Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Giovanni V. (Guide #26513)


Debra Skipper

United States
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Tour: #411139, Early Vatican Tour (Special early entrance to avoid the crowds and the lines!), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

We enjoyed the early entrance into the vatican, however we found our tour guide Giovanni to be quite dismissive and distant, he seemed to be more worried about his cell phone while walking from place to place in the museum. While other tour guides presented vivid large photos, our guide gave us a small fold up picture of the sistine chapel. His constant gaze and search for his colleagues, (as he called them) was very inappropriate and made us feel left out. The price was not worth the tour.

Angelo DeLuca

Canada
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Tour: #395553, Shore Excursion: VIP Rome in One Day Tour with Giovanni, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Such a great tour! His knowledge and passion for the history and stories of Rome kept us very interested and fun. VIP treatment. No lines and the day flew by so fast. Highly recommended and we would use him again. Total of 6 of use. Ages ranged from 40-70 years old.

Kerry Flye

United States
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Tour: #400014, Customized Vatican, Piazzas and Fountains, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

We had the most wonderful experience with Giovanni two weeks ago in Rome! Giovanni is so knowledgeable, professional, and pleasant we have already recommended him to other friends who are traveling to Italy. We truly haven't stopped talking about him. Not only did he educate us, but the "Skip the Line" at the Vatican was terrific (especially once we saw the actual line!!). He made our trip--we would't have learned nearly as much if we didn't have him lead us... He really is a gem

John Edwards

Dallas, PA, United States
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Tour: #411139, Early Vatican Tour (Special early entrance to avoid the crowds and the lines!), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/19

Giovanni was an excellent guide. He was very thorough in his explanations and his understanding of the Vatican- the history, the art work and the history of the area. It was a wonderful experience to learn from him. He obviously loves what he does!

Kimberly Prader

United States
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Tour: #394093, Colosseum and St. Clement's (underground site) with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

An amazing tour. Giavonni has a truly special gift. His detailed account of ancient rome was spectacular. He is also very personable and made us feel comfortable. We hope to come back and we will definitely use Giavonni!

Missy Carper

United States
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Tour: #394093, Colosseum and St. Clement's (underground site) with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

Giovanni was AWESOME!!!! He was so passionate about the history of everything we toured!! He was attentive, and patient with questions, pictures, etc. He even suggested an AMAZING restaurant for dinner! One of the best meals we had in Italy! We highly encourage anyone who is considering Giovanni as there tour guide to book him!!! You won't be disappointed!!

Duncan Watson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #444567, Explore the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill with an Archaeologist!, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Giovanni was incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to have a stroll around the Forum and Palatine Hill with!

Debbie Anderson

United States
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Tour: #400014, Two days in Rome for Debbie Anderson, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Virginia (Gia) Ghilarducci

United States
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Tour: #396027, Tivoli Shore Excursion (Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este), Civitavecchia, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 13/19

Giovanni was an absolute excellent guide! Very prompt and extremely knowledgeable. One member of our party had difficulty walking and Giovanni was very considerate and helpful in finding ways for him to get around a site with lots of stairs. Overall it was a very successful day that we enjoyed very much. We would love to have Giovanni again as a guide at any location!

Kathy Quinn

United States
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Tour: #400014, Luxury Rome in One Day tour with private transportation for Kathleen Quinn, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 19/19

Giovanni was the absolute best tour guide! We visited the Vatican and the Colloseum and he was friendly, knowledgeable and patient! One of our group members was injured and travelled in a wheelchair, and Giovanni went above and beyond helping us in every way. We never had to wait in line and we saw everything in an efficient manner. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend him!

Michael Fischer

United States
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Tour: #400008, Tivoli Day Trip from Rome (Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 19/19

Giovanni was the perfect guide. An archeologist by profession, he was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of both villas. Add to that the fact that he was also a very warm and gracious companion for the day.

Brian Evans

United Kingdom
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Tour: #394093, Colosseum and St. Clement's (underground site) with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

Brilliant tour, Giovanni rally knows his stuff. Affable and expansive as a guide, the tour was brilliantly paced and just the right length.

Anne J.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #394093, Colosseum and St. Clement's (underground site) with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Brilliant. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a busy Saturday afternoon, but Giovanni had everything prebooked so we didn't queue, and managed to find quieter spots so we had good views too. Would definitely ask Giovanni to guide us again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review! I a glad you appreciated the customized service. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Rome again!

Carlos Buxo

United States
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Tour: #395553, Shore Excursion: VIP Rome in One Day Tour with Giovanni, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

Matthew Perrius

Gilbert, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #394093, Colosseum and St. Clement's (underground site) with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/18

This is a first rate tour and Giovanni should not be missed! We took this tour on our last day in Rome, but Giovanni took us to so many areas that we had not yet seen that it felt like an entirely new city. The trip to St. Clements was by far the highlight, but be sure to book the tour earlier in the day so that you can enjoy free time wandering the Forum after the tour ends because there is so much more to see than can be covered in just 4 hours!

Blanche Tune

United States
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Tour: #394094, Special Underneath Rome for Blanche Tune!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

The tour with Giovanni was exceptional! He is very knowledgeable and very personable. We went to catacombs off the beaten path that were amazing. It was a fun and educational day providing a glimpse into Rome's past. He even returned our jackets we left behind. I highly recommend Giovanni as a guide and his Underneath Rome and Catacombs Tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a true pleasure to explore Rome with nice clients like you! I'm glad you decided to tour with me and I hope to see you soon in Italy!

Julie Varda

United States
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Tour: Customized "architectural" tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Sep 14/18

Giovanni pulled off the tour of our life (and his) with an 8 hour day in Rome that included our list of specific sites we wanted to see (this was our 3rd trip to Rome, so we'd already seen the highlights). He coordinated an itinerary of 4 of the most amazing and important churches (not including St. Peter's), walked the Palatine Hill hearing the history from his archaeologist's perspective (with great views), loved his tour of Castel Sant Angelo and Baths of Diocletian. We were thrilled with our tour!!

Melony Trementozzi

United States
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Tour: #444567, Explore the Colosseum and the piazzas and fountains with an archaeologist!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

Giovanni was awesome! Had an amazing tour.

Jessica Baptiste

Princeville, HI, United States
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Tour: #444567, Explore the Colosseum with an Archaeologist!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

I am so happy we scheduled this private tour. Our guide was very accommodating when our son got sick and we had to wait for a doctor to come to the hotel. It was so nice to go to the lower level and see the elevators up close and image what chaos was going on below the colosseum during an exhibition. He was very knowledgeable and made it fun. I highly recommend.

Deborah Smyth

Canada
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Tour: #394094, Underneath Rome: underground tour (Catacombs, St. Clement's Basilica & Roman Houses on the Caelian Hill), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Had a great Underground Rome tour with Giovanni. We enjoyed every part of our tour. His knowledge of Roman history was very good and we highly recommend using him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah, I'm happy you enjoyed the tour. I had a great time with you as well. I hope to see you soon back in Rome so we can explore some more sights!

Joyce O.

Henderson, HENDERSON, United States
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Tour: #395553, Shore Excursion: VIP Rome in One Day Tour with Giovanni, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Giovanni is really a 10 star guide but only 5 stars are allowed! He purchased advance tickets for and guided us in the Borghese Gallery, Roman Forum and The Colosseum. There were 6 in our group, staying at two different properties, plus we needed transportation to Civitavecchia with our luggage at the end of the day. He handled it all flawlessly. Giovanni is so knowledgeable about art and history...we could have stayed in the Borghese with him all day if it had been allowed. I highly recommend him!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Joyce! Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It’s not hard to do a good job when you have such amazing clients! I hope to see you guys again in Rome soon. Best, G.

Susan Warnecke

United States
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Tour: #395553, Shore Excursion: VIP Rome in One Day Tour with Giovanni, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Giovanni was a wealth of history and tidbits about the history of this great city called Rome. He even had pictures of how it must have looked back in the day to show us and compare. In a short amount of time we actually got to spend in Rome he covered most of the highlights. He took us to any out of the way place for lunch and left us to enjoy a wonderful meal. His skip the line tours really helped with the crowds. I would highly recommend Giovanni for your guide to Rome. Thanks! Susan Warnecke

Ann Turk

United States
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Tour: #394094, Underneath Rome: underground tour (Catacombs, St. Clement's Basilica & Roman Houses on the Caelian Hill), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Frank Prasalowicz

United States
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Tour: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast departing from Rome Round trip, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 10/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback Frank. It was very nice to take you guys around. I noticed that you gave me 4 stars: is there anything that you didn't like that much? Thank you very much. giovanni

Colleen McDonald

United States
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Tour: A day in Heaven: Pompeii & Positano Day Trip, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 20/18

John Gallagher

Prospect, KENTUCKY, United States
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Tour: #395553, Shore Excursion: VIP Rome in One Day Tour with Giovanni, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Giovanni was great! He really knows how to get around Rome and provide you with a great and informative tour. He knows Rome and it's history very well and is a very friendly person! Thank you again Giovanni!

Melody V.

United States
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Tour: #411139, Early Vatican Tour (Special early entrance to avoid the crowds and the lines!), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

The Good: Definitely do the "Early, Skip the Line" option. Giavanni was knowlegeable. The Bad: 1) 3 hour tour scheduled for 7am. Get note saying Vatican opens at 8, pickup at 7:30. At 10:30 tour ends so we lost 30 minutes in transit. We would have gladly met at Vatican! 2) He tells us Bascillica is closed to public on Wedam. Maddening! He takes us to a cafeteria, tells us wait an hour then rewalk the tour route to see. This put us in horrible crowds & it didnt open. We'd of done a differnt day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Melody, I'm sorry you were disappointed by the tour. As far as the booking time, I don't even know how you could book at 7 am (system glitch?) since the only slot I have is 7.30. It's pointless to be at the entrance earlier since you have to wait for the opening. Pick up service and transportation are a plus that I include in the price, and I believe it's very convenient. Unfortunately, the Basilica might be closed on Wednesday because of the Papal Audience, but it's written on the itinerary

Michael Debowski

United States
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Tour: #394094, Underneath Rome: underground tour (Catacombs, St. Clement's Basilica & Roman Houses on the Caelian Hill), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Had a great Underground Rome tour with Giovanni today. His knowledge of Roman history was exceptional and we highly recommend using him.

Arthur Novick

United States
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Tour: #411139, Early Vatican Tour (Special early entrance to avoid the crowds and the lines!), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Giovanni was great and took the hassle out of touring the Vatican .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Arthur! Thanks for your feedback! I did my best to lead you through that crowded museum. I noticed you gave me 4 stars; there was something I could have done better, in your opinion? I'm always looking for ways of improving my tours. Grazie! Giovanni

Victor Brooks

Canada
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Tour: #394093, Colosseum and St. Clement's (underground site) with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Tour was informative. guide was knowledgeable, but more of a lecture than personal conversation. We were never referred to by name and he was late arriving. Walked to site although brochure said cab. Guide made little compensation for mobility issues which were stated when tour was booked and was not engaged with us. He left us twice on "breaks" which were not in the itinerary. Very expensive tour ($545 US) for what we got.

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