Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bologna Italy by Tour Guide Micol M. (Guide #18295)


Linda K Demler

United States
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Tour: #296983, Foodie Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

Micol was very accommodating with our time change requirements and walked us to our off the track location to watch the World Cup. After having toured Parma and Modena with prosciutto, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Balsamic Vinegar tastings, we do not think the quality of the tastings on the Bologna foodie tour were all that good. We also waited a very long time for the food at the first tasting. We give Micol five stars because she was so very nice to us and was knowledgeable of the foods.

Morgan Morris

United States
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Booked this tour the day before we took it. She was very cooperative and agreeable. Overall she had excellent knowledge and spoke good English. She did move a little fast, some in the group had trouble keeping up. But she did ask at what pace we wanted to go and we left it up to her. Looking back I wish we had asked her to slow down a bit. Overall I would recommend her as a guide, you won't be disappointed. She is very agreeable to working with you and your needs.

Richard Love

United States
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Tour: #411794, Bologna Food valley, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

The Bologna food tour was all that we hoped for. A really good tour of parmesan cheese factory, prosciutto ham factory, and small balsamic vinegar production. Micol was extremely knowledgeable and did a really great job. Thanks

Nicole Vaziri

Sweden
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Micol was so wonderful and accommodating as our flight was delayed so we needed to shift our schedule. We were traveling with small children and she was so great at keeping them intrigued. As a travel professional, I've worked 14+ years in this industry, I highly recommend her as a personal guide as she was very knowledgeable, insightful with a charming personality!

Bernard Beckwith

United States
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Tour: #295066, Emilia Romagna Food Valley Tour, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Micol gave us a relaxed, yet informative tour of these important culinary regions. We would definitely recommend Micol for future tours!

Bernard Beckwith

United States
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Micol was a friendly and thoughtful guide, and gave us an excellent introduction to Bologna, particularly dining options in the city. We would definitely recommend Micol for future tours!

Gerard Bao

United States
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Tour: #412743, Foodie Escape, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Micol was very professional and responsive in setting up the tour. When we had the tour, she was very knowledgeable and a pleasant spirit to be around during our tour of Parmagiano Reggiano and Balsamic.

Karen Haga

Australia
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Tour: #282428, Bologna and Dozza - Wine Lovers Tour, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Our tour with Micol was great. Her knowledge was good, we tasted heaps of food and wine, and really enjoyed the tour. Dozza was a lovely little town.

Geoffrey Herman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #296982, Jewish Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Micol was very courteous knowledgeable efficient and helpful. We saw everything that we wanted on our tour with her in Bologna and she provided essential information for our trips to Modena and Ferrara. We had a great time with Micol and won't hesitate to recommend Tours by Locals in general and Micol in particular. Irene and Geoffrey London England

Melanie L.

United States
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Micol was very patient with us, as my mom had recently hurt her back, so we were moving slow. She was very accommodating, taking us back routes in order to use elevators, etc. Micol is very proud of her city, and has a lot of information to share. We enjoyed the tour.

Sue Rankin

United Kingdom
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

We had a wonderful tour of Bologna with Micol. She was very knowledgeable and informative and has many interesting stories. She was very flexible in accommodating our wishes and we especially enjoyed our picnic lunch.

Pat Profeta

United States
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Tour: #296983, Foodie Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Micol has a passion for Bologna that made our tour with her very special. We had never been to the city, and visited on a day trip from Florence on the new superfast train. We started with a wonderful lunch at a place she recommended, then walked around the center city with her visiting markets, shops, the ancient university, and wine bars in the medieval borgo. Our focus was food and architecture, but the medical theater was an unexpected highlight. Her knowledge is deep, her style is gentle. Grazie!

Judith Hodgson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #296983, Foodie Bologna Tour, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 9/18

We had a really enjoyable and relaxed tour with Micol. She is very pleasant and easy company - and so knowledgeable about her beautiful city. We learned a lot - and ate a lot!! A super and thorough introduction to Bologna. We followed up on a few of her recommendations over the course of our short visit as well.

Joseph Micatrotto

United States
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Tour: #296983, Foodie Bologna Tour, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

Denelle Rosenberg

Australia
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Tour: #296983, Foodie Bologna Tour, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 31/17

Micol's foodie tour was amazing! We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Bologna but this tour was so much more than the food we ate. We learnt a lot about the history of this town and its traditions. Many areas we would have missed if wandering on our own. The food tastings were meant to replace lunch but they were full meals in themselves! Amazing local chocolates, local meats, cheese and wine at a local deli and if that wasn't enough...a huge pasta meal to finish! Do this tour with Micol!

Edmund Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

We thought Micol was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Bologna. Her discussion of the history of Bologna, the Piazza Maggiore, the Cathedral and other places was highly interesting and informative. Micol pointed out other sites that we will probably return to see in the city center. Micol also taught us about some regional products and introduced us to some terrific shops for books, coffee, cheese, and hand bags made in Bologna. We highly recommend Micol.

James Roller

United States
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Tour: #295066, Emilia Romagna Food Valley Tour, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/17

Enjoyed an educational and jam-packed day with Micol Mazzeo, traveling from Bologna to Parma where we saw the highlights, discovered the manufacture of Parmigiano-Reggiano, enjoyed a prosciutto tasting, a delightful lunch at Angiol d'Or near the Duomo, then on to Modena for a wonderfully educational balsamic vinegar tasting and a "best of Modena" tour. Micol was very knowledgeable about the art and architecture of the area, made dinner reservations for us in Bologna and walked us back to our hotel.

David Weekly

United States
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Tour: Motors and food passion, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Date: Sep 15/17

Outstanding tour guide! Very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed 2 days with Micol and highly recommend Micol for tours!

David Weekly

United States
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Tour: Bologna and Parma, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Date: Sep 14/17

Micol was a pleasure to work with and did whatever was necessary to make sure we had access to the things we wanted to see and learn about. Very knowledgeable and personable. We highly recommend Micol. She went out of her way to make sure we located and received information on our grand daughter's confirmation Saint, Catherine of Bologna and that was much appreciated. Thank you Micol!

Michael Stevens

United States
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Tour: Amazing mosaics, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Date: Sep 8/17

We spent a full day with Micol and could not have been more pleased and rewarded. She was extremely knowledgeable about art and mosaics which was our focus for the tour. An added plus was her fluent English and personal concern for our enjoyment . Highly recommended.

Rosemarie M.

United States
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Tour: #282428, Bologna and Dozza - Wine Lovers Tour, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Felicity Miller

United Kingdom
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Micol gave us a custom tour of Bologna, responding effectively to our preferences and engaging fully with our (many) questions. She obviously loves her city and knows it well. We saw parts of Bologna we had not known existed and ended our afternoon better informed and thoroughly entertained.

Nate Sellin

United States
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Tour: #295066, Emilia Romagna Food Valley Tour, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/17

We had a great time on this tour and got to sample lots of great local products. Micol was informative and fun to have as a guide.

Karlheinz Muhr

United States
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Tour: #296983, Welcome to Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/17

Great personality, deep knowledge delivered in a fun way. I can only highly recommend Micol.

Kenneth Albert

United States
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/17

A unique perspective of the city from a smart and charming guide. Micol knows the city and the history of bologna completely and shares it in an interesting way. Enjoyed the tour enormously.

Brian Jones

United States
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/17

Very very knowledgeable about the city and everything about it! Never would have seen as much if it had not been for her!!! Worth every penny!! Very thankful I got her!

Michael P.

United States
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Tour: #304954, Bologna like a local, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 28/17

Friendly, excellent, and very knowledgeable. My wife and I enjoyed every minute. She knows everything!!