Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Siena Italy by Tour Guide Roberta P. (Guide #348)


Ramesh Daga

India
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Tour: #1171, Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Very knowledgable and helpful guide She adjusted to short notice change in tour timing Ramesh Daga

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ramesh!

Stephen Samson

Canada
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Tour: #1171, Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/18

Roberta was simply awesome ! She was very informative and knowledgeable on all subjects. Our group was very pleased with our day. Ciao Roberta from the dog whisperer ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear whisperer thank you so much for whispering to the dog, bees, vines and to me!!!! It was a pleasure!! Please, keep whispering with your great family!

Bruce Ford

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

I hit the 5 stars twice to give roberta a "10" but it didn't work out. So she'll get a 5 but deserves a 10. What a nice person! It was wonderful to meet someone so knowledgeable about Siena that was so nice and personable at the same time. A leisurely walk through town and we learned a lot but it was just like taking a stroll with a friend. A lovely day and a lovely person!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Too good my dear Bruce. I also took a stroll with two lovely friends! Thank you for coming!

Rhona McAteer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Fantastic experience, Roberta was warm, funny, welcoming and very knowledgeable - would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to get the most out of this beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a lovely afternoon with you! I learned so much, thank you! Enjoy Siena Roberta

Barbara Berger

Switzerland
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

Robertas knows incredibly much not only about Siena but about the whole region and italian history-we could ask anything and always got a comprehensive, patient and profound answer. We learned so much about the Town and wandered through it with a different view after those three hours. Thank you Roberta for your detailed and diverting tour! You are a great guide!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful feedback but first of all thank you for the time I could spend with you and your sweet daughter ! Grazie mille Roberta

Michael Sheifetz

United States
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Tour: #3235, Pienza & Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

This was our 2nd tour with Roberta and though she had gotten sick, fighting laryngitis, she was awesome in both Montepulciano and Pienza. Montepulciano is a tough walk, but Roberta was patient and an expert guide. Wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael. I hope you Julia and Emily are doing well! Roberta

Michael Sheifetz

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

We loved our time with Roberta in Siena. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We hit the major sites and Roberta answered every question. Highly recommend!

Marianne Moore

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

Roberta was a wonderful guide. I came away with a in-depth understanding of Siena past and present. Without her guiding I know it would not have been the same experience She made the trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You and your wonderful family made the trip! ! Grazie

Rebecca Young

United States
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

Roberta was truly an amazing guide for our day trip in Siena. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history, art and culture of her city and very enthusiastic in describing all of the details. She shared information not only on the main attractions but also the many hidden gems along the way. Such a great tour, I would definitely recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed your warmth and I am sure your future husband is a lucky man!

Nancy Williams

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

Spectacular guide! You will spend your money wisely. Two American women who feel extremely fortunate to have had Roberta guide us around the historical city of Sienna. She spoke English clearly and was very accommodating to our needs as well as knowledgable about Sienna's architecture, art, religious figures, symbolism, and the famous horse races held each year. We loved her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I loved you Nancy and Susan �� Thank you

Nishant Patel

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/17

Excellent tour of siena and Roberta is friendly and knowledgeable. Recommend it highly as many other larger tour groups won't give the same insight into this historic city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie and 1000 hugs

Greg Brisson

United States
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

Roberta was terrific! We would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Too generous! !! Thank you

Noel Hare

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Excellent. I would highly recommend Roberta

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roberta

Kevin Oconnor

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

Roberta led a tour for four of us in Siena. We could not be happier with her performance. Her English is very clear and fluent. She has an engaging personality that strongly supports the content of the tour. She demonstrated extensive knowledge of Siena's history and current culture. She adjusted the tour content (with our complete agreement) to take advantage of an unexpected opportunity to see a seldom available local museum. This will be our best memory of the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I will long remember you as too! Thank you so much Roberta

Monica Wischmeyer

United States
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Roberta's tour was splendid. Our very quick tour in Siena was fascinating and she was very enthusiastic. Born and raised in Siena with such deep roots in the area made for a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Monica Your interest made me feel enthusiastic. Thank you for coming to Siena Roberta

Mark Bernal

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! !

Matthew Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 21/17

Siena certainly is magic, out tour host was the key to making this wonderful city come alive. Roberta was fantastic. We have a 6 month old baby so we were a bit worried about a tour. Roberta put us at ease straight away, she is very warm, caring and a natural with children. I can't recommend this tour and Roberta highly enough. What are you waiting for. Get booking!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew I did not do anything! You and your family made me feel well and your wonderful baby boy made me fall in love with him! All the best Roberta

Wendy Marcus

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

Roberta was amazing! She was passionate, knowledgeable, and so sweet. Loved our tour of Siena. Such a great city. Highly recommend both Siena and Roberta.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I truly enjoyed you and Robert and your interest! Thank you!

Dewayne Green

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

Roberta was great, tons of info about Siena. Would highly recommend her for a tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tons of thanks!

Mark Marriott

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16101, San Gimignano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 23/17

A great tour - Informative and clear. Roberta was a charming guide and delivered everything we could have asked for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Mark!!!Enjoy the Lake Como

Ed Remsen

United States
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/17

Roberta was fabulous and we felt we were traveling with a frlend. Great knowledge and passion

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Non è colpa mia! �� Thank you!

Henry Parkhill

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

She was a great tour guide and we enjoyed every minute

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My real pleasure Henry! Thank you Roberta

Lisa Merchant

Italy
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 1/17

If I could give a 6 star rating I would! Roberta was a pleasure from beginning to end. Arranging the tour was easy and Roberta was very responsive to all emails and communications. She arrived at our Airbnb 5 minutes early and asked a couple of questions so that she had a sense as to how best to tour us through beautiful Sienna. One in my group said "the tour with Roberta was a highlight of the 10 day trip"! I would recommend Roberta unequivocally! Lisa

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My adorable Lisa, I won't forget the morning with the four fantastic ladies! Roberta

Christian Barrett

United States
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Tour: #16101, San Gimignano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

Christian Barrett

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 19/16

Roberta was excellent! Very knowledgeable about art and Etruscan history and very friendly. We toured with her in Siena and San Gimignano--highly recommend both.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Christian!! Merry Christmas to you and to Samantha!!

Maximillion Wexler

United States
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Tour: #16101, San Gimignano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 13/16

Roberta was informative, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun to be with. My wife and I have been on many tours in other countries and we found Roberta's tour relaxing and fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I found you relaxing and fun too!! Thank you

Maximillion Wexler

United States
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 13/16

Roberta was informative, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun to be with. My wife and I have been on many tours in other countries and we found Roberta's tour relaxing and fun.

James Komadina

United States
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/16

Roberta was extremely knowledgeable and giving of her time. Great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Saint James!!

Timothy Lin

Hong Kong
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 13/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Enjoy your next days in Italy and your "tonto " friend

Michael Gooldrup

United States
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Tour: #16101, San Gimignano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

I actually had two tours with Roberta on this day, the first was a morning tour of Siena. That afternoon we traveled to San Gimignano a really lovely small medieval city located between Siena and Florence. Roberta is extremely knowledgeable about the city, the monuments, history, and general details that are very interesting. In addition, Roberta is very personable, charming, and has a great sense of humor. The afternoon I spent in San Gimignano with her was wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: tante grazie, con te ho passato una giornata fantastica!

Michael Gooldrup

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

Siena is a very lovely city, not small, but not big. I passed a wonderful morning touring this city with Roberta. Roberta, being Senese, is very knowledgeable about the history, culture, and food. She has a great sense of humor that puts you completely at ease. I very strongly recommend this tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie 1000, spero di rivederti presto!

Barbara Henderson

United States
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

Roberta was fantastico! Very patient and knowledgeable and she put up with my husband's bad jokes. Would highly recommend!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You and your husband were fantastici! !! Thanks

Don Moscato

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 2/16

This is the second time Roberta has been our guide. First as part of a group tour several years ago and this time (August 2016) with 7 members of our family. Roberta is very knowledgeable and entertaining and above all very sensitive to the specific needs of your group. I would use her services again and highly recommend her if you need a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I adore you, your wife and your family!!! Baci Roberta

Frank Russo

United States
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/16

Roberta was fantastic. Warm, engaging personality that worked with both adults and kids. We learned lots about Siena and she was flexible in her tour plan. Wished we could have spent more time in Siena, which became our favorite Italian city after the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Frank! Roberta

Alexey Vorobiev

Russia
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Tour: #1168, Magic Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alexey!

Michele Camp

United States
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Tour: #51955, Unforgettable Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/16

Roberta was perfect! She has a great feel for people, listening and offering what we wanted. Great English. Great knowledge of the area and contrada.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your wonderful family made my day! I have been learning about mounted Games Thank you. Roberta

Sara Reed

DAWSONVILLE, GEORGIA, United States
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Tour: #3235, Castellina and Radda in Chianti for Sara Reed, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/16

This tour was a special request that Roberta was able to set up for us. We would have missed so much had she not been with us. Not only did we see and experience another part of the lovely Tuscan countryside but we learned so much about the history of the area thanks to our guide. We gained a better appreciation of this area and would definitely say we would love to do it again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lol!

Sara Reed

DAWSONVILLE, GEORGIA, United States
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Tour: #3235, Pienza & Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/16

What a wonderful experience we had with Roberta, a lovely young lady full of knowledge about the area. And Patientwith her clients. Seems like every question we had she was able to answer and nothing was too trivial for her to answer. We would definitely recommend her as a guide. She even put together another tour for us on a request. Very accommodating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my dear Sara!

Siwaporn Chainuvati

Thailand
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Tour: #3235, Pienza & Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

Very knowlegeable, kind and really know her towns��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Nina Tross

United States
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Tour: Classic Siena tour 3 hours, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Oct 1/15

The 3-hour city tour was a pleasure with Roberta as my guide. She is very knowledgeable about the communities and the history of Siena. Many things I would not think had much meaning she brought to life with her stories and information. I am very glad that the tour company was able to accommodate me on very short notice. It is definitely time and money well spent. thank you so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Nina. All the best Roberta

Claudia Sansone

United States
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Tour: #51955, Siena 3 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

I just wanted to say how fabulous Roberta was as our tour guide. She made the Contrada and the Cathedral come to life. I will assuredly recommend Tours by Locals. We would have never understood Siena on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Claudia All the best

Matthew King

United States
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Tour: #1168, Siena 2 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/15

Roberta was simply outstanding! Her keen insights into the city and sights of Siena were wonderful and made our visit there (twice, with different family members) much more interesting. On the first visit, she had difficulties getting to our meeting spot because of severe weather conditions and we really felt she went through a lot to get there at all. Thanks for being there - even in the rain, she did a great job. We highly recommend Roberta as a top notch guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie my Dear Matthew

Justin Hughes

United States
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Tour: #1168, Siena 2 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 23/15

Excellent tour. Our travels from Rome to Siena got off to a rough start. Once we arrived in Siena, Roberta made sure to brighten our day and turn things around for us. We obtained a great deal of knowledge on Siena and several local customs/traditions. She displayed a great deal of passion and we had a tremendous time touring Siena with her guidance. She was first class, thank you Roberta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Justin. I had a great time with you!

Valerie Villamil

United States
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Tour: #1168, Siena 2 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 13/15

What a great tour! Roberta provided a lively and interesting tour of Siena which was perfect for our us as a combination of a first time visitor and multi time visitor. I whole-heartedly recommend this tour. Thank you Roberta!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you my dear Valerie! Roberta

Shelley Tratch

United States
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Tour: #1168, Siena 2 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/14

Roberta gets 5 stars out of 5 ... she is extremely knowledgable, lovely and fun! Shelley T.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much my dear Shellley

Carole Bailey

United States
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Tour: #51955, Siena 3 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/14

Roberta was knowledgeable and able to explain history and weave it into the present.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much Carole! Have a nice time in Monaco!!

Carl Estes

United States
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Tour: #1168, Siena 2 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/14

Punctual, knowledgeable, and an excellent guide. We would seek her out again and reccomend her to our friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!!!

Ronald Ball

Canada
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Tour: Siena by Roberta, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Dec 24/13

Terrific Guide: punctual, pleasant, fully informed, child friendly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you do much Ronald!

Earl Robicheaux

United States
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Tour: #51955, Siena 3 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/13

Roberta is excellent. With a commanding knowledge of Siena and her personable style, she provides an informative narrative of Siena, its history, art, economics and culture. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 hours and could easily go back for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Earl!!!

Abraham Bronner

United States
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Tour: #3235, Pienza & Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!!

Regis Sloan

United States
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Tour: #1168, Siena 2 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/13

There should be ten stars for Roberta who was most accommodating and knowledgeable. My sister who tires easily enjoyed the tour with frequent stops . Roberta's stories about the importance of neighborhood in Siena was most intriguing. When you feel that you could spend an afternoon enjoying life with someone you have just met- that is Roberta! Regis Anne Sloan Florida Pleae feel free to use this comment.

Sarah Dowding

United Kingdom
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Tour: Discover Siena - A custom tour for Sarah Dowding, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: May 2/13

Brandi Collins

Belgium
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Tour: #1171, Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/13

We had a fantastic day with Roberta. She was very knowledgable about Montalcino and the entire area around. She was great with our 3 kids aged 7, 9, and 11. I highly recommend Roberta and this tour.

Wayne Ritchie

Oceanside, CA, United States
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Tour: #51955, Siena 3 hour walking tour, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 3/13

Roberta, dressed smartly, met us promptly at the appointed place and for the next three hours held our rapt attention as she shared the wonders of Siena. Our group included a jaded traveler who'd been there before, a retired schoolteacher keen on art history, an attorney inquisitive about the social/legal implications of things we saw, two macho young fathers plus 9-year-old twins. Roberta had something to offer everyone, engaged each and customized her route to our interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much my dear!!!

Jeff Rudolph

United States
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Tour: #1171, Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/11

Four of us hired Roberta for a half day tour of Montalcino. Roberta was outstanding. She was both very informative and fun. Plus, we got some great deals on excellent Brunello. We would recommend Roberta to our friends and family in a heart beat.

Vanette Fontenette

United States
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Tour: Discover Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jul 17/11

We truly enjoyed our day with Roberta in Sienna. Roberta is kind, warm and friendly in addition to being extremely knowledgable. She catered to the interests of our diverse group (ages 9 to 80) while sharing wonderful history and traditions of Sienna. It was one of our favorite tours of our two week trip! We would contact Roberta again if returning to Italy! She is like spending the day with a friend while learning a wealth of interesting history along the way.

Ginny Hooper

Danville, CA, United States
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Tour: Siena Animal Discovery, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jul 8/11

Roberta did a masterful job of conveying the mysteries, beauty, majesty and earthiness of Siena to our three generation family! She managed 7 lively children ranging in age from 6 to 12, quickly learning how to relate to each of them and keep them involved. At the same time, she provided insights into the special character of Siena that intrigued and delighted the adults. The children had a great time. Even better, their parents rated the tour one of the best they have ever had.

Carol Ann Payne-Johnson

United States
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Tour: Siena by Roberta, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Sep 23/10

Our trip to Siena was greatly enhanced by touring with Roberta. We were ready for the Palio when all was said and done, and hated to leave her to do our cooking class. Top Notch guide! The Kellehers

Elaine Hazelwood

United Kingdom
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Tour: Siena by Roberta, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Date: Jul 16/10

Roberta provided an insight into Siena that we would never have achieved on our own; she really brought the place to life, for us and our children. We will definitely seek her out on our next visit.