Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Milan Italy by Tour Guide Michaela M. (Guide #9894)


Morgan Morris

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Excellent English speaking guide. She gave us a complete 6 hour tour of the Duomo, including the roof. The Gallaria and obtained tickets for us to see the Last Supper. She moved at a good pace, but if you want a lunch break advise her when booking. We didn't take a lunch break, but probably should have, that wasn't her fault. Just something to keep in mind when booking I wouldn't recommend this tour with small children, it's to long. Really enjoyed her knowledge of what she was showing us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Morgan, I am very sorry I didn't understand you would have liked to stop for lunch. I thought you needed something quick to grab as you did. I usually stop if required. You're right it is a moderate level tour and it is not suitable for small children. I would like to thank you for the five stars rating. It was a pleasure guiding you. Michaela

Sheri Tomitz

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

We had a fabulous tour with Michaela. She was so efficient, interesting and informative with our Milan city walk. We enjoyed being with her. She was extremely helpful with arranging our tickets for the 12 Apostles fresco which are so hard to get. We were able to see all of the high points of the city and still have time for lunch. She also was so helpful with getting us on the right train to the Milan airport. We had a wonderful and very memorable day with Michaela and we would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheri, I spent a wonderful day with you. We shared a lot of information. Hope you had a good journey back home. Thank you

Barbara Glover

Vero Beach, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #207203, A photographic tour, Angera, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Michaela is a fabulous guide. She is friendly and knowledgeable. I had a delightful day with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, Thank you for rating me! It was my pleasure. Looking forward to seeing one of your Lake Maggiore paintings. Michaela

Jaime Benitez

Mexico
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Michaela is an outstanding guide. Very knowledge and very kind. She made our full day tour very intersting showing Us the best of Milan with a meaningful amount of history, cultural and arquitecture related information. I highly recomend her for anyone wishing to enjoy Milan now and its past.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating. It was a really lovely day. You two are very pleasant. I hope you will enjoy your stay in Milan. Michaela

Bruce Hale

Australia
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 21/18

Can recommend this tour and guide to everyone. Her knowledge and passion on the culture of Milan was outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure! I hope you enjoyed the rooftops. If you come back to Milan, I'like to spend some more time with you.

Bruce Hale

Australia
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Tour: #153392, Unusual Renaissance in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/18

The tour was everything we hoped for. We now have a new appreciation of the culture of Milan thanks to the depth of knowledge and passion of the guide, Michaela.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your generous feedback Meg - it is much appreciated. I really enjoyed touring with you.

Thomas Fox

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/18

Excellent.Very responsive to questions. Good command of English. Efficient in getting us around timely. Pleasant to be with. A wonderful experience and introduction to Milan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a pleasure guiding you today. I bought the book and I am reading it. My memories of that day are so vivid. What a coincidence! Have a nice stay in Milan! Michaela

Fabiana Ramirez

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

Michaela was eager to provide a chronological history of Milan but was not able to engage our younger tour members, ages 9-17. She recited many uninteresting facts and was not able to tie it into a comprehensive tour. Michaela's tour would be best suited for adults and those interested in a historical timeline.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fabiana, Sorry to hear that. My tour are historical and cultural tour. I usually add (and I added that day) legends and personal anedocts to better understand the city and its spirit. You and your group might find them boring but they are not uninteresting as they are related to the city. If only I knew that I would have satisfied your needs better. Michaela

Jimmy Poh

Singapore
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the five stars rating!

Paul Dieckert

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Ms Finali was prompt, punctual, thoughtful, well organized, knowledgeable, pleasant, and very professional. We felt we had made a new friend who helped us really get to know the history of Milan. My guests were also most impressed and complemented me on the excellence that Ms. Finali demonstrated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, thank you! I'm so glad you and your friends enjoyed the tour. . I enjoyed myself too and what a lovely sunny day it was. Very best wishes , Michaela

Terry L.

Long Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

Michaela gave us a great walking tour. She navigated the tickets for the Duomo for us to include the lift to the top which we would not have known how to do. She was very knowledgeable on the City and the sites we were shown. The history of the Galleria was fascinating. She is highly recommended for this tour. She has a great historical knowledge of Italian history which she shared with us.

Christine Pinkerton

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christine, Thank you for the five stars rating.

James Cross

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Fabulous tour and guide. Excellent knowledge of history of Milan and very good English. Adjusted the tour a bit and let us take all the pictures we wanted while she talked to us. Loved everything about the tour. Showed us things that we definitely would have missed without her expertise. Amazing day. ( great birthday present to myself !!).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, It was my pleasure! I did not know it was your birthday! Thanks for the 5 stars rating. I hope the hurricane won't affect your journey back home!

Bruce Crary

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 19/17

Michaela, our guide in MIlan, was prompt, friendly and very knowledgable about her city. She gave us a wonderful half-day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce, thank you for your rating. I hope you enjoyed the rooftops!

Dave Steele

Madison, IN, United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

Really enjoyed our day with Michaela. She was able to get us tickets for the Last Supper and several other "line jumps", especially the Dumo. She is very knowledgeable, well spoken, and moved at a pace which suited our abilities. Highly recommend! Dave Steele

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dave, Thank you for the five stars rating. It was my pleasure

Latoya Goins

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

Best tour guide ever, Micheala made us feel very welcomed in Milan. She is worth every penny. I will diffently book with her again! No complaints,she was very patient,understanding ,and her English was very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the five stars rating! It was my pleasure. I hope your son is well now. Have a nice trip back home

Sheila Glanfield

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 8/17

Michaela was wonderful. She was knowlegable and pleasant.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheila, Thank you for the Five Stars rating.

Alexander Gelfen

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

Great time in Milan with Michaella!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alexander, Thank you for your rating. It was my pleasure!

Mary W.

Australia
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

We really enjoyed tour around the main sights with Michaela, a great introduction to Milan. Her knowledge of the city, its history and its art is fantastic and obviously her passion and she is interesting, very personable and entertaining. Thoroughly recommend her as a guide,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, I had a wonderful morning with you! Thank you for the five stars rating. I hope you will enjoy the rest of you trip in Italy Sincerely Michaela

Jonathan Foxman

United States
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Tour: #100852, Renaissance in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

I highly recommend Michaela to anyone visiting Milan. She was very knowledgeable, flexible, and fun to be with. My daughter and I had a great day visiting many of Milan's beautiful sites.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jonathan for the five stars rating! It was great to meet you all! Hope you enjoy the rest of your days in Milan and your day trip in Como.

Jonathan Foxman

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/17

Michaela was great! She made the day fun and interesting for me and my daughter. It was just what we were looking for . . . casual and relaxed, but we still covered a lot! I highly recommend Michaela.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jonathan for the five stars rating! It was great to meet you all! Hope you enjoy the rest of your days in Milan and your day trip in Como.

Lawrence Haislip

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/17

A wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. We could not possibly have seen as much of Milan without her help.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the five stars rating! It was a lovely day. Have a nice trip in Padua!

George Guminski

Normal, IL, United States
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Tour: #153392, Unusual Renaissance in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 15/17

Very knowledgeable. Easy to understand. Arrived early. Very pleased with our tour. Would recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. The pleasure was mine. I am always happy to share Milan with my tourists.

William Brazis

Tampa, FL, United States
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Tour: #100852, Renaissance in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William thanks for the 5 stars rating

Timothy Cahill

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/16

Michaela was an enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable guide, exceeding our expectations when we booked this tour. She designed a tour specific to our interests, and also included a beautiful church which we had not known about. She even secured tickets for The Last Supper, when it was sold out online. Finally, she suggested a local restaurant in a non-touristy neighborhood for our superb "last supper" in Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, Thanks for your words and the 5 stars. It was great fun to be with you . I am delighted that you enjoyed Milan and my tour so much.

Stephen Paraskivas

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/16

Michaela was a highlight of our trip. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and an all around nice person! I will recommend her as I have in the past with my friends. My wife and I look forward to having the chance in the future to work with the highly talented people with Tours By Locals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen for the 5 stars and for your great comment on me. Michaela

Corinne Roe

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/16

Michaela is charming and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our half-day private tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Corinne. I'm glad you had an enjoyable time during my tour. My very best wishes.

Scott Lee

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/16

MIchaela went above and beyond! She met us at our flat EXACTLY at the stated time. Extremely courteous and knowledgable, Michaela was also very patient with us as our daughter had just recently acquired a foot ailment causing her to walk very slowly. She also provided us with many worthwhile suggestions for how to spend our time after the tour ended, including providing us with a map of the city and giving us very detailed instructions on how to navigate the city. Thank you for a memory of a lifetime!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and spending some time with you in Milan. I hope you will enjoy your trip over to Switzerland too :). Thnks Michaela

Theresa Burke

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

A good average tour of the MIlan highlights. About the right amount of time and hit the main sights. Guide's english was OK but not great. Would like to have heard more about history as the background was limited. We have had better and worse guides in Europe over the years.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize that we did not cover everything you had hoped to cover, I was under the impression that you were content with the tour as we had a wonderful day together and we left on a good note. Maybe I could have communicated better and in the future I will ensure to be more clear with my guests so they leave the tour as happy as possible.

Maria Alonso

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria

Grace Fan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #99961, Milan 3 hours tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/16

Richard B.

United States
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Tour: #153392, Unusual Renaissance in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 10/16

Michaela was extremely knowledable and has a natural talent for explaining art and architecture. She does an outstanding job of explaining the "hidden" part of Milan and goes out of her way to show you sites that might relate to particular interests you discuss with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard , I much enjoyed meeting you and your wife and our morning in the Ambrosiana art gallery and the church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro . 

Richard B.

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

Michaela was extremely knowledgable. She is very pleasant. She not only covers the expected material but makes the whole experience fun by also talking about her life, life in Milan and gives you plenty of local recommendations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard . It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your wife and spending some time with you in Milan . I am so pleased you enjoyed the tour, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay too. All the best.

David Brown

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/15

Michaela gave us a thorough, insightful tour of the principal sites in the center of Milan. The historical perspective was very interesting, useful, and well presented. She is very cheerful and engaging. We highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David , for your kind words - the pleasure was mine. 

Tawei Hu

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/15

Michaela is very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for your five stars rating!I was my pleasure

Ronald Kaiserman

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/15

Very personable and very knowledgeable about Milan, its history, landmarks and art. We enjoyed our tour enormously, and now know how to visit and enjoy this lovely city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the five star rating. I would also like to thank you for showing so much interest and enthusiasm

Nancy Muench

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/15

WE were very happy having Michaela as our guide. She knew all the history and forces pertaining to the history of Milan and the creation of the Sorfza castle, Duomo, and La Scalla. We were very impressed with her knowledge. She is a very friendly person and it was a delightful tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Nancy. I'm glad you had an enjoyable time during my tour. My very best wishes.

Maxine Baerwaldt

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the five stars rating

Will Starr

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 30/15

Our guide was very pleasant and well versed in Milanese history. Her presentation was perhaps a bit too dry--with what began to feel like too many names and dates. The hot weather probably made us less receptive than we might normally be. Some of us found her English pronunciation a little difficult to understand in often noisy settings. In general we might have liked more attention given to city sights so that we could better understand the current life of Milano.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Will, My tour is a cultural, historical tour.Milan is a very old city. We visited sites that date back to the Roman period. I had to give you dates and names to understand what we saw. I'am sorry you didn't understand my pronunciation because of the noisy settings. I would have repeated everything if only I had known it. It was a pleasure guiding you.

Sunder Mudaliar

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 10/15

Very knowledgeable, flexible and an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a pleasure helping you discover the treasure of Milan

Mark Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/15

I have been researching a World War II novel based in Milan over the past ten years. This was my final trip to make sure I'd gotten the details correct. Michaela did an excellent job getting me where I needed to be and explaining what I was seeing as well as the history involved. She also interpreted for me when I was interviewing an 86-year-old who'd fought the Nazis at age 15. An excellent job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was so interesting working with you! I learnt so many things about World War II in Milan. Listening to the 86-year-old man recalled me my granpa. Thank you!

Jean Burns

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/15

What a lovely day we had with Michaela! I would highly recommend her tour of Milan, she is knowledgeable, clever and extremely helpful. Thank you so much for your assitance with our transportation and banking needs as well as being a fantastic tour guide! A fabulous day, five stars!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear jean, I had a wonderful day with you. I hope to see you soon on the Lake Maggiore.

Nell Whipple

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/15

Loved our tour, our guide Michaela was wonderful, knowledgeable, prompt, courtesy,and managed to keep me awake when I was so tired I thought I would fall asleep standing up. I hope to visit Italy again and would definitely recommend "Tours by Locals", and I don't think you could find a better guide than Michaela Nell Milan Tour on 4/26/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nell, It was a pleasure to spend half a day with you and share my knowledge.

GiuseppeLisa K.

United States
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Tour: Unusual Renaissance in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Date: Mar 15/15

We had a very nice tour of Milan's treasures with Michaela. Her introduction to Milan's history helped us to better understand the context in which Leonardo da Vinci and his disciples created their masterpieces. We especially enjoyed Michaela's comments on paintings and drawings in museums and churches. Thank you Michaela for making our visit of Milan so great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear joe, It was a pleasure explaining leonardo andvhis disciples. I hope you have learnt a little bit of italian:-))

Chris King

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 11/15

Michaela was an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. She arrived to my hotel early and she kept us moving throughout Milan at a perfect pace. She knows so much about the city! I was impressed that one human brain could remember so much! She was an excellent guide and I would use her services again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, thank you for the beautiful comment. It will be my pleasure to guide you again

David Sowler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 1/15

Excellent day,so much information to take in.we where also told where to find the worlds best deep fried pizza !! We thoroughly enjoyed the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure guiding you and your wife!

Joel Moss

Australia
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 2/15

Great day spent with Micheala, who was very well informed about ALL things Milan. She is highly recommended .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for everything. It was a wonderful day. I hope you will succeed in booking the CERN I wish you a pleasant stay in Switzerland.

Laurie S.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/14

Michaela and I had a wonderful day in Milan. With just the two of us, we were able to go at our own pace. When I asked that we have lunch at a typical Milanese restaurant, her choice couldn't have been better - had my risotto with porcini. Michaela is VERY knowledgeable of the art and architecture of Milan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laurie. I enjoyed spending the whole day with you.

Charles (Dick) Chaney

Nashville, TN, United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/14

Very versed in her history-extremely helpful to me as I was feeling ill- I can not thank her enough for the kindness shown. I highly recommend her .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chaney, I hope everything is fine. It was a plesure to sped few hours with you and your wife.

Angel Cintron

United States
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 25/14

Tour guide was fantastic. She was very informative and very, very accommodating and cordial. She knew the history of Milan and all of the sights we visited. She was very detailed in her explanation of things. Only recommendation....when meeting people at the train station or airports...have a sign. It took a while for us to hook up with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angel, Thank you for everything. I will follow your advice.

Gustavo Venegas

United States
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Tour: #111103, Milan: a full-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/14

Michaela was very professional, she solved all the questions we made. We definitely would recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gustavo! It was a pleasure spending the whole day with you and your wife.

Jocelyn Daley

Germany
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Tour: #99961, Milan half-day sightseeing tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 8/14