Surely the best tour guide in Italy! There could be no better way to appreciate this area than with an archeologist who has recently worked on Palatine Hill. Valentina is so passionate, so enthusiastic, so generous with her time and knowledge, she is amazing. She showed us so much that we could never have seen or understood without her - we were wishing that we could have had a tour with her on every single morning of our 9 days in Rome! Thankyou Valentina for making us love your country even more.
Jon GaudioUnited States
Valentina had an infectious enthusiasm about archeology and ancient Rome. She provided literature and books and made helpful diagrams. She was thorough and a truly delightful person to work with/learn from.
Regina B.United States
Best guide we've ever had! Very engaging and lots of background stories to help bring it all together, especially for our kids.
Yoshi SmithUnited States
Remy AgeeUnited States
Valentina is an incredible private tour guide! I had read Roman Forum and Palatine Hill were worth more time with over 1,000 years of history. Valentina exceeded our expectations! 3 adults/one preteen (with extensive knowledge of ancient Rome) learned so much more from her professional knowledge (archeologist with 'dig' experience!); passion for ancient Rome; and delightful personality. Excellent communicator and guide who ensured grandson was engaged through 3-hour tour. Highly recommend hiring her.
Michael SharbUnited States
Just an excellent experience. Through e-mail, we arranged to meet Valentina at the Circus Maximus Metro stop, to maximize our time by starting with Palatine Hill. Valentina was right on time, and immediately demonstrated she was thoroughly conversant in the history of the Hill and the Forum. Her background as an archeologist gave her a unique perspective, particularly as she had done work on the Palatine Hill herself. Our 2 1/2+ hours together passed very quickly; would not hesitate to hire again!
Dennis StickIrvine, CA, United States
Valentina is an amazing guide. I would give her 10 stars if I could. Her passion for history and first hand knowledge of archeological information is wonderful. We have been to a Rome before so we wanted to focus on a few sites so Valentina customized our tour. Before the date she contacted us confirm the meeting place. Very organized. She is a lot of fun.
Sean BlacksonUnited States
James D.United States
Valentina has a wealth of knowledge and was great at answering my numerous questions. To me that's the reason for taking a personal tour; being able to ask all the questions you want. She was personable, had an organised plan but was flexible. My experience was completely positive.
Jim StevensonUnited States
Valentina gave us an amazing tour of the Roman Forum. She brought the ruins alive and showed us how to picture the jumbled ruins as buildings in the days of the Roman Empire. Not only in terms of structure, but in terms of color! Turns out the old Forum was a very colorful place! Her archaeological background (she has even worked on digs at the Forum) allowed her to point out interesting details and helped us understand each era of ancient Rome and how they fit into the ruins of the Forum.
Valentina is an exceptional guide to ancient Rome - she has a scholar's knowledge and she marries this expertise to wonderful story-telling and great personal professionalism and charm. We loved every minute of our walk with Valentina.
June N.United Kingdom
Valentina was top rate from the very first contact with her; responding promptly to our enquiries and adapting the tour for my mobility limitations. Highly recommend this as your first, most important tour of Ancient Rome, because she takes the time to set up the history, little background details and key archaeological info that will bring the Palatine Hill, as well as the Forum and other sites to life for you in such an interesting way. Could not praise her highly enough. Excellent value,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, June!
Valentina was an outstanding guide. She is so enthusiastic about the Roman Forum and Roman history and absolutely fascinating as she described everything to us and our three teenagers. She has a wealth of knowledge and literally brought history to life for us. We were spellbound for the entire tour and thoroughly enjoyed our time with Valentina. Thank you so much for making this visit so memorable for us, we will never forget this special time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melissa, thank you for those kind words, and thank you all! A big hug to your kids, knowing they are keeping good memories of the Forum makes me so happy! Grazie!!
James SchnellUnited States
We loved Valentina.Prior to our arrival we discussed various options.She designed a tour around our request and interest.She was extremely knowledgeable.Our walking tour was a architectural,archaeological and historical tour of the Capitoline and Palatine Hills. James and Harriet
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!
Peter del RosarioUnited States
Valentina was very friendly and enthusiastic! Her background in archeology and experience in digs at the ancient Roman sites provided an extra bonus to our tour! She was attentive to our curiosity and interests, as well as to our personal comfort in during our hot, sunny afternoon. I strongly recommend her as your guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this kind comment, Peter! It was a pleasure to meet you!
Valentina enthusiasm directly takes you in the story. Very knowledgeable , witty and putting the story into context. We had a 4 hour tour through the Planetine and the fora romana and it was really too short. So much to see and to explain. I can strongly recommend this!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this lovely morning together and your kind review! (The last phrase of your private comment is one of the funniest things I have ever read!) Thank you!