Lorella is a wonderful guide with a huge amount of local knowledge and passion for her city. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and her advice on where to eat and further things to see.
Norman BrooksUnited States
We loved our tour of Verona with Lorella. She was knowledgable, enthusiastic, caring and flexible and obviously loved Verona very much. She brought the city to life in relationship to it's past and her hopes for its future. Make sure to ask for her restaurant recommendations...they couldn't have been better.
The tour was excellent. Lorella gave us wonderful insight into tbe life and history of Verona, making the city immediately come to life. We all enjoyed it immensely!
Elaine PaciccoUnited States
Michael GordonUnited States
She was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Help us arrive safely and great recommendations after the tour. Hope to see again on another tour in the area. Have a blessed Christmas. Michael and the crew
Andrew (Andy) KorbUnited States
Lorella was magnificent. We were a group of nine who came from Venice by train, and she helped with our return arrangements. She was sensitive to the needs of the group. Most of all, she made the history and culture of Verona come alive! It was far beyond our expectations. I would rate her six stars if I could. Lorella is a delightful, knowledgeable person and an outstanding guide. I would happily recommend her to anyone visiting Verona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy & Co, Thank you for such wonderful words. Next time you come to Verona I will take you to the Juliet Club personally! Regarding the other thing I promised to do (... you know what I mean), have a look to my profile here on Tours By Locals in a week or so! Stay young and happy! Lorella
John NewcombUnited States
Lorella was terrific. Her knowledge and ability to communicate in our language was excellent. I would recommend her to ANY English speaking person/s. She had listened to what we wanted and did a wonderful job of delivering what we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you for the kind words. I love giving tours to families and your is fantastic.It was so easy to communicate with you, since you love interacting and this is a precious quality. I am a local guide here in Verona since 2000 and among the many wonderful people I have met so far, you were the first to know who Luigi Da Porto was. What satisfaction, I am really proud of you! Stay happy and curious. Happy new year Lorella
Suzan RozypalUnited States
Lorella was wonderful. She was full of information about the amazing city of Verona. It was very hot and she was accommodating with her time and let us just sit in Piazza Erbe for a while. She provided both the history of Verona and the "story" of Romeo and Juliett. Verona is a lovely city and having a guide like Lorella really brings it to life. She was even helpful in finding great places to eat. It was the perfect way to start our tour of the Veneto region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzy, I particularly appreciate your comment due to your expertise and knowledge about my area. You and your party were wonderful! I really hope to have the opportunity to meet you again in the future. Ciao! Lorella
Allison BakerUnited States
A jewel of a city was offered to us by a knowledgeable and personable guide! Lorella was right on time and so accomodating for our group. She walked us through the city and included great descriptions and commentary on the history and importance of each of our tour stops. We loved our time with her and will request her by name when we return next year. The only change we will make is that we will stay over night in fair Verona and spend more time with gracious Lorella!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allison, it was my pleasure. I hope to meet you and your groups in Verona many more times in the future!
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
During a girls' weekend trip last year, 3 different people told me I had to visit Verona, as it was one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Lorella certainly helped to reinforce that for me-her obvious pride and enthusiasm for her city is contagious. I'm already planning another trip back to the Region. Be sure to try Ristorante Freppie Vicolo Samaritana, 3 (Centro Storico. She suggested it and it was a perfect ending. We only had 3 hours-spend more if you can!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margie! Thank you for telling about the restaurant! I like the place but your feedback is very important: Should you come again, you know how to find me! Ciao!
Lauris BagozziUnited States
We cannot say enough nice things about our guide, Lorella, who spent 3 hours with us, in Verona. Her knowledge of this town and Italy, transported us back in time and her commentary made Verona come alive. Lorella was timely, patient, kind and imparted many historical facts and stories. We would highly recommend Tours by Locals, and if ever in Verona, request Lorella!!!
Jon AllenUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon, dear Barbara, What a wonderful day we had together in Verona! You are a great couple and have a lot of energy. I loved your video from the Cotswolds: to me,one of the most beautiful place on earth!! I'm sure that have enjoyed the Opera in the Arena (Romeo & Juliet) Stay young at heart!
Elena RipkoUnited States
Wonderful tour with Lorella! Three hours flew by like five minutes. Iam I had Lorella as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elena, we had a wonderful conversation with you during our walk though Verona, You have a fascinating personality and I loved to listen to your opinions on many topics and to see Verona from your pespective. You are a real globetrotter! I hope to have the chance to meet you again!
Steve WarehamUnited Kingdom
Thanks to Lorella for a wonderful few hours in a lovely town. She took the time to explain the history rather than rush from one sight to the next and has a great, bubbly personality, all of which made our afternoon a wonderful experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve for your nice words. It was a real pleasure to stroll with you and your wife through Verona at a slow pace!!
Karen QuillUnited States
Perfect overview of Verona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. Sharing your opinions and your interesting point of you about your country during the tour was very interesting and very enriching to me. Aloha! Lorella
Marc BermanUnited States
Lorella created a fascinating tour of Verona. She recreated Verona's past. Her enthusiasm for this city and it's people was contagious. We had wanted to visit the synagogue which is not an easy feat. She cleverly arranged that today's tour start at 10 so we could attend the Shavout service at 10:30. A tour highlight. When the three hours ended , we wanted still more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc and Shirley, thank you so much for your nice words! Well you are right: organizing the visit of the Synagogue was not an easy task, but at the end due to the Shavuot we also had the opportunity of meeting the Rabbi! It was such a pleasure for me meeting you and talking about the Jewish Heritage in Verona. I hope I will have the chance to meet other visitors sodeeply interested in the Jewish traditions here in Verona. It was a wonderful morning indeed! Kol Tuv !
Amazing tour guide! We all loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley , I hope to have more vistitors from Panama to Verona in the future, if they are all as friendly as you are!!! Lorella
Emilia JoesoefJakarta, Indonesia
Lorella was awesome, she met us at Verona Porta Nuova Train Station.. Explain in a very clear and professional manners the best possible way to enjoy this pretty little city.. We took a bus to the city centre, and Lorella took us to a lovely and interesting 3 hours walk. Explaining the history of the city while pointing impressive icons / buildings.. The Arena, Down Town and Giulietta's balcony are our favourite. Thank you Loretta ..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emilia, what a lovely day I had with you and your 3 sisters in Verona You have been my first visitors from Indonesia. If all Indonesian people are as friendly as you are well.., I really hope to meet more of them in the future!
Jillian SingletonUnited States
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Met group at train station, filled entire tour time and explained how to get back! Wonderful experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jillian, your parents are a treat! Your dad also told me about his passion for running marathons. You are a lucky girl!!! I hope to have the chance to meet you in the future as well! Have a great time in Italy!
Lorella was an excellent guide and we truly enjoyed our tour in Verona with her. She not only took efforts in explaning all the big sites, but was also innovative in showing us roman ruins below the current city level. We would gladly recommend her to everybody
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrigaban, what a wonderful and inquisitive family you are! The kind of visitors that all guides always hope to take around: passionate for history,local culture, lifestyle and open to last minutes suggestions. Meeting you was a great chance of personal enrichment. Thank you for sharing a bit of your culture and traditions with me! You are real globetrotters, so I wish you many more wonderful and happy travels!! Lorella
Chris VenierUnited States
lorella was very learned her grasp of architecture and history was large her english skills were great i asked her to talk slowly as our hearing is not perfect the tour was wonderful she met us at hotel on time and showed us verona i think she would be a fine guide for anyone
Jeffrey DodgeUnited States
Very willing to customize/adapt tour to our needs. Her energy and passion for Verona and its history made the tour one of the best we have experienced to date. Would definitely tour with Lorella again and highly recommend her to friends and family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeffrey, thank you so much! You are fine walkers and loveItaly so much! I felt very comfortable with you and appreciated your questions and flexibility, this gave us the chance to see also some hidden treasures of Verona. All the best to you and to your travel mates! Happy travels! Lorella M.
Antonella AlbanoUnited States
My stepdaughter and I took a fabulous walking tour with Lorella. She is charming, knowledgeable and truly in love with Verona. She knew my stepdaughter studied jewelry design, so she made sure we saw some antique jewerly as well as contemporary designers in Verona. Her English is excellent, her demeanor warm and friendly, yet very professional. I had been to Verona before, but never saw some of the sights she showed us! I highly recommend a tour with Lorella if you are looking for an authentic experience!