Thomas GoodisonUnited Kingdom
Silvia was fantastic. She was passionate and so knowledgeable about Italian history and art history. What an enriching half-day we had with her in Ravenna.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claude and wife, thanks a lot for your stop in Ravenna and for appreciate mosaics with so much heart. Wonderful day for me too to stay in your company. Enjoy your jurney. Regards. Silvia
Sandra BoothUnited States
For an exceptional tour of Ravenna, we highly recommend Silvia as an extremely knowledgable and personable guide. With extensive knowledge of Italian history, she took time to answer our numerous questions and was attentive to any of our needs and special interests.
Highly recommend Silvia. Family of four really enjoyed tour of Ravenna. Interesting stories & Silvia did a great job of interacting with our two children. Arranging transportation to and from cruise ship was also very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Poole's family gas bene really kind and lovely. I enjoyed with them wondering Ravenna and giving them suggestions about food that they enjoyed. I hope to have them in Italy again. Cheers to you and and kiss and hugs to your children..Sara was lovely ad his brother...T. I wish you all the best. Silvia
Very knowledgeable guide, and a fun person. She was unaware that we had a person with restricted mobility in our group, but quickly adapted to this reality, modifying tours as necessary and working closely with our wonderful driver Rafaele to make the tours work. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative tour. We wish we could have taken Sylvia with us for the rest of our journey!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret and Jim and Bruce was a very funny and good time spent with all of you. I'm happy to lead so curious and italian lovers People.. Such a pleasure to host you in my wondeeful country. Hope to meet you again. Kiss. Silvia
Donald WalkerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr. Donald. A great pleasure to guide you in Rimini and San Marino.
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Sylvia and enjoyed seeing the mosaics in such a historic city.
Irene SheytmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Group has been nice and easy. Thanks a lot For bringing a piece of Bologna University in Texas Too and good luck For your son and His University carrier. Thanksva lot For feed back. Silvia
John HigbeeUnited States
Silvia speaks superb English. She exchanged excellent communications with us regarding the meeting time and place (we were coming from 3.5 hours away). She crafted a tour that well fit our time frame and set a pace that was excellent for our age and mobility. The flow of information and style of presentation was excellent. Silvia has an engaging personality and a passion for her work. We were blessed to find her and have an incredible journey through enchanting San Marino.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I was pleasured to guide you through San Marino discovering its hightlights. You and Your wife have been so sweet, nice and curious as well while explori g the path. So happy to have had you as guests on my beautiful and charming country. Thanks a lot and I'll never forget our lunch in the terrace od the restaurant just taking notes about italian pronounce and words. I hope your Italian is going better amd better. My warmest. Silvia
James JenningsUnited States
Hi, We rate Silvia F. 5 out of 5 stars for her walking tour of Bologna. We wish there had been a much longer tour—we would have signed up for it. Tours by Locals is turning out to be our first choice whenever we travel. Thanks, Silvia, Jim Jennings, Lynn Hiestand
Jerome FalkUnited States
Our guide was knowledgeable and delightful to be with. San Marino is a fascinating place and our three hour tour gave us an excellent foundation for further explorations on our own. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to your interest and curiosity showed as I'm proud to have presented at best. I hope you'll come back Italy as soon you can. My warmedt Silvia
Silvia took us on a 3 hour tour of Bologna through the churches, market and old university building. She was very informed, patient and interesting. She did not rush us through anything, but allowed us to take our time, and our discussion ranged through Bolognese history, to film and design. I would recommend the tour and Silvia very highly. Thank you Silvia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's a highly pleasure For me you fully appreciated our time in Bologna. Thanks you to come. My warmest. Silvia
Barry KentUnited States
Silvia was excellent !! It was like spending time with my best friend. Silvia was passionate about showing us the best of Bologna and the surrounding areas, She made the tours fun ,exciting and informative . Best guide ever‼️
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can only answer with....see you in New York! As to be with two old friends and not visitors. My warmest. Silvia
Tabitha BrandSouth Africa
Silvia was very friendly and informative! It was a good introduction to Ravenna.
Elinor G.United States
My first negative TBL review. She was very well informed about Mussolini and architecture in Forli. However, we did not get what we paid for: two tours combined. The art exhibit we paid extra to see had ended without her informing us until we were in the car and only when I asked about it. She wrongly claimed we had said we no longer were interested in it. I tried unsuccessfully to resolve the issue privately. She didn't even know we had paid for the car/driver she hired. Overall felt unprepared.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elynor thanks for appreciating art and history in Forli even from the car where you preferred to stay. About Boldini exposition I apologize if when you've changed date it was just over. Your tour was only one because ticket exposition was not included. That's why we could change in agreement for the Verzocchi's one. Nevertheless I'll keep in consideration your feed back and suggestion you have made because I'm sure it's helpfull for my future.
Warren R.United States
Excellent tour of Rimini! Silvia is a super tour guide and a joy to be around.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roger it was wonderfull your appreciation of Rimini. Great time spent with you. Silvia
Warren R.United States
Excellent tour of Rimini! Silvia is a super tour guide and joy to be around.
Renee HuhsUnited States
Very interesting and pleasant guide who interacted very well with our young kids, while still keeping us interested with the history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good family too and please day goodby to the child For me Silvia
Geraldine AlpertUnited States
Wonderful tour with a great guide!
Silvia was excellent. She arranged an excellent driver, had extensive knowledge of the places we visited, modified the described tour to fit what we wanted, and had very good English. We were extremely satisfied with our tour. I have a mobility problem and she got me chairs to sit on at the sites we visited. She was very attentive to our needs.She was extremely prompt in replying to us via email.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Fredlin for the wonderful time spent with me through the ancient City o Ravenna. They have been interested and attentive about history and art of mosaic. Finally I would say that to be a good local guide means above all to make my travelers enthusiastic in experiencing the true life and history of the places they visit. To help them changing the tour is part of my job to welcome them again if they would.
Kaleen KitayUnited States
Silvia was very knowledgable, enthusiastic, passionate about the history of Ravenna and friendly. Our family enjoyed our tour with her. Highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Kaleen has been a pleasure for me to show the beautiful Ravenna. send me some photoes as soon you have them. My warmest. Silvia
Our group of 6 really enjoyed our 4 hour walking tour with Silvia. She is very kowlegeable about the UNESCO mosaic sites and she took her time to explain the history and our numerous questions about them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Silvia to anyone.