Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy by Tour Guide Ruben A.

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Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Ruben A.
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Tony S.

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: May 22/18

Ruben was a good guide.He took me to many sites,where I found his commentary brief and solely oriented toward the specific building with little comment on the social,Family ,economic,political or cultural impact on Palladio 's life,unless I asked questions.Had I not asked him to take me to the Rotunda,I would not have seen it.Once I asked he used his car to take me.Clearly the highlight of any Palladio tour.He did leave me at a restaurant where I had one of the best meals of my month long trip

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tony asked me and I told him about religion, culture, roman history, the Renaissance, about universe and Copernicus, about local economy in Vicenza in the XVI century. All this and more besides all the palladian buildings. 3 hours are a short time.Tony probably didn't read that villa La Rotonda is not included in my walking tour of the city. Anyway, I asked him, at the beginning of the tour if he was interested to. So I took him to the villa even if not included. I'm glad he enjoyed his meal.

Sally Hoff

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Mar 20/18

Ruben was an excellent guide through the city of Vicenza, taking into consideration the interests of each of our party. He adapted his tour to interest the engineers, historian, artist and Italophiles among us. Perhaps he has conducted this tour many times, but he was as enthusiastic to share his knowledge with us as he might have been the first time. Having Ruben guide us was like having a good, knowledgable friend show us around, as though he really cared that we enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Hope to see you again in Vicenza!

Patrick M.

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Oct 19/17

Ruben is a very good guide. He has considerable knowledge of architecture, art and history. His knowledge extends beyond Vicenza and was thereby able to put into context the work of Palladio with what was happening elsewhere in Italy at the time. His language skills are superior and he answered all our questions completely and clearly. We highly recommend Ruben and will contact him the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Let me know when you are again in the area.

Ronald Kahan

United States
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Tour: #8261, Padua and Vicenza, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Oct 6/17

Ruben crated a special tour for us since we wanted to see both Vicenza and Padua in one day -- a somewhat tall order. This included sights in both cities and a trip outside Vicenza to see one of the Palladian villas, the Villa Rotunda. He was knowledgeable, pleasant, and agreeable to modifying things as we went.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

John A. Buscarello

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Aug 18/17

The tour was excellent - took us to all of the sites. One can do them on your own, but Ruben brought a good perspective and made getting around the town very easy. He is very knowledgeable - at the Olympic Theatre he was able to have the guard give us a demonstration. The tour is well worth it. He gave a lot of helpful recommendations that helped us with the rest of the time in Vicenza.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Hayley Lewis

New Zealand
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Aug 13/17

Very knowledgable, helpful and informative tour. Ruben was really easy to talk with and provided us with a thorough and interesting tour of Vicenza.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hayley and Steve. See you in New Zealand.

Debra Shaw

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Jun 29/17

We were looking forward to a private architectural tour of Palladio's work on our recent family vacation as part of a father's day gift to my husband, an architect, who wanted more than the typical touristy fare. Ruben was great and customized the tour extend it an extra hour, pick us up at our hotel instead of the train station, and made stops along the way based on our interest. We had the Villa Rotonda pretty much to ourselves before heading into town for other architectural gems.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Kenneth Gall

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Nov 10/16

A great tour of Vicenza. Loved it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Regina Galarneau

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio and its villas, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Sep 28/14

Vladimir Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio and its villas, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Sep 17/14

Ruben has very nice personality, he is very knowledgeable about history and art of Vicenza. We also had very nice lunch in excellent restaurant in Vicenza vicinity. Bottom line, we would recommend Ruben without hesitation to anybody interested in Palladio legacy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vladimir for your comment. I am glad to know you enjoyed the tour in Vicenza.

William Gosney

Petersfield, HANTS, United Kingdom
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Oct 16/13

A good tour and and we learnt a lot however we felt that the lunch stop was not really necessary. We accept that we chose the timing but we had not anticipated the break and feel that it could have been discussed with us in advance. Having said that Ruben is a good guide!

Susan Biggar

Canada
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Mar 29/11

Ruben couldn't have been nicer, informative, and fun. He had interesting comments and answered all our questions............you have a star! Susan & Jim, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you soon!

James Turino

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Mar 26/11

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you soon!

Miranda Lind

United States
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Tour: #8261, Vicenza: the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy    
Date: Oct 7/10

Ruben was punctual, knowledgable and very interesting. He also told us where to eat dinner and it was great. A few times we had a hard time understanding him, but then I don't think you can expect anyone to be accent free in English when their mother tongue us Spanish and he lives in Italy giving tours in English! We loved that Ruben's wife is from Hurst, around the corner from Dallas, our home! He's even visiting at Christmas and we thought how cool if we could see him again! It's a small world really.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you soon!