Nathan KopayUnited States
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
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.
Linda S.United States
This was the first of two tours we did with Monica about Caravaggio. We asked Monica to show us the Carravagio's located in museums and palazzos and to see if she could get us an appointment to view the only ceiling Caravaggio painted that was in a private villa - the Casino Ludovisi. Monica came through big time. We had a great day and learned much we did not know about Caravaggio and other artists, and the 16th century popes. Monica is professional & passionate about her job. We had a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda for the amazing opportunity you gave me to show you the Caravaggio Masterpieces displayed in Roman Museums. It was a pleasure sharing with you my knowledge and more than everything my passion. Come back soon, we will keep learning and enjoying ourselves in the Eternal City.
Benoit ChoiniereUnited States
The tour was GREAT! We saw more sites in one day than I would if I had planned the whole tour myself. The advantage was the guide with an unbelievable amount of information. After reviewing over 20 guides' information, I selected Monica primarily because of her experience. She took us places that no one includes in their tour. She gave us a great perspective of the 'touristic sites' and what Rome really was in those days. Her 3D Oculus projection of the Colosseum was amazing. I Strongly recommend Monica.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Benoit, Thank you very much for your review. It was great to show my city to your beautiful family. You said I was worth every penny (euro) you spent and this is the greatest feedback a guide can receive. I hope to have you back in one of my tours in the near future. Lots of hugs and kisses to your beautiful family. A presto Monica
Paul WeichUnited States
Monica was absolutely wonderful! Knowledgeable and personable and professional!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you on my tour. I hooe to see you again in Rome
Audrey AdelsonUnited States
Monica was an incredibly informative and enthusiastic guide, and I learned an enormous amount from her. She has a wealth of information about the long and complex history of Rome, and was able to communicate her knowledge clearly. Her English is totally fluent. In addition to providing me with an excellent individual tour, Monica sent me some photos and a detailed itinerary of what we had seen and done once the tour was completed. I highly recommend Monica as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Audrey, It was an honor and a pleasure to have you on my tour. Meeting people like you is one of the things that makes my job the most beautiful job in the world. I hope to see you again in Rome to keep sharing the history of the Eternal City. Monica
Hildegarde CoxUnited States
This was excellent - excellent - excellent; I am the traveler /travel agent and I'm afraid if I rate our Papal Audience with the Pope and Monica's service she will never be available for future clients. We had a group of 13 and when I confirmed the event, she informed our group that she would guarantee seeing the Pope. Been in the business for over 40 years, and I am cautions of guarantees. However, she did it! Our group of 13 were within 5 feet of the Pope! They were over the top excited!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hildegard, my job is my true passion and the Papal Audience I lead is having you seated inches away from Pope Francis. I am glad you enjoed the tour, because I truly did. It was a pleasure having you on my tour. Say hello to all your besutiful friends. Come back soon A presto Monica
Monica was our fantastic tour guide.She was professional&her passion as a guide was displayed by her knowledge by providing us with lots of historical&cultural information.She brought us excitement with her explanations and descriptions and she was a lot of fun.We have booked several tours through various Euro cruises in the past but our experience with her from ToursByLocals was definitely a wonderful experience&one tour to remember!We highly recommend her and why not learn the most from a local!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dino, It was my pleasure to spend the day with you Lucy and your friends. People like you make my job so amazing. I am Looking forward to having you on m tours in the future. Thnak you very much for your kind words.
Thomas HeffernanUnited States
Monica was extremely knowledgable and friendly.Her English was very easy to understand and made the entire day very enjoyable. Pleasing personity as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas and Janet. It was a pleasure spending the day with you both, Melinda and Lee. We had a lot of fun. I hope to see you soon back to Rome.
Kelly EricksonChittenango, NEW YORK, United States
Monica made us fall in love with Rome! Being with Monica was like spending the day with your sister or favorite Aunt! Traveling with teens, I hoped they would appreciate the depth of Rome religiously, politically, architecturally without it feeling like school. Monica's passion and her modern analogies kept us captivated, even the route she selected for us to see the beauty, history and tastes of Rome was perfect. My boys had a hard time saying goodbye to her and the city of Rome! We will be back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly, thank you so much for your kind words. The bond between us was deep and immediate. You are a great woman and an even greater mom. You have two wonderful, handsome and well educated young men. I will look forward to having you back to the Eternal City. Say hello to the boys for me. Monica
Michael Stronginpalm beach gardens, FLORIDA, United States
Monica was both informative and enjoyable to be with. 4 adults with equally good feeling about this tour. Would send our friends to use her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, thank you for your kind words. I truly enjoyed to spend the morning with the four of you. Enjoy the rest of you holidays and I hope to see you soon. Monica
Rene C.United States
Monica was an absolutely terrific guide. I can't imagine having a better experience than with her. It is clear that Monica has helped many visitors through the Vatican to see its rich history and treasures. Monica knew just the right amount of info to provide without being too much or too little. She had the right connections to help reduce (and in one case eliminate) waiting times. Her price point is above other tour guides, but she is worth it. I highly recommend Monica for a tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rene, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and your beautiful family and to show you the many treasures of the Vatican Museums. I look forward to seeing you in the future. A presto Monica
Irina KazimirskyUnited States
Thank you, Monica, for a great tour and a wonderful day! Monica is knowledgeable and informative. The tour was perfectly tailored to our request and very well organized. Couldn't ask for more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Irina, it was a pleasure to be with you and your husband. I look forward to seeing you in the future. Enjoy the rest of your italian trip.
Richard B.United States
Monica is an incredible guide. My wife and I travel a great deal and I can say that we have rarely, if ever, had a better guide. Monica is extremely knowledgeable. But many guides are knowledgeable. Monica has a unique way of making you feel as if you are living in Roman times. She is articulate, funny, and a joy to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Richard, thank you for your kind words. Itbwas a pleasure to take you and Lexi to Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto. I look forward to seeing you soon in Rome.
Robert ContigugliaUnited States
My family had a wonderful Vatican tour on Saturday May 19 with your guide Monica. This was our second tour with her, the first of the Colluseum. She is knowledgeable, professional and fun to be with. She was able to help us avoid crowds and show only the most important works some in special areas of the museums. I highly recommend her for anyone and give her the highest rating. This is the fourth time we have used your organization and each time the guide is professional and I will continue to use you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert, it was a pleasure to be with you and your family in both venues. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the future. A presto Monica
Charles CombsUnited States
We wish to highly recommend Monica and her services as a guide. She was highly knowledgeable about the statues and paintings that we saw. She exhibited an extensive background in art, history, and theology. She was courteous and professional in all aspects of her presentation. We can't imagine a better tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Charles, It was a pleasure to have the chance to bring back to life some of the masterpieces exhibited in the Borghese Gallery. Thank you for you feedback and I will look forward to having you in my next tours. A presto Monica
Robert ContigugliaUnited States
Knowledgeable and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert, It was a pleasure having you and your family on my tour today. I look forward to see you next week at the Vatican Museums. Have a wonderful day Monica
Charles GaleUnited States
Monica served as our private tour guide in Rome for my husband and myself. Monica's professionalism was exemplary from the first contact we received from her prior to our day of touring. She was thoughtful and organised in advance with her communication to us. As a result, our time with her was spent in a relaxed and highly educational mode, targeted to our highest priority of interest. She was exceptionally knowledgeable and made transitions and travel from each site a pleasurable event.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gretchen, thank you for your kind words, very much appreciated. It was a true pleasure spending a day with you visiting so many beautiful venues between Rome and Tivoli. I look forward to seeing you in the future. A presto Monica