Richard RizzoUnited States
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 DickinsonUnited States
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 ChuaUnited States
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 ScottUnited Kingdom
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 BlondUnited States
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!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, George!
Shelley CassityUnited States
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 FlajsnerSamoens, France
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
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 BrokerUnited States
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 TommeUnited States
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 CheyetteUnited States
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!