Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Serena C. (Guide #28778)


Amber M.

Eads, TENNESSEE, United States
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Tour: #522049, The Vatican Museums - Private Walking Tour for Amber Mock, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 25/20

Fabulous tour and Serena was the best guide you could ever have!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille :) I'll wait for you next time you're in Rome!!!

Laura Laeremans

Belgium
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum Private Walking Tour for Laura Laeremans, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 24/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It has been a pleasure to tour with your group :) Grazie mille for your 5 stars review!!!

Kevin Fuqua

United States
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Tour: #427508, Italian Food Experience - A Private Tour in Roma, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Can't say enough good things about our tour. The food and wine were wonderful! The areas Serena took us to we have gone back to and she catered to what we liked. She was pleasant and very excited about her work and her city! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Kevin! It was a pleasure to meet you and bring you to my favourite places :) I'm glad you enjoyed the great Italian food & wine as well as the beautiful and picturesque streets of the city. Next time you'll be back in town let me know so we can arrange another adventure!

Katy Harbison

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Our tour of the Vatican was fabulous! Serena was very friendly and knowledgeable. She picked us up at our flat and got us right in. We learned loads and really enjoyed her company! We would recommend her as a guide to anyone who wants to have a fabulous experience at the Vatican and its museums.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katy for these nice words! I'm happy that Brad and Delores recommended me as a guide. The Vatican Museums are a must see in Rome, I'm glad you enjoyed the experience! I hope to tour with you again soon

Robert Bartlett

United States
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Tour: #427508, Italian Food Experience - A Private Tour in Roma, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

Serena was the perfect guide! Initially we wanted to do a cooking class but that did not work out this trip. This might have been even better than cooking in addition to experiencing some of the best food we got to enjoy a great walking tour great wine and experience areas of time Serena style! Filled with little nuances and fun unusual facts. We were definitely off the beaten of of usual tours! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Robert, GRAZIE MILLE for your sweet review :) I really enjoyed walking with you and sharing with you my love for Rome...and of course, my love for Italian food and wine! Looking forward to our next adventure ;) A big hug from Rome to everybody!!!

Richard Shaffer

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your 5 stars review!

Anthony Sarich

United States
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Tour: #425395, Underground Rome: Catacombs of Domitilla and San Clemente, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear friend Anthony, it has been a pleasure touring with you and sharing with you my love for the Eternal City! I really hope to see you again one day! You are my five stars guests :)

Anthony Sarich

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie :)

Anthony Sarich

United States
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Tour: #427508, Italian Food Experience - A Private Tour in Roma, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie :)

Anthony Sarich

United States
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie :)

James Gonzales

United States
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

Having a guide in the ancient ruins is a must to appreciate and understand any of what you are looking at. Serena is knowledgable and passionate about her craft. She will transport you back in time, provide the insight into history only a professional can provide, was a pleasure to be with while making the day comfortable for everyone. Enjoy being whisked passed the callosum lines like magic. I have taken tours in Roma before but she is a stand out gem. Serena is the best money you will spend in Roma!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello James, Thanks for your sweet review! I really enjoyed touring with you and your party, and it's for guests like you that I love my job! Looking forward to your return to Italy for new roman adventures! Your friend, Serena.

Simon Button

United Kingdom
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms with Early Morning Priority Access, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 2/19

Wow - what an amazing tour this was. Serena was again extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Vatican and knew the quick short cuts to beat the queues. Take the early morning tour as do much better than heavy crowds everywhere. Serena made lots of sensible suggestions and spoke concisely and clearly to our children. Her English is superb - as is her knowledge of all these Vatican... a brilliant tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Simon, I'm really touched by your kind words. Thanks for this 5 starts review. I had a great time touring with you and your family. You made my day!!! Hoping to welcoming you in Rome next time! A big hug to all the family :)

Simon Button

United Kingdom
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 1/19

Serena was early to meet us and was extremely energetic. She immediately gave us recommendations for restaurants and gelato and was very friendly with our children. She was very knowledgeable about the Colessium and answered most of our questions but acknowledged if she didn't know exact figures - she wouldn't make them up! She showed lots of additional pictures and the stories she told were easily imaginable and so interesting - would thoroughly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille :) I'll wait for you next time you're in Rome!!!

Brita Edman

United States
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

We loved our tour of the Colosseum and the Forum with Serena. She gave my 12-year old a very good understanding of both sites and what they would have been like in the past. She also had terrific recommendations for the best coffee and gelato around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Brita, Thanks for your lovely review :) Next time I'll give you recommendations for the best pizza :D Hope to see you again!!! Kisses to the family

Joaquim Spadoni

Brazil
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

Serena will make your day in Rome! She took our family in a journey through the Colisseo and Foro Romano that we wiil never forget! And with a great stop for a special gelato in the between. I strongly recomend her. 10/10!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joaquim, I really enjoyed your kind words! I love my job, and make my clients happy is my goal! I really hope to welcome you back soon. A big hug to all of you!

Erin Feldman

florence, MA, United States
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Tour: #425274, Ancient Rome and Vatican Museum Experience for Erin Feldman, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

Serena was an indomitable guide: equal parts scholar, new sister (we adopted her), and partner in wonder. My family and I had a ball melting in the heat wave of 2019 while learning about (and being wowed by) a wee part of ancient Roma's remains, and the crowd-experience that is touring the Vatican in July. Even amid the crush of humanity Serena graciously managed to both body-guard our group and tell us so many interesting and important things about the art, architecture, and human culture we were inside.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My sweet Erin, grazie mille for your nice review, you've touched my heart :) I had a great time with you and most of all thanks for making me feel part of your family! I really hope to meet you again...your adopted sister, Serena

Steven Yazdabadi

United Kingdom
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 22/19

Serena was fun energetic and extremely knowledgable. We (three children and two adults) thoroughly enjoyed the tour. She created a picture of the world as it was and it felt as though we were stepping into that world.

John Ross

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Serena's tour was a delight and one of the highlights of our trip to Italy! We happened to be touring the Vatican on a day that was somewhat chaotic because of visiting VIPs. She was heroically able to get us around to everything regardless. Great fun and learning for kids and adults alike! (PS: she also recommends great gelato places.)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie for your kind feedback, it was a pleasure to spend time with you :) Thanks also for your patience in the crowds of the Vatican Museums. I hope to see you again and next time I'll recommend the best pizza places!

Yukari Kane

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms - New Offer, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Serena was fabulous. We knew summer in Rome would be challenging because of the huge crowds, especially from the cruise ships. Quite frankly the Vatican was an unbelievable zoo. Even so she found ways to navigate the crowd efficiently, even knowing where we could find seats in the cafe where we took a break. The private access to the animal room was priceless. She did a great job keeping the kids' attention as well on a sweltering, exhausting day. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Yukari, Grazie mille for your review. Your words touch my heart! I have to thank YOU for the great time spent together, your patience and your lovely family. I really hope to see you again! Arrivederci :)

Virginia Patrella

United States
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Tour: #427508, Italian Food Experience - A Private Tour in Roma, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille for your 5 stars reviews! I hope to see you again in Roma :)

Woody Davis

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Serena was nothing sort of excellent. She provided excellent knowledge of the Vatican and its spectacular art work, along with very personal approach. Her access to a private room was breathtaking and her sense of humor made our experience much more enjoyable. We had an unexpected, but temporary closure, of the Sistine Chappel, which she handled with grace and did everything she could to accommodate us. By the end of the tour, we felt like family. I could not imagine a better tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Woody, Grazie for your super sweet review!!! I had a lovely time with you and I'm happy you liked my suggestions. I really hope to see you soon :)

Virginia Patrella

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie :)

Virginia Patrella

United States
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie :)

Henry Spadaccini

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

We booked two tours with Serena, whose vast knowledge of Italian history, culture and art is matched only by her engaging personality, passion for her work and a commitment to a job well done. Our group of 6 included our grandchildren ages 8 and 3 and Serena couldn't have been more considerate, resourceful and skillful at making the Colosseum,Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica come alive for all of us both verbally and technologically. Bravissima!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Henry! Thanks a lot for your 5 stars reviews! It was a pleasure to be your guide in Rome, you have such a lovely family and I really had a great time with you - your grandchildren are amazing :) I really hope to see you again in Roma! A big hug from Italy to all of you!

Roger Poitras

Quebec, QUEBEV, Canada
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really happy for my 5 stars rating!!! Grazie Roger, I hope to see you again one day

Henry Spadaccini

United States
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Tour: #425274, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour for Henry Spadaccini - New Offer, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: grazie!!!

Bill Miklo

United States
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Tour: #425274, Ancient Rome Private Tour 2 for Bill Miklo, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

HIGHLY Recommend Serena - This is the second time requesting her as our guide. Extremely knowledgeable, professional guide. Her passion about Rome, art and history made everything come to life . Also enjoyed that Serena brought a Touchpad which she used to show a little more of the history that really helped tie everything together. This was our 6th time using Toursbylocals, and Serena is definitely our family favorite.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: From the bottom of my hear, thanks for your sweet words! You're such a lovely family and the girls are so sweet. I had a great time touring with you, and I enjoyed sharing stories and personal experiences. I hope we meet again one day.

Mary Hewitt

United States
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Tour: #522049, Private Vatican Tour & Secret Rooms, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/19

Serena's tour was fantastic!!! My Grandsons were absolutely in love with all she had to say. Plan on using Serana on our next trip!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, It's a pleasure for me to read this kind words and I am even more pleased that you are planning to organize another tour with me! This is great! I really can't wait to welcoming you again in my city! A big hug to all of you!!!

Bill Miklo

United States
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Tour: #425354, Private Early Bird Vatican Tour - Special VIP Entrance for Bill Miklo, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/19

HIGHLY Recommend Serena - Extremely knowledgeable, passionate guide. Catered the tour (personalized) to our speed which I really appreciate. Also enjoyed that Serena brought a Touchpad which she used to show a little more of the history that really helped tie everything together. This was our 5th time using Toursbylocals, and Serena is definitely our family favorite.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Bill, you are my 5 stars guests! A big hug to everybody

Gary Keegan

United States
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Tour: #427508, Italian Food Experience - A Private Tour in Roma, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Serena was amazing! It was like going on a tour with your friend who lives in Rome! Bring your appetite, there was A LOT of amazing food! The restaurant choices were off the beaten path and gave the opportunity to eat as a Roman. We would not hesitate to take this tour again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tricia and Gary, thanks to you for giving me the chance to show you the city that I love. You are a wonderful family and Kathryn and Andrew are amazing!!! I really hope to see you again in Roma...because now, you have a new friend in town who's waiting for you! A big hug to all of you...and a special one for the super mamma!