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
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!
Very informative and enjoyable tour
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
Jeff StangeUnited States
Micol was wonderful. Enjoyed the city sights and relaxed atmosphere Micol provided.
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!)
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.
Darren PerksUnited Kingdom
Micol was an excellent guide; she is very knowledgeable and clearly proud of Bologna. We had torrential rain - but it didn't matter at all because Micol made everything so interesting and gave so much history and detail that the rain was irrelevant. We highly recommend Micol as a guide.
Sue KarpUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue,I am sorry that you didn't like the tour today. I will appreciate your comment to understand why. Thank you
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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Kevin HagaUnited States
A great tour to an incredible city of which we knew very little. Micol introduced us to this wonderful city, a combinaton of histroy, architurre, and art. She guided us to sites off the beaten tourist path and provided details of the locations. Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin and Paula, thank you. It was a great pleasure guiding you and I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed Bologna!
Maria Fernanda EsquivelCosta Rica
Micol was an excellent tour guide! We loved her energy and knowledge of beautiful Bologna. Additionally, she recommended hidden local restaurants and food shops that we really enjoyed. I definitely recommend Micol for a wonderful Bologna experience!
Dorota Bialobrzeska LukaszukPoland
it was really great pleasure to spend with Micol 3 hours. Places not from the main touristic stream, interesting stories about connection between art and science or forgotten people from Bologna's Uni.
Peter PaganussiUnited States
All I can say is WOW! Micol was fabulous! She is extraordinarily knowledgable on all things Bologna. The art, the history, the food, and the people of this historic city. She tailored our tour to our interests and was very attentive to all our groups' (i.e. 4 adults) needs. We crisscrossed the city and in 7 hours (9:30am-4:30pm) we covered everything we wanted to see plus reservations for lunch at the very special L'Arcimoboldo. In Bologna, Micol would be my choice every time as the best tour guide ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! Your enthusiasm has inspired me.
Duane H.United States
Micol was a very knowledgeable and caring guide with a great affinity for Bologna. She enthusiastically presented her city, including its' long history, culinary traditions, etc. She made every effort to ensure our tour was worthwhile to us, and it most certainly was. I can highly recommend Micol to anyone considering a visit to Bologna. Thanks, Micol!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Duane, I hope to meet you again in Bologna!
Karen BorgerUnited States
Micol hung in there through a VERY drenching, rainy tour. She knew we were interested in the Jewish Ghetto so she spent extra time there and was quite knowledgeable. In addition to historical sites, we really enjoyed visiting some of the amazing specialty food shops. Our only complaint was that she spoke quite fast so we (and especially me since I'm hearing impaired) so we missed some things. Other than that, great job!
Jaz KenyonUnited Kingdom
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Micol - she was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting - would definitely recommend her. Best regards Jaz
Morgan MorrisUnited States
Booked this tour the day before we took it. She was very cooperative and agreeable. Overall she had excellent knowledge and spoke good English. She did move a little fast, some in the group had trouble keeping up. But she did ask at what pace we wanted to go and we left it up to her. Looking back I wish we had asked her to slow down a bit. Overall I would recommend her as a guide, you won't be disappointed. She is very agreeable to working with you and your needs.
Micol was so wonderful and accommodating as our flight was delayed so we needed to shift our schedule. We were traveling with small children and she was so great at keeping them intrigued. As a travel professional, I've worked 14+ years in this industry, I highly recommend her as a personal guide as she was very knowledgeable, insightful with a charming personality!
Bernard BeckwithUnited States
Micol was a friendly and thoughtful guide, and gave us an excellent introduction to Bologna, particularly dining options in the city. We would definitely recommend Micol for future tours!
Melanie L.United States
Micol was very patient with us, as my mom had recently hurt her back, so we were moving slow. She was very accommodating, taking us back routes in order to use elevators, etc. Micol is very proud of her city, and has a lot of information to share. We enjoyed the tour.
Sue RankinUnited Kingdom
We had a wonderful tour of Bologna with Micol. She was very knowledgeable and informative and has many interesting stories. She was very flexible in accommodating our wishes and we especially enjoyed our picnic lunch.
Edmund SullivanUnited States
We thought Micol was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Bologna. Her discussion of the history of Bologna, the Piazza Maggiore, the Cathedral and other places was highly interesting and informative. Micol pointed out other sites that we will probably return to see in the city center. Micol also taught us about some regional products and introduced us to some terrific shops for books, coffee, cheese, and hand bags made in Bologna. We highly recommend Micol.
Felicity MillerUnited Kingdom
Micol gave us a custom tour of Bologna, responding effectively to our preferences and engaging fully with our (many) questions. She obviously loves her city and knows it well. We saw parts of Bologna we had not known existed and ended our afternoon better informed and thoroughly entertained.