Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Umbria Italy by Tour Guide Werner R. (Guide #10614)


Marie Thursby

United States
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Tour: #109262, A day in Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Werner is amazing and the tour was as well. He is an unbelievable guide in terms of knowledge of art, history, and authentic discussion. We also visited Spoleto which was quite interesting. Highly recommended tour and tour guide!

Marie Thursby

United States
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Tour: Gubbio and Urbino, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Date: Jun 11/18

This tour was amazing, as was Werner. His tour of Urbino was outstanding in terms of his information about the architecture, history, and the art. One of the things I loved about him is that he would translate inscriptions. Werner is quite personable and knowledgeable. One of the best tour guides we have had and we are frequent travelers to art and history sites.

Marie Thursby

United States
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Tour: #109293, Orvieto, Cività and Bolsena, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Werner was an amazing guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Orvieto and Civita are my favorites. He arranged when we visited each place to optimize ability to view without many crowds. He appeared quite knowledgeable about many topics and seemed quite authentic in saying when something was an opinion and factual items. We highly recommend him.

Ian Seeberg

United States
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Tour: #109461, Arezzo and Fratta Todina, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 24/18

We had a good time with Werner who is a sharp, contemporary guy. Beyond a thorough knowledge of historical fact and lore, being a Belgian who has lived in Italy for 35 years, he has a unique perspective on Italy and Roman society. In other words, not just a guide but a thoughtful, opinionated man with whom we shared interesting discussions. Even better, he has excellent taste in restaurants and our stops for meals were outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, it was a pleasure to meet you!

Michael Sheifetz

United States
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Tour: #149721, A walk through Assisi, Assisi, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Our tour with Werner was definitely a highlight of our time in Umbria. I thought Assisi would be a one trick pony, but Assisi was a perfect destination not just for a pilgrimage. We learned so much about St. Francis and St. Catherine. Werner was patient while we stopped to shop. His lunch recommendation was one of the best Porchetta sandwiches I have had and the store shipped 12 bottles of wine for only 90€!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael, it was a pleasure!

Michael Genz

United States
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Tour: #109262, A day in Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 28/18

Our tour of Assisi was wonderful. Our guide was knowledgeable and he took us to several main sites connected with St. Francis and St. Claire. We learned a lot about these two remarkable people. We also enjoyed our drive with our guide from Rome and our return. It gave us a chance to learn more about Assisi and about Italy in general.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, it was a wonderful day indeed!

Michelle Clark

United States
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Tour: #109262, A day in Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

Werner was very relaxed and confident of his knowledge of the area. We feel that our visit to Assisi would not have been the same had he not been there to share his in-depth knowledge of this beautiful city. Not only is he a very seasoned tour guide, but a genuinely nice guy who was fun to have around. We hope to see him again to explore other parts of this beautiful area. Thanks Werner!!!!

Ruth Takacs

United States
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Tour: #109293, Orvieto, Cività and Bolsena, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

Ruth Takacs

United States
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Tour: #149721, A walk through Assisi and Gubbio, Assisi, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

Werner was terrific. He was knowledgeable, down to earth and we had an enjoyable and memorable 2 days with Werner. We enjoyed a great trout lunch at his suggestion....delicious! Thank you Werner.

Michelle Clark

United States
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Tour: #109293, Orvieto, Cività and Bolsena, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

We could not have been more happy! Werner was knowledgeable of the area and fun to have around with us. He was always on time. He made our vacation complete. Definitely would ask him to be our tour guide again.

Nancy Vander Vere

United States
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Tour: #109263, Southern Tuscany, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

What can we say! This is the 2nd tour we've taken with Werner and I'm sure it won't be the last! It was an area I have always wanted to visit and Werner made it a great day. His knowledge of Everything Italian is superb!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, always a pleasure touring with the two of you.

Mario Picconi

United States
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Tour: #109293, Orvieto, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Should have spent more time explaining the art, background of the cathedral

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mario, I apologize for not having spend enough time in the cathedral. My tour also includes a walk in town and other sites, such as the Etruscan underground and the church of Saint Andrew; it is a matter of priorities, I understand. If some day you return to Umbria, I'd be happy to offer a visit to the cathedral in detail. Best regards Werner

Ananth Desikacharlu

United States
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Tour: #109263, Southern Tuscany, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

very friendly and knowledgable, both of us had a great time

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Karen Hauschildt

United States
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Tour: #149721, A walk through Assisi, Assisi, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

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Dania Turner

United States
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Tour: #149721, A walk through Assisi, Assisi, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/17

A great guide for our group. Everyone had a wonderful time and he was very helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

John Prete

United States
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Tour: Assisi walking tour, Assisi, Italy
Date: May 16/17

Werner is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John, it was my pleasure.

William Weidemaier

United States
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Tour: #109263, Southern Tuscany, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

Excellent guide. Very well informed not only about the history and art of the region but also food, farming, plants, etc. Werner is Belgian but married to an Italian and has lived in Italy for decades. Among the dozens of guides I've met in continental Europe, he has the best English skills I have encountered, with a broad vocabulary and almost no accent. He is friendly and fun to be with. Arrived on time for both of our day-long trips. His Volvo holds four tourists comfortably. Highly recommend!

William Weidemaier

United States
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Tour: #109293, Orvieto and Cività, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

See my review on his Southern Tuscany tour.

Kristine Ellingson

Mexico
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Tour: #109346, Castelluccio di Norcia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

I will respond by saying the our two tours with Werner were just fabulous. Such a knowledgeable person on so many different things, from crops to animals and what they are used for, what they produce, to the architectural details to sights you would never see nor know about. We had a wonderful two days with Werner, and I would most highly recommend him. Kristine and Santiago, Mexico

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again!

Roger Beauchaine

United States
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Tour: A day in Florence, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Date: Sep 26/16

We took 3 tours guided by Werner on three consecutive days. Werner was exactly what we wanted in a guide. Requisite cultural and architectural knowledge, meeting our specific desires and needs, great pacing and great driving for 3 days. His years of experience gave us a real insiders view of what once was as well as what's going on today.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! It's been a pleasant and interesting three days for me, too!

Roger Beauchaine

United States
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Tour: #109263, Southern Tuscany, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/16

We took 3 tours guided by Werner on three consecutive days. Werner was exactly what we wanted in a guide. Requisite cultural and architectural knowledge, meeting our specific desires and needs, great pacing and great driving for 3 days. His years of experience gave us a real insiders view of what once was as well as what's going on today.

Roger Beauchaine

United States
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Tour: #109461, Arezzo and Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/16

We took 3 tours guided by Werner on three consecutive days. Werner was exactly what we wanted in a guide. Requisite cultural and architectural knowledge, meeting our specific desires and needs, great pacing and great driving for 3 days. His years of experience gave us a real insiders view of what once was as well as what's going on today.

Kristine Ellingson

Mexico
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Tour: Gubbio, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Date: Sep 22/16

I will respond by saying the our two tours with Werner were just fabulous. Such a knowledgeable person on so many different things, from crops to animals and what they are used for, what they produce, to the architectural details to sights you would never see nor know about. We had a wonderful two days with Werner, and I would most highly recommend him. Kristine and Santiago, Mexico

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much!

Cynthia B.

United States
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Tour: #109293, Orvieto and Cività, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 2/16

Werner was fabulous! Hospitable, knowledgeable, fun and entertaining. Even with a teen in tow, the day flew by. He is a wealth of knowledge and is eager to share. He made us feel so special. Thank you Werner. We were fortunate to have you as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Jill Manno

United States
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Tour: Gubbio, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Date: Mar 12/16

Werner was pleasant, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He modified the tour with my injured foot in mind, and interjected many interesting stories about locals and local life. He was generous with his time, and was pleased to interject with personal anecdotes to our many questions about living in Italy that were, incidentally, off topic. His English and Italian are both perfect, and we had no trouble at all communicating in both languages. We would highly recommend Werner as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Nancy Vander Vere

United States
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Tour: #109346, Castelluccio di Norcia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Morton Rennert

United States
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Tour: #109356, Perugia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/15

Werner was informative,entertaining and managed to cover all important sites in Perugia during our 3 hour tour. We really enjoyed our morning with him.

Michael Jones

United Kingdom
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Tour: #109346, Castelluccio di Norcia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/15

A very satisfactory tour.Werner delivered everything we expected with some extras.

Neil Robinson

United States
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Tour: #109293, Orvieto and Cività, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 5/15

Werner gave us a great tour of Orvieto. The tour was a bit complicated by the weather - the record-setting August heat was oppressive, but the opportunity to see the ancient underground City was not to be missed. Werner is very knowledgable and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.

Kathleen Scibelli

United States
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Tour: #109263, Southern Tuscany, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/15

Our family of 4 spent a special day in June '15 with Werner in Southern Tuscany and Assisi. It was the best day of our 2.5 weeks in Italy. Perfect from start to finish. Werner is professional and extremely knowledgable. His car is new, clean and comfortable. With Werner we saw things we never would have seen on our own. It allowed us to have an insider's/local's view of Italy rather than a tourist's. He is interesting,well-informed and a great conversationalist. We highly recommend this tour guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Susan Chown

Australia
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Tour: Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Mar 11/15

Whoever said you can't see Rome in a day didn't have Werner as a guide. There may be 2,500+ years of history but after walking 18kms we feel we went pretty close. Werner's very informative guiding provided greater knowledge into the magnitude of the skill and endeavour of previous centuries. Werner was also able to share with us information to enhance our experience and what to look for in the other cities we visited during our 14 days in Italy. Thank you Werner for a fabulous and fun day in Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. Rome in one day, not even Jules Verne . . .

David Dean

Canada
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Tour: #109263, Southern Tuscany, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/14

Exceptional Guiding by Werner. Werner arrived early and picked us up at our hotel in Sienna. His knowledge of Tuscany and it's history was wonderful and such a great learning for us. He started with 3 Roses winery and then we visited a number of towns. We had samples of the local food and wine and a fab lunch. He was so relaxed and respectful of all questions and was a great driver. If you are considering a guide to tour Tuscany then Werner is the best choice. Congratulations Werner

Virginia Emerson

United States
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Tour: #109263, Southern Tuscany, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/14

Wonderful tour with very knowledgeable and professional guide. Mr Werner made the tour interesting and fun.

Virginia Emerson

United States
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Tour: #109293, Orvieto and Cività, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/14

Great tour.

Virginia Emerson

United States
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Tour: #109262, Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/14

Louis Shore

United States
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Tour: Perugia and Assisi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Date: May 23/14

Werner was very good. He certainly knew his material. We would have liked to see more of the surrounding area of Perugia and Assisi.