Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Cosimo F. (Guide #28438)


Janet Goehle

United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 9/20

The evening was enchanting. I can't think of a better way of spending my first night in Roma. I enjoyed learning about the different regions and foods of Italy, gaining first hand knowledge of Italian culture and history, exploring parts of Rome that I would never have seen but for Cosimo, and, of course, tasting the delicious culinary delights! A true feast for all the "senses"! Cosimo is an excellent and personable guide. I highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for everything Janet! It was a real pleasure spending the evening with you on my food tour. I hope I will meet you soon again in the future! Grazie!!! Cosimo

Dean P.

United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Cosimo is amazing. If you want to eat incredible and unique food while learning a ton about Italian and Roman culture than this tour is perfect. Cosimo takes care of everything. Our family of four (including two 12 year olds) learned so much about the regional nature of food in Italy and specific historical points in Rome as we walked from restaurant to restaurant eating some of the best food we've ever had. Cosimo clearly loves what he does and we had an amazing night.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dean! Thank you so much indeed for everything to you and your wonderful family again! I had a great time with you too! I hope to meet you again soon in the future and have a wonderful 2020! All the best. Cosimo

Paul W.

Australia
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Tour: #507711, At the heart of Christianity: the ancient Roman biggest Catacombs and the "Domine Quo Vadis" (Place of Jesus' apparition), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 12/19

Cosimo is an excellent guide, and I would be happy to go on a tour with him again. The pickup from our hotel went smoothly, and as it was our first day in Rome I was glad not to have to organise my own transport. The catacombs were nearly empty (it was winter) so the tour was simply amazing, and Cosimo's information was important in understanding the history. The church also was an interesting stop in understanding the early Christians.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, I am very glad you all enjoyed my tour! Thanks to you for choosing me as a part of your vacations and I hope to meet you back in Italy and Rome very soon! Grazie mille! Cosimo

Anna Kalmbach

United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 5/19

My husband and I went to Rome for the last stop of our honeymoon. On a whim, we decided to book a food tour with Cosimo. He led us on an exciting tour that melded together the back streets of Rome with food, history and fun. We ate so much and found so many new places that we wished we would have done the tour sooner so that we could revisit the spots! You will not regret doing this tour its well worth the money He has a true talent and will always be a part of our special trip

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for everything and for your glowing review! I hope to meet you back in Rome soon. Grazie mille...thank you so much!

Mercedes de la Cruz

United States
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Tour: #507711, At the heart of Christianity: the ancient Roman biggest Catacombs and the "Domine Quo Vadis" (Place of Jesus' apparition), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

What a great way to start a visit in Rome ! Cosimo offered a very unique and off the beaten path experience:) We have always wanted to see the hidden underground catacombs of the city. This tour far exceeded our expectations! He saved the best for last with a surprise, but you will have to book a tour with Cosimo to find out !!! Thank you Cosimo !!! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mercedes and Rob, thanks a lot to you indeed for everything: for the great interest showed all along the tour, for being such personable people and for being part of a fascinating and enthralling voyage into the very roots of our history and Christanity! Enjoy the rest of your vacations in Italy and I hope to meet you back in Rome soon! Grazie mille!

Bill Hepler

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Wish we had taken this private tour earlier in our stay in Rome. Cosimo took us to great restaurants and pointed out more on our walk. We really enjoyed his commentaries on history and on the history of the places and the food. I would hire him for any tour. Thank you Cosimo, Ciao!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot to all of you for everything Bill! It was really a pleasure to spend the evening with you on my tour and I hope to meet you again soon in the future in Italy. Ciao!!

Christopher Tidwell

United States
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Tour: #419383, Ancient traditions of Italian food and cuisine in the morning of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

We did this tour with Cosimo on Sept. 10, 2019. He was an excellent tour guide. He did a wonderful job of explaining the history of the city and tying it to the regional foods. The food stops were excellent and definitely were the best of the local cuisine. They were not at all "touristy". We had slow walking members in our party and the tour was leisurely and not rushed. He was very personable and one of the best guides we have ever toured with. He is highly recommended. 5 Star Plus!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you and your wonderful family for a really amazing morning spent together!! I hope to meet you and Morgan soon again to discover new Italian specialties together! Grazie molte and ciao ciao!!!

Karen Hoelzle

United States
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Tour: #507711, At the heart of Christianity: the ancient Roman biggest Catacombs and the "Domine Quo Vadis" (Place of Jesus' apparition), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

John Weymouth

United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

This tour is outstanding. Cosimo was personable, knowledgeable about Italian food, history and culture, easy to understand and enthusiastic in his presentation. The 6 stops offered varied food and wine representing regions of Italy and a walk through the quiet, less traveled backstreets of Rome. We loved it, and so did our 14 yearold grandson.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot indeed to all of you for the amazing evening spent together! See you soon back in Rome!! Ciaooo

Cathy Weinzer

United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Thank you Cosimo for a wonderful experience. Your knowledge of Rome along with the food of the regions made for a memorable night. Your made sure the dinning the was fantastic experience. From the pasta, to the fired artichokes, to the pizzas, to the main courses along with 2 stops for desserts were all incredible. Thank you for sharing your wonderful city. When in Rome again, we will definitely contract you for a repeate performance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot to all of you for a very special evening spent together! I hope to meet all your very nice family very soon back in Rome! Grazie mille!

Lorraine Lewis

United Kingdom
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

We had a fantastic evening discovering little corners of Rome we would never have found ourselves and tasting delicious Italian food. Cosimo was a very friendly and informative guide giving us lots of information on the historical significance of the areas we went to. He showed us pictures on his iPad of what the areas would have looked like in Roman times. We would highly recommend this tour if you want to see another side of Rome apart from the main tourist attractions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lorraine!! I also had a fantastic evening with you! And I am really glad you liked everything. I hope to see you back in Rome very soon...for now enjoy the rest of your holidays in Italy! Grazie molte. Ciao!

Brian McCarthy

Scottsdale, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 1/19

What can I say other than we thoroughly enjoyed our evening out with Cosimo? As hoped, we travelled off the beaten track and combined wonderful local cuisine with an eye-opening history tour of the layers of Rome, referred to as Romes ancient Lazagna. We, of course, ate and drank too much but enjoyed our evening thoroughly. My group agreed that we would unanimously recommend Cosimo and his food tour to anyone who asked.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you for your wonderful company!! I really had a great time with you as well and I am very happy you enjoyed both food and history!! Enjoy Italy and I hope to see you back in Rome very soon! Grazie mille!!!

Jillian F.

United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 23/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot guys for the awesome evening spent together! And I am really happy you enjoyed everything! I hope to see you again in Rome soon. Grazieee!!

Timothy Vierling

United States
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

A wonderful experience-when I questioned my wife what was her favorite part of our 10 day vacation in Italy she immediately said the Rome Italian food tour. Cosimo was beyond fantastic and shared the evening with us, passing on information about the food, local culture and the sites that we passed between our destinations, short walks that were welcome because of the amount of food we were eating at each of our stops. The food quality was beyond what we would expect at a first rate restaurant. Do it!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you for being part of this wonderful experience !!! Spending the evening together was awesome for me too! And I really appreciate you enjoyed everything (food, restaurants, historical neighbourhoods). As you could see Rome has many sides and the parts we discovered are some of the incredible gems of this amazing city. I really hope to see you again soon in Rome!!! Grazie mille and ciao ciao!!

Christine Li

Italy
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Tour: #419383, Ancient traditions of Italian food and cuisine in the morning of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

We were a party of 8 first-timers in Italy—all were very impressed with his itinerary, choice of restaurants, and most importantly attention and care to all our needs. We had Six wonderful tastings that were punctuated with brief but very interesting info sessions on landmarks in Rome. We never felt rushed which was very important to us. He went above and beyond his "job" by helping us plan the rest of our day after the tour. We did four tours with this company and he was hands-down our favorite!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you and your very nice family for the amazing morning spent together!! I am really pleased you enjoyed food, our traditions and history and art history as well. I hope you will come back to Italy and Rome very soon. For now, as we say in Italian, mille grazie and ciao ciao!!

Anne McGinnis

Canada
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

We would recommend this tour to anyone who appreciates good food. Our tour guide Cosimo had all the restaurants booked in advance. All we did was show up with an appetite. We went to a total of 6 Italian restaurants each offering their unique dish/dishes, pairing it with wine or local beer. We walked through various locations in Rome where Cosimo provided a historical account and interesting landmarks. The walking in between courses was great... allowing you to digest some along the way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much to you Anne and Mark. Guiding you through the city of Rome and letting you understand Italian essence and spirit when it comes to food and our traditions was a real pleasure for me too. Thanks for everything and for making my tour a real interactive and outstanding experience. See you next time in Rome!!!

Brian Ambrose

United States
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Tour: #419383, Ancient traditions of Italian food and cuisine in the morning of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Cosimo was an outstanding guide. Very interesting historical facts as well as some of the best food we have ever experienced. I would highly recommend Cosimo and when we next visit Rome, we will request him as our guide again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you for the amazing day spent together! And I hope to see you in Rome once again very soon!! Grazie mille..thanks a lot!! :)

Reem Alsahali

Kuwait
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Tour: #418726, The magic of Italian food in the magic of a Roman night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Cosimo he is the best he was so good and helpful. He did for us a very rich tour with food and historical information.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot to all of you for the amazing afternoon and evening spent together!! It was a real pleasure to let you discover Italian cuisine, traditions and Roman hidden historical momuments, squares and palaces!! I hope to see you again in Rome very soon!! Ciaooo for now :))


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