George deGolianUnited States
Our time with Dino was magnifico! He is incredibly knowledgeable (Phd in History!) and he was so prepared for our tour. Prior to entering the Vatican Museums has sat us down and fully prepared us for what we were about to see in the Museums, the Chapel and in the Basilica, so it made everything much more easy to comprehend. The day ended at the Colosseo, and we will never forget it. We cannot recommend Dino highly enough, the time with him was worth every penny! Grazie Dino! George and Daria, Atlanta G
John (Gene) LammersUnited States
We had only one full day for Rome and Dino helped us make the most of it. He arrived at hotel promptly and even before the taxi came, we were already learning. Dino's knowledge is phenomenal and the ability to skip lines let us see more than otherwise possible. Dino made it clear that it was out tour, so when we needed coffee and a quick lunch, he led us to several places to choose. By 4pm we were tired and completely satisfied. 5 stars for sure.
Mike HerdUnited States
Dino was a fantastic guide! We booked a full-day private tour of Vatican City and Rome. His responsiveness via messaging was excellent and well within a reasonable timeframe. We asked for a few modifications to see some specifics sites in Rome and he was very accommodating. During the tour, he explained everything in detail and ensured we had the best angles for our photos. Highly recommend touring with him if you want an in-depth description of the Vatican Museum.
Stephanie VoutselasUnited States
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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Kimberly MooreUnited States
Dino was a wealth of knowledge. We enjoyed our tour. It is obvious he has a passion for history.
Jeanie MillikenUnited States
Dino guided our tour of Rome today! We were impressed by the wide variety of instructional materials he used such as pictures, charts and his tablet! We have taken many tours but this was the best as far as information given, timing and the way he moved us through a lot of attractions without hurrying! It was perfect! We highly recommend him.
Linda RappoldUnited States
This was the best tour on our entire European trip. Dino was fantastic, knowledgeable about the area, history and was able to navigate us around the colosseum and Vatican with ease. My husband is handicapped and he was still able to enjoy the colosseum with Dino's help. Unfortunately the Vatican has stairs which didn't work for my husband but Dino arranged for a cab to take him back to the hotel. He was so accommodating and maneuvered us through the vast complex with ease. I'd give him 10 stars!!
Alice MoranUnited States
My husband and I had the pleasure of touring Rome with Dino. The tour included the Vatican, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Coliseum. We were both so impressed with Dino's knowledge, attention to detail, and unending energy and enthusiasm. Dino personalized the tour by offering breaks and rest stops as needed. He went well beyond expectations in providing us a most complete and upscale tour. I would recommend him to any friends visiting Rome. Alice & Tom
Rhona HossUnited States
Dino is the best! Our first time to Rome was perfect with Dino's personalized guided tour. We got to the front of the lines, had "clean" bathroom stops and ate at a local pizza place that was just divine! He was very attentive to a family member who had some walking difficulties. Thanks for letting us experience Rome through the lens of a true local!
Kimo SmigielskiUnited States
SUPERB!!! Dino is one of THE best guides we have had in all of our travels. Dino is above and beyond any guide we have used though TripAdvisor and he is worth every cent. Do not think twice about booking him, he is a walking Wikipedia of Rome and showed us the best the city has to offer and gave us a ton of suggestions where to visit, eat and explore after our time with him. I can't stress this enough, book Dino's tours. There is no reason to choose anyone else. We did two tours with Dino and loved both.
Bruce PfeifferUnited States
Debra CaltabianoUnited States
Loved the tour. Dino was very knowledgeable. We would request him again or highly recommend him!
Mark MisenerUnited States
Dino is an amazing tour guide. He led two of us on a 7+ hour tour of Rome and Vatican City highlights and kept our interest and attention for the entire day. He knows his material well and he had excellent visual tools (books, photos) that helped to tell the story of each place we visited. I would absolutely recommend a tour with him.
Deborah AlexanderLake Charles, LA, United States
He is Fantastic! The most knowledgeable guide we have ever experienced. We were in Rome for 4 days and could not get him but for just 1 day. We toured all day and he had pictures with details of every place we toured to help explain the history . He took us to a wonderful pasta place for lunch, delicious! The best day of the whole Rome experience. My advice, Book him early, He is the Best Ever!
Ronald WilliamsBoulder, COLORADO, United States
probably a 6 star rating-this guy is great, knows everything, and is very personable.
Florence RogersUnited States
Dino was a wonderful guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and personable and we enjoyed spending our day with him. He went the extra mile to adjust the tour time and skip-the-line reservations after we missed our train into Rome that morning and arrived an hour late. He quickly made adjustments on his end and by the time we arrived he had the schedule rearranged beautifully. He took us by our lodging to leave our luggage first and then saw us back there at the end of the day. We highly recommend Dino!
Dino is one of the best city guides I have ever met in my life. And I have traveled a lot. We hired Dino for all day tour through Rome's highlights as my boyfriend has never been to Rome. So this was a fantastic introduction to the city's landmark beauties. Dino is extremely enthusiastic and happy person and his knowledge of history, culture, life and food in Rome (and far beyond) had impressed us enormously. Dino loves his work, he loves Rome and he will go out of his way to make you happy with the tour
Mike NeagUnited States
What an terrific representative for "TBL". Affable and encouraging, we learned sooo much about Rome and its environs. Some specifics: Communication with Dino was prompt and thorough before the tour; he purchased all of our tickets (our cost) & we never had to wait...anywhere. On time on tour day we traveled by cab. On tour,Dino (pHD history) had exhaustive (exhausting, LOL) knowledge of all things Roma. Simply put, we will seek him on our return (so much missed!) & would recommend him to our friends.
Charles SammarcoUnited States
Dino was terrific in every way. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient and paced the tour with lots of time to sit and rest while he presented various slide or video presentations of the next portion of the tour. He made an all day tour interesting,educational and very enjoyable.
Shirley Jen KinUnited States
Dino was very professional. All 6 of us appreciated his patience and visual aids that were part of his Rome tour. He was very accommodating to all our individual requests.
Agnes KirschnerUnited States
We have been traveling for over 25 years had many tour guides, private and group tours. Dino was one of the best guides we have had. He planned the day to avoid crowds and maximize the sights we could see. He is amazingly knowledgeable, very pleasant, accommodating, and was willing to go the extra mile to make sure our tour was the best possible. We were with our son and his wife who had never before been to Rome, 5th time for us, and he was able to make the tour interesting and informative to all of us.
Joe BledsoeUnited States
Dino was wonderful! He knew all the history and brought the past to life with interesting stories. He also had pictures and maps to help us see the past. Our family of six (grandparents, our daughter, son-in-law , and grandchildren aged 11 and 9) spent seven hours with Dino today , and we enjoyed every minute. You're in good hands with Dino.
Bill H.United States
We would recommend Dino to anyone who wants a guide that is passionate about what he does, amazingly informative and just so enjoyable to be with. Dino created a custom tour for us that fit our needs perfectly. Would ask for him again in a heartbeat! Bill
Ute-Karin EdneyUnited States
Outstanding Guide, we had the best visit and Dino was OUTSTANDING. he showed us Rome : the History, the People,the Transportation and local restaurant's on our request.Dino enjoys his job very much and it shows 100%.
Ann McCainUnited States
Dino is fabulous! He is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable and passionate about Rome! He is also kind and accommodating and made sure we saw and learned all that we wanted to on our brief visit to Rome. We spent six hours with Dino and saw the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, and made a well-timed and much appreciated visit to a tasty gelato shop. We enjoyed Dino's company and highly recommend him!
Frank BracciaUnited States
Dino was great both as a guide and companion...Any visitor who has the time should spend a couple of days touring the historical and cultural sights with Dino to get an in depth understanding of the Roman empire. Our group of eight truly enjoyed visiting the city with such a knowedgeable individual.
Dino is a wealth of knowledge and provided us with a great understanding of the history and incredible architecture in Rome. He was very accommodating to our schedule and able to fit in an incredible number of fantastic sights in a single afternoon. He also knows the best places in Rome for gelato and coffee. We would defiantly hire him the next time we're in town and very highly recommend him.
Barbara KippGrand Junction, CO, United States
The driver Dino got for us was very prompt and what a good driver through that traffic. Dino was so good about the history and all the important sights. He kept tabs of us so good because the crowds were so large. We never had to wait in lines and we loved that. We loved the Vatican and all its beautiful paintings. He knew so much about it. He was very easy to understand. We would love to come back to Rome and certainly would use Dino again Thank You Dino for making our trip so nice
Anthony CassinoUnited States
Dino was great. He is very passionate and knowledgeable. He was able to put together a tour that fit our schedule and interests perfectly. He also goes above and beyond and will not rush through the tour and wants you to take in everything. He stayed with us well into the early evening and was willing to take us to anything we wanted to see. I would highly recommend him and you will be happy you booked a tour with Dino.
Brian RoleyUnited States
Dino is great. He is very very knowledgeable (phd) and prepared. He used visuals (maps and pictures) he brought with him, like illustrations of buildings or squares in ancient times, which helped keep our children's interest. He did a lot of preparatory work and emailing back and forth. It ended up being complicated because we met up with my sister's family, who were already in Rome, for parts of the tour and lunch. Moreover, I have a child in a wheelchair, so the route through the vatican was different.
Barbara GerityUnited States
Dino was absolutely a wonderful guide. He organized our day in Rome so well to avoid all the crowds. He was a wealth of information but did not over burden us. He hit all the highlights of the city as I requested and added a cozy lunch in a quaint part of the Jewish ghetto. I would recommend Dino to anyone who wants a full day in Rome with limited time. I hope to return someday to Rome and would contract Dino to take us through the Vatican.