Janet GoehleUnited States
It was an opportunity of a lifetime to be exposed to the rich culture, arts and history of Rome by a guide who was passionate about Rome's culture, arts and history. Dino was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. He shared historical images and stories during the tour. He was receptive to my many questions. Dino is an excellent guide and I highly recommend him
D.r. McCaleUnited States
I cannot thank Dino enough for taking a special place and making it even more special! His knowledge and passion concerning his city is evident in everything we did. He was very concerned with our style of exploration and worked very hard to put together tours that appeal to our sense of adventure. Now that we've worked with him, I can't imagine exploring Rome and the surrounding area without him. We're already looking at coming back and Dino will be a big part of our plans.
Lila F.United States
We really enjoyed our tour with Dino. Well paced - we covered a lot of territory, which we appreciated. Dino knows his history and added so much color and interest. It was great to have the tour on our first day in Rome - we appreciated everything so much more. Dino was the only Tours By Locals (we did 4) who at many junctures offered to take our picture! Small thing, but very much appreciated. Thanks Dino!
Laura MenardUnited States
Dino was excellent. I'd recommend him highly - he has a vast knowledge of all the historical sites and gives his information in an entertaining and interesting way.
Andrew MartinUnited States
Dino is an outstanding guide. He led us through many of the most important Roman ruins on this walking tour and kept us entertained while providing us with a massive amount of information about each location on the tour. It was very hot during our tour, so Dino automatically kept us in the shade most of the time and stopped ofter for small rest periods and water refills at the many public fountains. It was clear that Dino has a passion for Roman history and his city of residence. I highly recommend Dino
Mary CaicedoUnited States
This tour with Dino was amazing!! There were 4 of us and he answered many questions before our trip and was an awesome guide. I would completely recommend him and recommend using Tours by Locals. I've visited the Colosseum before but this time decided to use this tour option. So glad I did! All four of us were completely over-the-moon about Dino and the tour! We learned so much about Ancient Rome! Thanks for an incredible trip!!
Tina RoddenberyUnited States
Dino was a wealth of knowledge. He kept our interest and we really appreciated his visual aids. We enjoyed his tour very much and we highly recommend him.
John ThorntonClearfield, UTAH, United States
I am sure there are lots of good tour guides in Rome, but if you want the "Best", then you want "Dino" We had Dino for 2 tours in Rome, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private and Vatican Deluxe Private. He has not only an amazing knowledge of the history of the area (what, where, when and who), but also knows where are all the best photo angles are and will guide you to these spots. We loved our 2 days with Dino learning about Rome, I highly recommend him. He is simply the "BEST !!!"
Patricia LifrakUnited States
Súper knowledgeable guide, very attentive to detail, very fun and informative, very highly recommend him!
Max ChernyJamison, PA, United States
+10! Dino is an incredible tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, helpful and engaging. He has an infectious enthusiasm for history, he is a true expert and professional. Dino did an amazing job engaging my teenage son, who absolutely loved the tour. Dino was able to talk about history of Ancient Rome in a fun and easy to follow manner. The tour was the highlight of our Roman experience, and I am grateful to Dino for that. I will book more tours with Dino when back in Italy!
Matthew TolanderUnited States
Dino is an incredible guide. His love for his home city of Rome is infectious, and his knowledge of the city is vast: every archaeological site, historical location, monument, and basilica was accompanied by an expert-level explanation. He knows the best restaurants, the best views, the best shortcuts, the best places to take and pose for pictures, and every secret spot in the city. Book a tour with Dino - you will not regret a single moment.
Jeff GetzUnited States
Dino was great. The day was very rainy but he adapted the tour and we made the best of it. The pictures and portrayals he shared on his ipad really helped to depict what Rome looked like during the height of the empire. He is very knowledgeable and an excellent guide ... we highly recommend him.
Brittany SimpsonUnited States
Franco MontanoUnited States
This tour was amazing! I absolutely loved Dino's tour. We really saw everything I wanted plus more. Dino was very nice, friendly and made sure everyone crossed the street safely. This could be somewhat of a challenge in Italy. He was very knowledgeable and had some surprises to really give you a good visualization of what you're looking at. Book this tour with Dino you will not regret it.
Alka FarmerUnited States
Dino made our trip to Rome perfect one. He brought visuals to help us understand better. He is so personable. He kept everyone entertained including us and my 14 and 9 year old. If I come back to Rome again, I would definitely do another tour with him.
Edward R.United States
We couldn't have chosen a better tour guide than Dino. His knowledge is unsurpassed. He was prompt, pleasant, patient and well prepared. If considering a tour in Rome, book Dino early.
Humberto CalderaUnited States
This was our third tour with Dino. You can't say enough about how good he is and his passion for the city of Rome with 500 characters. If you go to Rome and want to learn and love about the city there is no better way than going with Dino. Our kids (13,14,15) loved the tours we did with Dino.
Laura O.United States
Dino M. was outstanding! He is an excellent tour guide!! He was friendly, personable, and very pleasant. He eagerly shared his vast knowledge of Rome history, architecture, and art. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour of ancient Rome! We will share our great experience with Tours by Locals and especially Dino M. with our friends. Thank you, Laura
Cesar AlvarezUnited States
We did two tours with Dino while in Rome: Ancient Rome and Vatican Basic tours. Dino is a great tour guide as he is very knowledgeable about Rome and the Vatican. I liked his story telling about Rome. You could tell he really enjoys his work because his eyes would light up while telling us the stories. Not just dry facts. His magic bag of pictures and iPad really help convey information. He is patient and flexible. Because we visited during the holidays, he was good on trying to work around the crowds.
Michael LeonidovMcLean, VIRGINIA, United States
Just can't say enough good things about this truly excellent guide !
Heather Stewartgrand forks, BC, Canada
Dino was wonderful! He was very informative and fun. We were a group of 5 with 2 children and Dino made the tour fun and accessible for them. He carried with him a series of pictures to help their imagination and his English was excellent and his knowledge was extensive. He made the ruins come alive for us. His timing was superb as we arrived at places before the crowds got too big. We would highly recommend Dino for your tour.
Bill PattersonUnited States
Buffy ArbogastUnited States
Dino was great. Very informative. We had a great time.
Robert DodsonUnited States
Wonderful tour by a fantastic guide. Dino is experienced, knowledgeable, and engaging. He managed to keep my teenage children interested throughout the entire tour. Highly recommended, he's one of the best guides I've had.
Jill AndreeUnited States
What an incredible experience! Dino was perfect! So informative but never boring - fantastic personality and even gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants and what to order! We will miss him we feel he is now our friend for life! Bellissimo!!!��
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Carol WhitneyUnited States
Dino is an amazing source of information. A true student and teacher of history! There wasn't a single question he was unable to answer. His pride and love for his city is very apparent. He peppered this tour with historical facts - as well as present-day notes of interest. He was very solicitous about our comfort and safety - cautioning us about uneven steps, encouraging us to refill our water bottles, directing us to local restaurant for afterwards, pointing out taxi stands, etc. Definitely 5 stars!!!
Lisa WoodUnited States
Dino was absolutely amazing! Our family members ranged from 70 to 13 and everyone enjoyed the tour. Dino provided the history of Ancient Rome with such excitement it was as if we were the only tour he had ever given. We would recommend Dino and if we are ever back in Rome, we would use him again!
Dara HensleyUnited States
Dino truly enriched our vision and understanding of the Forum and the Colosseum as he guided us through the sites of Ancient Rome. He gave us indelible insight into daily life and into the gladiator games that we thoroughly enjoyed. . .just wonderful!
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.
Linda Suter-GibsonUnited States
This tour with Dino may well be the best tour we have ever taken. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and fills in the smallest details. He also knows how to avoid lines and crowds in order to get us the best views and the best places for the best photos. When we return to Rome, we will sign up with Dino again. We highly recommend him.