Robert McDowellUnited States
Massimo was an excellent guide for our day trip in Tuscany. A great personality and great knowledge of all the sites we visited. Strongly recommend for anyone visiting Italy.
Sung AhnUnited States
Massimo was such an enthusiastic yet polite & thoughtful guide/driver. You could sense his love for Italy & desire to make you fall in love with his beautiful country. Full of knowledge as well, esp about the Tuscany/wine region.
Coleen BennettUnited States
This was a great tour! I would highly recommend Massimo, he was very knowledgeable and adapted the tour for what we where looking to do and see. Thanks for making our day trip to Tuscany perfect!
James KingUnited States
My family and I (4 people) visited the Florence area this past summer and we were lucky enough to have Massimo for our guide. I would give him a 6 out of 5 if I could. He was friendly, prepared, knowledgeable and always working to make our trip the best that he could. It was like traveling with a long-time family friend. It was the highlight of our time in Italy! Jim King
Dave SteeleMadison, IN, United States
Totally enjoyable, easy, and informative. Will use again!
David JonesUnited States
Massimo was a great tour guide and driver. He gave us history of the areas we visited and gave us suggestions for time on our own. He added a stop at a winery that we enjoyed a great deal. We can recommend Massimo highly.
Massimo was an absolute delight, very knowledgable, and friendly, we thoroughly enjoyed each little town he took us too, had a great day. Thank you
Wayne HooverScottsdale, AZ, United States
Massimo's tour was outstanding. His English is outstanding. He had a plan for the day, which he modified as we went to accommodate our desires. Provided very nice overview and history of Tuscany and its people. Capped the day off with a stop @ Casa Emma, family owned Chianti Classico winery, for tour of their cellar and tasting of their great wines and olive oil. Of course we purchased some for the rest of our Tuscan vacation as well has having a qty. shipped home. Highly recommend Massimo's!
Disappointing tour. Pretty much just drove us out to the places and back. Could have used our own van for the day and saved a lot of money. Wouldn't recommend based on our experience. We did 5 other tours with 'tours by locals' during our family trip which were all very good to excellent, this tour was very disappointing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This review surprise me a lot: I thought they had really a good time with me (I enjoyed my time with them)! I took them exactly where they wanted to go giving always a lot of information on our stops I also delivered about an extra hour of tour! What else could I have done? It is very hard to accept. I've done the same itinerary many times and my customers have always been very happy.Massimo
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to the Downes' about this tour. They were very happy with Massimo's friendliness and driving, but expected him to accompany them in the places they visited, rather than just driving them. As Massimo is a 'driver/guide' we've asked him to make it clear the commentary he is able to offer.
We had a wonderful day touring Siena, San Gimignano + Monteriggioni with a bonus stop at a Chianti winery. Massimo is a knowledgeable + enjoyable guide and we would highly recommend his tour. He also recommended an excellent restaurant in Siena and we had one of our best Italian meals there. Massimo, thanks again for a memorable day! Ciao.
Steven MinieUnited States
A very nice comfortable van tour through Tuscany for our family of four. Saw two hilltop towns, and the Tuscan gem Siena. The Duomo in Siena is a must see. Last minute quality substitute guide due to illness said a lot for integrity of Tours by Locals. You will not be disappointed! SM, Los Angeles
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're glad you enjoyed the tour. Massimo has a good back up system for the rare case when illness prevents him from giving the tour personally.
Maria W.United States
Regina BonacciUnited States
Many thanks to Massimo for his outstanding service. We could not have been happier. His knowledge of history and his excellant english skills were the right combination to give us a memorable experience