Larry WhiteUnited States
An excellent tour! Dino was very knowledgeable and pleasant to be with. We enjoyed our tour completely and would strongly recommend Dino.
Janet H.United States
My husband and I took the 4 hour Hidden Rome tour with Dino and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Dino is a wealth of information and presented it so that the past came alive for us. Circus Maximus and the Jewish Quarter were highlights. Avertine Hill was a treasure we would not have discovered on our own. Thanks Dino for a wonderful afternoon.
Lory SarloVenice, CA, United States
We had been to Rome before and saw all the top attractions. This was a great tour of some local neighborhoods that people don't usually visit.
Roxana SacarinUnited States
This tour was absolutely phenomenal. When we first arrived in Rome, we were a little put off by the hustle and bustle, but Dino showed us a different side of the city. The crowds dwindled as we explored the beauty of the Rose Garden and the Orange Garden. Crossing the river into Trastevere, we felt like we were in a typical small Italian village, it was marvelous. Dino was superb, both welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. It was as if an old friend was showing us around. He really made us feel welcome.
Kristi GalbraithUnited States
Dino's tour was awesome. Getting to know Rome from his perspective, while also learning about how other locals live, drive, shop, and eat. He took us to so many photogenic locations, and had such great stories and info about each location we visited - so many places that were not touristy, and places we never would have even seen or gone inside of without his lead. His tour was one of the highlights from our May 2019 trip.
Mark FurseUnited Kingdom
This was a great tour to take - it is easy to be in awe of the Roman high spots (the forum, Colosseum, Vatican etc), but after over dosing on this, Dino's tour offered a more intimate and less well trodden view of some areas which those visiting Rome for only 2 or 3 days are unlikely to sample. It's a good sign that my wife and I had different highlights from these four hours, but we both agreed that Dino was a marvellously well informed guide, who had every possible fact at his fingertips.
Adam SchillingUnited States
Dino is absolutely amazing. He is incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. If you're looking to learn about the beautiful and wonderful city of Rome, he is your guy.
Julia GaylerUnited Kingdom
We had the most enjoyable morning discovering hidden Rome with Dino. His knowledge was outstanding and he made every part of it interesting and easy to digest. His enthusiasm, courtesy and smiling face, made this one of the best tours we've experienced. We would definitely use Dino again the next time we return to Rome!
Warren R.United States
Perfect tour! I have used Tours By Locals many times over the years and Dino is definitely one of the best!! : )
This was one of the best tours I have ever had. Dino is a great guide, very knowledgeable and intelligent. I have been in Rome many times, but thanks to Dino I have discovered hidden treasures of this eternal city. Highly recommended!
Becky SachsUnited States
Dino was extremely knowledgeable about the history, architecture and culture of Rome. He showed us some wonderful hidden treasures of Rome.
Roger BeginGranby, QUÉBEC, Canada
Ite was fun to discover another aspect of Rome rather the one we know with Colosseum and the Vatican. Dino is the perfect guide . His knowledge of Rome is incredible and he's very professionnal in all aspect.
Gerald McCollamUnited States
Dino was fantastic! He met us at our front door on the Aventine Hill and guided us through the Aventine area, Circus Maximus, Palatine, Forum, Jewish Quarter and beyond. He was able to explain the significance of the area where we were staying with visits to the the Basilica S.S. Bonifacio e Alessio and the Basilica Santa Sabina. I would write much more but suffice it to say that our time in Rome was much grander with Dino's assistance early in the trip. I highly recommend Dino as a guide.
Catherine VarankaUnited States
Dino was prompt and deliberate in every aspect of this tour. He prepared for our comfort and well-being. The pace was easy yet utterly comprehensive as every aspect of the neighborhoods were illuminated: cultural trends, ancient structures, bridges, murals, gardens. Dino arranged a church visit to the significant Santa Maria recalling I'd hoped to light a memorial candle for a friend. Trastevere's diverse history relative to Rome's evolution came alive for us. He even planned for our walk back home.
Mario PicconiUnited States
Dino was the best !!!
Lilliamely KingArlington, TX, United States
Perfect tour to see a different side of Rome. There were 4 adults in our group. Dino was full of information. He was engaging, fun and excited to show us his city. At the end of the tour Dino was gracious enough to make dinner reservations for us that evening. The restaurant was perfect! Highly recommend this tour.
Meghan RothUnited States
Dino is an exceptional guide! He is beyond knowledgeable, as well as pleasant, humorous, and patient. Loved his use of historical photos and drawings to further bring his presentation to life. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of his tour and look forward to doing many more! Dino allowed us to see Rome in a whole new light.
Dara HensleyUnited States
From the Aventine Hill (beautiful) to the Jewish Ghetto (interesting--and tragic) to Tiberina Island (different) to Trastevere (fun), this was an unusual and great tour--with Dino winding us through these areas smoothly, charmingly, and unforgettably!
Winston WatkinsUnited States
Yes, we took 8 of Dino's tours over 8 days and thoroughly enjoyed each of them. Dino's knowledge of Rome's history and art is encyclopedic. Tours have a relatively fast pace and you cover the important sites more efficiently than you could possibly do on your own. Dino is pleasant, accommodating and speaks excellent English. And he knows where to find bathrooms and where you can have delicious, inexpensive meals. We recommend him without reservation.
Patricia CatlowUnited States
Dino is very knowledgeable and the tour was really well done. There were 4 of us, 2 of which had visited Rome before (myself and my husband) and 2 first timers. We did this tour on the morning of our first full day in Rome. Dino did a great job of providing an orientation to Rome for the first timers, while also making it interesting (and entertaining) for those of us that had been to Rome before. Great suggestions for where to eat and places to visit again on our own. Highly recommended!
Mark KryahUnited States
Dino was very open and accomodated special requests for this tour. He was very responsive in advance to organize planning, and we went places that most tourists would never get to see. Fantastic!!
Bruce PfeifferUnited States
LeAnn W.United States
Dino was wonderful! He provided an evening tour for two of us on our day of arrival in Rome. He tailored it to our needs as we were a bit jet-lagged, showed us some of the most interesting parts of Rome off the beaten path, and provided us with lots of information to begin our visit. It was a great way to orient ourselves. Dino is extremely knowledgeable and has a wonderful way of sharing the information without overwhelming you. Thank you Dino for a great start to our vacation in Italy!
Scott KeithUnited States
Great tour! Outstanding tour guide! Dino knows Roman history with incredible depth. We could not have been more pleased.
Susan StraitUnited States
The tour of The Hidden Rome took us off the beaten path. We really enjoyed leaving some of the crowds at the top sightseeing spots and going into more of the history of Rome. Dino was wonderful! We learned so much and really enjoyed his sense of humor and passion for the history of Rome.
Lynda HerringUnited States
Dino's tour was everything we could have hoped for and much more. We selected his tour of little known places in Rome, then adding some personal requests. He quikly understood our priorities and then customized the tour as we went. He was generous with both his vast knowledge and his time. We feel very fortunate and hope to tour with him in the future.
Heidemari Matthew A.United States
Excellent, excellent and more excellent. Knowledgble, funny, kind, professional, interesting and just plain wonderful tour and guide. a++++ can not explain in words how great Dino was to us and making us happy. Do not miss out on his tours. Highly highly recommend.
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
This was our second day with Dino, and we wish there had been more. After exploring Ancient Rome, it was fun to see a different side of Rome. Dino knows so many spots with spectacular views and no crowds. Dino has an amazing ability to make 2000+ years of history come alive.
We met Dino for two tours, and this was our family favourite - suiting parents and also four teenagers. Dino is very knowledgeable about Rome's incredible history, and this tour enabled us to see the city from multiple angles, and really get a feel not just for the ancient stories and side of Rome but also to get a better feel for the flow of daily life in some less known but very central neighborhoods. We also enjoyed just chatting with Dino and even learned some 'classic' Italian hand gestures!
William LevitUnited States
My wife and I had both been to Rome before. We asked Dino to design a day tour that would expose us to new things, He delivered in spades. He is incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. I can recommend him without reservation to anyone who wants a super guide. After the tour he followed up with emails about further sights and restaurants.