Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Milan-Italy by Tour Guide Barbara Q. (Guide #12180)


Sheryl Gruenig

United States
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Tour: #299675, The rising Milan: a contemporary architecture itinerary in the Porta Nuova and Garibaldi districts, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

Experienced, knowledgeable and flexible tour guide! Incredible range of art and history knowledge. She was flexible and resourceful to add places she thought I would be interested in seeing. It really made a difference on the tour and my overall experience. She brought me to places I would have just walked by without having a clue as to the significance of the building. She is also a very professional and nice person, so spending an afternoon with her is a delight.

Sheryl Gruenig

United States
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Tour: #300444, Canals, Design, Fashion, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Barbara is a very knowledgeable tour guide, used locally by the best Tour companies and speaks fluent English. Her flexibility on the tour provided a very customized tour for us based on our personal interests. Her extensive history and art knowledge made a very enriching time with her. Professional, courteous and prompt! Very resourceful and was able to help me find a special gift for a friend - translated my needs to shop owner who didn't speak much English. Great experience!

Milton Pearlman

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

Barbara was very sweet and accomodative to our desires; i booked very late making it very difficult to get Last Supper tickets, she made extraordinary efforts to secure them; she was very knowledgeable and was obviously very concerned with our satisfaction; highly recommend to anyone looking for a guide

Michael Ingram

Benbrook, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #292880, Ancient Roman Milan: the capital of the Western Roman Empire, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

We enjoyed our tour with Barbara immensely. We visited sites that we would never have even known existed and saw places from a unique and interesting perspective of a true Milano-born resident. Barbara is well versed in the history of Italy and Milano in particular. Her English is fluent and she's is very open to questions and provided outstanding insights into all the sites we visited. I recommend Barbara and her tour of Ancient Roman Milano without reservation.

Fal Modi

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights and the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper - customized tour, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

We were a group of 8. We had a private tour of the highlights of Milan. We enjoyed the roofs of the Duomo and were ecstatic the Barbara was able to get us tickets to The Last Supper. It was quite a long day bc we had flew in that morning on an overnight flight.

Suzanne R.

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights and the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

I contacted Barbara Q. requesting a walking tour of the major sights of Milan in the context of the political and economic influences of Milan's development over more than 2ooo years. Her knowledge of history is wonderful. She secured tickets for The Last Supper, and talked the guards into admitting us into the Duomo after it was closed! My next visit to Milan I will ask Barbara for a shopping tour of the historical Brera District - she is also a personal shopper! Highly recommend Barbara.

Susan Fisher

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan customized tour for Susan Fisher, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

Barbara's Q gave us a perfect tour of the highlights of downtown Milan. She had not gotten much direction from us, other than a desire to see the last supper. We managed in an afternoon to get a flavor Milan's history, its commercial business, it's treasures, as well as some chemistry of the advantages and disadvantages of fresco painting thrown in. She finished with a perfect reservation for a delicious and charming dinner.

Adam Caldwell

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day customized private guided tour including the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Barbara is a real pro, knowledgeable friendly and fun. She was great to be around and work with. We did a full day in Milan and we were jet lagged and airline lost our luggage so really appreciated her positivity and expertise. Book with Barbara you won't regret it.

Scott Hunter

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

Barbara is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable. She organized well planned day, not too rushed but kept the tour moving a nice pace. Barbara is courteous and truly made every effort to deliver an outstanding tour. We strongly recommend her and was 100% satisfied!

Donald C.

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Touring with Barbara is like having a close friend who knows the city very well. Barbara helped us to navigate easily and to use our limited time to best advantage. She knows the history of the city and filled our time with interesting anecdotes. Our time with Barbara was a high point of our visit to Milan.

Donald C.

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

Barbara Q. is a wonderful guide. She is knowledgeable, articulate, and friendly. Barbara discussed the options with us and made sure we saw the sights in Milan that interested us most. With Barbara's help, we were able to see and learn much more than we could have done on our own.

Elise O.

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day customized private guided tour including a private car for 4 hours, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Barbara was absolutely fantastic. She was so very informative on a vast amount of interests Shopping, the Arts and the history of her city were our main interests and she covered it all and more What a wonderful day she provided my husband and I You can't go wrong!!! She was a jewel

Stephanie Bass

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights and the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper - customized tour, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

My husband and I along with our 12 year old daughter spent the day with Barbara earlier this month. She created a custom tour for us by combining elements from two of her standard tours. Being from Milan, she shared not only much of the history but also current day. We started at the Last Supper which was perfect to avoid the crowds. Then we spent time at the Duomo - the roof tour is excellent! Her knowledge of the layers of history made our visit to Milan much more meaningful and memorable.

Rachel S.

Columbia, SC, United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 31/18

We (especially my husband) felt the tour was "standard issue", and we'd hoped for a more interactive experience, more discussion. Barbara knew the Duomo backwards and forwards, but it was so hot up on that roof. Even after we suggested moving on to something else, say a cold drink and a chat (we had already spent an hour there), she kept us another hour in the Duomo. We would have appreciated more flexibility.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rachel and Rick, thank you for taking your time to write to me. Your comment is very critical but quite useful for me to improve and deepen the cultures of others and never take anything for granted. I thought to be quite flexible as well… The Duomo is a place of prayer where no water is sold, once inside there are no pass outs unless finished. I feel quite sorry if I didn’t live up to your expectations. It was nice to meet you both, and hope you enjoyed your time in Italy. Best regards, Barbara

John Monteverdi

Oakland, CA, United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

We were so happy to have Barbara has the guide for a second tour in Milan, this one to the Duomo and the Scala Opera House. Barbara struck a balance between allowing us to appreciate the sites and providing background information on the politics, art history, and architecture. If I come back to this area, I would be happy to contact Barbara for a tour again.

John Monteverdi

Oakland, CA, United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

Our tour was led by Barbara Q, who gave us a wonderful insight into the artistry of Leonardo Da Vinci. The tour was well planned out, starting with The Last Supper and Santa Maria dell Gracie. Her observations were instructive and added to our Milan experience. Highest recommendation.

Seana Simpson

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights and the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper - customized tour, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Wonderful tour! Great English, very easy to understand. Shared many unique details of the areas we visited. Barbara even help us secure our taxi to the airport the next day. Would highly recommend!!

Jason Tabacco

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights and the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Barbara was fantastic! She worked with us to customize a tour so we could explore the best of Milan. She engaged us and our two children with her knowledge of the sites we visited and brought the history alive. Barbara was very flexible and would shift her focus based on our families interests. We highly recommend her.

Patricia Villa

Colombia
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise + 2 extra hour for Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

We were very pleased to have met Barbara, the tourist guide you sent us during our stay in Milan and surroundings and that left us with an unforgettable experience due to her deep historical and cultural knowledge of Italy. Please thank Barbara for all she did to explain and make us understand the beauty of Italy.

Linda Jays

Australia
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Barbara was an excellent guide. In fact the best we have experienced . She is very knowledgeable. Answered all questions and was clear and concise in her language. She paced the tour well and had a warm nature. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with her. Many thanks

Jennifer Mancell

Bermuda
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Deirdre C.

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Barbara was extremely knowledgeable and eager to teach me the history of Milan .

Julie Adams

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day customized private guide tour including the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

Our company has had the privilege of sharing time in Milan with Barbara over the past three years. She is an incredible guide, phenomenally well informed about the history of Milan, its Renaissance families and the architecture of the city. She has been able to work with us in creating an incredible special itinerary in Milan that included many of the 'known' sites and a few not so well known. I recommend her to anyone interested in having the very best guided tour experience possible in Milano.

James Lagattuta

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Denis Cole

Miami Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Babara was outstanding! She is personable, knowledgeable and flexible. Like being with a friend, not a tour guide. Our driver was also helpful and extremely pleasant. We had an outstanding lunch at Ville d'Este that we would have overlooked without Barbara. The entire day exceeded our expectations!

Mary Donofrio

United States
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Tour: #292880, Ancient Roman Milan: the capital of the Western Roman Empire, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/18

A great tour for all. Seeking out the hidden Roman treasures of Milano brought us to places off the tourist trail. Barbara is very knowledgeable and made the day fun and filled with discovery.

Mary Donofrio

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day and the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper Museum, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/18

A wonderful day filled with so much to see and do.

Scott Peterson

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 22/18

Connie D.

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/18

We contracted with Barbara through Tours by Local on two consecutive days. For both, our review is the same: outstanding. Barbara Quarello was a pure joy: informative, outgoing, and a constant source of information and insight. We customized our tour in advance by email, and felt she did everything she could to optimize our time in Milan and to get us to everything we most wanted to see. Then she added to each location with warmth, history, and context. We have no reservations in recommending her.

Connie D.

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Barbara Quarello was a pure joy: informative, outgoing, and a constant source of information and insight. We customized our tour in advance by email, and felt she did everything she could to optimize our time in Milan and to get us to everything we most wanted to see. Then she added to each location with warmth, history, and context. We have no reservations in recommending her.

Sarah Guettinger

Switzerland
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

We had a wonderful tour with Barbara. The depth of her historical knowledge is amazing. You will never get such information from a travel book. She guided us through a compact itinerary without long lines and the overall congestion of mass tourists. We could even make a stop at one her favorite places for gelato, a real treat. We will certainly book another tour with Barbara when we come back.

Michele Stengard

Switzerland
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Our tour of the Duomo was superb! So many interesting facts and historical comments were interspersed throughout our tour. Barbara had arranged for us to skip the line to get in and to get into the elevator to go up to the roofs. It was a very busy Easter weekend and she knew the right times to meet to avoid the crowds. Our group was composed of young people and adults with differents interests (and attention spans!) but she tailored the timing and presentations to fit us all. We had a fantastic time!!

Molly N.

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

We had an excellent tour with Barbara! She is so knowledgeable about history and art and we learned so much about Leonardo da Vinci's time in Milan. A highlight was seeing The Last Supper painting, which is truly amazing. We appreciated her tips on where to eat and drink in Milan and would highly recommend her tours.

Leslie Edelman

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Barbara is a delightful guide to spend a few hours with.. giving just enough 'history' and information about the main sights of Milan. We especially enjoyed the roof of the Duomo. Excellent tour... excellent guide.

Leslie Edelman

United States
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

Very enjoyable tour with Barbara.. Great tastings and commentary on the various culinary 'bests' of Milan.

David Hampshire

United Kingdom
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

Barbara is very knowledgeable about Milan, its history and culture, and is able to communicate her enthusiasm. We had an excellent half day tour and are happy to recommend her.

Peggy Powell

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

She arrived on time; was flexible in what we did; and she was very knowledgeable about history, art and architecture.

Heather Blond

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

She was very thorough and knowledgable, we had a good time on our tour of Central Milan with Barbara.

Joseph Ortiz

United States
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Barbara arranged private tasting experiences and shared the highlights of Milan with us. We got to taste and learn about Milanese cuisine while walking the streets and absorbing the energy of Milan. A great experience for those who appreciate food and seeing how locals live!

Hugh Hurley

Italy
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 22/17

We had a great day with Barbara. This is a fantastic day trip and should not be missed when you visit Milan.

Ank Wolleswinkel

Netherlands
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

We had a great day with Barbara. We did the Duomo, the Galleria, the Scala, Brera and the Castel and had an excellent lunch at Marchesi 1824. She knows how to entertain you and bring you to special places. Thanks again from 8 enthusiastic ladies!

Nigel Squibb

United Kingdom
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Marshall Willner

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/17

This tour was great. It is clear how much Barbara loves Milan. Her knowledge of the city, the architecture, and the history is readily apparent. One of the best parts of the tour was the flexibility. We discussed the agenda and made slight changes to the places we visited based on our interests. Barbara was able to incorporate those changes into the tour and was as knowledgeable of the other places we visited. Thanks again for an incredible look into one of this planet's greatest cities.

Henry Clifford Baggett

United States
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Tour: #299783, The Opera House Alla Scala and the Basilica of St. Ambrose, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

Barbara was an extremely personable, knowledgeable and professional guide who customized a three-hour tour that included the Opera House All Scala and the Basilica of St. Ambrose so as not to duplicate our touring with Tauck. Her English was excellent and her knowledge vast. We would highly recommend her for touring Milan!!! Thank you, Barbara

John Tobin

Naples, United States
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Tour: #299783, The Opera House Alla Scala, the Basila of St. Ambrose, the Canals, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

Although we were in Italy on a guided tour, we wanted to spend some free time in Milan seeing sights we knew were not to be included in our tour package. Our half day tour with Barbara covered La Scala interior and museum, the Galleria, the Basilica of Sant Ambrogio and the Canal District. Barbara is knowledgeable, thorough and pleasant to be with. The tour proceeded at exactly the right pace and she gave us some suggestions on other places to see on our own--an excellent value.

Maria Metzger

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan customized tour for Ms. Jackie Metzger and her friends., Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

James Roller

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

Very educational and fun Leonardo tour beginning with "The Last Supper" and including places we never would have discovered without Barbara's preparedness and expertise. Not too long, not too short; just right.

Jimmy Cassis

Mexico
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Tour: #264661, Turin from Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

Jimmy Cassis

Mexico
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Rita Katznelson

Canada
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

William Fredlund

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

the tour by Barbara Q. was 100% perfect; she is beautiful elegant; language perfect knowledge excellent; charming a total delight; impossible to do it better; whole thing was worth it; and i am professor of renaissance history

Frances Huang

United States
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

We have Barbara again to take us from Milan to see Lake Como and Lugano. The trip went well and she knew her lakes. We stop at the Villa de Estate , a palace-like hotel for lunch and enjoyed the place and lunch very much. Both lakes are very beautiful and one day trip was really pushing it , but the positive side is ..... we can come back again and enjoy them longer !! Barbara did a very good job for us and we'll recommend her highly .

Frances Huang

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day including the Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper for Frances Huang, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Barbara is a very knowledgable and good guide. She was warm and friendly, open to suggestions to change itinerary . She took care of our primary wishes , such as to see the "Last Supper" , "the Duomo" and tour the roof top of the Duomo. We appreciated very much her effort to get us tickets to see the Last Supper and the lift tickets. Barbara also had a well of art history knowledge to share, which my husband enjoyed . I would recommend her to people visit Milan and beyond.

Ann Vidaic

Australia
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

We had a very thorough and informative tour by Barbara Q. Arriving in Milan for only 2 nights we wanted to do a "snapshot" tour. Came across this tour "Milan at a glance". It was great !!! Barbara was a delightful tour guide with a professional attitude. I would highly recommend this tour and especially Barbara! She made our memories of Milan so special.

Jon Berger

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

We had a day and a half in Milano and wanted to be sure we used our time well. Barbara was the answer. She oriented us to the city and led us through the highlights, sharing her knowledge of art and history along the way. The city speaks for iteslf; Barbara added local insights that gave us a much clearer idea of what we were experiencing. Barbara's English was great and she was flexible with us when she learned we had seen some sights on our own. Thanks Barbara for a terrific day!

Stacey Howe

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights including the Leonardo's Last Supper - Customized tour for Stacey Howe, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Barbara was a wonderful tour guide. She met us right on time to take us on a tour she customized just for our group of 4. We were in Milan for an afternoon and she showed us the highlights including the Last Supper. Her English was very clear and easy to understand. She was extremely knowledgeable and had an iPad with images to help her explain some with more detail. She was friendly and engaging and didn't even complain when it rained on us for most of our tour. I would highly recommend her.

Mark Shellinger

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

Barbara was wonderful. She shared the city she loves in a clear and friendly manner. We greatly appreciated the time she spent with us in Milan.

Leanna Mix

Singapore
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Tour: #299675, The rising Milan: a contemporary architecture itinerary in the Porta Nuova and Garibaldi districts, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

Barbara is a delight: gracious, resourceful and very accommodating.

Marilene Paaño

Philippines
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

We had a full day with a Barbara, a combined tour of milan at a glance and Leonardo da Vinci, and it was an incredible day. Full of wonderful insights about the beautiful and historic Milan. She didn't rush us and would she really took the time to explain to us the history of this beautiful city. We travelled with two young children and I'm just so grateful to her that she's so considerate of my kids "I'm tired mommy" moments. Both tours combined was really worth it and I would recommend 100%

Marilene Paaño

Philippines
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Robert Puertas

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights - customized tour for Mr. Robert Puertas, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Barbara was a wonderful guide and host to the city of Milan. She obviously loves her city and she knows it's history so well that she can bring the old stones back to life. A few hours with Barbara was the perfect introduction to Milan.

Siti Bunyapana

Thailand
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

This food tour with Barbara was highly enjoyable. If you are only acquaintrd with the Duomo, Galleria and the shopping, it's a must take. Barbara takes you to the Milano in the Roman times, to taste delicious cream horns, to visit and see the making of very high quality gelato. Better, we get to taste it too! We also visited great places to buy the best of the best foods and tasted the classic risotto alla Milanese. In all it was a great way to spend the day and to see another side of Milano! Viva foodies

Norman Brooks

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/17

Everything about our tour with Barbara was excellent. Starting with her pre-trip communication up until the time we said goodbye it couldn't have been better. Barbara is very knowledgable and enthusiastic and very accommodating. Great information presented in a fun way. My wife and I loved our time together. Highly recommended.

Emery Johnson

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Barbara was outstanding ! Well prepared and enjoyable to be with .

Michael Lipari

United States
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Tour: #299676, Gourmet Milan Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

Very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was very good. Highly recommended!

Cheryl Baker

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

Cynthy Moffatt

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights - Customized tour for Mrs. Cynthia Moffatt, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

Best dressed guide ever! Beautifully represented Milan with her very fashionable attire - I was worried about doing a 5 hour tour with her as she had scrappy patent leather shoes with low heels but she navigated the cobblestones,slippery marble on the roof of the Duomo,and all other surfaces with ease and energy. She also was great at talking with the guards and ticket handlers to get us in and out of the lines swiftly. Was very flexible in tailoring the itinerary to what I wanted to do. Highly recommend

Judith Marshall

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Barbara is knowledgeable and charismatic. We loved the tour. And we learned so very much. Thank you Barbara

Cristina Damatarca

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

Deeply enjoyed walking in the footsteps of Leonardo on various sites in Milan. Barbara is an amazing guide, and having an art historian for a four hour guide was such a delight! We visited wonderful sites reminiscent of Leonardo and his work and Barbara is a true "walking encyclopedia" of all things Leonardo and Milan. Quite possibly, one of the best things to do in Milan!

George Albino

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/17

Justin Kolnick

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/17

Barbara was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgable and a pleasure to Be with. I highly recommend her.

Christine Lunsingh Tonckens

Netherlands
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/17

It was obvious that she consciously prepared our visit to Milan; everything was planned carefully and was tailor made to our expectations. She gave us very useful, enlightening information at every site we went to and was very helpful when she noticed that my friend was getting tired. She immediately called a taxi in order to continue the visit. Last but not least she went through a lot of trouble to book us tickets to see Leonardo Da Vinci's "CENACOLO VINCIANO" painting. We highly recommend Barbara!

Robert S.

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/17

A delightful 4 hour tour given by Barbara at a pace suitable for our needs. Exceptional knowledge of topic combined with a friendly and engaging manner. Highly recommended

Robert Gonderman

United States
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/17

A very fun day trip from Milan. Lake Como is beautiful. Barbara is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Robert Gonderman

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/17

Barbara is friendly and knowledgeable. Her detailed description of The Last Supper really enhanced our experience.

Robert Gonderman

United States
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Tour: #299783, Milan highlights in one day, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/17

Daniele Ferrara

Aruba
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Carole Vincent

United States
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Tour: #292862, The Monumental Cemetery of Milan: an open air museum, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

This tour with Barbara was exceptional in every way! Barbara met me at my hotel and we spent several hours together, one on one. She is caring and professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun to be with. I would love to have another tour with her, and I have recommended Tours by Locals to another TD. Thank you, Barbara! You are in the right job!

Barry Setzer

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

Barbara was so pleasant and informative. My wife and I had a wonderful time. 5 Stars!

Diane Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

Nice, interesting, knowledgeable, flexible.

Lisette Sarfaty

Peru
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Tour: #300444, Canals, Design, Fashion, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 27/17

It was very pleasant to walk with Barbara and discover how an industrial area has been transformed to house the arts & fashion industries Milan. Hidden gardens,contemporary buildings,design statements,fashion icons were part of the new way to discover the Milan of the Milanese.Barbara's knowledge of the city and its history,her fluency in Spanish and English and a relaxed attitude was also valued. A suggestion would be to incorporate some more time in the canals, and some more buildings along the way.

Yael Baratz

Israel
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 4/17

Barbara was a considerate, intelligent and interesting guide. We enjoyed the 2 tours that we took with her immensely.

Yael Baratz

Israel
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 3/17

Barbara is a personable, intelligent and interesting guide. We immensely enjoyed both tours that we took with her. Highly recommended!

Mica Diamond

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 20/17

Fantastic introduction to Milan. Barbara was friendly, full of great information and and all around pleasure! I highly recommend taking a tour with her!

Leonid Volfinzon

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 10/17

Very pleasant,knowledgeable, flexible, we were able to change original plan depend on weather, overall experience is very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear guests, the pleasure to lead you in the city where I was born and raised it was above all mine.

Ekaterina Aronov

United States
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 17/17

Ekaterina Aronov

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 15/17

Tracy Leach

United Kingdom
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Tour: #264661, Como and Lugano from Milan - visit two lakes in a day trip enjoying a cruise, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

An excellent guide. The tour was very well planned and organised at the last minute. Barbara designed a bespoke tour of the highlights of the Lake Como area, and organised an excellent driver who was extreme courteous. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback. It’s been a privilege spending the day with you and your nice friends.

David Capoccia

United States
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

Sergio Weinberger

Canada
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Tour: #248454, Leonardo da Vinci: maturity in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/16

Excellent tour guide!. Extremely knowledgable. Worth every penny....Finished our tour extremely satisfied. Sergio , Jay and Evelyn.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy you've enjoyed my new tour. Thank you for your feedback. Warmest regards, Barbara

Dieter Mengele

Germany
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 30/16

(Translation of original comment in German): Our family (3 persons), found the tour with Barbara absolutely excellent. She speaks perfect German, knows all the sites perfectly, and other very good information on Milan and its inhabitants. We will definitely book our next visit with Barbara.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your words. It was great fun to work with you . I am delighted that you enjoyed Milan so much and that you had a great holiday. With the best Grüβen and arrivederci a presto ! Barbara/Vielen Dank für Ihre Wörter. Es hat viel Spaß gemacht, mit Ihnen zusammenzuarbeiten. Ich freue mich, dass Sie so sehr Mailand genossen und dass Sie einen schönen Urlaub gehabt haben. Mit dem besten Grüβen und arrivederci a presto! Barbara

Michel Leduc

Switzerland
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 27/16

Had a fantastic private walking tour with Barbara to visit the Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuel and the Castle. Barbara was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the buildings and the materials used in their construction. She pointed out many details that we would likely have missed had we visited on our own, and was very responsive to our many questions. We had a great time with her and she may our one day in Milan very special. Grazie mille Barbara!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback, it was such a pleasure for me to talk and spend the afternnon with you. Grazie a voi! Barbara

Lorraine Stokes

Australia
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Tour: #248453, Milan at a glance: unmissable sights, Milano, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

Barbara gave us an incredibly informative tour which gave us a great afternoon of seeing Milan and learning its history. It was very well organised and well paced, covering everything we wanted to see. Thanks Barbara. you have us sold on using Tours by Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Stokes, I am glad you enjoyed my tour. Thank you so much for your comment. Best regards, Barbara