I read through Angela's reviews before confirming our tour and everything that was written was true! Angela, whilst passionate about the treasures before us, always managed to find the right balance of history to share that made it not only interesting but also extremely engaging. Another aspect that I enjoyed besides her charming company was the fact that we did not wait in any single line and that was thanks to her "skip the line" approach. We would highly recommend. (toured in italian)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great review, Cleopatra!Grazie infinite per le tue belle parole!
Mary McCombieUnited States
Angelalea is informed, charming, thoughtful, and an excellent guide and highly qualified. Her English language is accented but very clear, and her comments on the history and culture were magisterial. We have some background (both professors, I teach art history) but her knowledge and command of facts enriched everything we saw. Complimenti, Angelalea! We highly recommend her to guide you; she also clearly enjoys her contacts and offers so much to you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, grazie mille! it was so lovely to meet you
Michael KarnazeUnited States
Angelalea was a wonderful guide and we would recommend her extremely highly. She is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and has a vast store of information about Ravenna and the sites. She was also very flexible in our itinerary and communicates very well. You will be quite happy and will learn a lot if you take one of her tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words!
Gretchen NeelsUnited States
We enjoyed viewing the amazing mosaics of Ravenna with Angelalea. She was very knowledgeable and offered us a lot of insight about the history of the region and the Byzantine mosaics themselves. I have a degree in Art History and this was my third visit to Ravenna - I booked the tour for my husband - but I learned quite a bit! She also suggested some shops and restaurants which was quite helpful. Book a tour if you want to fully experience the mosaics as there is very little information in English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the kind comments and rating! I very much enjoyed meeting you both.
Barbara EvansUnited Kingdom
This was an excellent way to visit the principal sites in Ravenna. Angeleala was very knowledgeable and brought the imagery in the mosaics to life. The historical context was excellent. We chose a Scottish 3 hour tour which was a perfect introduction for our teenage sons... not overwhelmed with detail but lots of interesting information. Angeleala was a charming and engaging guide and I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I so much enjoyed guiding you around the town! All the best Angelalea
Josh FelmanUnited States
Most people skip Ravenna while going on their grand tour of Italy. But this is a big mistake, because while one can see great paintings anywhere, there is only one place in the world to see truly great mosaics: Ravenna. And there's only one guide whom you want to show them to you: Angela. I've used many guides all over the world, and have yet to find one who's better. She's warm, enthusiastic, and so knowledgeable. Skeptical? Just go to Ravenna and book Angela. You will never, ever forget the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was so nice to meet the two of you and I am happy you enjoyed our beautiful town and its extraordinary mosaic heritage! My best wishes, Angela
Angelelea is extremely knowledgeable about Ravenna and its history. In 6 hours there was just one question she could not answer and I am a Byzantine era fanatic. She is detailed and pointed out many things most guides won't know (she is a PhD in archaeology). Her English is heavily accented so know that in advance, but after a little while, I barely noticed. For an in-depth guide, I don't think you will find better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul and Sue for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you and your son as my travelers around the town of Ravenna. The interaction and conversation during the tour made it so enjoyable and exciting for me! I wish you all the best, Angelalea
Superb tour of mosaics by Angelalea. Well paced and informative. What treasure is Ravenna.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words!
Ruth GrantUnited States
Angela Lea is a Ph.D. archeologist with an extensive knowledge of Ravenna and an excellent command of English. It was a pleasure to spend a day with her learning about the history of Ravenna.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! We spent a lovely day together!
Jim TrepagnierUnited States
Angelalea is extremely knowledgeable of the lovely town of Ravenna and the mosaics
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you kind words. It was my pleasure to show you around my town!
Lawrence HaislipUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to both of you, and it was my pleasure to show you around.
Margaret ParksUnited States
Angelalea was very knowledgable and spent a lot of time with my son who love Byzantine history. Her knowledge of Roman art added a lot to the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, it was my pleasure to show you around!
Giancarlo BisoneUnited States
Bonnie Xiangzhi ShengChina
Dott. Angelalea is punctual, patient, kind and knowledgeable. I recommend her services to all who plan to travel to Bologna and Ravenna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bonnie, I so enjoyed meeting you and Kathy! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Italy. Best Angela
Rachel KlevitUnited States
Angelalea was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She planned our itinerary carefully. She took us to specific things, in order, at the archeology museum, indicating she had thought in advance about what would be most interesting for us, and she ended with the best mosaics (like the finale at the fireworks show). Our scheduled four hours turned into 4.75. Her English vocabulary and syntax are excellent. The accent was sometimes difficult, which is the only reason to withhold 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments! I am delighted that you enjoyed the tour.
John RaggioUnited States
Thomas SullinsSeattle, WA, United States
Great walking tour of Ravenna. Angelalea was most informative and the food and wine not to be missed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments!
Marianne H.United States
We really enjoyed this tour! The depth of Angelalea's expertise in history, archeology and Roman art is truly impressive. We learned so much in just the short time we were with her. Also, she arranged an opportunity for us to eat a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. Delicious, fun and educational. What more could we want!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marianne, thank you very much for your comment! It was my privilege and pleasure to give a tour to someone so appreciative and so interested in knowing about Ravenna history and art.