Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome Italy by Tour Guide Dino M. (Guide #4122)


James Goodwin

Canada
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Tour: #61498, A True Roman Day, Discovering the "Great Beauty" of Rome (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Laura Moritz

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Dino was AMAZING- great historian, very kind and attentive and you could tell was truly excited about what he was talking about. We loved having him as our guide for the Vatican.

Courtney Yeakel

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Dino is incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him.

Paula Stallard

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Dino was a superb guide. He was so knowlegable and personable our Vatican tour was delightful. We walked away from our tour so enlightened by the experience, we would recommend him to anyone seeking a full experience

Fred Walker

United States
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Tour: #153145, Vatican Private Evening Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Gabriella Cabassi

Italy
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/18

I would have given more stars if at all possible. Dino is fantastic, I actually cannot wait to go back to Rome to contact him again for another tour. He is super knowledgeable, professional and very pleasant. We would totally recommend to contact him if you want to have an informative tour which is also filled with little, interesting details about the splendid Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Jeanie Milliken

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/18

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.

Ann Cecilia Pifer

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/18

This was our second tour with Dino on this trip, and it was perhaps even more amazing than the first. He is so incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and good at sharing his knowledge with visitors. I can't imagine visiting these locations without this kind of expert guide.

Ann Cecilia Pifer

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Dino was the most amazing tour guide EVER! Incredibly knowledgeable, prompt, courteous, patient with our many questions (he actually seemed to enjoy our curiosity. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Laura O.

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

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

James Miller

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Wonderful tour with Dino! We went on the underground tour. Dino even customized it for us! One of the best guides we ever had! Learned a great deal and had fun...If I go back, we will be calling Dino for sure. I think this is a great website and highly recommend to anyone who wants a high quality tour.

Susan F.

Omaha, NE, United States
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Tour: #157067, To ROME with Love - VIP Rome Shore Excursion for cruise visitors, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Our tour of Rome was great and Dino was a wonderful guide. He was extremely organized, knowledgeable and very personable. We only had one day in Rome while we were in port with our cruise ship and we were able to see so much of the city thanks to Dino!

Alice Moran

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

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

Annette Kelley

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Dino was friendly and very knowledgable. We learned so much about the art in the Vatican and the history of the papacy. Even though it was quite crowded he made our tour special by pointing out little details we would have missed on our own. Wish we had had more time for a even more, like the picture gallery. Highly recommend this tour and this guide.

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Martin Sanchez

Oakland, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #151706, [New Tour] "The Museum of the Museums"- Exclusive Tour to the World's oldest public museum: Capitoline Museums (2,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Outstanding tour of the first public museum. Dino was fantastic! Of all the museum's we've toured in Rome this was my favorite. Dino's extensive knowledge was obvious. You will not be disappointed.

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Dino is a fantastic guide and very passionate about his city. The Vatican queues are horrendous and it looks very confusing but Dino guided us through security having already pre purchased our tickets. The tour was amazing and informative for all - including our 14 year old. We had a good intro to the Sistine Chapel before entering so we knew what to look out for and where to stand for the best views. The museums are huge but Dino ensured we saw the main attractions and didn't get overwhelmed. Excellent!

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #228055, VIP Private Rome By Night Tour (3 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

This is was an excellent tour at the beginning of our stay. Dino met us at our hotel and we were driven around Rome at night to see all the main sites. The car was extremely clean and comfortable. Dino talked us through all the key sites we were visiting and took us to really good spots for photos. He also made good recommendations for places to eat during our stay and we ended up in the Temple of Gelato! A really good tour that covers a lot of ground but with plenty of stops to get out and take photos.

Cesar Alvarez

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

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.

Kendra Kay

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Dino was an outstanding and highly knowledgeable guide. He provided fascinating commentary that engaged both adults and kids in our group. He knew exactly how to navigate the throngs, the best photo spots, and gave us adequate time to see the major attractions. It was a very high yield tour and he was also extremely warm and friendly to all.

Michelle White

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Dino was the perfect tour guide for our first trip to Rome! He was charming, professional and incredibly knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the city. Dino brought the ancient sites to life with interesting facts along the way. We covered a great deal of ground during our 3 hour walking tour, and kept us interested the entire time. He even took us to a few "secret" spots for great photo opportunities. If you're looking for an expert guide to ancient Rome, look no further than Dino!

Cesar Alvarez

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

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.

Jenny Hunter

United States
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Tour: #61498, A True Roman Day, Discovering the "Great Beauty" of Rome (6 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

Dino was truly amazing! He made our day in Rome memorable in so many ways. Not only did he show us the major sites, but he also showed us some of his favorite spots and "secret" places to enjoy the beauty of the city from the side of someone that truly loves the history, culture, and sites of Rome. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny/entertaining, flexible, and gave us so many memories that we will have forever. You will not be disappointed! I wish we had more time with him over our trip.

Heather Stewart

grand forks, BC, Canada
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

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.

Meredith Brace

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Our first time in Italy, and Dino, our guide in Rome, set the pace. He was a wealth of knowledge of all things Vatican and had a clear and complete answer for every question our group of six came up with. He was very professional, and delivered his proficiency of history with warmth and preciseness. Dino pointed things out within the museums that we would never have noticed, all with explanations to ensure our understanding. We hope to hire Dino on our next trip to Rome!

Shanker Vinayagamoorthy

Malaysia
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Bill Patterson

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Bill Patterson

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

Jeff Thompson

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

Extremely informative tour. Dino was great. His knowledge is impressive and he really made the history come alive. I would highly recommend.

Gary Smith

United States
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Tour: #61510, Off-Season special offer: A true-"winter" Roman half day - "La Dolce Vita" Tour private walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Dino was a knowledgeable and patient guide. When our half day tour was complete Dino asked what our highlight was and we each picked a specific site but in hindsight the highlight was Dino! Grazi!

Mandy Lloyd

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 7/18

Dino was AMAZING! Such a wealth of knowledge of Rome - ancient, middle ages and current. He was so pleasant and interesting. His passion was addicting. We even wondered if he ordered the great weather we had on our tour. Thank you Dino for making our day in Rome so great!

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #46876, ANCIENT OSTIA - Exclusive Archaeological Walking Tour, a great alternative to Pompei (4 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

This was our fourth tour with Dino. Every day he has added more information about Rome's history. With all of his tours he has a planned approach and usually has some kind of surprise near the end. He did the same with Ostia. It also turns out that Dino is very patient. We were fascinated with Ostia and he managed to give all the information and still give us time to wander. Our four tours with Dino were a great success.

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

We had a tour with Dino in the morning and then did the Vatican tour in the afternoon. He explained what we were to see and then went on to point out particular works of art and other fascinating items. He knew the names of the popes and what they did, also cardinals and emperors. And he made it all interesting.

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

This tour, again with Dino, was another example of his excellent knowledge of Rome's history. He knew exactly where to go and we wasted no time in a line. Dino knows what is of most interest to people and is a good at planning his time. He seems to enjoy his work and therefore his group enjoys their time with him. He took us to a delicious pizza place to eat before our next tour with him in the afternoon.

Justin Waples

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Outstanding tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Very well organized tour agenda. Highly recommended.

Katherine Halloran

United States
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Tour: #46864, Discovering the Borghese Gallery with a private guide (2,5 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

Our tour of the Borghese Gallery was given by Dino. He was an excellent guide, familiar with the history of the art displayed in the gallery and very enthusiastic about imparting Rome's history. We were able to take advantage of the special Bernini exhibit. Dino was able to interest my 15 year old granddaughter.

Tanya Simuni

United States
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Tour: #62724, Off-Season special offer: A true-"winter" Roman day - private Vatican Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 6/18

Dino was EXCELLENT. He was knowledgeble but not overwhelming, provided a good historical background, was easy to communicate with and had good English. The Tour of Vatican was special ! Highly recommend

Tanya Simuni

United States
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Tour: #61510, Off-Season special offer: A true-"winter" Ancient Rome-Jewish Ghetto custom walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 5/18

Dino was EXCELLENT. He was knowledgeble but not overwhelming, provided a good historical background, was easy to communicate with and had good English Highly recommend

Buffy Arbogast

United States
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 24/18

We did two tours with Dino. Both were great and very informative. Highly recommend him for any tour in Rome.

Buffy Arbogast

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Dino was great. Very informative. We had a great time.

Gerry Lazar

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

Stephen Patton

United States
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

Dino was very passionate and entertaining. One thing we didnt realize is that La Dolce Vita was a movie made in Rome. He mentioned this several times, but I think it was lost on us. Despite that, it was an informative and fun tour.

Neeti Shukla

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

Robert Dodson

United States
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Delightful tour through Rome-there was something for everyone in the family, from history to gelato. Dino is a great tour guide...highly recommended!

Robert Dodson

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 21/17

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.

Rhona Hoss

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

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!

Wood Phil

Jersey
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

Another unforgettable tour around the beauty of Rome by Dino. We could not have wished for a better guide for our first time in Rome. We'll be recommending everyone we know to allow Dino to guide them around his home city. Wonderful

Wood Phil

Jersey
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Dino's knowledge of Rome and Roman history must be unrivalled. He is the perfect tour guide. If you go on one of Dino's tour, your certainly will not be disappointed...looking forward to our second tour with him tomorrow!

Mark C.

Saint Charles, ILLINOIS, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

Dino was absolutely wonderful---so knowledgeable and thorough in his explanations. He made excellent use of visual aids to increase our understanding of the museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter's Basilica. He was also very patient as we took many photographs during this thoughtful tour. His background in Vatican and art history was evident and enriched our experience. We highly recommend him to anyone wishing a similar tour. Thank you, Dino!

Robin Leinen

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

James Heacock

United States
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Tour: #46858, Rome Shore Excursion for Cruise Visitors- VIP full-day private tour (Ancient Rome + Vatican), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Wow. What a day! Never had such a complete, inclusive tour. Dino was great. He knows EVERYTHING about the Vatican and Rome. Day was over way too soon.

Lisa Vanderwoud

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

Dino was our guide for a half day walking tour of the Vatican. His background in history showed through in everything he said and did. He brought the Vatican Museums to life for us with his in-depth explanations of what we were seeing. The pace of the tour was good with just the right amount of walking. We would highly recommend ToursByLocals and Dino to anyone who wants to see the real Vatican in a half day tour. Sincerely Candy & Bob Sand Hickory, NC

Kimo Smigielski

United States
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

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.

Kimo Smigielski

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

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.

Cristine Mase

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

Very good tour guide. Very enthusiastic. Knows his stuff!

Jackson Lind

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Dino was excellent in knowledge, passion, and the ability to negotiate crowds in the museums, chapel and basilica. One can tell he loves his work.

Jeanne Quinn

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

We found Dino to be charming and friendly. Our tour of underground Rome was fascinating and extremely informative. Dino kept our attention through the entire tour with many insights and stories. He had a good sense of humor and was very flexible. There was a public transportation strike the day of our tour so cabs were scarce and we changed plans in the moment. Dino was able to adjust his plan on the spot. It was a terrific tour.

Paul Erickson

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

My adult dau and I had Dino for 3 Sep '17 tours in Rome - Ancient Roma, Tivoli, Vatican. We found him widely knowledgeable in the details of Roman history, art & culture. He's a dedicated (Phd) student and passionate teacher in his field. He is respectful of both his subjects and his clients. His hand held visual aids were (e.g. tablet) great additions and he used them effectively. He was energetic and timely. Only one negative: his accent was difficult to understand at times

Paul Erickson

United States
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Tour: #61514, VIP Day Excursion to Tivoli : Hadrian's Villa & Villa D'Este (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/17

See Vatican rating.

Paul Erickson

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (2,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

See Vatican rating.

Ellen Horak

United States
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Tour: #31337, Ancient Rome Basic Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (2,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

Dino was very, very knowledgeable, affable, and considerate of our capacity to walk along ancient and uneven paths. His information was great but we wished later we'd had more time to quizz him about some details of history. He's a walking history book! Thanks, Dino, for a great tour.

Richard Street

Canada
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Tour: #46876, Ancient Ostia, a Pompei in proximity of Rome - Archaeological Private Walking Tour (4 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

Second tour with Dino. He is extremely well organized and thorough. Dino brought the ancient port of Ostia to life for us. I wish he would be available when we come back in June/18. Well done Dino!

Mary Hunt

United States
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Tour: #153145, Vatican Private Evening Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Dino was a terrific guide for the Vatican tour. We very much appreciated the personal attention. He gave us a terrific overview of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel before we entered including pictures and video on his iPad. Once inside the Chapel, he guided us to the best place to view the ceilings and made sure we did not miss any details. During the tour he pointed out many interesting details and photo angles, and explained the history of the Vatican and the Popes who contributed to the Museums.

Mario Picconi

United States
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Tour: #31341, The Hidden Rome - Off The Beaten Path Tour (4 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Dino was the best !!!

Mario Picconi

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Dino was very informative, well prepared and friendly

Mario Picconi

United States
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Tour: #46864, Discovering the Borghese Gallery with a private guide (2,5 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

very well prepared, enthusiastic and friendly

Jill Andree

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

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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Jill Andree

United States
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Tour: #31339, "La Dolce Vita" Tour: Baroque & Renaissance Rome Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

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!!!��

Graham Fleming

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

Very interesting and informative tour of the vatican museums and St. Peter's. Dino did a great job

David Eaton

United States
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Tour: #109773, The Rome of the Popes: Vatican Deluxe Tour + St. Angel's Castle- Skip the line! (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

Dino was very knowledgeable, and quick to answer questions. He was tireless in his work, and was flexible to meet our needs.

Lilliamely King

Arlington, TX, United States
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Tour: #154552, Art & Wine: VIP Day Shore Excursion to the "Castelli Romani" (Alban Hills) (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

This was our last tour in Rome, all with Dino. Wow! Castelli Romani was an incredible experience. We stopped in several small towns, had the best lunch of our 5 days in Rome, and the scenery was breathtaking, peaceful and beautiful. We can't wait to get back and visit this area again. Dino is a "walking enciclopedia", full of energy and ready to share his knowledge of Rome and nearby towns. He is outstanding and will do. Anything extra to make your day perfect. A Must Tour!

Lilliamely King

Arlington, TX, United States
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Tour: #61514, VIP Day Excursion to Tivoli : Hadrian's Villa & Villa D'Este (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

A must if you have time to get away from rome and see two unique places in Tivoli. Dino was the perfect guide: informative, engaging, full of interesting stories, fun and so professional! His Driver was also wonderful!

Lilliamely King

Arlington, TX, United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Dino went far and beyond our expectations to show us Vatican City. From the museums to the Sistine Chapel and Basilica, Dino took the time to explain and answer questions. No lines, No time wasted! He was passionate and engaging. One of the best tours we have ever taken anywhere. Definitely the way to visit The Smallest Country in the World!

Lilliamely King

Arlington, TX, United States
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Tour: #31341, The Hidden Rome - Off The Beaten Path Tour (4 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

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.

Phil White

Rockyview, QLD, Australia
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 18/17

A must do tour whilst in Rome. Thank goodness we pre booked this tour as Dino was able to take us past the long queues that were waiting to enter the Vatican Museum. The crowds were large but Dino pointed out everything of interest and explained so much that we would have otherwise have missed. His knowledge of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Bascilica are second to none. That's Dino.

Phil White

Rockyview, QLD, Australia
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Tour: #61498, A True Roman Day, Discovering the "Great Beauty" of Rome (4 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

If you want a guide who has total knowledge of Rome you cannot go past Dino. He was able to answer every question that we asked and was the ultimate guide taking us to the best spots for photos and advantage points for the best views. He was friendly and extremely courteous. He accommodated any request to see something. I could not reccommend him highly enough.

Laura Elliott

United States
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Tour: #157067, To ROME with Love - VIP Rome Shore Excursion for cruise visitors, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 16/17

Wonderful tour with Dino. We had only one day shore excursion in Rome and Dino made it possible for us to see, experience, and learn a great deal about Rome. All without any hassle or worry. Thank you Dino!

Carol Whitney

United States
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Tour: #46876, Ancient Ostia, a Pompei in proximity of Rome - Archaeological Private Walking Tour (3 hours), Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

We had an extraordinary tour of Ostia today with our extraordinary guide Dino! What an AMAZING hidden treasure! Touring Ostia was like stepping WAY back in time. And yet Dino made it so personal, so accessible, a very special experience. I would recommend anyone visiting Rome to take the time to visit Ostia. My only concern is that Ostia is not better protected (so many lovely mosaics left vulnerable to wear and weather) and it's not better marketed. Ostia is truly a national, and a world treasure!! 10/10

Carol Whitney

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

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!!!

Carol Whitney

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 10/17

My granddaughter and I just completed a 3-hour private tour of the Vatican . Dino was a superb guide, highly professional, incredibly well informed, completely instructive re: customs, dress codes for specific sites, rules of conduct, etc. He showed obvious concern for our comfort - on an extremely hot day - offering water and restroom breaks, keeping our time in the sun to a minimum, cautioning us about safe drinking water, licensed taxi-cabs, etc. Could not have asked for better!

Rebecca Baergen

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

Dino was an awesome tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about everything in the Vatican. He was well prepared with visual aides to help us understand and follow along with the information he provided. He tailored the tour exactly as we wanted and we were able to see and experience everything we hoped. We really could not be happier.

Meghan Roth

United States
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Tour: #31341, The Hidden Rome - Off The Beaten Path Tour (4 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

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.

Michael Lemon

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Dino is a pro. One of the highlights of Rome was our tour with Dino of the Vatican. Highly recommended!

Pam Ferris

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

Dino was a great tour guide. He was so knowledgeable. He was very kind and made sure our tour of 4 could always see what he was describing. It was a wonderful tour.

Debora Russell

United States
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Tour: #62724, Vatican Basic Private Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

Thankyou Dino from the Russell Family, we loved every minute touring with you through Rome, saw so many wonderful things and loved the off the beaten path sites that you were able to show us, was beyond our wildest expectations, a trip of a lifetime - we could not have done Rome without you Thank you so much Debbie Russell

Jenny Zander

Italy
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Tour: #61497, "Rome 4 You" a private classic full-day walking Rome tour (7 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Craig Toth

United States
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Tour: #153145, Vatican Private Evening Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Dino was terrific! He was prompt, knowledgeable and had a passion for his topic. We would definitely request him again. He was very clear before we arrived that this tour did not include a visit to St. Peter's basilica, so we went there earlier in the day on our own. Seeing the Sistine Chapel in the evening, with a limited number of guests, was the highlight of our two week stay in Italy.

Patrick Palma

United States
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Tour: #153145, Vatican Private Evening Tour (3 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

A great tour of the Vatican.............especially at night when the crowds ( although still a little ) are much, much less. Dino was very enthusiastic about the Vatican, it was easy to see that he truly enjoyed giving these tours, and provided many details about the history , and art of this place. The Sistine Chapel, wow................The Vatican Museums wow,..............Thanks again..................created memories for a lifetime

Dewayne Green

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Dino did a great job explaining what we were going to see prior to going on our tour. This very important we could then understand what we were seeing. I would highly recommend Dino.

Elizabeth Tidwell

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

Dino was a wonderful guide for our Vatican Deluxe tour. He communicated with me prior to the trip and made it possible for 2 people to join the tour after I had booked it. He handled every aspect of the tour in such a way that we felt relaxed and well-informed. His knowledge and advance preparation was extremely valuable in promoting our understanding. Dino was personable and very easy to understand. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Barry Berkov

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/17

Dino is a very knowledgeable, personable, and overall outstanding guide. His knowledge of history with regard to the Vatican and other topics is almost encyclopedic. Although he has a definite Italian accent, his English is fluent and very understandable. I recommend him highly.

Paul S.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Dino is an exceptional guide. Movement through the crowds was effortless and stress free. The pace and route was modified for mobility limitations in our group. The commentary was informative and entertaining. Highly recommended.

Michael P.

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Dino was great at the Vatican. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and informative Would recommend him to anyone

Lisa Wood

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

Dino was absolutely amazing! Our family members ranged from 70 to 13 and everyone enjoyed the tour. Dino provided the history of the Vatican with such excitement 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!

Lisa Wood

United States
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Tour: #61512, Ancient Rome Deluxe Private Walking Tour: The Rome of the Caesars (4,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

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!

Kathleen L.

United States
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Tour: #64698, Underground Rome Private Tour (3 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

Dino was awesome and this tour was amazing. So much of Rome I didn't know existed. Dino was personable, and very knowledgeable. A great way to spend a hot afternoon in Rome.

Mary Swint

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

Craig Tidwell

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

You won't find anyone better than Dino for the Vatican City tour. He is very kind and knowledgeable!! Will recommend him to all my friends

Greg Matke

United States
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Tour: #31338, Vatican Deluxe Private Tour (4 hours) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

I can not recommend Dino higher. We were extremely happy with the tour of the Vatican by Dino. He is a great guide and we hope we can have him give us other tours in the future. Thank you Dino

Dara Hensley

United States
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Tour: #214953, NEW! Capuchin Crypt and Museum Private Tour (1,5 hour), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Dino presented a strong base of history, information, and lore about the Capuchins before we actually saw the various crypts, which greatly aided our viewing and understanding (so as to see more than a macabre display--had we not understood background, intent, and the like). Once again, Dino's excellent knowledge and guidance enhanced for us this quite unique site in Rome!

Dara Hensley

United States
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Tour: #31346, Wonders of the Christian Rome - Private Walking Tour (3,5 hours), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Dino chose a Catacomb site that was unique in historical and cultural richness. As well, he showed us lovely churches and sacred sites, pointing out artistic treasures and holy relics. Christian Rome was well-described and conveyed through Dino's expertise!