June Ann SauntryUnited States
If I could give Susanna 10 stars, I would. Not only is she very knowledgeable, she is absolutely engaging. She is also an excellent guide in that she allows you to go at your own pace and spend as much or as little time as your interests dictate on the various sights. Our tour with Susanna was a highlight of our trip. With respect to the content of the tour, the Etruscan tomb paintings are amazing and well worth seeing, and the museum containing the artifacts taken from the tombs is excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you June Ann for your comment! I'm really happy we met and hope to see you again soon. There are still lots of things I would like to show you:) Many greetings from Italy!
Charles BidondoEl Dorado Hills, CA, United States
I would love to give Susannah more than 5 stars for the wonderful day we spent together. From the dock in Civitavecchia, she toured us through the countryside and were able to visit many of the Etruscan towns before heading to the airport in Rome. Lunch in her beautiful garden was a highlight of our entire trip. Her love for Italy was so obvious to us. We appreciated her sense of humor and her knowledge of the area. Grazie, Susannah! Hope to see you again someday - perhaps in the U.S.??
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot. It was really lovely to meet you and sent a day in our area. In USA? I would love to!!!
Hilary SwirskyUnited States
Forgot that the restaurant selected for lunch is 5 stars for food and view. Spectacular time at all tour stops. Note the ability to go up and down stairs and hills is required
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great company and hope to see you next time in Northern Lazio! All the best for your last days of your holiday! Susanna
Poul JoensenFaroe Islands
Pat GrecoUnited States
Susanna is absolutely Amazing ! She picked us up at Civitavecchia Cruise Port We loved our tour of Tarquina, Orvieto Lake Bolsena the Cantina Leonardi Winery, the views, the countryside but most of all her knowledge and love of the area. She showed us things off the beaten track - she is amazing and she is one of the best tour guides we have EVER had in Europe . I can't recommend her enough ! she is so personable and caring and I know you will love her tours Pat Greco -New Jersey
Katherine FotiUnited States
Our tour with Susanna was great! She picked us up at the cruise port and took us to explore the area between Rome and Tuscany. It was a great change of pace to get away from crowds of tourists. We saw lots of Etruscan history and also enjoyed sitting at a cafe. To top it off, she served us a delicious lunch at her lovely home theater. What an experience! We highly recommend this tour with Susanna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a nice day for me, too. See you next time. Lots of love to your wonderful family!
Susanna was fantastic! I was travelling with my elderly parents with reduced mobility and she was so respectful of them and conscious of their abilities. The day was well paced and she took us to some lovely spots. Lunch was a treat at a great place she knows in Bolsena - just perfect. I cannot recommend Susanna highly enough. My parents really enjoyed their day out with her. Kiitos Susanna !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janet! It was a great day also for me and what a surprise that your 'Finnish' family comes from just few km far from mine:) Lots of love to all of you, Susanna
Betty EvansUnited States
This tour met our needs perfectly & provided a wonderful day of discovery. We had a family of five including two children, ages 11 & 13. We had visited Rome, so we wanted to explore the countryside. She definitely knew how to take advantage of opportunities and make the most of our day including a spur-of-the-moment stop at an in-progress tomb excavation. Another highlight was our visit to the dying town of Civita di Bagnoreggio and the walk across the bridge to get there. It was spectacular!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the day spent together! All the best to your beautiful family, Susanna
Alka FarmerUnited States
We had so much fun on this tour. Susanna was very patient with my kids, kept everyone entertained. Loved our day out of Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really nice to be with your family! I'm happy you enjoyed our day together. Take care, Susanna
Susanna took us on her wonderful tour of Tuscany to visit Tarquinia visiting the spectacular Painted Tombs and associated Museum with the beautiful sarcofigi and artifacts from the tombs. Following a delicious lunch we visited the amazing sculpture park called The Tarot Garden - the creation of the American French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle. The sculptures glisten and glow with highly coloured or mirror mosaics. I highly recommend this tour with Susanna. Judith M.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really my pleasure to be with you! Thanks and see you next time!
George TitusUnited States
Susanna was absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! She showed us places we would never have found by ourselves, including a great lunch spot in a medieval town. Our highest marks for her guidance and friendship. Thanks for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to be with you! See you next time - as I told you there are still a lot of beautiful places to see in this area !
Renee TeichUnited States
Great guide, great day. In addition to a lovely and fascinating personality, Susanna knows her history and geography and kept taking us to places of rare beauty and interest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed the day with you very much, too! Next time I will show you the Renaissance part of this area.
Sussana is an excellent guide. Her knowledge of the area, both historically and generally was very thorough. She was very in tune to our needs and ensured we were comfortable throughout the day. Susanna many the day special and took us along the back roads to reach our destination which was delightful. I highly recommend Susanna as your guide if you are visiting this part of the world.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed very much the day with you, too! Next time I will introduce to the Renaissance part of the Tuscia area. See you soon.
Christine NgPonte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
We had a wonderful day with Susanna visiting Etruscan archaelogical sights, seeing the marvellous artwork at the town hall in Virtebo. We had an picnic lunch with beautiful vistas and great food and vino. What a marvellous day trip off our cruise ship at Civitavecchia. Susanna is sophisticated, warm, friendly and expert in the arts and culture of this beautiful country. Ask her about opera!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot. It was a fun day for me too! Yes, of course, I could come with you to Orvieto, it is a really great town with its fantastic cathedral! I know also nice places to eat and wine tasting if needed. Lots of love to your family!
Sharon ConradUnited States
An awesome day with Susanna, a great tour guide! A group of 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our day as we visited the towns of Tuscania and Bolsena where we stopped for photos and visited a winery/olive oil store where we purchased gifts. Our favorite stop was seeing the beautiful Civita di Bagnoreggio where we walked across the bridge and thoroughly enjoyed the local wine and appetizers at a restaurant that Susanna had prearranged. Highly recommend this tour when you come to visit Tuscia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon and Greg! It was my pleasure to be with you and share the knowledge and the fun of this area. Take care and see you soon again! Susanna
John IndorfUnited States
Susanna was lovely and showed us a lot on a bit of a dreary day. Loved our time at the "disappearing city" We could have done without the overpriced lunch at the lakeside restaurant.
Craig H.United States
Alex GruhinUnited States
Susanna is a wonderful tour guide. We had a fantastic experience with her exploring Parco Dei Mostri in Bomarzo and Civita di Bagnoregio. Highly recommended! A great person (and opera guru) too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my great pleasure to spend the day with you and Ariel. There are still a lot of other fantastic sites to be discovered in this area! Hope to see you soon, Susanna
Carole PetersonUnited States
We had a great time with Susannah. we saw areas we never would have seen outside of Rome. She provided lots of information and we had a wonderful time touring with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was nice to meet you! There are still things to see for the next time, too. All the best, Susanna
Jean TownsendNOTTINGHAMSHIRE, United Kingdom
This was one of the best guided tours my group have ever had. Susanna was at the meeting point on time and her friendly and welcoming manner endeared her to all the group. We had a wonderful two hours exploring the beautiful little town of Viterbo and saw some lovely things . Thanks to our guides knowledge and enthusiasm we learned a great deal about this hidden treasure and fell in love with its medieval charm. I would not hesitate to give this tour 5 out of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jean and hope to meet you and your wonderful group again and to explore together the Etruscans or the Renaissance Gardens in this area! All the best!
Edward H.United States
Susanna is an excellent tour guide. She is energetic, personable and very knowledgeable of Tarquinia and the Etruscans. Seeing the uncovered and preserved tombs in the Etruscan necropolis and the museum showing the materials from the tombs were illuminating of a part of history previously little-known to me. A very rewarding part of the tour. We had a very pleasant and far-ranging conversation during the tour and, as a result, she was able to incorporate other sights of historical interest to me.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Edward. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with you and the Etruscans. There is a lot more to see in this area - so see you next time!
Mary LuhringUnited States
We first visited the Etruscan tombs and archaelogical museum in Tarquinia. There were few visitors to the tombs that made for easy and pleasant viewing of the incredible frescoes. Susanna stopped at a small olive oil processing plant on the way to Viterbo. While we enjoyed a delicious lunch, Susanna narrated the papal history of Viterbo whose ancient buildings we saw. The trip back to the ship through the sparsely populated countryside was enjoyable. Susanna is a very friendly knowledgable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary! Hope to see you the next time you are nearby! We have still lot of things to see in this area! All the best, Susanna
Barbara SternUnited States
Susanna is beyond terrific! This tour is exceptional as the places we visited were not only picturesque and historical but Empty of crowds! Susannas'English is perfect and her tour was well organized!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara! It was really a pleasure to be with you. My very best wishes to all of you!
Martha K.United States
If your travel plans include a stay in Civitavecchia, get in touch immediately with Susanna to book a full day with her. Her enthusiasm, energy and great warmth are perfectly matched by her encyclopedic knowledge of the geography, history and culture of that region of Italy: palaces, villas, gardens, historical figures and buildings.By the end of our car tour my husband and I had a new appreciation for the Civitavecchia countryside, but equally important, had also made a lovely new friend!She's a delight!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha and Alson, it was my pleasure to be with you! I love this area and I really think it is important to share my knowledge and love for Etruria. All the best and see you next time! There are still lot of things to be discovered!
Alex BulakUnited States
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Alex! Thank you for your comment. I enjoyed being with you!! How was the Traviata?
William PhillipsUnited States
Fantastic! Possibly the best tour I have ever been on. From the Etruscan tombs of Tarquinius to the 1200 year old churches in Viterbo to the Roman theater. Everything was near perfect. Susana's love of the area was evident. She was pleasant, very knowledgeable, and just fun to be with. Since she is a local we had coffee in a small cafe and a lunch in one of her favorite local restaurants. Because the locals know her we were able to get private access to places. I would give her 10 stars if I could
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice words. It was my pleasure to be with you and your friends! Enjoy your holiday, Susanna
Kimeran BrewerUnited States
Susanna is a true gem. she gave us more than we asked for in our "non-tourist" tour of Rome. Little allleys, small churches, places where St. Paul preached was in prison and beheaded!! We were often the only people there! Took us to a local restaurant which stayed open for us. she then odered for us as the staff did not speak much English yea--best food of the 21 day cruise and such atmoshpere!!! When we talk about our cruise with friends, our private tour day in Rome is the first thing we mention
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! I'm really happy to have met you both! Nice that you appreciate the tour. It was a lovely and very interesting day also for me. I really hope to hear from you in the next future. All the best, Susanna O.
Leslie HousmanUnited States
We had an absolutely fantastic full day with Susanna!! I don't have enough words to express how wonderful she is! She will tailor your tour for whatever fits your needs. She is completely knowledgeable about the area and its history. Susanna is a very special person--we felt so very lucky that we chose this tour with her. And, as a surprise to us Susanna is an opera singer as well!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really my pleasure to meet such nice people like you! You and David are very special persons! I love this area and would like to share the beauty to others too. See you soon again!
Mike HusarUnited States
Our tour with Susanna could not have been more enjoyable. Her knowledge of the areas we visited was impressive, and her passion and enthusiasm were infectious. Do not hesitate for one minute to hire her as your guide. If possible, we would give her 10 stars out of 5!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was really nice meeting all of you and I'm happy you loved this area which we just think is adorable.Hope to see you soon!
Elizabeth GriffithUnited States
This is our second tour with Susanna O. She is amazing! She knows Rome and the area around it. For those of us who have done all the typical tourist things, she offers a feel for the area and places most people have never seen. When in Rome we will always ask for her.
I spent two wonderful days with Susanna as my private guide visiting some historic gardens (Bomarzo, Villa Lante, Palazzo Farnesse, Castello Ruspoli) and seeing the countryside. Susanna had also recommended a peony garden in the area that was in bloom at the time that she thought would be of interest to me. Susanna knows the area well but it was also like being out exploring with a friend. She takes interest in people and it shows in the personal nature of her approach tours. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to be your guide, Janine! Thank you for the nice time and see you soon in this area again!
Robert SmithAvon Lake, OH, United States
A great change of pace from most tours. Wonderful drive through the countryside with a guide who really knew the area and history. She had booked a great local restaurant for lunch and we explored several towns established centuries ago. Susanna was delightful guide...
Mary Cay OylerUnited States
Susanna is a perfect guide as she is hospitable, knowledgeable, and connects with her clients. She was very accommodating for our group and in a last minute request was able to provide a shuttle van for us to travel in along the way as our original plan did not deliver. This area did not have too many options for guides but you will not go wrong choosing Susanna as she knows the area and the hidden gem of history and beauty surrounding it.
Sharon (Sharri) MarichUnited States
Susanna is a delight! Her tour to the villages of the area north of Rome, including her personal home were a highlight of our cruise! Her English was excellent, filled with interesting insights into the history of the lovely area. A must tour for anyone who wants to enjoy the beautiful country side!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharri and George, thank you for your nice words. It was a great pleasure to be with you and wish you all the best! Susanna & Rudolph.
Richard N.United States
Susanna is a very knowledgeable tour guide and her delightful personality made our day with her very enjoyable. Visiting some of the lesser known tourist sites in Italy with an excellent tour guide like Susanna is something that experienced travelers will appreciate.
Monica M.United States
Susanna is a well informed, enthusiastic and friendly guide. She changed the itinerary to accommodate our desire to visit an Etruscan necropolis, which was fascinating. We had a great day with her and would be happy to tour with her again and recommend her to others looking for a knowledgeable and engaging guide.
Michael NeamUnited States
Susanna is a wonderful guide. She is passionate about Italy and passionate about being the best tour guide she can be. She put us at ease from the very beginning and pretty much catered to what she felt we would be happy to see in her beautiful countryside. We saw places and historical entities that we NEVER would have found on our own and I am forever grateful. Her love for music also added to a perfect day. I highly recommend that anyone who wants to see a slice of Italy- see it with Susanna.
Elizabeth GriffithUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Susanne. We have seen the normal sites in Rome and wanted something more. She gave us that. Lovely countryside excellent sights and a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. Would recommend this tour to anyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elizabeth! It was my pleasure to be your guide . I have other wonderful places for the next time, too!
Robert HuntUnited States
An exceptional guide and a wonderful day.
Zachary DaenzerUnited States
Such a great day! My wife and I flew into Rome for a week and wanted to include something a little less "touristy" than what we had planned for the rest of our stay. This was such an amazing tour which spanned several hillside, medieval towns and undiscovered treasures that I would not have been able to find on my own. Susanna is such a great tour guide and not only knew the broad strokes of the history and stories of each town, but added flavor with so many details about each place. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a really nice day with this newly wed couple! I added a local wine and olive oil tasting in Viterbo because of Zachary's wish and it is something I will offer during my tours.
Debbie NelsonUnited States
Recently spent 3 wks in Europe and this tour with Susanna was absolutely THE highlight of our travels! Susanna is such a wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable person who took us to places where every bend in the road, crest of the hilltop, or overlook of the area made you say, "How can it get any more beautiful than this?" Wine tasting was wonderful, and to finish the incredible day, lunch at Susanna's home prepared by her good friend, Sylvia. It was truly an epic day! Brava Susanna! Recommend? ABSOLUTELY!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debbie! We had so much fun together. You were a wunderful group!!
Elizabeth AnthonyUnited States
The tour was fabulous! Susanna customized it for our group, which included three teenagers. Every detail went smoothly, from paying to getting picked up on time, to a gluten free lunch. It was a magical day to lake bolsena, villa lante and Civita do bagnoregio. Susanna is so charming and knowledgable. We give her our highest recommendation.