Tom SennstromUnited States
Micol covered the food highlights as well as the history aspects of this great town. She's the one to take you on any tour in Bologna and have good memories.
Maria Fernanda EsquivelCosta Rica
Micol was an excellent tour guide! We loved her energy and knowledge of beautiful Bologna. Additionally, she recommended hidden local restaurants and food shops that we really enjoyed. I definitely recommend Micol for a wonderful Bologna experience!
Deborah L.United States
William BoroughfUnited States
The tour was great——-very nice guide who took good care of us! Would have been nice to have been provided a map showing where we were going giving us a better idea of the area!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I will treasure your suggestion.
Dawn KroenckeUnited States
Micol was fabulous touring me around Parma and Modena! She was very professional and made me feel like a VIP. I so enjoyed seeing how parmesan is produced. And, I have such a new appreciation of balsamic vinegar after learning about the passion of Acetaia di Giorgio. I would tour again with Micol without a doubt!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dawn, I will be glad to meet you again in the future!
Dorota Bialobrzeska LukaszukPoland
it was really great pleasure to spend with Micol 3 hours. Places not from the main touristic stream, interesting stories about connection between art and science or forgotten people from Bologna's Uni.
Peter PaganussiUnited States
All I can say is WOW! Micol was fabulous! She is extraordinarily knowledgable on all things Bologna. The art, the history, the food, and the people of this historic city. She tailored our tour to our interests and was very attentive to all our groups' (i.e. 4 adults) needs. We crisscrossed the city and in 7 hours (9:30am-4:30pm) we covered everything we wanted to see plus reservations for lunch at the very special L'Arcimoboldo. In Bologna, Micol would be my choice every time as the best tour guide ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! Your enthusiasm has inspired me.
Sondra JackowitzUnited States
This was a very insightful tour. Micol's knowledge of the Jewish communities was amazing. The history of the Jewish people was brought to life. Do not miss the Synagogue in Bologna and see both sanctuaries and the Roman floor below the lower one. We hardily recommend this tour.
Darrin McCruddenUnited States
We loved both our tour and our guide. Micol is very charming and friendly. At no point did we manage to ask a question that she couldn't provide an in depth answer to. A highlight was picking our lunch in the local market/shops and going to an Osteria that allowed you to picnic as long as you bought some wine. A great experience.
Karen BorgerUnited States
Micol hung in there through a VERY drenching, rainy tour. She knew we were interested in the Jewish Ghetto so she spent extra time there and was quite knowledgeable. In addition to historical sites, we really enjoyed visiting some of the amazing specialty food shops. Our only complaint was that she spoke quite fast so we (and especially me since I'm hearing impaired) so we missed some things. Other than that, great job!
Jaz KenyonUnited Kingdom
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Micol - she was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting - would definitely recommend her. Best regards Jaz
Jaz KenyonUnited Kingdom
Lawrence Koegel JrUnited States
Michol is a very pleasant and well informed guide. She gave us a very comprehensive tour of Bologna, and took us to some places , like entotecas and restaurants, that we otherwise would have missed. Michol is flexible and will tailor your tour to your needs and interests.
Linda K DemlerUnited States
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 MorrisUnited States
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 LoveUnited States
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
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 BeckwithUnited States
Micol gave us a relaxed, yet informative tour of these important culinary regions. We would definitely recommend Micol for future tours!
Bernard BeckwithUnited States
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 BaoUnited States
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.
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 HermanUnited Kingdom
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
Brian EvansUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour, Micol has a wealth of knowledge and also helpful tips.
Melanie L.United States
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 RankinUnited Kingdom
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 ProfetaUnited States
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 HodgsonUnited Kingdom
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 MicatrottoUnited States
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 SullivanUnited States
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 RollerUnited States
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 WeeklyUnited States
Outstanding tour guide! Very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed 2 days with Micol and highly recommend Micol for tours!
David WeeklyUnited States
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 StevensUnited States
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
Felicity MillerUnited Kingdom
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 SellinUnited States
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 MuhrUnited States
Great personality, deep knowledge delivered in a fun way. I can only highly recommend Micol.
Kenneth AlbertUnited States
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 JonesUnited States
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
Friendly, excellent, and very knowledgeable. My wife and I enjoyed every minute. She knows everything!!