Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Roma, Lazio, Italy by Tour Guide Valentina S.

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Scott Gush

South Africa
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 3/18

Wonderful guide. Strongly recommended

Maryanne Morrissey

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 29/18

I wish I could give more than 5 stars - Valentina is THE BEST!! If you are touring Ancient Rome, you should absolutely go with Valentina. A wealth of knowledge and a great personality. One of the best tours I've ever taken.

Francine Lapides

United States
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Tour: #302998, Three days in Ancient Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 18/18

We have just spent our 3rd day with you guide Valentina Santora! and are so pleased to have found her! She is a superb teacher, a very smart young woman with a great curiosity to understand the human mind and thus human history. We learned so much from her; it was wonderful to share her archeological mind. She is also warm, endlessly helpful (she even carried our backpack), is unflappable in the face of stress, and has a totally enjoyable sense of humor.

Judy Zavadil

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 10/18

Valentine was an incredibly engaging and knowledgeable guide. She explained how the ancient Roman structures were built and how Rome evolved over the centuries. Her tour provided great context for the other sites we visited in Rome. The tour was our favorite part of our visit to Rome.

Ilana Westerman

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 5/18

Valentina has an excellent knowledge of her subject matter, and is truly enthusiastic about it. Our time with her felt less like a tour and more like a time-traveling journey around Rome. She was always happy to answer questions and dive super deep on any topic. A true 5 stars out of 5!

Mike Watson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 28/18

This was a marvellous experience from start to finish . We had a small group some who had visited Rome many times and some for whom this was the first visit . Valentina our guide was absolutely outstanding. She was able to establish a strong rapport early on , establish specific areas of interest for us personally and then add her own history ... she had participated in a dig on the Palatine . Brilliant . We learnt so much and all felt it was a great use of our time . I would do it all over again .

Cathy Bond

United States
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Tour: #302998, Highlights of Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 27/18

Great tour. She has in depth knowledge of ancient Rome. She was very flexible and worked out a tour to cover our interest in history. She was very enthusiastic about sharing her interest and information.

Joseph Riley

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 25/18

Words can hardly express what a treasure Valentina is! She not only has a vast knowledge of ancient Rome, but is able to synthesize what she knows into her own original and nuanced ideas. Her passion for the subject comes through in her communication which combines the best qualities of a teacher with those of the scholar as she effortlessly traverses the ages with a fluency which only a lifetime of dedication can bestow. On top of all this she is both kind and generous! It does not get any better!

Edward van Rompay

Belgium
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Tour: #302998, A day in Ancient Roman : 4 hours private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Apr 26/18

Just perfect. So professional and kind. Great knowledge.

Miriam Murphy

Ireland
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jan 6/18

Richard Rizzo

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 20/17

Valentina was exceptional. To tour the colosseum with an archeologist was an incredibly rich experience. We were very fortunate to have her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and the wonderful (meraviglioso!!!) time together! Grazie!

John Dickinson

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 4 hours private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 6/17

I have been on a number of "Tours by Locals" tours, all were excellent. But Valentina is by far the best ever. SO knowledgeable, SO enthusiastic, she just made our trip to Rome. We've already recommended her, and will do so whenever we have an opportunity!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I can't find the words to thank you enough for your comment...GRAZIE and hope to see you soon again in Rome!

Ruthie Chua

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 4 hour private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Sep 3/17

Fantastic tour! Valentina is s0 knowledgeable about the topics. She answered all our questions perfectly. She is obviously very passionate about her work and her passion is so infectious. She is also such a wonderful story teller that she got us all who dont know anything about archaeology very engaged in the tour. My favorite tour is the basilica st clemens. Its not even in the top places to see but she did sucha great job telling us the history. I cant recommend valentina highly enough

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! What a great pleasure to visit St Clement with you and your lovely family! Grazie!

Pamela Scott

United Kingdom
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 13/17

This was a great tour. Valentina was really knowledgeable and had a real passion for roman history and culture. We all really enjoyed the extra little facts that only an expert would know. Being in just a Small group meant would could go at our own pace which Valentina judged very well

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Pamela! I really enjoyed showing the ancient Roman ruins to you and your lovely family! Thanks again!

Heather Blond

United States
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Tour: #302998, Highlights of Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jul 10/17

We had a wonderful time seeing the city with Valentina - she is a great archaeologist and very knowledgable on the history of the city. Her archeological digs specialize on the Palatine Hill, so you should definitely check that out with her, too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comment, Heather! Ciao!

George Spyropoulos

Australia
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 26/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, George!

Shelley Cassity

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 4 hours private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 15/17

Exceptional insightful tour who showed incredible passion for the subject. We highly recommend her to anyone visiting Rome! The Cassity Family, California

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Michelle Flajsner

Samoens, France
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Tour: #302998, A day in Ancient Roman : 4 hours private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 14/17

Valentina was a fabulous guide and so generous in sharing her passion and knowledge about the archaeological sites we visited. Her suggestion that we start at the Baths of Caracalla, work our way up to Palantine Hill and then down through the Forum and finishing up outside the Colosseum was perfect. She shared her personal experiences in a way that made us just want to hear more about the projects she worked on and she not only answered our questions but showed us examples. Thank you Valentina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for your comment and for this lovely morning spent together! Grazie mille!

Anthony M.

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 11/17

Valentina was extraordinary. Her love and passion for Rome and for the ancient sites was expressed continually in a most contagious way. Her archiological background gave us insights we would never had known. It was fascinating to see her eyes light up as she told us detail after detail. Her ability to explain the history behind events and architecture was envigorating. There were 7 of us on the tour and we would recommend her to anyone who want to see and hear about this magnificent part of Rome

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this beautiful comment...and thank you Hannah! Hope to see you all again in Rome! Grazie!!!

Steve Broker

United States
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Tour: #302998, Highlights of Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: Jun 4/17

Just what we were looking for. Flexible on sites, the right inside information on what you were seeing, not too much detail but enough to keep all in our party interested in learning more. Like watching a Discovery channel episode except you are here and alive in the action>

Sandy Tomme

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 4 hours private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 14/17

Valentina was extremely knowledgeable about all of the sites. She was able to share her excavation experiences on Palatine Hill, truly making history come alive through her passion for her work. She was very knowledgeable about many periods of history, and the "stratification" of historyV. The colosseum experience with Valentina was like none other, amazing history lessons! I am looking forward to reading her publication of her Palatine experiene

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Sandy, your comment makes me blush! I loved to guide you and your fantastic guys, hope to see you again! Grazie!

Oren Cheyette

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 4 hours private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    
Date: May 1/17

It's great fun to be guided by someone as knowledgeable and enthusiastic as Valentina. She can explain ancient architecture, the history of various structures, and even in some places describe what's invisible and underground (because she once dug it up). She gave us a very lively and memorable tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review! I really enjoyed meeting you and by the way...this is the book I was talking about: Mary Beard, Laughter in Ancient Rome. On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up, UCP 2015 Hope you will have fun reading it!