and Colosseum with arena entry, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 10/20

Valentina was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable & passionate about history. There seemed to be nothing she didn't know. She also handled the different ages of our group very well, particularly the teenagers. Would highly recommend

Steven Ho

Malaysia
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Tour: #302998, Palatine hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum with arena entry, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Valentina is superb. She is very knowledgeable on the historic places that we visited. She is also very good in explaining and she is very passionate on her job. She is also very warm and friendly. I would rate her a 101%.

Dean P.

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

This was our first ever Tours By Local tour. Valentina was amazing. She has incredible knowledge of all things archeological and made everything exciting and interesting for us and our 12 year old boys. Her energy during the tour was great and we learned so much. Highly recommend this tour and highly recommend Valentina.

Raja Khatib

Beirut, Lebanon
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Ed Lamaze

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Absolutely fantastic! We were honored to experience Valentina's energy and passion for our tour of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Her knowledge went so far beyond what a normal tour would have offered. We saw these majestic treasures through the eyes of a true archeologist and were enriched because of it. As my teenage son said when we had finished the tour somewhat still in awe, "That was next level!"

Gerald Stack

Australia
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

We had a fantastic experience with Valentina. We did 2 tours with her - the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus in day 1 and the Forum, Palatine Hill and the Pantheon on day 2. Both were wonderful experiences where we benefited from Valentina's knowledge and enthusiasm. She was amazing. She is an authority on historical Rome and we learnt so much. Valentina is simply a fantastic guide and we would highly recommend her.

Patricia Stromberg

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Thank you, Valentina, for a wonderful exploration of the Colosseum and Forum. Even though some of us had visited these sites before, Valentina's experience and knowledge as an archeologist provided more insight to the history of this area. Valentina was so thoughtful and caring as we explored in the very warm sun, finding shade and checking on everyone as we toured. We now have a picture of the history as well as what is happening today in this incredible area.

Leonie S.

Australia
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

Our tour with Valentina of the Ancient Roman Monuments was the absolute highlight of our time in Rome. Experiencing these magnificent sites with such a passionate, knowledgable archeologist is a privilege. Valentina was able to create a vivid picture of the construction and use of these buildings and how they looked and functioned in Ancient Rome and beyond and of the Roman people of the time. Valentina really connected with and inspired my two teenage children. Thank you so much Valentina!

Jon Boring

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/19

We spent 17 days in Italy and Valentina's tour was the highlight of the trip. Valentina is a working archaeologist. She pointed our her last dig in ancient Rome and what she found. She is passionate about what she does, extremely knowledgeable on her subject matter, friendly, entertaining and all around great person. And we got all that from a 3 hour tour. We also feel like we made a new friend. If you are interested in ancient history and seeing where it took place, book a tour with Valentina.

Alan Townsend

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Valentina was excellent, great personality, very good knowledge, and being an archeologist, she knew details that we were interested in. I strongly recommend Valetina

Laura Stuart

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Mark Furse

United Kingdom
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Excellent! Valentina is an absolute expert and highly engaging. Her enthusiasm and love of the architecture and history is infectious; her English fluent; and her recommendation for the post-tour lunch spot-on.

Scott Jaworski

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

I would give this tour 10 stars if I could. My family and I loved Valentina. She is an incredible tour guide and extremely knowledgeable about the things we saw on our tour. I learned more from on our tour then in all my history classes. She brought Ancient Rome to life for us. I didn't want this tour to end. If you come to Rome you have to spend some time with Valentina!

Erin Lyons

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 4/19

Valentina was amazing, we wanted her to follow us around Rome our entire trip just to hear her knowledge! You could feel her passion for the history of Rome when she spoke. She was great explaining to the kids as well as answering all of our questions. We could of listened to her all day, she was absolutely perfect! Who better to lead you through ancient Rome than an archaeologist! Thank you Valentina for making our trip so memorable, we hope to return again and book another tour with you!

Anil Chintaparthi

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 31/19

Beth Soch

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 25/19

Valentina is knowledgeable, dynamic, engaging, and so enthusiastic! We learned so much, and really gained an appreciation for not only the ancient sites she guided us through, but the archeological process. We all (two adults, two teenagers) agreed that her tour was the best part of our visit to Rome!

Ross Taylor

Australia
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 4 hour private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 31/18

I booked a tour with Valentina in late Dec 2018 for my family (us parents plus 2 sons, 11 & 13) to tour the Colosseum, Gladiator school, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Valentina was perfect. Engaging, knowledgeable, patient, and with a passion to share her love of ancient Rome that was truly infectious. The one caveat is that our boys are huge Roman history buffs, so she was preaching to the converted, but this just made her all the more enthusiastic. Valentina is a wonderful guide and a wonderful person.

Thais Moldovan

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

Valentina is very knowledgeable, pleasant and professional. She was able to get the attention of all age groups and created a memorable experience to our children. They still talk about the info she shared with them about different type of gladiators in the colosseum! Thank you, Valentina.

Scott Gush

South Africa
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Wonderful guide. Strongly recommended

Maryanne Morrissey

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

I wish I could give more than 5 stars - Valentina is THE BEST!! If you are touring Ancient Rome, you should absolutely go with Valentina. A wealth of knowledge and a great personality. One of the best tours I've ever taken.

Francine Lapides

United States
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Tour: #302998, Three days in Ancient Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

We have just spent our 3rd day with you guide Valentina Santora! and are so pleased to have found her! She is a superb teacher, a very smart young woman with a great curiosity to understand the human mind and thus human history. We learned so much from her; it was wonderful to share her archeological mind. She is also warm, endlessly helpful (she even carried our backpack), is unflappable in the face of stress, and has a totally enjoyable sense of humor.

Judy Zavadil

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

Valentine was an incredibly engaging and knowledgeable guide. She explained how the ancient Roman structures were built and how Rome evolved over the centuries. Her tour provided great context for the other sites we visited in Rome. The tour was our favorite part of our visit to Rome.

Ilana Westerman

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Valentina has an excellent knowledge of her subject matter, and is truly enthusiastic about it. Our time with her felt less like a tour and more like a time-traveling journey around Rome. She was always happy to answer questions and dive super deep on any topic. A true 5 stars out of 5!

Mike Watson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

This was a marvellous experience from start to finish . We had a small group some who had visited Rome many times and some for whom this was the first visit . Valentina our guide was absolutely outstanding. She was able to establish a strong rapport early on , establish specific areas of interest for us personally and then add her own history ... she had participated in a dig on the Palatine . Brilliant . We learnt so much and all felt it was a great use of our time . I would do it all over again .

Cathy Bond

United States
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Tour: #302998, Highlights of Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Great tour. She has in depth knowledge of ancient Rome. She was very flexible and worked out a tour to cover our interest in history. She was very enthusiastic about sharing her interest and information.

Joseph Riley

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Words can hardly express what a treasure Valentina is! She not only has a vast knowledge of ancient Rome, but is able to synthesize what she knows into her own original and nuanced ideas. Her passion for the subject comes through in her communication which combines the best qualities of a teacher with those of the scholar as she effortlessly traverses the ages with a fluency which only a lifetime of dedication can bestow. On top of all this she is both kind and generous! It does not get any better!

Edward van Rompay

Belgium
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Tour: #302998, A day in Ancient Roman : 4 hours private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Just perfect. So professional and kind. Great knowledge.

Miriam Murphy

Ireland
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 6/18

Richard Rizzo

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

Valentina was exceptional. To tour the colosseum with an archeologist was an incredibly rich experience. We were very fortunate to have her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and the wonderful (meraviglioso!!!) time together! Grazie!

John Dickinson

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 4 hours private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

I have been on a number of "Tours by Locals" tours, all were excellent. But Valentina is by far the best ever. SO knowledgeable, SO enthusiastic, she just made our trip to Rome. We've already recommended her, and will do so whenever we have an opportunity!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I can't find the words to thank you enough for your comment...GRAZIE and hope to see you soon again in Rome!