Gary NathanUnited States
Brent ScottUnited States
Max was outstanding! Our family had a lot of fun on the tours on which Max guided us. He was extremely hospitable and gracious. He provided a great summary of Rome and the Vatican City. He was extremely entertaining and kept our family's interests in mind when organizing the tours. I would highly recommend Max to anyone visiting Rome!
Mariluz AlverioUnited States
Deborah WadeUnited States
We were very pleased with Max as our guide through the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. He is very knowledgeable about all the history of the paintings, sculptures and artists who created these works of art. He was very accommodating answering our questions and taking pictures of us along the way. Highly recommend a tour with Max and his English is very good as well.
Cheryl TaylorUnited States
Our guide today Massimiliano was excellent! My husband, teenage son and myself all agreed that our tour was interesting, informative, fun and especially not boring. We are really glad we choose a private tour w/Massimiliano versus group or even just on our own. He really knows his stuff and how to maneuver you around so you are moving when you want to be and comfortable when your not. He answered all our questions and just made it a great afternoon. We feel lucky to have had him as our guide...Arrivederci
Tucker GuerryUnited States
Max's tour was phenomenal, providing lots of background information that allowed us to appreciate the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica all the more.
Robyn PilliodUnited States
Max was great!! He was punctual, pleasant and informative. We only had 1 day in Rome so we needed a knowledgeable guide. Max was perfect. We could not have found anyone better. I highly recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robyn, it was a great time togeter; I wish you a GREAT - Merry Christmas and a Happy new year, hope to see you again in Rome. Ciao Max
Judith SpakUnited States
Thoroughly enjoyed his tour. He is very knowledgeable and was able to maneuver us through thousands of tourists!
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
Go as early as you can, or follow Max's advice. He will give you a great tour, and explain what you will be seeing. The museum gets more and more crowded every time I go, so be prepared.
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
Max booked the Garden Tour for us, and adjusted his tour to begin afterwards. The gardens are very nice, and worth seeing. Lots of great photos of Saint Peter's too.
Maria Liberty TsaiPhilippines
Max was patient, knowledgeable and friendly. And the 'skip the line' tickets really helped.
Kellie PierceUnited States
Max did a great job. Thanks for the wonderful tour!
Carolyn RobertsUnited States
Max was delightful! He met us exactly on time, guided us through the crowd and was full of information. It was amazing to get through the crowd, told us just where to stand with the least amount of people for the best pictures and bathrooms! So we didn't waste time and got to see the most. Excellent English, but he spoke a little fast for us to follow along.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great day togheter Thanks Max
Jen GloverUnited States
Max was very informative and very patient as we were running (quite literally) a little late. Highly recommend seeing the Vatican this way, as there is so much there, you really should focus on a few things.
Vincent VicariPoint Pleasant Beach, NEW JERSEY, United States
Excellent tour. Massimo tailored the tour for us including my Mum who is in her 70's. Our guide was very knowledgeable but also warm and friendly. By end of tour felt like he was our local Roman friend. Highly recommend to all and also Roman Golf tour we took with him.
Timothy BuntUnited States
Max was a wonderful tour guide and I would highly recommend a tour of the Vatican with him. We would never have seen as much as we did during our short time at the Vatican without Max. Our three teenagers and ourselves were so interested in everything he had to say. He was so kind, courteous and knowledgeable. Our tour of St Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum and Borgia Apartments was fantastic, bravo and thank you Max. Diana B., USA
Noelle McCarthyUnited States
Susan LaPerriereUnited States
Max was very pleasant and knowledgeable and we would highly recommend him.
Mary Lockwood CrouchAustin, TX, United States
Max was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide even though the Vatican Museum was chaotic with a very large crowd. Wednesdays on Papal Audience days is not a day to visit.
Chris P.New Zealand
The 2 tours we had with Max made our visit to Rome. Our experience of the city just wouldn't have been anywhere near as successful for us if it was not for Max's knowledge, humor and support. The Vatican tour 'unlocked' the knowledge we needed to fully appreciate what was on display. The golf cart tour of the city is a must do. In the time available we could not have covered in 5 days what Max exposed us to over these 2 half day tours. I fully recommend any visitor to Rome to use these 2 tours
Robert Wodogaza Sr.United States
Miriam ChoiHong Kong
Anne SladeUnited Kingdom
Without Max as our guide we would not have seen half the sites or understood the context of the architecture. My mother waited 82 years to see the Vatican and thanks to Max her trip of a lifetime was everything she had hoped for and so much more. He was kind, attentive and extremely knowledgeable- I cannot recommend him highly enough !
Arthur RogersUnited States
Sonu RangnekarUnited States
Jon DavisUnited States
Great tour! Max is very knowledgable and lots of fun. The preparatory talk regarding the Sistine Chapel was well worth the time spent. He did an awesome job. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon, I really thank you for the wonderful time spent together; Ciao Max Leotta
Shelley SteinUnited States
We were verly lucky to book Max for two half day tours, one of old rome and one of the vatican. he stayed with us all day and shared a favorite lunch location, enjoyed by all. Knowing the sidesteps to crowds and lines helped us make the most of our time available in rome. Max guided us through bus and subway rides, ensuring our group was together and ready for the appropriate stops. His descriptions of vatican art left us better understanding of the prior centuries of the roman catholic church. Book!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shelley, it was a nice and funny day; great tour and Good people; I thank you for sharing your time with me Ciao Max Leotta
Maureen SmithUnited States
Max could not make it because of an injury so he called me and his brother Fabio was our guide. He was at the Vatican entrance at 930 sharp. Our tour was great. He shared so much info and was very pleasant. The tour was just the right amount of time. I would highly recommend
Massimiliano was waiting wonderful. He was incredibly knowledgeable and kept us entertained the entire time. My husband and myself did not want to spend too much time at the museum, nor did we want to feel rushed. Massimiliano catered to what we were interested in, and we felt we were able to experience the Vatica,Sistine Chapel & Basillica as best as you can! We had a wonderful time and would recommend Massimiliano as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful review, see you next time Ciao Max Leotta
Kurt ShipleyUnited States
Max was great and made our tour at the Vatican much better than if we were trying to do it by ourselves. He is friendly and very knowledgeable about art and even recommended other museums for us to go to that were great (and not as expensive to see). We appreciated his help and very impressed by his knowledge of the Vatican. THANKS MAX!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kurt, I really thank you for the great time spent togheter; Ciao Max
Glen McPherson David RapragerUnited States
The two tours we took this past weekend (golf cart tour and Vatican tour) were terrific and I would recommend your tour company to anyone traveling to Rome. Our guide (Massimiliano L) was very informative and really knew the history and had lots of information about all of the sites we saw on the two tours. We give the tours a 5 out of 5 star rating. Thank you, David and Klaudia R
Barbara GarlandUnited States
Great job. Very interesting and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Max
Jo Ann HyttinenRoyal Oak, MI, United States
Max thank you for the wonderful tour of the Vatican. Max without you I would not have been able to see the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, or St. Peter's. You tour was top notch. Max was very attentive to my needs he pushed me in a wheelchair that he obtained at the beginning of the tour. He was informative and genuinely engaged in providing us with a moment of a lifetime. Momma-seta, (Jo Ann) Marie and John Thank you again!!!
Max was fabulous... Love this man! He was extremely knowledgeable and wonderful with our kids. To keep two teenagers entertained for 4 hours in the Vatican is a real art. Bravo to Max!!! We wish him the very best.. :D
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: max says: Fantastic day with you Ciao Max Leotta
Valerie SumnerUnited States
Awesome!! Max rocked it with our family and especially great with our teenage son... He is knowledgeable, humorous, current and relates the amazing history of Rome making it relevant for everyone in the family. From those who are history lovers to those who are taking it in, he is a pleasure to be with... Great tips on restaurants, the best cheesecake in Rome, biscotti and pastries as well... excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Val, your review is really appreciated, thanks Max Leotta
Vincent RoggeroUnited States
Our second day with Max was as good as the first. He is a wonderful tour guide and comfortable to be with. Again, would recommend him to anyone with the highest of marks.
Rick LloydUnited States
We enjoyed our tour through the Vatican with our guide, Massimiliano, who was very informative.
Obaid KhanUnited States
The best tour guide one can ask for. Max was a pleasure. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear friend, I can not thank you enough for the 2 days togheter and how nice and beautiful is you family; say CIAO to papa and mamma ( dad and mom ). Ciao Max Leotta
Nikolasa TejeroUnited States
Thomas BagnoliUnited States
Anne MitchellUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour! Flexible, Lot of learning in a enjoyable way...my wife and myself had a great time with Max... Café and Lunch recommendations also very good!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ernesto, Ciao I really want to thank you and it was one of the greatest walks in Rome, especially the tour at the restaurant with the fried ( jewish ) artichokes........... Mucha suerte Max
Thomas SchinzelUnited States
Only way to do this tour is with a private tour. Max you did a great job getting us around such a beautiful place with great information Thank you
Betty BakerUnited States
Max was great and made the Vatican come alive. We had been on a large tour in the past, but was nothing compared to having Max as our private guide (3 of us). When we got to the Sistine Chapel we had been so prepared by the story of Michael Angelo. and what we were seeing, that we were able to just view it with the awe it deserves and in silence like we were asked to. All our time with Max was informative and I'd recommend him in a heartbeat. I also was grateful to deal with Tours By Locals.
Matthew TimpanyUnited States
Excellent tour! Max had great knowledge and showed great enthusiasm for what we were looking it. You could tell he really enjoyed his work. This was well worth the price and we will will book with Max on our next trip to Rome. I would highly recommend him.
Richard PratherUnited States
Max gave us such a wonderful art and history lesson in preparation for our tour thru the Vatican... what a beautiful experience. Max is extremely knowledgeable, and is extremely accomodating, especially after we had missed a train, and had to make quick changes adjustments to make the day still work. Could not have asked for a better guide, and would use him again in a second. What a great sense of humor, and extremely personable. Would recommend absolutely!
Angela TichenorUnited States
We all enjoyed our tour immensely with Max. His tour was very engaging and fun. Max is a must when visiting Rome! Angela
Steven MinieUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Max. He is well versed in Vatican and art, and I would most recommend him for those with background and interest in that history. It's a lot to see on a four hour tour, Max will get you through it so there is enough time for the gem at the end; St. Peter's. SM, Los Angeles
Joy Maszor-NicholsonUnited States
The Vatican City complex was amazing and thanks to Max was the highlight of our trip to Rome. He was very thorough in explaining the details of each area from the museum, to the Sistine Chapel and finally St Peter's Basilica. We skipped the lines (which were quite long) and Max expertly maneuvered the crowds to provide good viewing of his selected areas of attention. He helped us get Vatican stamps to mail post cards back home and secure religious medals for family members. Highly recommended with Max!
Daniel HurlbertUnited States
Max was awesome! He catered the tour exactly how we wanted it. His knowledge of the art and history was very impressive and thorough. If (when) we come back to Rome, we will make sure to book another tour with him and anyone we know going to Rome we will highly recommend him! Max you are the best!
Ursula B.United States
Great tour - no waiting in lines despite the crowds around us. Massimiliano was knowledgeable and funny - made the visit special!
Maeona M.United States
Max is one of the most knowledgeable guides I have ever met. The day (cold, wet outside and extremely crowded inside with poor crowd control) worked against us. We liked the way Max set up the history and the context for the art we were to view. However, too many viewers were allowed into the Sistine Chapel and they were expected to keep quiet and not use flash bulbs. Didn't happen. Max helped us navigate the crowds. This was important as we had two children with us. Thanks Max.
Patrica MaguireUnited States
Max was a wonderful guide - he is both friendly and informative. He provided extensive historical detail and showed us the very best aspects of the Vatican. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a terrific experience. He went above our expectations!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Thanks, really nice to be with you and loved to have Pizza and Gelato with you.......Love Max Leotta
Sophia HoldsUnited States
Please also refer to our comments for the Rome tour. It was such a rich experience to go to the Vatican with Max, an official tour guide of the Vatican. His depth & breadth of knowledge in art & history is so superior; he is so fluent about Bernini, Raphael, Michelangelo, etc. He is very passionate & one cannot help but get really excited with him. Taking a tour with Max is so energizing & rewarding. He sensed our level of interest & customized the tour accordingly. Fabulous! Sophia & John
Keneen Bridgeman MagnowskiCanada
Very informative excellent explanations Max was tuned into what we were interested in we would recommend getting max to show you the Vatican your way
Juan del PinoUnited States
The whole tour experience was great. Massimiliano, our tour guide was at our hotel right on time to pick us up. He knows the history as well as the area very well and was very friendly. He adjusted to the group's needs (six people) amazingly well and was very efficient with the timing and the places where we stopped to talk. I definitely recommend this tour and Massimiliano with a ten out of ten.
What a perfect tour, very knowledgeable and professional; we had a lot of fun.