Jake WagerUnited States
Cinzia provided a very informative tour. The mosaic's beauty truly speaks for themselves but the history surrounding them do not. Her explanation of how these particular sets of mosaics came to be added, tremendous context and made the mosaics not merely a fascinating tale about art but also a visual display of history. We came away with a far greater appreciation of Ravenna's role during a critical point in western history. He also shared with us contemporary information about Ravenna. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANKS!!! I very much look forward to meeting you again. With kind wishes
Timothy CristUnited States
Our guide, Cinzia, provided a wonderful 3-hour walking tour of Ravenna's mosaics, beginning with Galla Placidia and Basilica di San Vitale. She shared her love for Ravenna while helping us understand and interpret the magnificent mosaics. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind review! My sincere regards
Elizabeth CampbellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind review! It was my pleasure to be with you and Katie, so happy if you discovered something extra worth on your visit. All the best and a big hug!
Maurice S.United States
Excellent and charming Ravenna experience. Cinza made our visit to Ravenna special. She loves this city and it shows when she explains its beauty. On top of all she recommended fantastic restaurants. Highly recommended guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thanks very much Maurice!
Pete ElmsUnited States
We were two couples on this tour and another with. Cinzia. She is very personable making everyone feel comfortable asking questions. Her knowledge of Ravenna and its history is amazing. She takes time to explain everything that we saw and adds interesting stories (some personal) to make the whole tour experience extremely enjoyable. She is very happy to accommodate minor changes and times in order fit into your schedule. Highly recommend and would certainly sign up with Cinzia again should our travels br
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!!
Susan CurranUnited States
Cinzia was the best imaginable guide for the short time we had to spend in Ravenna! She was responsive to our questions, and very knowledgeable about the sites and their historical context. We could have listened to her for hours and hours. The fee for her tour offered some of the best value for money spent on our entire trip. You will not go wrong with booking one of her tours. We could have wandered the sites on our own, but her knowledge added so very much to our experience. Grazie mille!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie a voi !!!
It was a perfect tour. I learned alot and my guide was excellent. I would recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Levitt! It was a great pleasure
Mary-Beth EsserUnited States
Cinzia is an excellent guide-knowledgeable, personable, very approachable and someone who loves her city and wants to share all that is special about it. She made the history very present and was excellent at placing events in a larger time scale. Cinzia made good use of our time but never rushed. She was respectful of the times I wanted to take pictures. She also shared excellent and useful current, local information. Grazie molto.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary-Beth, I loved your interest and enthusiasm.
James BarberUnited States
Cinzia was vey knowledgeable about all the great mosaics and churches of Ravenna. It was a very interesting 3 1/2 hours. The town is quite nice and the food was fabulous. Cinzia was a wonderful guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, thank you so much indeed!
Nancy O'ConnorUnited States
We all enjoyed this tour tremendously Cinzina was a font of knowledge and a wonderful entertaining tour guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! You are marvelous!
Alison WoodWinchester, United Kingdom
Cinzia was absolutely excellent. She is full of information and presents it in a delightful manner, really bringing the mosaics and buildings to life and putting them in historical context. She was also very helpful with local knowledge and recommendations, which added to our enjoyment of Ravenna and the surrounding area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alison! It was a great pleasure
Moanica CastonUnited States
Wow, oh wow!! Ravenna has 8 UNESCO Heritage sites and Cinzia took us on amazing tours of 5 of them. She is a such a natural storyteller and brings the stories and places to life. Following our tour, she directed us to the best piadina spot for a delicious bite. Ravenna is a small town, packed to the gills with beauty and history. So glad we had Cinzia to guide us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Moanica! I loved your interested and attention. I had a great time with you!
We were a party of six on a day trip from Bologna and we were all absolutely thrilled with our guide Cinzia, who is warm,friendly and incredibly knowledgable with an easy manner. She held our attention from the very start and engaged us during a tour which had us all awestruck by the incredible beauty of the Ravenna mosaics. I would highly recommend Cinzia and this Tour to anyone visiting the region.
Beth SimoneUnited States
I took a tour recently with Cinzi F in Ravenna of the mosaics. She did an excellent job. She was extremely nice and very knowledgeable. I would rate her a 5. Thank you, Beth Simone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks!! It was a great pleasure
Jamie MckennaUnited States
Cinzia made our trip to Ravenna absolutely unforgettable. She is extremely knowledgeable, full of interesting stories and an absolute pleasure to spend time with. Without Cinzia's guidance, our experience and understanding of Ravenna's rich, sacred art and history would have been flat and superficial. We are so happy to have had you with us and we can't THANK YOU enough, Cinzia, for making our trip so special! ~Jamie & James from Montauk
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very, very much ! You are wonderful!
Paul KastinUnited States
Cinzia is a pleasure to be with and has as complete a body of knowledge as two art history majors (my wife and myself) could want. I did suggest to her that she might consider starting with Sant' Apollinare Nuovo and then going to the mausoleum of Galla Placidia, finishing with the very best, San Vitale. We did the reverse and starting with the best leaves the rest of the visit somewhat less impactful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your suggestion, very helpful for my job.
Nancy NoelUnited States
Cinzia, a cheerful , delightful and extremely knowledgeable tour guide! We were taken back to 5&6 cent. era in Ravenna. She explained so much that we never would have known had she not been our guide. The early Christian history and symbolism was fascinating as she brought it all to life for us with artistic and historic descriptions of the marvelous Mosaics. These are not to be missed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Nancy! Very precious words!! You make me so happy! Thanks!!!
Margaret SchottlerUnited States
We loved Cinzia! She shared her knowledge of the mosaics and her love of Ravenna.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Margaret ! It was a so great pleasure !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
SAndra LarsenUnited States
A wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide. It is her city and she loves it. Showed us animals, persons and symbols in the mosaics that we would have missed. And the piandina was the best! Walked through the city not missing any of the important sites, worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandy, very kind of you! Thanks!! You make me very happy
John GreenUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Cinzia! She is very knowledgable and a most pleasant person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Mr Green ! It was a great pleasure meeting you and your wife
Yuri FridmanGlenview, ILLINOIS, United States
The tour of Ravenna with Cinzia was a true highlight of our Italy trip. The historic churches and their beautiful mosaics were shown to us by the knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We learned about the city history and restoration works. Cinzia also showed us the art and studies of today's mosaics creators. The three hours passed just too quickly... Hope to come back some day, to see and hear more. Thank you, Cinzia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I am really grateful for your kind words. It was a precious exchange!
Ann Marie MontecuolloUnited States
This was a wonderful experience. Brava Cinzia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: GRAZIE!!!
Michael M.United States
My daughter and I had a wonderful tour with Cinzia in July 2015. We drove in from Florence. Cinzia arranged to meet us and help us find a good parking lot. She modified our tour so that we would not be outside for any extended length of time in exceptionally warm weather (100+ degrees F). We still visited all the places we wanted to see. She was very knowledgeable, and friendly, and her English was excellent. We definitely would recommend her to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Muller, many many thanks! It was wonderful the time with you and your lovely daughter. Hoping see you back soon in Emilia Romagna!!
Karin BredenkampSouth Africa
Cinzia was a really wonderful guide. We've enjoyed every moment of our tour. She was kind, friendly, informative and loved her work. Really fantastic!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very kind of you!! Thank you very much !
Robert IsraeloffUnited States
top notch-informative and caring
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Israeloff! Pay my regards to your wife and friends. I remember you with great pleasure
Nancy BeckusUnited States
We booked two tours with Cinzia; one to Reggio Emilia and one to Ravenna. Both were very enjoyable. Cinzia was engaging, knowledgeable, and a total pleasure. Her knowledge and her passion for the history of the region makes her an ideal guide! We look forward to seeing her on our next trip to Emilia Romano! We highly recommend Cinzia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Wonderful meeting you and your husband! Very looking forward to see you on your next trip
Benjama WitoonchartUnited States
Cinzia is a charming and highly energetic tour guide. Her enthusiasm and knowledge made our trip to Ravenna most wonderful. Thank you so much Cinzia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!! It was a great pleasure!
Tawfiq K.United States
Cinzia is a scholar who gave us a truly memorable tour of the important Ravenna monuments.Her English is excellent.Her scholarly explanations easy to understand.Deserves highest recommendation possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Tawfiq, many thanks! Very kind!! You and your wife are a wonderful couple, I hope to see you again soon!
Cathy DaughertyUnited States
Great tour. Cinzia was extremely knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks! It was a delight to meet you !