Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Valentina V. (Guide #20065)


Lindsay Hmiel

Canada
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Tour: #414590, Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 10/18

Great tour, Valentina is very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. Would highly recommend.

Walter Manchester

United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 5/18

We have hired Valentina for three different tours over the past two years, and have always found her to be friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Art and art history is her specialty, and she does a great job bringing the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel to life. Highly recommended.

Barbara Fahy

United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

Valentina was a wonderful tour guide and extremely knowledgeable There was so much to see during this tour, but she made sure we got highlights of each area I would highly recommend this private tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Everything there was so impressive and beautiful

Barry Schruder

Canada
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

We had Valentina for 2 consecutive tours and my comments for this one would be an exact duplication of my previous comments , with one exception. Because of time constraints we purchased skip the Line breakfast at the Vatican, however this was not worth the extra money. The other thing I would caution teavellerson, is that St Peters Basilica is usually closed to visitors on Wednesdays until approx 2 pm , so we weren't able to experience that part of the tour .other than that, it was excellent .

Barry Schruder

Canada
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Tour: #415514, Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Valentina was a very knowledgeable and efficient host. She was professional and punctual . We had a very small window of opportunity to experience Rome and she made sure we were able to hit the high spots. I would definitely recommend her for future tours . The Skip the Line upgrades were definitely worth the additional cost, if you had limited time as we did

Robin Soboti

United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

So much to see! Valentina broke it down for us and pointed out the highlights so we were able to get a good grasp on the vastness of the Vatican collections and the most important aspects. Was really a great tour, thanks Valentina!!!

Robin Soboti

United States
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Tour: #415514, Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

Valentina was very knowledgeable and really brought the ruins to life for us with her pictures of how they looked when they were actual buildings. Was a great tour, we enjoyed it very much!!

Katherine Tyriver

United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Alfred Hoffman

Mt Pleasant, SC, United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Valentina was outstanding and very knowledgeable, and she made arrangements for a wheelchair when one person in our group of 4 required one for sore feet due to an injury. She managed to get us thru the crowded Vatican with very little difficulty . Would highly recommend

Simon Edwards

Canada
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Tour: #414495, Off the beaten track, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Valentina gave us such an interesting tour of areas in Rome that we had not seen, despite our previous visits to the city. She was extremely knowledgeable and made it such a wonderful experience. Valentina even recommended a restaurant in an area that we toured and it was fantastic. We highly recommend Tours By Locals - the personal touch makes the tour even more enjoyable; and we highly recommend Valentina.

Imran Ahmed

United States
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Tour: #414590, Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

This was our second tour with Valentina in 1 week and again she was excellent . We had a tour of colloseum , Foro Romano and Palatine hills .She did a fantastic job and at all the major locations she took her time to explain the significance of each area and also with pictorials showed us the drawings of how these areas looked like in their original form which really help us understand the might of the area . If we come back to Rome will definitely use her as a guide again, highly recommend her .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Imran, I'm so glad to read your comment. Pictorials have been recently replaced and you had the occasion to see them, I'm happy you appreciated the new one :) hope to see you again in Rome! Ciao, Valentina

Imran Ahmed

United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

Valentina was amazing, it was a great tour . She has a great command of the history of Rome and after this tour we know so many more things about Vatican that I never knew or read before . We had our 3 kids with us and they also greatly enjoyed it , she is very kind and passionate about what she does . We have already booked a colosseum tour with her for coming Tuesday . Highly recommend her .

Frank Prasalowicz

United States
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Tour: #415514, Rome in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! Thanks for your review, so lovely to hear from you! I'm glad you liked my tour, hope to see you again! Ciao, Valentina

Frank Prasalowicz

United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Tanya Mychajluk

Canada
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Valentina was a wonderful guide. Very attentive & knowledgeable. Especially for a group of 8 who wanted a "quick version", speedy tour. She asked us what was most important for us to see & customized for us. Her English was excellent. I would recommend any tour she is offering.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tanya, thanks for your review. I’m glad I was able to give you a quick version without loosing anything about Vatican. Your group was very nice and it was very fun! I hope to see you again :) valentina

Tanya Dory

United States
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Tour: #414590, Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Valentina is fluent in English, knowledgeable and a good tour guide. However, she is a bit disorganized. She accidentally double booked tours later in the day after our tour was to take place. The day before we needed to rearrange our schedule to meet earlier than we had booked with her, otherwise she needed to cancel. Her print outs (drawings and other info.) were in old, crumpled plastic page protectors making it hard to see; also these were in no order so she was fumbling frequently for the right one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tanya, unfortunately you booked very last minute and in this case since it was high season, for being able to satisfy your request, I had to change your timing about 30 minutes. The alternative was cancel the tour. In any case, I'm sorry if this has been a problem for you and your family. Regarding my print outs, they've been replaced. Thanks for having told me this, it has been very helpful for me. Hope to see you again, Valentina

Tod Bruchmiller

United States
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Tour: #414495, Off the beaten track, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Valentina was a great guide, she is very passionate about Rome and showed us Rome most tours would not see. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about this beautiful city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tod! Thank you very much, it was very nice meeting you and your lovely family! I love this tour and I'm very happy when I'm able to transmit my passion to the people. hope to see you again! valentina

Marie B.

United States
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Tour: #414590, Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Valentina was terrific! We we delayed due to traffic but she was patient and understanding. Valentina gave an excellent tour of the Colosseum, The Forum and Palentine Hill. She answered our questions thoroughly and she allowed us to set the pace of the tour; listening to our questions and interests. I highly reccomend Valentina! She is energetic, knowledgeable, extremely kind and a wonderful ambassador for Rome! Great advice for lunch and directions to other sites in the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marie, thank you very much. I’m glad you appreciated my tour and my reccomandation too. Hopefully to see you again in Rome! Valentina

John Maxwell

United States
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Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Date: May 21/18

Our group of 5 were treated to an excellent tour of the Vatican complex by Valentina. She was so knowledgeable, informative, and pleasant. We had a convenient meeting place outside and then breakfast inside Vatican where we could sit quietly and talk with her.....highly recommend this early tour......and Valentina!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, I’m very happy you liked my tour and thanks for your kind words. Your group was great and I hope to meet you again :) Ciao!

Beth Angelo

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #414590, Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Valentina is a very nice guide who provided good information and facts. She took it slowly and came very prepared with lots of pictures to describe the colosseum. She is knowledgable and made our day more pleasant.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Beth, thank you. Your group was great and we had a lot of fun! Hope to see you again! Ciao

Beth Angelo

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Valentina was a very nice and knowledgable tour guide able to easily navigate the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. She is especially good if you have an interest in fine arts and art history.

Bruce Paris

United States
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Tour: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Circus Maximus Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: May 17/18

Valentina provided a wonderful tour experience, easily adapting to our preferences and our slow pace. She quickly and seamlessly got us through the colosseum lines and very patiently allotted plenty of time for my wife's endless picture taking. Valentina's English was excellent and she was very knowledgeable about all the things she showed us. She was very good at answering our questions and she had picture aides to help in explaining important details. Highly recommended!

Francisco Jiménez de la Peña

Spain
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Tour: #414590, Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/18

We have had a 3.30 hours tour with Valentina and enjoined a lot. She had it very well prepared , including documentation, with a lot of anecdotic histories. Valentina is a great professional. Thanks a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Francisco, gracias! Tu y tu mujer sois los mejores clientes que se puedan desear. Espero de encontrarve otra vez. Ciao, Valentina

Noelle Murray

United States
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Tour: #415277, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter Basilica, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

This tour was packed with information of every single room we visited. Valentina made sure to make us feel as if we were in a room by ourself when in fact we couldn't move with all the people. She offered to take as many photos as we wanted. You could tell she truly found the information interesting and genuinely enjoyed sharing what she has learned. It was amazing all the history she shared with us. If we ever visit again I would love to take more tours with Valentina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Noelle, Thanks for your great review, I’m glad you loved my tour. Hope to see you again in Rome! Valentina

Noelle Murray

United States
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Tour: #414590, Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Of course the colosseum was beautiful but what I will always remember is how our tour guide, Valentina, knew everything about the colosseum. She answered any question we had and knew the perfect spots to point out the most extraordinary facts. She didn't make it feel like you were on a guided tour but as if she was part of the group. She even offered to take many many pictures for us. Even when there was a problem entering the colosseum she stayed calm and talked to everyone to let us in!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Noelle! It was very good meeting you, and thanks for your words! Hopefully to see you again in Rome or in US :) regards Valentina

Muhammad Sajid

Pakistan
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Tour: #414590, Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

It was an excellent trip. Valentina our guide is very nice, cheerful, friendly and knows her job very well. She is very professional and was very cooperative. We spend almost 3 hours in colosseum and around and she gave every possible detail of Roman history. In short she made our day and I along with my family enjoyed a Lot Regards Prof Muhammad Sajid

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Prof. Sajid, Thanks for the kind words you had! I enjoyed it too with you and your lovely family! Hope to see you again in Rome. Regards Valentina

Felix Breitenecker

Austria
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Tour: #414495, Off the beaten track, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

A very informative tour - for people who like off beaten tracks - the guide was very friendly - with knowledge and with personality, and hospitality

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Felix, thank you very much! Hoping to see you again in Rome! Regards Valentina