Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Monica C. (Guide #26618)


Tusculum Univ Jeanne Stokes

United States
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Tour: #450029, Trastevere and its vibe, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/20

Monica was very receptive to our students and they seemed very engaged. Her knowledge of her city is incredible. The number of hearts that the students sent is a testament to her presentation. I would recommend her to any group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciated a lot the hearts the students sent while I was showing Rome in streaming. Thank you for your kind words.

Tusculum Univ Jeanne Stokes

United States
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Tour: #807125, San Peter Square Live Streaming Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/20

Monica was very receptive to our students and they seemed very engaged. Her knowledge of her city is incredible. The number of hearts that the students sent is a testament to her presentation. I would recommend her to any group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure show you Rome in streaming.

Tusculum Univ Jeanne Stokes

United States
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Tour: #807122, Explore Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica - Live Virtual Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/20

Monica was very receptive to our students and they seemed very engaged. Her knowledge of her city is incredible. The number of hearts that the students sent is a testament to her presentation. I would recommend her to any group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I truly loved the hearts from the students. Thank you for your kinds words.

Tusculum Univ Jeanne Stokes

United States
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Tour: #807125, Tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Palatine - Live Virtual Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/20

Monica was very receptive to our students and they seemed very engaged. Her knowledge of her city is incredible. The number of hearts that the students sent is a testament to her presentation. I would recommend her to any group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to show the Colosseum to them. I loved the hearts. Hugs and kisses Monica

Franck Beaugendre

France
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Tour: #399724, The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/20

We made our first post COVID (and very last minute) trip to Rome. We were able to meet with Monica at the Vatican. The place was almost empty and we walk led around for a few hours filled with the charm of the place and the explanations of Monica. She is lively, knowledgeable, gentle and we had a time here that we will probably not have again... She told us about culture, art, history, religion... a blessing for our minds. Thank you Monica!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Franck and Silvana, you were my first Post-covid clients. Thank you for the honor and pleasure to show you around the Vatican, one of the places of my heart. You were the blessing for me yesterday. Keep traveling and thank you. Hugs and kisses Monica

Claudine Dumont

Canada
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Tour: #807125, Tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Palatine - Live Virtual Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/20

Wow Monica, Thank you very much for the virtual tour. We have all of us appreciate your informations, your knowledge was really apreciate and I can't wait to come back in Rome to meet you in person for an other tour. Gratie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Claudine. You have been to the Colosseum in person and you said you learned a lot with the virtual tour. I could't ask for anything more. I hope to see you, Melanie and luck soon in Rome. Hugs and kisses from Rome

Rebecca Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #544542, Rome in one day. The very Best of Rome just in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 3/20

What a beautiful tour with the best guide Monica! Her knowledge of the hidden facts behind so many of the historical sites was fascinating to say the least. She was able to plan and navigate our day so precise that every moment was captivating without long lines and huge groups. Our driver she choose was safe and navigated the streets of Rome perfectly always dropping us close to the sites we were visiting. We will be back to Rome and we will choose Monica again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rebecca, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you on my tour and I will look forward to showing you more of Rome in the future. Hugs and kisses Monica

Jaye Zhang

Canada
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Tour: #544542, Rome in one day. The very Best of Rome just in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 3/19

Best day in Rome!! Moni is a wonderful tour guide, she is knowledgeable, experience and accommodating. We got picked up at a luxury Mercedes Benz and visited places like Pantheon, St. Peter Basilica, Trevi fountain and Colloseum. She knows her way around. We were able to skip the lines go straight into museums and sites which helped us save time. Moni really made our experience unique and enjoyable. Please contact her if you visit Rome. This is my honest opinion, you will not regret!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jaye, Thank you for your kind words. It was an amazing day also for me. I wish you Happy 2020 and I hope to see you soon in Rome

Sharon Schear

United States
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Tour: #454555, Papal Audience with Pope Francis, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

Monica was fantastic. She knew exactly where to go, when to go and what to do. She also introduced us to a merchant, who has a clean restroom in back for the best clients. She told us a great deal about the Papacy and history of the Vatican. She also arranged pickup at the hotel and after a series of alleys and trips down streets that did not look like streets, we popped out and she was standing there. She is a real treasure and I highly recommend her to you as a 5-star guide in Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sharon, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you on my tour. See you soon in Rome. Hugs and kisses Monica

Brett Worby

Canada
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Tour: #399724, The Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

Monica, was awesome. She was very versed in the history of the Vatican and all its aspects. Her knowledge of the crowds allowed us to miss most of the congestion by going early in the morning. While she provided lots of informative history we did not feel overloaded. She answered all of our questions and finished our tour on time without feeling rushed. Monica, was a great ambassador for our trip to the Vatican.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brett, thank you so much. I enjoyed showing you and Michelle around. I hope to see you soon in Rome. Hugs and kisses Monica

Barbara B.

United States
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Tour: #450029, Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto and the Pantheon VIP, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Monica was warm and welcoming. She presented the history and the culture of the area in an understanding and entertaining way. Her knowledge of ancient times and places was amazing. She went above and beyond the description of the tour by introducing us to some of the foods of Jewish Rome. Monica and her driver made the site visits wonderful. We had the perfect afternoon strolling around Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara, the Jewish Ghetto is one of my favorite part of Rome and it must be seem to fully enjoy a roman experience. Come back soon. Kisses Monica

Barbara B.

United States
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Tour: #394125, The Colosseum Express and the Best of Rome VIP tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Monica's knowledge presented a complete perspective covering the history and art of the region. She even gave us some behind the scenes stories that enriched our experience. She was attuned to our wants and needs. Monica made this excursion enjoyable and entertaining every step of the way. She was patient and understanding, when listening and answering every obtuse question that was asked to her. Without Monica's insights, this portion of our trip would have been just another walk among the ruins.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, you did not ask me obtuse questions at all and it was a true pleasure to show you around the Colosseum and the Forum. My mission was having the ruins come to life. Thank you for your kinds words and I hope to see you soon back to Rome. Hugs and kisses Monica

Larry S.

United States
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Tour: #544542, Rome in one day. The very Best of Rome just in one day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Monica is very knowledgeable of the history and culture of Rome and Italy. She made our visit to Rome very productive and memorable. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Larry, it was a pleasure having you and your wife on my tour. Come back soon. Hugs and kisses. Monica

Richard Petso

United States
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Tour: #554698, Emperors and Popes, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

I took a guided tour of Rome with Monica on August 13, 2019. She was extremely good. It would not be possible to hire a better guide in Rome. Easy to rate her a 10.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Richard, thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you and your wife on my tour. Come back soon. Hugs snd kisses Monica

Cory Stirling

United States
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Tour: #511120, The Sistine Chapel Express Early Morning, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

Monica was amazing! She made us feel like family! She even called a colleague and arranged another tour for us for Pompeii at the end of our tour. She is a wealth of Information about the historical and religious aspects of the Vatican. She loves her job!! She welcomes any question and offered to take photos for us throughout the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cory for your kind words. It was easy to feel like family with your beautiful family. Enjoy Pompei and come back soon to Rome. Baci Monica

Judith Thornburg

United States
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Tour: #511120, The Sistine Chapel Express SKIP the Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

Our first morning Monica took us to the Pantheon and the Colosseum. Monica knew just how to capture my granddaughter's attention and cater to her interests. We had seen Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps the afternoon before. She took us to the Jewish ghetto where we saw the old market, the beautiful synagogue and ate lunch in a wonderful kosher restaurant. Monica took us by the prison and told us some interesting stories.  She then showed us some of modern Rome with great wall art

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure having you on my tours. Come back soon. Hugs and kisses to both of you. Monica

Judith Thornburg

United States
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Tour: #394125, The Colosseum Express and the Best of Rome walking tour VIP, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/19

Our first morning Monica took us to the Pantheon and the Colosseum. Monica knew just how to capture my granddaughter's attention and cater to her interests. We had seen Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps the afternoon before. She took us to the Jewish ghetto where we saw the old market, the beautiful synagogue and ate lunch in a wonderful kosher restaurant. Monica took us by the prison and told us some interesting stories.  She then showed us some of modern Rome with great wall art

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judith, you have a smart, wonderful young lady as granddaughter, it was a pleasure to show you around.

Becky Lovelace

United States
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Tour: #511120, The Sistine Chapel Express Early Morning, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

This was the way to go! Skipped lines and Monica was terrific - she is a native Roman with a Fine Arts degree and her passion for her city was evident!! Even my husband enjoyed the tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Becky, I have no words to thank you for your beautiful words. I am happy I could share with you the love for my city and fragments of its fascinating history. I am glad your husband enjoyed the tour. I hope to see you soon in Rome. Kisses Monica

Allison Wood

United States
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Tour: #544534, Colosseum Express, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Monica was knowledgable, whitty & managed perfectly our group which included first time & seasoned visitors to Rome. We could not have had a better experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Allison, it was a pleasure having you on my tour. You were a delight to be around. I hope to see you soon in Rome. Hugs and kisses Monica

Josh McGuire

United States
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Tour: #554698, Emperors and Popes, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

We could not have been more impressed and happy with our tour with Monica. She personalized the tour specifically for what we wanted to see and was a wealth of information for all the questions we asked along the way. This was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip and we'll plan to take another tour with her on our next trip to Italy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Josh, thank you for your kind words. You and your girlfriend were both a delight, you made my day with all your questions. I will be looking forward to having you again on my tours, next time you'll be insiders. Hugs and kisses from Rome Monica

Bob Albert

United States
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Tour: #399164, The Best of Rome VIP tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob, It was a pleasure meeting you and Rosemary today. I hope to see you soon in Rome. Enjoy this roman afternoon Monica

Marnie Pedersen

Canada
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Tour: #511120, The Sistine Chapel Express Early Morning, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Monica is absolutely amazing. We had a previous tour cancelled by a different provider and Monica came through for us. She is a delight, very knowledgable and I want to thank her for giving my daughter and I an experience we will never forget. We were brought to tears in the Sistine Chapel without the crowds and allowing us to simply absorb the beauty and spirituality of where we were. Thank you again Monica. I look forward to seeing you again!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marnie, I am glad I was able to give a memorable experience. It was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter. I look forward to seeing you in future. Kisses Monica

Lew Delo

United States
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Tour: #544534, Colosseum Express and Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Lew, I hope to see you soon back in Rome. A presto. Monica

Claudia Covarrubias

United States
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Tour: #554698, Emperors and Popes, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

I'm so happy we planned this a long time ago because everything ran so smoothly like we wanted. Monica is an excellent tour guide with a lot of knowledge. We learned a lot from her and answered all our questions. It was a tour we will never forget! Thank you so much Monica.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. You have a wonderful family. It was a pleasure to share with you my knowledge. I hope to see you soon in the future to share more

Claudia Covarrubias

United States
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Tour: #570015, The Complete Cooking Class, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

I always wanted to take a cooking class in Rome and this was all organized very well. My whole family participated and had a wonderful time. The food we cooked was delicious and better then expected. The staff was very welcoming and wonderful with all of us. I loved everything about it! Thank you Monica for making this experience an unforgettable one!! We would do this again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Claudia for trusting me. It was a pleasure to organize everything for you and the food you cooked was delicious.

Emilia Moore

United States
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Tour: #511120, The Sistine Chapel Express Early Morning, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/19

I'd say Monica gave us the best tour we've ever had! Her passion made it exciting and fun. We will use Monica whenever possible now!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Emilia and thank you Cory. It was an honor and a pleasure to show you the place where history meets beauty. I hope to see you soon in the Eternal City. Hugs and kisses. Arrivederci a presto

Sean O'Connell

Australia
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Tour: #511120, The Sistine Chapel Express Early Morning, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Best guide in Rome! My sisters and I are travelling with our 83 year old mother, who hasn't been to Rome since 1963. Monica went out of her way to make our Sistine Chapel early morning tour one to remember. It was perfect. I had done a guided tour of the Vatican Museum a couple of years ago, with another company, which was great, however Monica really made today very special for us all. I would highly recommend her to anyone contemplating a private guided tour in Rome. Gracie Mille Monica.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sean, it was a pleasure to meet you all and a real privilege to show the restored Sistine Chapel to your gorgeous mom. Thank you for your kind words. I hope to see you again in Rome. Baci e abbracci.

Marcus Loy

United States
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Tour: #511120, The Sistine Chapel Express Early Morning, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/19

Monica is a great person and a wonderful tour guide! Our tour coincided with our anniversary, and Monica made it a very special time for us. The tour was excellent. There were the three of us, plus one other group of about 20 people, and we were the only ones in the Sistine Chapel for a good 30 minutes. It was incredible! Monica's knowledge of art history runs deep and this came out in our tour of the Vatican Museums. Monica listened to us and personalized our tour. We would highly recommend Monica!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marcus and John, I am so happy and honored to have been part of your memories, that is why I had to make you were satisfied. A true pleasure meeting you. I hope to see you soon in the Eternal City. Baci e abbracci Monica

Nathan Kopay

United States
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Tour: #399724, The Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 16/19

Great tour! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Made our Vatican experience infinitely better and truly unforgettable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nathan, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an honor to be part of your memories and I hope to see you soon back in Rome or NYC.

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #454612, Caravaggio just discovered, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 4/19

This was our second day with Monica. She took us to see the most recently discovered Caravaggio painting (60 years ago). We would not have known about it but for Monica. At Monica's request, the museum, located in Palestrina, opened - just for us - and closed when we left. What a treat to learn about how this painting was discovered, authenticated, and restored. Our two-days with Monica led to seeing 14 new (for us) Caravaggio works and gaining an understanding of the man and how he worked. Wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, my treat was having you and John on my tours. Spending two days with you talking about "our" passion which is Caravaggio was a wonderful experience and a great way to start this new year. Thank you for your kind words and I hope to see you soon for new amazing experiences.


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