Dale PatriasNew York, NY, United States
I had a great experience with Manuela and I am happy to report that she is the perfect guide for the Vatican. She was incredibly knowledgable and I left the tour so much more informed about Vatican development and history. She explained everything in a fully understandable way. She pointed out things that I never would have known otherwise. The tour with Manuela is time well spent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Dale. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Colin LipnickyUnited States
We could not have been more pleased with Manuela as our tour guide in Rome. She expertly guided our party of eight through the Colosseum and Ancient Rome as well as the Vatican, sharing tremendous insight along the way. Our visit was infinitely more enriching with her as our guide than it would have been otherwise. Additionally, her knowledge and expertise are equaled if not surpassed by her passion for her beloved Roma and her genuineness as a human being. I offer her the highest recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for leaving a wonderful review in our full day together. It was lovely meeting you and your family. Hope you will be back for more discoveries. Grazie.
Kent DelperdangUnited States
Every once in a great while you are blessed with an experience that lasts a lifetime. That is how we felt about our tour with Manuela today. She possesses a considerable depth and breadth of knowledge and is enthusiastic about sharing. We asked for a full day tour that started in the ancient Roman section and finished in the Vatican. Manuela planned the timing so it was both a relaxed and flexible schedule while keeping us on track to encompass the entire scope of our request. She. Is. Amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to have met you and your family. We had a splendid day together I too will remember. Thank you for your amazing words. I hope you will be back in Rome sometime. Grazie mille.
Kelly SigmonUnited States
I would highly recommend this tour. Manuela is simply awesome. We all learned so much from her extensive knowledge of the museums and chapel.
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TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie. You were great.
Manuela was absolutely amazing! She's extremely knowledgeable and made our private tour very interesting. I'd highly recommend her! We booked 2 tours with Manuela - Vatican City and Colosseum. The perk of skipping the lines to both of this places was worth every penny! Don't hesitate to book with Manuela!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for taking the time to write this great review. It was a pleasure to meet you. Grazie
Melissa HartUnited States
Manuela's passion for history and art made our day at the Vatican most memorable. She was very communicative and met us at the entrance. We skipped the long line and walked right in making the most of our time. We're so glad we shared this experience with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and thank you for choosing me as your guide in Rome. It was a real pleasure to be with you.
Manuella was an excellent tour guide very knowledgeable and great company!! The tour was perfect we saw everything and got great explanations and history Thanks Manuella
Peter RubensteinUnited States
Our tour of the Vatican with Manuela was fantastic! She is very knowledgeable, great to work with and is able to convey an incredible amount of information to younger children and their parents. Our daughters, ages 11 and 9, were highly engaged during the tour. Thank you, Manuela!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to share your expirience. Your daughters were wonderful on this Vatican tour. Very proud to have caught their interest. Grazie
Brandon AbbottUnited States
Manuela was fantastic!!! She moved us through the massive Vatican efficiently, but really hit highlights that we all found interesting. She spoke great English, and made the tour really fun. The day before, we took a tour through Viator at the Colosseum. While we loved the Colosseum, the tour was no comparison. The tour guide didn't speak great English, and didn't make the place come to life like Manuela did at the Vatican. Our group wished we did the Colosseum with her as well. We loved her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you SO much. Next time in Rome we will tour Colosseum together. Grazie.
Alisa RafterUnited States
Manuela made our trip to the Vatical Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica an amazing experience! We really enjoyed our time with her. Manuela is gracious, funny, a wonderful storyteller, and has an incredible knowledge of art history and the significance of the collections, architecture, and art movements. What we learned from Manuela kept coming up as we continued our travels in Italy and visited galleries in Florence and elsewhere. We highly recommend her as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille. In Italian it means thank you a thousand times. Your kind words are so rewarding for me.
Amber MacMillerUnited States
Manuela was very knowledgeable and helped us navigate the very crowded Vatican with ease. She kept our whole group engaged and involved.
Eric StentzelUnited States
The Vatican wasn't on my list of "must-sees" while in Rome, but I was convinced by friends that we should see it, and I am glad we did. Religion aside, the Vatican is, after all, absolutely essential to the history of Rome and Italy. So if you're on the fence, book Manuela for your private skip-the-line tour and see the Vatican. She was very knowledgeable and informative, and saved us a lot of time we would have wasted in lines had we tried to do it on our own. Grazie mille Manuela!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eric. Was a real pleasure meeting you and showing you the best of Vatican Museums. Thank you for choosing me as your guide.
Maria TibungUnited States
definitely recommend Manuela. I was so happy that I ended up getting her for our tour of the Vatican. While we learned so much from her, what I also liked was that she was so helpful and understanding. Me and my husband traveled with 2 small kids—Manuela made sure that despite having kids (4 & 7 mos.) that we would enjoy the tour. She kept my son engaged and also helped us in many ways to make the tour easier for us, like offering help and breaks—She was so patient, which meant so much to us! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for finding the time to leave this review. I hope to see you again in Rome.
Francine DiamondUnited States
We had a second tour with Manuela today to the Vatican. My 22 year old Rebecca loved this tour and thoroughly enjoyed Manuela. She is so articulate, intelligent and lovely. We could not have been happier. Thanks to Manuela for 2 tours that were perfecto! Francine Diamond Rebecca
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Francine, Happy to know second tour was much appreciated by your granddaughter and you. Wonderful to be with you in the Vatican. Grazie.
Davis RiemanUnited States
Manuela, was terrific! Very knowledgeable and patient and took extra time to deal with all our questions, and worked around the crowds, as well - highly recommended! Would absolutely use Manuela for any Rome / Vatican visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this wonderful review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Hope you will be back one day. Grazie
Shinoo WaingankarUnited States
Manuela was very pleasant with great command on English . She was professional and methodically took us through the Vatican Museum Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Shinoo and Gaury. Had a great time with you.
Manuela is an excellent tour guide. She goes above and beyond. I wouldn't hesitate to book her again! My kids loved her and she will make your experience easy and enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family.
David JervisUnited Kingdom
Manuela is a fabulous guide! She combines superb knowledge with a kindness, warmth and humour that brings all the history to life. She showed us views, artefacts and angles that we would never have seen without her. Manuela’s English is impeccable and her passion for Rome and all that it holds is nothing but infectious!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It is very rewarding for me to receive such kind words. I really appreciate the time you took to get this review to me. Grazie.
Joyce FederUnited States
My daughter and I booked 3 tours with Manuela (you can read my comments under the Colosseum tour) - but suffice it to say that you will be in excellent hands with Manuela as your tour guide. She is kind, flexible, and has an excellent way of presenting years and years of history in an easy to grasp and fascinating way. Highly recommend.
Steve BofferdingUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille. it was a pleasure meeting you and showing the best of the vatican Museums. Hope we meet again if you will be back in Rome.
Ali HamptonUnited Kingdom
This was the second of two tours we took with Manuela, and again she was knowledgeable and entertaining. Her introduction to Michaelangelo and the Sistine Chapel was brilliant, and my daughter and I loved her extra materials and anecdotes. We came away with a wealth of knowledge, having seen and learnt things we would never have got from just going by ourselves, and having been thoroughly entertained in the process. We would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Wonderful to know that Michelangelo has another fan in Emily.
Manuela was our fantastic guide for 2 days. We visited the Vatican and the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. She is very knowledgable, is a pleasure to listen to, speaks very good English and has a good sense of humour. She managed to keep our two teenage boys entertained throughout the tours, which is an accomplishment by itself!!! We felt very lucky we choose her and we would definitely recommend her to anyone!! Next time in Rome we hope to see more with Manuela by our side!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Xantha. Had a great time meeting you and showing you my wonderful Roma. Grazie.
Susan McKeanUnited States
This was an excellent tour and Manuela did a wonderful job of maneuvering us through the crowds and even to a spot where we could see the Pope on an unplanned occasion. She was cheerful, knowledgeable and was helpful in making our plans in advance. She gets a 5 of 5.
James David WagnerUnited States
Manuela was an excellent choice for a guide to Rome & The Vatican. Extremely knowledgeable - but you can get that from many guides - the thing that made this tour so wonderful - she is full of personality - she reads her quest well - and will take the tour at their pace - no rushing - everything is on the guest schedule - and ability to walk and enjoy. I would HIGHLY recommend Manuela for a private tour - or a small group - You will not be disappointed.
Neil RothsteinUnited States
Seem to be many great options for guides in Rome but we're thrilled we worked with Manuela. We booked at the last minute and she set up a customized tour well suited for our family including our two daughters - 12 and 10. She's incredibly knowledgeable and has a wonderful disposition. Highly, highly recommend!
Michael SimmonsUnited States
This is our second tour with Manuala and it was even better than the 5 star first tour. She provides easily understandable context for the rich history of the Vatican and all its art. My wife and 2 adult children all had great fun and learned much from our time with Manuela.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie to you and your family.
W IngramPALM HARBOR, FL, United States
Manuela did an excellent job on our tour of the Vatican. She was very knowledgeable, informative, punctual, and adaptive considering we had 2 small children. I was impressed that she used an Ipad to add further to the richness of the history of not only the Vatican but Rome itself. I would definitely recommend her especially if you have children in your group due to her gentle and friendly nature. Thank you Manuela!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you and your family had a splendid time. Thank you for a grand review and when you will be back let me know. Grazie
Barbara RobinsonAtlanta, GA, United States
Manuela is a great guide. My family of 8--- all ages were very impressed with her comments about the Vatican.
Chris KosakUnited States
Manuela was fantastic, knowledgeable, patient and professional. She met us on time exactly where she said she would. She was knowledgeable regarding the logistics of the museum, the lines, the tickets and the "personalities" of the guards and staff. She was extremely knowledgeable regarding the art, architecture, history and politics -- she really made this a truly wonderful experience for our family, spanning ages from 2-years old through 65-years old. Highly recommended!