Lori WellinsUnited States
She could not have been more knowledgeable we had a wonderful day visiting a cheese factory family owned and a prosciutto family own factory. Her English was perfect I would highly recommend her to anyone coming to this region
Julia M.United States
We had a wonderful tour of Parma with Giulia. She managed to customize our needs on a very short notice. Her knowledge of local history, music and art in phenomenal. The restaurant that she recommended was phenomenal. Thank you, Giulia! We hope to be back one day to have a chance to really explore Parma and it's surroundings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julia! I hope to see you soon!
Natalia RostovaUnited States
We were very impressed with Giulia's informative and graceful presentation. Everything from start to finish was well organized and sufficiently timed. In addition, she gave us a valuable advice about the places we can visit on our own after the tour. Our only regret is that we did not go for a whole day tour. Thank you, Giulia! David&Natalia
Raymond ChinnUnited States
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.
Giulia is a very well spoken and interesting guide. I strongly recommend her and wouldn't hesitate to use her again!
We had a private tour with Giulia M. She took our family of 6 people to see cheese making, balsamic vineyard, and ham factory. In the end, she took us to a local restaurant with a ham tasting menu. It was excellent. Giulia was very knowledgeable and passionate about the region. She also referred us to our transportation need. Excellent guide and great value. Definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Teddy, guiding you and your family was a great pleasure!
Christiane DrewUnited States
This is a light (morning only), educational and very enjoyable tour. A must if you are in or around Parma. Giulia is a charming and knowledgeable woman and will show you how Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prociutto Parma are made up close, answer all your questions and even give you tips on places to go. We had a wonderful time on this tour. Grazie Giulia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christane, thank you so much! It was a real pleasure, meeting you and guiding you here. I don't know when I'll come to the U.S. but sooner or later... I'll stay in touch. I wish you all the best!
David FitzgeraldUnited Arab Emirates
Julia was so well informed and interesting. I would tell anyone interested in taking a tour of Bologna to ask for Julia. Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Florence, it was a real pleasure guiding you and your family in Bologna, I wish you all the best and I hope that you'll enjoy you Italian holidays.
Nancy CastagnetUnited States
We asked Giulia to help with a unique situation and she was wonderful! I was trying to find relatives in Fanano and asked her to accompany us to translate and help research family. Before our visit, Giulia contacted city hall and discovered we had relatives in the area. Due to her advance work, two cousins were waiting to meet us when we arrived. Giulia spent the day translating for us and sharing in the happy visit with my new-found family. The day wouldn't have been so successful without her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, it was a really special day for me too, you know. It's been a wonderful experience and I hope to see you again soon. Ciao!
Bill BarryUnited States
Giulia is a superb guide - very knowledgeable, easy to understand & able to conduct her tour in a very efficient manner. The 2 hrs was the right length.
Giulia took us on a lovely walk through Bologna while telling us all sorts of ' ins and outs' of Bologna and local culture. We loved it!
Debbie HuberUnited States
Giulia was very knowledgeable about the city of Parma. She was also flexible with our time change. It would have been helpful if she had provided our group with listening devices.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, thank you very much for your feedback, it was a real pleasure to guide you in Parma. Listening devices can be hired in a couple of places, in Parma, they must be booked in advance, but normally they are requested by big groups. I'll keep this in mind for the next time. Kind regards. Giulia M.
Elizabeth WhitemanUnited States
Very Good introduction to the important sights to see in Bologna. In addition to historic places, Giulia also pointed out local food and shops. We enjoyed it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Elizabeth! I am really glad to see that you enjoyed it!
Marguerite GireUnited States
Giulia is a great guide, knowledgeable and interesting. We enjoyed our time with her and all the tips she gave us for the remainder of our stay.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marguerite, I enjoyed very much showing you around and I hope to see you again in some other city here in Emilia-Romagna.
John CainUnited States
Very interesting tour. The coolest part was going to Pavarotti's house outside of the city center. It was just the guide and myself. No one else showed up so we had the house to ourselves. Very impressive!! And we met and spoke to the artist that was just recently finished this mural on the side of his house!! It was completed yesterday on the anniversary of his death September 6, 2007. The Balsamic Vinegar was the best. Also enjoyed the Ferrari exhibit. Housed elegantly and quite unique.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you for coming to my places and for appreciating the most special sides of them. Working with you has been a real pleasure!
Richard LoveUnited States
Very informative short 2 hour walking tour of Parma. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard!
Mary ImbrognoUnited States
I spent 5 glorious days with Giulia touring the different areas around Modena. She was extremely knowledgeable of each area we visited in Modena and the surrounding areas. She was always looking out for my best interest and was extremely valuable in making my vacation one of the best I have ever taken. By the end of the 5th day I considered Giulia not only a tour guide but a friend. I would highly recommend Giulia to anyone that is visiting the Modena area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary, it's been a real pleasure for me to show you my places and to get to know you and your family. You are exquisite persons and I consider myself really lucky for having shared some days with you and for meeting a new friend!
Richard LapinUnited States
Please see my comments on the Mantua/Sabbioneta tour I took with Giulia. She is excellent in every way!
Richard LapinUnited States
Giulia was absolutely superb. We were with her for two days (Mantua and Sabbioneta/Ferrara and Ravenna) and each was terrific. Her deep well of knowledge about history, art, food and culture was only exceeded by her willingness to make the days exactly as we wished them to be. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard and Jim, thank you for the feedback, it's been a real pleasure to share my places with you. I hope that you'll enjoy Milano and I wish you all the best for everything. Warm regards. Giulia M.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gina, thank you for the feedback, I really appreciate it and I am glad that your clients liked the tour. I hope to hear from you soon. Warm regards. Giulia
Karl BarnickolUnited States
Giulia was terrific. Very knowledgeable about Ravenna even though she doesn't live there. Paced the tour appropriately and got us to all the key sites and back to the train station in sufficient time. (We came from Venice for the day. ) Also appreciate her willingness to take us on at the last minute when the originally designated guide got sick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karl, it's been a pleasure to meet you and to see your passion for Italuan art and history. Thank you for the feedback. I hope to see you again here in Emilia-Romagna. Ciao! Giulia
Maurice S.United States
Charming, on time, knowledgeable. Made our visit over two days a special one. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maurice! I had a great pleasure showing you around!
Giulia was extremely well informed on Parma, the tour focused very much on 'Art' - maybe a little more than we expected....Giulia pointed out many things we would have missed. Unfortunately we did a late afternoon tour which meant some things were closed. In hindsight a morning tour may have been better. Giulia is a lovely, very pleasant lady - gave us suggestions on where to eat. We can recommend Giulia
Hilda JustinianoUnited States
We did a custom tour with Giulia to the cheese factory, Balsamic vinegar farm, lunch at a winery and ham factory afterwards. Overall a great experience. Giulia was very informative and knowledgeable. Her English is perfect. We had our own cars so we just followed her to the places we were visiting. While there she gave us explanations of the processes involved. Even during lunch she explained all the dishes and translated everything for us. Highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hilda, I've really been pleased to meet you and your wonderful family. I'm glad to see that you've enjoyed the tour and my explanations. I hope to see you again in the future! Giulia
Michael P.United States
This was a great and individualized food tour. We enjoyed Giulia's knowledge of the food-making process, the region and Italian food in general. We would recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's been a pleasure Michael!