Philip GuraUnited States
Susanna was a great guide. We were a family group of nine people ages 24 to 59. She made the entire tour fun and informative for all of us. We left the choice of restaurant for lunch up to her and we were so glad we did. It was truly one of the best meals we had in Italy. I would absolutely recommend Susanna.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Philip! Whenever you are back, please, contact me again. All the best to your beautiful family!
Susanna is one of the best guide I've ever had. We all enjoyed her tour, her choice of places to go that not are not regular tourist spots, her elegant choices of cafes and her wonderful personality. She even sang her operatic songs for us. We were totally delighted and will recommend her to all our friends and will definitely use her again in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you Carol for your comment and would like to thank you, too, for your good mood even in that rainy day! Hope to see you soon again. All the best!
Diane NollyUnited States
I wish I could rate Susanna with many more than 5 stars!. In spite of a very rainy period in this area that left our original itinerary undoable, Susanna was so creative and professional about showing us the real essence of Italy. She knows all the facts and history, but more important is her warmth and humor and passion. Her love and talent for music and opera that she shared with us made it even more special and personal. This area is her home and she made us feel like part of it. Very special day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to meet people like you! I really hope to see you next time and we will visit the places you missed this time! All the best! A presto.
Robert TaylorLong Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Susanna waited patiently for me to get thru the chaos of leaving MSC cruise ship then we started a great tour of the area around the port city of Civitavecchia. Lots of history, amazing scenic views of the coastline, stop for hot beverage, off-the-beaten-path Roman bath ruins. Careful driver w/comfortable vehicle. Book Susanna on your next visit to the Athens area!
Donald FeinbergUnited States
I highly recommend Susanna as a guide for the area around Rome. She is charming, personable and is very knowledgeable of the history and beauty of areas outside of Rome. We saw ancient tombs and beautiful gardens. Susanna made our day with her a memorable one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to meet you and let you discover this interesting area. All the best and take care of each other:)
Roy GiorgioUnited States
This was everything we had hoped. Susanna is a very good driver - something you need in Italy :-) We were so relaxed and saw far more than we expected. Her knowledge of the area and history are superb. She took us well off of the beaten path to show things that you don't see in the brochures. She provided stunning views of the countryside, vineyards, a beautiful lake along with great food and conversation. I lost count of the many different places she took us but we never felt rushed. Great tour!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roy! It was really my pleasure to meet you both!!! And I definitely remember all the good conversations we had! Hope to see you soon again. Cheers, Susanna
Joseph (Steve) WelstandUnited States
Susanna is an excellent guide and host. This was not your standard city tour. Susanna took us to historic places that were fascinating. Her explanations of the history of these places made the visits even more interesting. Stops for food and drinks were provided according to what we wanted. Very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your friendship! Hope to see you soon
Stella PalancaUnited States
Susanna is very passionate about things and places she tours us. She showed us places that we otherwise would not have seen if we joined a tour group. She even shared a bit of her other professional life which we appreciated. If you want a unique tour experience, Susanna will not disappoint.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stella! See you next time in Italy.
Arlene SchlerUnited States
Our tour of the Etruscan tombs and museum and the Monster Garden was superior. Susanna is a fantastic guide and a great driver. She knows a great deal of interesting information and many stories about these sites and cheerfully guided us through each one on a very hot day. We were excited to tour the outskirts of Rome with such a knowledgeable person.
David CohenUnited States
Fantastic day and Tuscia experience with Susanna. The Italian area between Rome and Tuscany does not get promoted to tourists but in some ways is even more impressive as we now know. Tours By Locals needs to appreciate, as we now do, the jewel it has being associated with Susanna. She is the tour maven. Grazie, Grazie, Grazie Susanna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Est!Est!!Est!!! Thank you and see you next time!
Susanna was a fantastic guide, she took us to villages where there wasn't another tourist in sight. We saw some amazing scenery, went to a winery where she arranged a behind the scenes tour for us, visited a beautiful palace. The time we spent with Susanna was the highlight of our stay in Europe. I can't recommend her highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie for the nice time spent together! All the best and see you the next time, Susanna
Susanna is a wonderful guide and interesting person. She is very flexible in adjusting to our interests and needs. Our family certainly enjoyed our time with her and got to see a lot of things that are off the beaten track.
Frank WernerUnited States
Susanna's tour exceeded my expectations in every aspect. Not only was the Italian countryside as beautiful as I remembered it 20 years ago from a train window, the towns visited were absolutely charming and full of historical gems and charms nearly at every turn. Susanna was not only an accomplished guide who was passionate about her area and the history everywhere you looked, but was also extremely friendly, charming and wonderful company. It was surely a day to remember!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot Frank! It was really my and our pleasure to meet you and get also news about the cultural life in Kentucky! Hope to see you soon again! All the best, Susanna
Richard SmithSarasota, FL, United States
Susanna was an extraordinary tour guide! I encourage anyone who wants to get away from Rome and see some of the small towns and beautiful locations outside of Rome, please take Susanna's Tour! She has hidden treasures included that are yet to be discovered by the multitude of tourists. We had terrible weather but Susanna made us forget about it! She is extremely knowledgeable and charming, and it was a delightful experience. We will return to this area because of Susanna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Riccardo and Katrina, it was my pleasure to meet you and show you this great area. I really hope to see you again soon...other places and dishes are waiting for you:)Un grande abbraccio a tutti e due. Susanna
Louise TedescoUnited States
Susanna was the sweetest, most pleasant tour guide. She was very attentive to what we wanted to see and do. She went out of her way to give us a very special day visiting Tuscia area. She was very knowledgeable and took us to places we would never have found on our own!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU for the lovely day! See you next time...there are still lots of beautiful places to visit. All the best, Susanna
Joram H.Mae Rim, CHIANG MAI, Thailand
Susanna is an outstanding tour guide. She knows her area very well. The day we spent together was very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot! Hope to see you next time!
Tracey MinervinoUnited States
Susanna is so very sweet and kind. A very enjoyable day with beautiful towns and treasures away from the city of Rome. A must do adventure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie a voi tre! It was really my pleasure to show you some of this great area. Hope to see you soon again! A presto
On a turnaround day of our cruise in Civitavecchia I had contacted Susanna for a daytour months ahead for our small group of 5 . Susanna gave us a fantastic tour and packed in as many different beautiful locations for us to see from Bolsena to Civ di Bagnoregio and Viterbo . Living in this area Susanna showed us many amazing places and told us the historical facts in a wonderful way . We all had an amazing day and hope to meet up again . Thank you Susanna you are fantastic !
Touring with Susanna was the highlight of our 10 days in Italy. She is not only a fantastic guide but one of the nicest people I've ever met. She went above and beyond to make our tour very special. I highly recommend her!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy and it was my pleasure to meet you and Tania! You also introduced me to a very special field... I wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again!
Robert StephensUnited States
This was a great tour to some small towns outside of Rome. We met Susanna at the Orte train station (about a 40 minute ride from Rome). She was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. I highly recommend her and this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot! The day was also very interesting with both of you! See you next time...and we will visit Tuscania. All the best, Susanna
Mary DavisLos Angeles, CA, United States
Susanna is probably the best guide we have ever booked. Not only did she give us great information, but she made fun. She took us to out of the way places that were gorgeous and worked with me on some of the things I wanted to do and see. We felt as though she was a close friend by the end of the tour. I highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much! It really was my pleasure. Hope to see you soon, too! Greetings!
Jamie MuellerUnited States
Susanna gave us a truly memorable tour. Although we had established certain places that we wanted to visit, she surprised us with other stops along the way that were unexpected and delightful; e.g., standing on an actual Roman road--Via Francigena--and meeting an actual pilgrim was a special highlight. Sensing our wishes, Susanna chose a perfect location for lunch. Her depth of knowledge and sense of humor were greatly appreciated. She definitely made a "Buona Figura!"
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!! It was so lovely to meet you and the next time I will show you some other treasures of this wonderful land!
Susanna is a wonderful guide and went out of her way to show us Tuscia and the surrounding region , and even though it was raining and foggy she made our tour very interesting and informative . I would recommend Susanna , highly to anyone who wants to take a tour of the region . Thank you again Susanna
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot! I hope that next time we will be luckier with the weather. All the best to all of you! Susanna
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!
Margaret (Peggy) 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