Amy FeindUnited States
Max is incredibly knowledgable and absolutely in love with Rome- which makes you fall in love with it as well. Would highly recommend Max for anyone, especially those with teens or tweens who may need extra help paying attention. He has really interesting stories about EVERYTHING. I also felt like my daughter got the equivalent of a college level semester course in Art History- she knows what to look for now when she analyzes a painting.
Sharon Carltongreenville, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed being with Max... He has been exceptional in every way!!! We have two eight year old boys with us and Max had made their first trip to Europe exceptional!!!! He is 5 out of 5 for certain!!! I would use Tours by Local again because of this wonderful experience with Max!!!! Thank you , Sharon Carlton
Kenneth FormanUnited States
Max was definitely a 5 star guide, very knowledgeable and went out of his way to show us everything that we requested, even though they are rarely seen antiquities. He took us to amazing places, and was tireless in answering all of our questions. Maurizio was a wonderful driver and interpreted for us at the ship. It was well worth your fees. Drs. Barbara and Kenneth Forman
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ken and Barbara, I really thank you for the good review and I thank you for the nice time spent together. Ciao Max
Allen TeinertUnited States
What an incredible day and amazing tour all thanks to Max. He met us in our hotel lobby, showed us everything, took great care making lunch reservation, arranging both car and driver as well as every advantage point throughout this beautiful city without standing in a single line. Why would anyone would visit Rome without Toursbylocals and Max?
Linda SilverbergParksville, BC, Canada
Max was punctual and delivered on everything we had agreed upon. He is charming and knows how to present Rome! We only had one day and he took it upon himself to see that we conquered Rome in a day! We had intensive visits to all the most important attractions and he took us to an excellent place for lunch; one of the best meals we had in all of Italy! Max gave us loads of information and historical facts (as well as some of his personal interpretations) but never over loaded us with too much information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are my best friends; hope to see you in Rome again. Ciao Max
Patrice A.United States
Michael ManlapasUnited States
Max was great! Informative about history and current day, flexible to our needs and I highly recommend this tour with car if you are visiting in the heat of summer.
Michelle ShulerUnited States
Max was a great guide! He made sure we saw everything we wanted to see and was very knowledgeable about the history of Rome! His personality was spot on and we would recommend him to everyone! The personal driver for half of our tour was a huge bonus too!!
Cole GeringerUnited States
Massimiliano, or Max, was an AMAZING guide! We covered all major sites in a full day tour (Pantheon, Colosseum, Forum, Trevi Ftn, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's. He was extremely knowledgeable about each place, knew all the best places to capture photos of us and was very willing at each stop to take as many pictures as we wanted. He was a pro at skirting around big crowds, and finding places to talk that were more secluded and private. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone traveling to Rome. Bravissimo!
Robert HinshawUnited States
Max did a fabulous job and modified the schedule based on his observations of the current crowds. We went to many of the sites on a very busy day, but he was able to avoid the crowds by simply changing the order of what we saw. Would use him again and would highly recommend! Very informative and could answer every question we asked. Friendly and professional!
Helga JamesUnited States
Wonderful tour! So informative. The ONLY way to do Rome in a day!! Love Love Love!!! Our guide knew EVERYTHING was so helpful and we learned so much!
Glenn HannerUnited States
Spent a day with Max in Rome. Amazing does not begin to do justice to our experience. We have been back a week and were talking about what a great day we had with Max. It is incredible that we saw and learned so much in such a short period of time.
George WestUnited States
Joel RubinUnited States
Max could not have been more accommodating. He was very well informed and personable. He certainly made a very long day exciting and pleasurable. Highly recommended!
Julie OsburnUnited States
Thomas H L.Stavanger, Norway
Max was a great guide. We wanted to hit most of the major highlights in Rome in a day, and we nearly accomplished it. Unfortunately St. Peter's Basilica was closed that day - but Max had no control over that. We somehow didn't make the Spanish Steps either... but the locations we did visit (Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Sistine Chapel) were fantastic and he was a great guide. Did a great job getting us through it all and keeping it fun for the kids.
Jonathan CokerUnited States
Max was easy to interact with and filled our day with many items in Rome. Our lunch outside the Vatican at a small family restaurant was spectacular. He was great with our kids and very easy to talk with. Any question we came up with he answered.
Eric TeutschUnited States
Massimiliano, or "Max", was exceptional in his knowledge of the sights we visited and his outstanding management of our time for the most efficient tour of Rome. He quickly became part of our family - absolutely wonderful!
Rikka Maria CervantesPhilippines
Max was absolutely wonderful! My family had a most enjoyable day with him and we truly appreciated his concern and patience with our parents- seniors who were walking at a slower pace. His explanation about the history and significance of Rome's various landmarks made us appreciate these more. It was a fun-filled day and will surely do so again with Max if we go back to Rome.. We highly recommend Max!
David A.United States
Rome with Max was a highlight for everyone! My "to do" list was cheerfully followed, and the 6 hour golf cart experience was perfect to cover all the sites. We loved the little alleys we buzzed down, viewing local shops tucked into alcoves. Max had Van as his second driver, and both added so very much to our city experience. Lunch in small piazza was with locals, and we cherished the stop for espresso at the park, as well as gelato on the way back to our ship. Ciao, Max!
Amy OsteryoungUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amy I really want to thank you for the wonderful day I spent with you and Jack Hope to see you soon Max
Jeff StreckerUnited States
Great tour by a great guide! We definitely enjoyed our tour and wouldn't of seen half of the sites we got to see if not using Max. Max was knowledgeable, organized, and fun.
Michael WildeUnited States
Max loves Rome and showing people around. He never focuses on time and wants to show you the world! He really is an amazing tour guide. His knowledge of Rome seems never ending and is very detailed, not just locations, but the stories behind everything. We will definitely recommend and will use Max in the future when we come back to Rome for other tours. One thing that I would suggest on a full day tour with him, is to have him take you somewhere special for lunch. He has great taste in food!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael I really thank you for the wonderful day Hope to see you soon Max
Rodger SawyerUnited States
We had a wonderful day in Rome with Max. With our limited time in Rome, Max provided a great overall feel of the city. It was a great experience! We would definitely book with him again. Rodger & Ann, Cathy & Joe (Ace)
Beverly JohnsonUnited States
"Max" was fun and knowledgeable. My husband uses a wheelchair the touring Rome in a golf card was fun and practical. Max took us into areas that we would not have been able to see if we were driving. We had Max as a tour guide for 2 days. The first day he picked us up at noon at our hotel. We had arrived in Rome from the USA just 4 hours before he pick us up. We saw Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. My comments on day 2 will follow. Bev Johnson, So. Lake Tahoe, CA
We really enjoyed our tour with Max. He picked us up at our Hotel in a golf cart, which apparently saved us about 1-1/2 hours of walking time. We only had one day to tour Rome & the Vatican and we feel we really got to see many of the popular highlights. Max has personality plus and very enthusiastic about his amazing city. We would recommend Max to everyone. We are very impressed with Tours by Locals and will definitely use their services again in the future. Thank you again Max for a great day!
Phyllis KaplanUnited States
Many thanks to Massimiliano for a great day! The golf cart made it possible to see much in a short time and I felt like he had created the tour just for me! Very personable guide. If is Rome, see Massimiliano!
Jane WardUnited States
Max was a wonderful guide!He took us everywhere and educated us on everything we saw. He even timed our visit to St Peters with the best lighting to get an incredible family photo inside! He must have had experience with photography because the photos he took look professionally done. That was just an extra bonus on a thoroughly enjoyable day with a lovely man who knew Rome inside and out! It was a great day. We loved him!
Sean M.South Africa
Max was an excellent guide. He made our tour an unforgettable experience and we would've booked another tour with him for the next day had he been available. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining and we will most certainly book him again for our next tour on our next visit to Rome.
Jennifer LaneUnited States
Max did an AMAZING job, taking us through the entire city in a day! He shared everything we asked for and more! Thanks Max for a great day! We would definitely use Max in the future!