Ann Cecilia PiferUnited States
This was our second tour with Dino on this trip, and it was perhaps even more amazing than the first. He is so incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and good at sharing his knowledge with visitors. I can't imagine visiting these locations without this kind of expert guide.
Michelle WhiteUnited States
Dino was the perfect tour guide for our first trip to Rome! He was charming, professional and incredibly knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the city. Dino brought the ancient sites to life with interesting facts along the way. We covered a great deal of ground during our 3 hour walking tour, and kept us interested the entire time. He even took us to a few "secret" spots for great photo opportunities. If you're looking for an expert guide to ancient Rome, look no further than Dino!
Jeff ThompsonUnited States
Extremely informative tour. Dino was great. His knowledge is impressive and he really made the history come alive. I would highly recommend.
Katherine HalloranUnited States
This tour, again with Dino, was another example of his excellent knowledge of Rome's history. He knew exactly where to go and we wasted no time in a line. Dino knows what is of most interest to people and is a good at planning his time. He seems to enjoy his work and therefore his group enjoys their time with him. He took us to a delicious pizza place to eat before our next tour with him in the afternoon.
Justin WaplesUnited States
Outstanding tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Very well organized tour agenda. Highly recommended.
Neeti ShuklaUnited States
Paul EricksonUnited States
See Vatican rating.
Ellen HorakUnited States
Dino was very, very knowledgeable, affable, and considerate of our capacity to walk along ancient and uneven paths. His information was great but we wished later we'd had more time to quizz him about some details of history. He's a walking history book! Thanks, Dino, for a great tour.
Lori LandryUnited States
Dino was the best! We were given the background and history of where we were which made the tour have so much more meaning and impact. He gave us tips on restaurants and the 150 gelato was the best! Highly recommend Dino as your guide through Rome!
Dave LaFortuneUnited States
Our tour guide, Dino, was terrific. He patiently waited for us to arrive, we were a half hour late, and then was extremely flexible when our group of four needed to grab a bite to eat before we actually started the tour. Once we started the tour, Dino's use of both a book, a map and his tablet allowed him to show us in great detail information about what we were about to see that greatly increased our understanding and made our tour truly magical. Thank you Dino! This tour was worth every penny!
Mike SturzenbeckerUnited States
Dino was a fantastic guide. We toured with him for both the Vatican and Ancient Rome. His enthusiasm and passion for his work are very evident. He was extremely patient with our questions and worked to tailor the tours to our interests. We would highly recommend and look forward to connecting with Dino next time we are in Rome!
Crystal BryantUnited States
Dino was a fabulous guide. Very informative and nearly didn't stop giving us fabulous information the entire tour. He also brought along an iPad and backup visuals (before/after pics) that really brought the old world to life for us. I also am a travel agent for 23 years and will definitely recommend Dino to clients and the network of agents I work with. Thanks for the most memorable tour of our trip!
Norman ManleyUnited States
Dino was an excellent tour guide. He tailored the tour to our specific interests, and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Mary Cay OylerUnited States
Dino knows so much about the history and one of the highlights of the tour was showing us pictures and sketches to compare current remains of the ruins with how it originally looked. Genius in using these visuals to add effect. He was very detailed in information and even told us the spots to take best photos of the historic sites. I would highly recommend. I choose Dino because I read many reviews of guides and he had the best. This proved to pay off as I think we found a jewel of a guide!
Dino is awesome! What a treat to have someone with a PhD in history walk you thru the Amphitheatrum Flavium (a.k.a. Colosseum), Forum, and other key sites in the area. From the minute we got in the taxi, he filled us with knowledge of the city. Dino also carried with him a few books and an iPad which helped us visualize what we were seeing today as it was 2000 yrs ago or even 100 yrs ago. Great tour!
Robert MutoUnited States
Our group loved our tour of Ancient Rome with Dino.
Sally ParrishUnited Kingdom
We thoroughly enjoyed our Ancient Rome tour with Dino - from the seven year olds to the 70 year old. So much knowledge was shared and the visual tools used kept the children interested. A tour which will stick in all our memories for many years to come.
Jill SacksUnited States
Dino has great knowledge of his subject - Rome and Roman art and history. His presentation is great! I highly recommend his tours.
Lynn G.Sarasot, FL, United States
Dino is a scholar. We booked him several months in advance. His English is excellent; he also speaks several languages and can translate and read Latin. We spent a wonderful day in the Forum and at the Coliseum; the next day we went early AM to the Vatican. If you want to do the Vatican tour, and be able to ballroom dance in the Sistine Chapel without banging in to anyone else (meaning sans crowds) Dino is your man if you go at the right time and in the right season. He is fun and interesting; the best!
Stanley EpsteinUnited States
Dino was the perfect guide. He is extremely knowledgeable with a very pleasant manner and good sense of humor. He was very accommodating to our needs and even managed to get us to the top of the Palatine hill without using steps as I walk with a cane. Great guide - great tour.
Marcia JohnsonUnited States
Dino gave us a wonderful commentary on the Palatine and the Forum. His education and knowledge was most enjoyable for us and we learned new things, gained a better perspective on history and enjoyed the special sites he showed us. Of special enjoyment for us was the overlays of sites long ago and today. Many thanks for a special tour, Dino. Marcia and Randall Johnson
Edward BreenUnited States
What a great way to learn about the Colloseum and the Forum- and really appreciate the rich history of Ancient Rome- Our private guide Dino was outstanding with his knowledge and his explanations of all the key facts- Grazie Dino!!! Ted Breen- Boston, MA
Cathy D.United States
Excellent overview of Ancient Roman history. Dino made special efforts to make this tour fun and interesting for our children!
Leanne N.United States
Quite possibly the best tour you will ever get... Dino is such a fantastic guide! Our entire family enjoyed this tour not only because of the significant historical sights, but also because of the wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm that Dino has. You will not go wrong if you book with him and remember to purchase 'Skip the Lines' tickets via Dino as this was an excellent investment as well!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU a lot for your reviews!! I hope to meet you again in the Eternal City or maybe we can meet at the Hawaii :-) Dino
John ZieglerUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the ancient Roman ruins with Dino. He is a wealth of information and imparts it with enthusiasm and imagination which enabled us to sense a historical context for what we were seeing. His English is very fine. Our tour with him brought this incredibly historical place alive for us and we would highly recommend contracting him as a guide.
Nina D.United States
We, group of 6 people, took 'Ancient Rome Basic Walking Tour' with Dino. His scope of knowledge of ancient Rome, including Colosseum, of course, is unbelievable. He knows minute historic details of all ancient structures and loves to share the knowledge with us. We really enjoyed the tour and, especially our tour guide. If you are a history buff, you'll get even more enjoyment from this tour. For example, this was my husband's the most favorite tour of all. Thank you, Dino.
Ann H.United States
Dino was excellent!
The tour with Dino was one of the highlights of our visit to rome. Dino is extremely knowledgable, friendly, and made our tour both fascinating and fun. We will certainly book another tour with Dino during our next visit. Most highly recommended!
Frank BracciaUnited States
Spent time with Dino on three separate touring dates....Each tour was beyond our group's expectation. Dino has the ability to explain historical details with great knowledge without boring his audience...Highly recommend Dino as guide to any visitor who wants to get an in depth understanding of the cultural and artistic development of the Roman people over the centuries.
Gary BrooksUnited States
Vikki SwansonUnited States
Dino was an awesome guide! He did a great job of providing a lot of information in a manner that was not overwhelming....and making it relevant to our group whenever possible. An excellent tour guide who genuinely seems to enjoy showing off his hometown.
If I could rate Dino a 10 I would. He was the most knowledgeable, professional, considerate and accomodating guide and absolutely made our tour of the Colosseum unforgettable. He was prompt, spoke English well, and was passionate about this period of history and we won't forget that he was nicely dressed and adorable. This is the first time we have used Tours by locals, but we will surely use them again.
Annette MarquezUnited States
We are still talking about our tours by Dino. I am so lucky we found this site with Dino. We never thought it was possible to do everything we wanted to do in 2 days but Dino did it and he definitely knows his stuff. We learned more and did more than others we talked to. There was so much to see and Dino explained everything to us even using photos to show us before and afters. Thanks for such a great tour, we will never forget our trip there.
Nikolasa TejeroUnited States
Lisa HallerUnited States
Dino was great! He taught us so much and kept our children's interest high as well. He has a fantastic knowledge base and we would highly recommend his tour.
Dino was a charming knowledgeable young man with immense knowledge of ancient roman history. You spend considerable amount of money on travel, I would encourage fellow tourists to invest in your "roman day" by investing in a guide! The time saved by having expertise and knowledge ensures a day to remember. We also did the Vatican with Dino with friends and he was brilliant! #1 !
Magda ReyesMiami, FL, United States
My family thoroughly enjoyed your Private Ancient Rome Walking Tour. Unfortunately, I could not make it because I was not feeling up to walking to much, but they all enjoyed it including the kids. They say Dino was fantastic and made it very interesting for the kids as well. When I go back to Rome will call on Dino again so I can see what I missed. Thanks Dino.
Kimberly McKayUnited States
An incredible tour of ancient Rome thanks to DINO's expertise. He is extremely knowledgeable and provided insight and a rich narrative from the outset to the end. Because there is so much to see, Dino knew what exactly to highlight and make the most of our time together. We whole heartedly recommend taking any tour with Dion.
Beth SalatoUnited States
We were very pleased with Dino while we were in Rome. His explanations were clear and easy to understand for such a vast amount of information. We were caught in a horrendous rain storm but Dino stayed with us, soaked to the skin but a real sport none the less. Thanks Dino !! We will call you again when we are in Rome and encourage others to do the same. Beth Salato
Alan HazletonUnited States
Dino, Thank you for a wonderful tour of ancient Rome. Dino was very knowledgeable about the history of Rome and the Private Ancient Rome Walking Tour was perfect in length and content. I would highly recommend Dino for anyone interested in learning about Rome from a person who has studied Roman History extensively. Thank you Dino! Ciao!
Mary Beth L.Italy
Molly C.Evanston, IL, United States
Spent our second tour of Rome with Dino. After the Vatican we chose the Colosseum tour and we were totally thrilled with his knowledge and desire to show us Ancient Rome. Dino is a superior guide in every sense and relates well to grandchildren, parents and grandparents. We were so very please with his professionalism, that any return to Rome will include Dino!
Barbara GloverUnited States
Dino is very friendly and knowledgeable guide. He patiently waited for me as I was running late at the metro. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about Roman history and the city of Rome! This comes through in his descriptions of the places we saw. He also makes the tour interesting and adds different pieces of information trying to paint more of a picture of what life was like back then. I'd highly recommend Dino as a guide for any tour in Rome!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot for your instant review, for me was a great pleasure to guide you across the highlights of the Ancient Rome and I'm very glad you like my tour. Thanks again!
Judy Rosenbaumlafayette hill, PA, United States
Dino was a great tour guide navigating us through the extremely crowded Vatican City. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the Vatican City and made it very interesting. We would definitely recommend him to anyone touring any part of Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mrs. Rosenbaum!! It was nice "navigating" you across the Vatican Museums. Thanks again for the review!!
Kim PennockUnited States
Dino was such a professional, and really knew the subject matter. We loved the colorful city of Rome, and the way Dino was able to fill in the history for us in addition to what we had read before our arrival. Roaming through the Coliseum, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum and Ancient Rome with Dino and his knowledge was almost like 'living it' back in the day! We were so impressed with the way he presented information to us! He is such an asset to your organization!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review!! We've spent two busy but pleasant days with you and your group! I've enjoyed the time spent together and I liked a lot the group picture done at the restaurant!! Thanks again!
Anna LockwoodUnited Kingdom
Highly recommended! Dino took our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 boys) on the Ancient Rome tour during Easter week and we all agreed it was the best money we had spent in Rome. Dino was fantastic with the boys, engaged their attention and we came away with so much knowledge of the city. Dino also had an amazing knack to avoid the crowds and the queues - he took us to places with amazing views or secret tunnels that the big tours simply do not visit. Thank you so much Dino for making our holiday very special!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Lockwood, thanks a lot for this wonderful review!! I'm so happy you appreciate my tour, to be your guide was really a great pleasure not only because your nice kids were so interested in history, even for your kindness. Your family is amazing! Thank you again! Best regards!
We actually booked Dino for 2 different tours over a 2 day period. On the first day Dino was our guide for the Vatican City tour. Very knowledgeable about the Vatican and all the treasures found in the museum. The next day we took the ancient Rome tour. The stories he told us brought the history of the times to life. Taking the 2 tours with the same guide was fantastic as he was able use references from the Vatican guide in some of the stories he told us of Ancient Rome. Dino was fantastic!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mrs. Fowler for this wonderful review!! For me was a pleasure to guide you, I felt among friends and I liked a lot the time spent with you discovering the fascination of the Eternal City! Thanks again!
Sheila AtwellUnited States
Dino was a very enthusiastic guide and clearly loves his city. We had a wonderful, information-packed three hours at the Colosseum, Forum and Capitoline Hill. The only helpful feedback I would like to give is that Dino very much has a planned script for precisely what he intends to mention on the tour - please be a bit more open to questions from your guests and let them direct your comments a bit (perhaps this is a language issue?)! All in all, we had a great trip. Thank you for a fascinating start.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Atwell, thanks for your nice review and also for your feedback. I'm happy you appreciate my tour!!
Dolores SnyderUnited States
Dino's quite the expert on Rome! We had a very small window of time and he was able to tailor the tour for us. I only wish we had also used Dino sooner for all of our tours in Rome. He's a true professional and he would be our first preference should we visit Rome again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Snyder, Thank you for the rating!!! I wish you all the best. Dino
David HirschmannUnited States
Dino was great - passionate, organized and willing to adapt to our needs. His tour taught us how to walk around Rome and allowed us to maximize our time int he City.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot for your review Mr. Hirschmann!!! See you soon in Rome
Dino is knowlegeable, personal and engaging. He knows about every stone in Rome and shares his knowledge in a friendly professional way. After spending three hours with Dino, not only did I get a much better understaning of Ancient Rome history, but also had a new friend. Dino was flexible to make changes to his tour to address my specific interests. If (when) I am back to Rome, Dino is my best choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for this review!! спасибо !! It was a great pleasure leading you to the fascination of the Eternal City, not only revealing you the highlights but especially the numerous hidden treasures of Rome. You're always Welcome to Rome!! Thank you again for the nice words! Your Tourist Guide to the Eternal City, Dino
Marta PhillipsUnited States
Dino is very knowledgeable about Rome and her history. He obviously loves his subject and wants to share it with visitors. The weather was very hot the day of our tour, and he was careful to find shady spots to stop and talk in, and gave us time to drink water and take breaks as needed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!! I really enjoyed discovering the Ancient Rome with you and your kids, so polite and interested in the history of Rome. I'm glad you like my tour even if the weather was very hot. You're always welcome to Rome! Thanks again! Your Tourist Guide to the Eternal City, Dino
John HollandUnited States
Dino made the Colosseum,Palatine Hill,everything on the walking tour a lot more than just site seeing. Dino's history and archeology studies made for an amazing day. He takes his job very seriously and it is obvious he enjoys it. We plan to have him guide us on other sites the next time to Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANKS A LOT!!!! I'll wait for your "next time" to Rome and we will discover several other hidden treasures of the Eternal City! See you soon in Rome!! Arrivederci :)
Mark SemeradUnited States
Dino was an outstanding guide. We were met with an unexpected strike at the Forum, and he made adjustments so we saw the sites from the Capitoline and other points, as well as expanding the tour to nearby neighborhoods. The situation was compounded when my wife lost her passport and we had to meet Dino an hour later than planned. He was very easy to contact and was most accomodating. Dino's PhD in history was evident as was his passion for his city. He was not only fluent, but articulate in Eng
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank a lot for this wonderful review!! I've spent a great time with you all and I'm so glad you liked my tour even if at the beginning we were a little bit unlucky for the unexpected strike. For me was a pleasure to lead you to the discovering of the Eternal City. Thanks again! Keep in touch :) Your Tourist Guide to the Eternal City, Dino