Stephen PattonUnited States
Ennio was AWESOME. Incredibly knowledgable and interesting and authoritative. Had him for both the Coliseum and Vatican tours. Would definitely recommend him.
Larry WhiteUnited States
Ennio was great! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. He got us through a particularly crowded entry situation at the Colosseum nicely. He taylored his talk to our knowledge level and his presentation was conversational (never seemed to be a "canned" speech). We recommend him highly.
Janet BrownUnited States
Excellent commentary, itinerary, vibe and fun! We'd visited before and are pretty knowledgeable but still gained interesting new understanding. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Janet,thanks a lot for your review! It was really a pleasure to guide you and your friends in Rome! I really hope to see you again soon in Rome! Thanks! Ciao. Ennio
Jimmy GlennUnited States
Ennio was great to deal with. We toured with him on two different days and found him to be knowledgeable, flexible and very pleasant to be with. We had his cell number but it was not necessary because he was punctual and the meeting spots were easy to find. He has a vast knowledge of the history of Rome on many different levels so the tour was informative and very interesting. I recommend him highly. Definite five star experience.
Irene FaynUnited States
We booked 2 tours with Ennio - 4-hr "Ancient Rome and Colosseum" and next day 4-hr "Vatican, skip the line" tour. We travelled as a family of five including two children ages 13 and 10 and their grandma. Ennio made the experience highly enjoyable for everyone. His knowledge is beyond what anyone can expect from a tour guide and his presentation and English language skills are superb. Ennio also helped us book soccer tickets while we were in Rome and was helpful with a multitude of other arrangements.
Thanks to Ennio for a great experience! We are a family of three that travelled to Rome for our first time. Ennio met us in the lobby of our hotel as planned and after a short trip by local taxi we were on an awesome tour of the sights that Rome has to offer. Ennio has a vast knowledge of both past and present Rome and had no issues keeping all of us engaged. He arranged tickets for us to the Colosseum and aptly navigated the large queue and we were inside within minutes. Highly recommend Ennio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Richard,thanks a lot for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you and your family in Rome and I really hope to see you again soon! Thanks a lot. Ciao. Ennio
Michael P.United States
Ennio is very passionate and knowledgeable about Roman history and the sights. We enjoyed our tour with him and would want him to guide us again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Michael,thanks a lot for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you in Roma and i really hope to see you again soon! Thanks Ciao Ennio
Christa LawsonUnited States
Fabulous guide and a great tour of the Colosseum. Ennio was very educated on all the sites and provided some excellent stories and information about this historic city. I would highly recommend a tour with him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Christa,thanks a lot for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you in Rome and really hope to see you again! Thanks Ciao Ennio
Deborah W.Bethesda, MARYLAND, United States
Ennio guided our 4 person group on this wonderful tour of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum! His attention to detail, knowledge, no waiting in line:) and a great personality all combine for a 5 star experience! Ennio studies his work and gives a wonderful 4 hour experience! You will find out things that were not in your history books. This was definitely one of our Rome highlights. We also took the Vatican Tour with Ennio and recommend that one too! Enjoy your tours with Ennio!
David CohenUnited States
Ennio was an excellent guide, and very accommodating. His English was excellent and he had an amazing depth of knowledge. We had requested adding the Baths of Caracalla to our itinerary, and he very graciously accommodated us. We would definitely recommend him in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao David,thanks a lot for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you in Roma and i really hope to see you again soon! Thanks Ciao Ennio
Julene MayUnited States
I would give him a perfect 5+ out of 5. His knowledge was exceptional of all the topics we asked questions on. He made each tour personal, interactive and fun. We have gone on many tours, but the two days we spent with Ennio in Rome was by far, the most informative, rewarding, fun tour. I would highly recommend Ennio
Devon TessmerUnited States
Ennio was a delight! He is so knowledgeable of all things Rome and a great story teller as well. He really helped to make our trip to Rome both memorable and educational. Thank Ennio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Devon,thanks a lot for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you in Rome and I really hope to see you again soon! Thanks Ciao Ennio
Pablo ChapaUnited States
Ennio was extremely knowledgeable and spoke English perfectly. He was very kind and patient with our kids questions. I would recommend him to anyone with kids. Ennio would never give us a silent moment and always took an opportunity to explain something else. One of the best guides I've had around the world.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Pablo! Thanks a lot for the review! I am sure i'll see you and your wonderful family again in Roma! Let's keep in touch! Thanks Ciao Ennio
Michael PoUnited States
Ennio is top notch as far as my family is concerned. I spend a lot of time in other countries and have seen many of the world's great treasures but I have always believed that you get the most out of it when you take an expert along for the trip. Ennio is an encyclopedia of knowledgeable, very articulate, well spoken and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to the most out of their experience. 5 starts in my book!
Ruth ThompsonNiles, OH, United States
Ennio was fabulous and brilliant! His breadth of knowledge was astounding and he swept us up into the world of Ancient Rome---one of my true passions! With him, Rome was brought to life and put into a perspective we as modern people could understand and relate to. He described the lives of gladiators, senators, emperors and plebians with honest passion. I would only tour Rome again with Ennio! To have anyone else would be too much of a let-down!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Ruth,thanks a lot for your review! It was a pleasure to guide you in Roma. It's fantastic to guide someone so interested in Rome history like you! Really hope to see you again soon in Roma! Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Lorena AgudeloUnited States
Ennio was great, very thorough, patient. He took the time to explain to everyone at our party everything and really kept the kids engaged- Kids ranging from 10-13 years old.
Penny VillellaOcala, FL, United States
!What a great day we had in Rome with Ennio! We have been on several tours with other companies but taking a city tour with Ennio and ToursbyLocals was hands down the highlight of our trip. He was extremely knowledgeable, informative, patient and kind. He anticipated our needs and wishes before we would even ask for them. If you don't book him, you are truly missing the best guide Rome has to offer! We can't wait to return to return to Rome and we will definitely tour with Ennio again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Penny,thanks a lot! It was a real pleasure to guide the 4 of you in Roma and i really hope to see you again soon! Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Christine SullivanUnited Kingdom
We were with friends today on a tour of Ancient Rome conducted by Ennio. The tour was 5 star in all respects. We are very much looking forward to touring with him again over the next couple of days.
Fal ModiUnited States
Ennio was amazing. He had a wealth of knowledge that he shared with us. He was very patient and energetic. We truly enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend him. It was great having a local there to guide us and we loved that the tour was private and not with a large group. Definitely more enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao! Thanks a lot. It was a pleasure to guide you in Roma. Really hope to see you again! Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Christina RaoUnited States
From the start, when planning this customized tour both to see some less-traveled sites and to accomodate one with slower mobility, Ennio was enthusiastic, easy to work with, creative in planning. In the end it was just two of us on the tour, and Ennio helped switch the plans. On the tour, he was the best - with background in art history and 15 years as a guide, he spoke unscripted and energetically, integrating and enlivening the history and religion and architecture of all the sites. Thank you Ennio!
Diane MasentenUnited States
Ennio is an excellent tour guide! He ordered a taxi to take us all to the Colosseum to save some walking. We spent a couple of hours there, then visited other sites in the area----a morning tour. Our son wished he had spent less time at the Colosseum and more time at Palatine Hill, the Forum and Capitol Hill. Ennio recommended a restaurant in the area for lunch. He was extremely interesting and knowledgable!
We did the Vatican tour with Ennio the day before and LOVED our tour. Ennio is well experienced and very knowledgeable. He took 8 of us to the Colosseum and through Ancient Rome. It was a great tour. The Colosseum was the highlight expecially with the history that Ennio gave us. He is a GREAT guide and we would all recommend him highly.
We were visiting from Australia and very keen to learn about Ancient Rome as our 17 yo daughter is studying Ancient History. Ennio had already done a tour in the morning but was still enthusiastic about the Colosseum and the Forum. We were all staggered by the size of the Colosseum and reall enjoyed the commentary provided by Ennio.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Phil,thanks a lot! It was a pleasure to guide you and your family in Roma. Hope to see you again! Thanks Ennio
Sung AhnUnited States
Wonderful experience with Ennio! He was very informative, very funny and very efficient. Loved him and would highly recommend him to everyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Sung! Thanks a lot! It was a pleasure to be your guide in Roma! Really hope to see you soon. Ciao Ennio
Mary Lockwood CrouchAustin, TX, United States
Ennio was the perfect guide for our morning at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. We were a party of 6 including 3 teenagers. Ennio engaged us all which can be quite a feat with jet-lagged teenagers. He promptly met us at our apartment, and on our way to the Colosseum, we had a very informative and interesting walk as Ennio shared his extensive knowledge of the Pantheon and the city. We did not want our tour to end.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Mary,thanks a lot. It was a pleasure to be your guide in Roma. Hope to see you again. Ciao Ennio
Ann PersonUnited States
Very good tour. Ennio is very informative.
Patricia DragoUnited States
My family and I had the pleasure of a tour lead by Ennio on Sunday, June 14th. Ennio was not only knowledgeable and thorough, but he was very patient as we had an unpleasant family incident. Ennio was professional in his conduct and continued to help us understand and experience the Roman ruins. We enjoyed and appreciated his knowledge and his personal tact. Thank you, Ennio. Patricia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Patricia,thanks a lot. It was a pleasure to guide you and your family in Roma. Really hope to see you again. Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Claire MarxUnited States
Just returned from Rome and an informative and entertaining tour with Ennio. He met us promptly at our apartment, and gave a great tour that was interesting to both the children (14 and 11) and the adults. We were impressed by his knowledge and his warmth and friendliness. He also offered great suggestions for the remainder of our time in Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Claire,thanks a lot and happy new year! It was a pleasure to guide you and your family in Rome! Really hope to see you again! Thanks a lot. Ennio
Donald SchumacherUnited States
Our tour of Ancient Rome was fascinating, and Ennio made it very special. He has a wealth of knowledge and is very firendly. He offers details at every stop. We were very pleased and recommend him highly.
Richard GillardiUnited States
Great guide, great day. Awesome tour of the coliseum and ancient Rome sights. Guide was informative, well prepared, concise in narratives and very fluent in English. Enjoyable to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Richard! Thanks a lot! Really hope to see you again in Roma! Ciao Ennio
Lisa LeoceUnited States
Excellent! Ennio was the perfect tour guide. We are so happy we selected Ennio and Tours by Locals. Without Ennio we would not have learned or seen as much as we did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Lisa,thanks a lot! It was a pleasure to guide you and your family in Roma! I hope to see you again in Italy. Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Christine LattanzioUnited States
Ennio reminds me of a really great teacher who makes learning about history exciting. He brings ancient Rome back to life with his fantastic descriptions and fascinating anecdotes. And there was no question he couldn't answer! He really wanted every person to have a great time while learning a lot. Ennio is also a really cool and friendly guy who is excited to welcome visitors to his home city...even a challenging group like ours, which included two toddlers! Highly, highly recommended! Thanks, Ennio!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Kerry,thanks a lot! It's been a pleasure to guide you and your beautiful family in Rome! I really hope to see you again in Italy. Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Jean BarreiroUnited States
Ennio, was fantastic and made the Colosseum come alive for our family. He is a true professional; combining a masterful knowledge of ancient Roman history and excellent storytelling! He did a wonderful job of keeping our group on track and making the entire tour incredibly interesting. We cannot say enough great things about our time spent with Ennio and would highly recommend both he and Tours By Locals to friends, family and others planning to visit Rome. Thank you Ennio for a memorable & fantastic time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jean!!! Thanks a lot! I'm happy you enjoyed both my tours. Really hope to see you again in Roma! Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Jean BarreiroUnited States
This is the only way to see the Vatican and Ennio was by far the best guide we had during our family trip to Italy. He made every moment enjoyable, entertaining, and interesting. His knowledge of history and ability to tell the stories surrounding everything we saw was incredible. We highly recommend both Ennio and ToursByLocals to anyone planning to visit Rome. Thanks for making our trip memorable and enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao jean! Thanks a lot! I've had a great time guiding you and your family in Roma!!! Hope to see you again. Ciao Ennio
Larry SmithUnited States
Ennio's attention to detail was exceptional. He had a list of questions to assist in planning out tour and returned e-mail's quickly. When Ennio was informed one individual required a wheelchair he offered to rent one. He met our friends at their apartment rental and escorted them to the Colosseum through all of the canonization week traffic. On the tour Ennio was very attentive and answered every question. We highly recommend Ennio to everyone.
Judith Q.United States
We love Ennio. He is the best. He can really get you around Rome with no worries. The catacombs are not much to look at, but the grounds around them are beautiful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Judith,thanks a lot. It's been a pleasure to guide you and your party in Roma! I hope to see you again in Italy. Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Kelly StatesUnited States
Ennio provided a great tour for us on our first day in Rome. Not only was he well versed in the history of the Colosseum, the Forum and other ancient monuments, he was also willing to give us information about Rome in general, where to eat, what to see, etc. We also really appreciated that he picked us up outside our rental apartment in Trastevere and even taught us how to ride the tram. This tour was really helpful for us to get the "lay-of-the-land" for the rest of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Kelly,thanks a lot! It's been a pleasure to be your guide in Roma and i really hope to see you again. Take care. Thanks a lot. Ciao Ennio
Rob TillyardUnited Kingdom
We will recommend your company and especially Ennio who was a brilliant guide. What's not to like? And the sun shone too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Rob and say bye bye to all your party! Hope to see you again in Roma! Ciao Ennio
Caren NodaUnited States
Hi Ennio, Thank you for showing us the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Capitoline Hill. I was so glad you were with us. There is so much to see, but a lot of it is in ruins. Without you there pointing things out and explaining what it is and how it was, we would have missed so much. We enjoyed this tour a lot and would highly recommend it to anyone reading this. You are a wonderful guide and your English is excellent. Thank you again for everything. Ciao! Caren and Gerald
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Caren,thanks a lot! It's been a pleasure to guide you in Roma,i really hope to see you again when you come to Italy. Thanks a lot. Ciao. Ennio
Lisa ThompsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Lisa,thanks a lot. It's been a pleasure to guide you and your fantastic family in Rome! I really hope to see you again! Thanks a lot Ciao Ennio
Brian SchwamUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Brian,it's been a pleasure to be your guide in Roma. Have a nice tour of italy! Hope to see you next time you come to Roma. Thanks a lot Ciao Ennio
Thumbs up to Ennio again for a fantastic tour of 3000 years of Roman history! Ennio was extremely patient and had fantastic knowledge of everything ancient. Superb!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Ann,again thanks a lot. It's been great to know your family! A big kiss to all the girls. Thanks. Ennio
We had the best tour with Ennio can't thank him enough for making our tour the best. If you are considering using Ennio you will not be disappointed. Make sure you book the top tier and underneath really worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Helen,thanks a lot! It's been apleasure to be your guide in Roma! Really hope to see you again! Merry christmas and happy new year! Ciao. Ennio
Ray DePaolaUnited States
Ennio was outstanding! He is very personable, very knowledgeable. He has all of the history, knows where to stop for the best vantage points. He had all of the answers. I had my 89 year old mother in a wheelchair with us. Ennio adjusted the tour to accommodate us. He always had the best route for the wheelchair. He is a very likeable person and fit in really well with the family. We would use him again (in fact we did -- at the Vatican). Highly highly recommended!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Ray! Thanks a lot,it's been a great pleasure to guide you and your wonderful family in Rome. I really hope to see you again in Roma! Ciao. Ennio
Linda MoenchUnited States
Ennio was the best guide ever! Fluent English, and so knowledgeable. We've toured Rome before but this time was outstanding! We have since recommended him to a number of our friends. What a great guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Linda,thanks a lot. It's been a pleasure to be your guide in Roma. I really hope to see you soon again in italy. Ciao. Ennio
Linda MoenchUnited States
On time, very personable, and an excellent driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Linda,thanks a lot also from my driver. Really hope to see you again in italy. Ciao Ennio
Douglas GuthrieUnited States
This was the second time we've had Ennio guiding us through Rome (and now Tuscany!)... Everything was perfectly arranged for the best use of our time both in Rome and in Tuscany. Ennio has an engaging personality and an amazing amount of knowledge of the sites and areas we visited. He is flexible, able to change as members of our group decided to stop to shop or view something in depth. All 4 of us felt that we truly maximized our visit by having Ennio as our guide. We would definitely use Ennio again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Doug,thanks a lot. It's been such a pleasure to be your guide again. I can't wait to sse you again in Rome! Say hallo to everybody. Ciao. Thanks Ennio
Ennio was very knowledgeable and clear in his explanations. Ennio, was very punctual and polite. This tour is suitable for kids above 8 yrs old because it involves a lot of walking. Overall, the tour was very interesting and full of information. Keep in mind this tour was done in the summer and the weather was extremely hot, so i think our kids were tred not only from the walk but also from the heat. We were a large group of 12, with children, and Ennio was successful in handling us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Jackson,thanks a lot. It's been a pleasure to guide you and your beautiful family in Rome. Really hope to see you again. Take care. Ciao Ennio
Teresa HokansonClaremont, CA, United States
We would give Ennio 6 stars. He is truly knowledgeable, professional, fun and pleasant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Teresa, thanks a lot! Can't wait to see you again in Roma. Big hug to you and your family. Ciao. Ennio
Evelyn Jean BrezaCharleston, SC, United States
It was wonderful to see Ennio at the airport - early - waiting for us after a long flight from Atlanta. He had hired a great bus driver for all nine of us. Ennio planned an excellent tour before getting us to the port for our cruise. We saw the colisseum, the Trevi fountain, the Spanish Steps and lots of things in between. We were hungry so he found a very good pizza place for us along the route. An excellent tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao! Thanks a lot for everything. I hope you've had a great cruise. It's been a pleasure to guide you and your family in Rome. I really hope to see you again. Ciao. Ennio
Douglas GuthrieUnited States
We booked 3 tours with Ennio during our stay in Rome and wish we had booked more. He is an excellent guide, professional and personable with a terrific knowledge of historic and current information about all things Rome. We were able to see the key "tourist" sites as well as get a feel for regular neighborhoods and life in Rome. Thanks Ennio for making our trip perfect. We are already planning to work with Ennio when we return to Rome later this year.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Doug, thanks a lot for everything. It's been a pleasure to guide you in Rome. I really hope to see you soon. Happy new year! Ciao. Ennio