Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Valentina S. (Guide #19882)


Nina Menzies

Australia
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Tour: #302998, Roman Forum and Colosseum with arena entry, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 10/20

Valentina was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable & passionate about history. There seemed to be nothing she didn't know. She also handled the different ages of our group very well, particularly the teenagers. Would highly recommend

Judy Sheehan

Australia
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Tour: #303147, Ancient Rome: The Center of Power - tickets included, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 6/20

Surely the best tour guide in Italy! There could be no better way to appreciate this area than with an archeologist who has recently worked on Palatine Hill. Valentina is so passionate, so enthusiastic, so generous with her time and knowledge, she is amazing. She showed us so much that we could never have seen or understood without her - we were wishing that we could have had a tour with her on every single morning of our 9 days in Rome! Thankyou Valentina for making us love your country even more.

Judy Sheehan

Australia
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Tour: #304269, Ostia Antica walking tour - private transportation INCLUDED, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 5/20

Valentina fills every minute with 120 seconds worth of wonderful information. She doesn't waste a moment, her eyes never miss a detail, and she brought Ostia Antica to life for us. We saw and understood much that we could never have found without her, and could really "see" life in this lovely city at that time. My 17 year old history loving granddaughter thinks Valentina is an absolute legend! We all think she's a 10-Star Tour Guide! Take this tour if you love Rome's history.

Judy Sheehan

Australia
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Tour: #353697, Underground Rome - tickets included, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

We booked three tours with Valentina - a big decision - but wow! The travel gods were smiling on us when we chose her! She suggested we do this tour first so that we could have a better understanding of Rome's history. Great advice, and an excellent tour. The stories began from the door of our hotel and we learnt something new every step of the way. Valentina knows every brick and stone of her city and shares it with generosity and passion - it was a joy to see it through her eyes.

Steven Ho

Malaysia
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Tour: #302998, Palatine hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum with arena entry, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

Valentina is superb. She is very knowledgeable on the historic places that we visited. She is also very good in explaining and she is very passionate on her job. She is also very warm and friendly. I would rate her a 101%.

Gregory Buckhout

United States
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Tour: #302999, The Unmissables: Colosseum & Roman Forum Half-day guided tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Valentina was amazing. She is warm, friendly and of course knowledgeable. We did not want the tour to end! Our only regret was that we forgot to get a family picture with her during the tour. You will love a tour with Valentina!

Dean P.

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

This was our first ever Tours By Local tour. Valentina was amazing. She has incredible knowledge of all things archeological and made everything exciting and interesting for us and our 12 year old boys. Her energy during the tour was great and we learned so much. Highly recommend this tour and highly recommend Valentina.

Cathi Durkin

Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #302999, The Unmissables: Colosseum & Roman Forum Half-day guided tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

Valentina was wonderful!! So knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Her love of Rome and it's history is apparent and she really made the tour interesting and we learned so much. I would highly recommend her and this tour!

Raja Khatib

Beirut, Lebanon
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Rick Peters

United States
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Tour: #302999, The Unmissables: Colosseum & Roman Forum Half-day guided tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

She was awesome!

Jon Gaudio

United States
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Tour: #353697, Underground Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Valentina had an infectious enthusiasm about archeology and ancient Rome. She provided literature and books and made helpful diagrams. She was thorough and a truly delightful person to work with/learn from.

Jon Gaudio

United States
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Tour: #303147, Ancient Rome: The Center of Power, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Valentina had an infectious enthusiasm about archeology and ancient Rome. She provided literature and books and made helpful diagrams. She was thorough and a truly delightful person to work with/learn from.

Georgia Brogdon

United States
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Tour: #304269, Ostia Antica: walking tour of a typical ancient Roman town, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Valentina provided an amazing behind the scenes tour of Ostia Antica. We would have never known what we were looking at and the importance of if all without her. She blended the architectural design with the importance of this merchant city with the history of why this city was so critical to Rome. She is simply fantastic!!

Georgia Brogdon

United States
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Tour: #323499, The Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este at Tivoli, Tivoli, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Valentina was fantastic. She gave us an in-depth tour of Hadrian's Villa with all archeological explanations as well as the political and historical context of what was happening during Hadrian's time. Fascinating site that demonstrated the engineering and architectural skill of the ancient Romans. She then helped us find a cute little place for lunch and then we met her at Villa D'Este. Again her knowledge of construction, politics and the history of this beautiful place made this experience perfect!

Michelle Sandberg

United States
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Tour: #302999, The Unmissables: Colosseum & Roman Forum Half-day guided tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Magnifico!! Valentina was a wonderful guide! So full of information. She made Ancient Rome come alive for us! Do not hesitate and book this tour today!!

Christine R.

United States
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Tour: #304269, Ostia Antica: walking tour of a typical ancient Roman town, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

Valentina is a fantastic guide and our tour of Ostia Antica with her was a highlight of our trip! She is so incredibly knowledgeable and great at describing things, and she answered all of the questions we had with enthusiasm. She showed us some treasures we would have never found on our own. Plus she put everything into context giving us a much better understanding of what we were looking at. We loved learning about how life really was for the ancient Romans. Thank you Valentina!

Kate Hilton

Canada
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Tour: #302999, The Unmissables: Colosseum & Roman Forum Half-day guided tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Valentina was absolutely wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable and able to deal with questions at all levels, from adult history buffs to teenagers. Would definitely book with her again!

Regina B.

United States
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Tour: #303147, Ancient Rome: The Center of Power, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Best guide we've ever had! Very engaging and lots of background stories to help bring it all together, especially for our kids.

Yoshi Smith

United States
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Tour: #303147, Ancient Rome: The Center of Power, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Ed Lamaze

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Absolutely fantastic! We were honored to experience Valentina's energy and passion for our tour of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Her knowledge went so far beyond what a normal tour would have offered. We saw these majestic treasures through the eyes of a true archeologist and were enriched because of it. As my teenage son said when we had finished the tour somewhat still in awe, "That was next level!"

Art Kane

United States
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Tour: #302999, Colosseum & Roman Forum private tour- transfer included, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

I, of course, read Valentina's glowing reviews before booking this tour. She exceeded all of our expectations. Her bubbly personality and deep knowledge were amazing. She especially went out of her way to make it fun for my 9 year old grandson. This was his favorite part of the entire trip.

Gerald Stack

Australia
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

We had a fantastic experience with Valentina. We did 2 tours with her - the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus in day 1 and the Forum, Palatine Hill and the Pantheon on day 2. Both were wonderful experiences where we benefited from Valentina's knowledge and enthusiasm. She was amazing. She is an authority on historical Rome and we learnt so much. Valentina is simply a fantastic guide and we would highly recommend her.

Patricia Stromberg

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Thank you, Valentina, for a wonderful exploration of the Colosseum and Forum. Even though some of us had visited these sites before, Valentina's experience and knowledge as an archeologist provided more insight to the history of this area. Valentina was so thoughtful and caring as we explored in the very warm sun, finding shade and checking on everyone as we toured. We now have a picture of the history as well as what is happening today in this incredible area.

Brian (Todd) Arenz

United States
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Tour: #302999, The Unmissables: Colosseum & Roman Forum Half-day guided tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

Valentina was really really amazing. As a working archeologist she has a depth of knowledge that is only matched by her obvious love and passion for ancient Rome. She made our experience of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum absolutely amazing! I would recommend her to all my friends coming to Rome. Brian Arenz

Leonie S.

Australia
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

Our tour with Valentina of the Ancient Roman Monuments was the absolute highlight of our time in Rome. Experiencing these magnificent sites with such a passionate, knowledgable archeologist is a privilege. Valentina was able to create a vivid picture of the construction and use of these buildings and how they looked and functioned in Ancient Rome and beyond and of the Roman people of the time. Valentina really connected with and inspired my two teenage children. Thank you so much Valentina!

Cheryl B.

United States
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Tour: #353697, Underground Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

Remy Agee

United States
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Tour: #303147, Ancient Rome: The Center of Power, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Valentina is an incredible private tour guide! I had read Roman Forum and Palatine Hill were worth more time with over 1,000 years of history. Valentina exceeded our expectations! 3 adults/one preteen (with extensive knowledge of ancient Rome) learned so much more from her professional knowledge (archeologist with 'dig' experience!); passion for ancient Rome; and delightful personality. Excellent communicator and guide who ensured grandson was engaged through 3-hour tour. Highly recommend hiring her.

Brian Resnik

United States
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Tour: #302999, The Unmissables: Colosseum & Roman Forum Half-day guided tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

Valentina was WONDERFUL! So knowledgeable - she's an actual archeologist! - very enthusiastic, accommodating, knew all the best spots off the common path to see interesting pieces of history, and just a pleasure to talk to! I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat!! She even gave us book recommendations for further reading when we asked! Seriously could not be happier with our experience today!

Deborah Crane

United States
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Tour: #304152, Ancient Rome in a day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Valentina loves Rome and loves sharing her in depth knowledge of Roman life. She is outstanding and will totally enhance your experience.

Jon Boring

United States
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Tour: #302998, Top magnificent Ancient Roman monuments: 3 hours and 30 minutes private walking tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/19

We spent 17 days in Italy and Valentina's tour was the highlight of the trip. Valentina is a working archaeologist. She pointed our her last dig in ancient Rome and what she found. She is passionate about what she does, extremely knowledgeable on her subject matter, friendly, entertaining and all around great person. And we got all that from a 3 hour tour. We also feel like we made a new friend. If you are interested in ancient history and seeing where it took place, book a tour with Valentina.


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