Lori DewetterEl Paso, TX, United States
Lorella was wonderful. She showed us her town of Verona and was excellent with her knowledge and love for the city. The time spent with her flew by and she gave us such an appreciation for Verona.
Larry ZelenovichUnited States
So knowledgeable and passionate about Verona. We learned so much and would recommend
John CainUnited States
This is the note I sent to my daughter: "The tour was the best. It was exactly what I wanted (and needed) to make this a much more meaningful experience. I learned a lot about Verona and saw the things I wanted to see including the Arena and the Roman Theatre. You found the perfect guide. I gave you credit for finding her."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello John, Thank you for sharing the words you wrote to your daughter. I remember you told me that she booked the tour and I told you that you have a perfect secretary! By the way, it has been so enriching meeting you. It is not that common to meet an engineer with a passion for Roman history and.. well,.... you have so many interests that it has been a joy spending the day with you. You really made my day!
Friendly and knowledgeable, plus loved that she ensured you also knew where to eat, options to return to station and other general information for the remainder of our time in Verona.
Iain DEansUnited Kingdom
Our tour of Verona by Lorella was fantastic and tailored perfectly for our family of four with two 9 year old children. Lorella was full of amazing facts that we would never have discovered by ourselves. Verona really is a beautiful city with a fascinating history, Lorella made it come alive for us all and showed us some hidden treasures. Just perfect, we couldn't have asked for a better guide to introduce us to Verona. Thank you, Iain
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Iain, Ben and Izzy are such special and intelligent kids. I LOVE giving tours to families. Kids are always challenging and sometimes ask you very deep questions. I think it is a privilege giving tours expecially to them. They have been taught by you to be empathic persons. I have been talking about them to my son. He's ready to play piano toghether with Ben and Izzy if you come back! Thank you and tell your kids to keep asking questions!!
Lorella was a lovely lady who brought Verona to life for us during our first visit. She was flexible in her plan, as the day grew hotter! She has a great historical mind. I really liked how she linked the city of Verona and Venezia, which we just visited prior; this helped us understand the mindset and role of Verona historically. She also suggested a delicious fresh pasta eatery! It was a fun tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nadia, thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed your pasta at the eatery! You were simply a great audience! It is always a joy to know that my visitors have fun during the tour.
Karen GwartzmanUnited States
Wonderful Charming City! Lorella was incredible. She did not rush us and gave us an unforgettable experience in Verona. We will definitely be back. I wish we had more time in Verona to see the opera. Lorella was very knowledgeable and spent time explaining the sights. Thank you!
Maeve PearceSouth Africa
We could not have had a better guide than Lorella for Verona. Her knowledge of the history of the city is incredible. We could have spent another day with her. Thank you Lorella for a truly memorable experience.
Elena LozoyaUnited States
We had a fabulous day with Lorella in Verona! She helped us arrange a very early pickup at our cruise ship dock so that we could have sufficient time to tour Verona. We traveled via car to the outskirts of the city, learning about the history and culture of this extraordinary place. We then did a walking tour of the city. Of course we visited Juliet's house and learned some fun facts about Shakespeare and the famous story of Romeo and Juliet. I would highly recommend Lorella as a tour guide!
Kate NeelyUnited States
Lorella was delightful and did an amazing job on giving us a lot of information about Verona's history in a concise and clear manner. She had a wonderful demeanor with the adults and 2 children (ages 10 and 12) in our group. It was very hot the day we toured, and she was very courteous about finding shade. She also gave great restaurant recommendations! I feel we gained a lot of knowledge about Verona and insight into the city in our short time together. Grazie, Lorella!
James LagattutaUnited States
Colin ChapmanUnited States
Lorella planned and executed a perfect day of wine tasting in Valpolicella. She was extremely knowledgable and friendly. Thank You!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Colin, you and Lisa have been considered a glamorours couple by all the wine -makers we met. I hope you have found the suitable place (I am sure you have) for your bottles of Amarone. I have your bottle from the Napa Valley at home waiting for the right occasion to be opened. My husband has very much appreciated it. What a wonderful cultural exchange! Thank you for choosing this very special tour for celebrating your anniversary!
Best guide we ever had! Nice lady with nice and adequate stories about Verona and that all in fluent English! I would recommend her to anyone who needs a guide in Verona!
Lorella is a wonderful guide with a huge amount of local knowledge and passion for her city. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and her advice on where to eat and further things to see.
Steve G.United States
Bruce EvansUnited States
great tour and very informative....very patient with our 5 yr old ... thanks Lorella
Douglas ReichUnited States
Norman BrooksUnited States
We loved our tour of Verona with Lorella. She was knowledgable, enthusiastic, caring and flexible and obviously loved Verona very much. She brought the city to life in relationship to it's past and her hopes for its future. Make sure to ask for her restaurant recommendations...they couldn't have been better.
Da wir eine kleine Gruppe von 7 Leuten (alles Familie) waren und einen privaten Führer wollten, hatten wir Lorella für die 2h Tour durch Verona gebucht. Es war großartig und mehr als empfehlenswert! Nicht langweilig, alles dabei: Kunst, Kultur, Geschichte und Kulinarik haben wir quasi "im Vorbeigehen" aufgeschnappt. Lorella ist sehr sympathisch und hat die Tour sehr kurzweilig und nicht trocken gestaltet. Nochmal: nur zu empfehlen!!
Lena ProtasovUnited States
Lena ProtasovUnited States
Heather M.United States
Lorella was detailed, passionate, and kept us enthralled during this three-hour tour in 105 (F degree) heat. My 20 year old daughter and I had just a lovely time conversing with her, learning history of Verona, and touring a part of Verona not very many people explore. I highly recommend her, and the experience.
The tour was excellent. Lorella gave us wonderful insight into tbe life and history of Verona, making the city immediately come to life. We all enjoyed it immensely!
Elaine PaciccoUnited States
Michael GordonUnited States
She was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Help us arrive safely and great recommendations after the tour. Hope to see again on another tour in the area. Have a blessed Christmas. Michael and the crew
Ana Rita SantaellaUnited States
Lorella was wonderful, ready to meet our needs and expectations. Very thorough and experienced guide. We had visited Verona before but, she gave us a much better understanding of its past and present history.Transfer to and from cruise ship in Venice was excellent.
Anthony AngeliUnited States
All the highlights of Verona in 2 hours. Just the right balance of Verona's history and development over the years. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anthony! See you next time you come to Italy !! Lorella
Andrew (Andy) KorbUnited States
Lorella was magnificent. We were a group of nine who came from Venice by train, and she helped with our return arrangements. She was sensitive to the needs of the group. Most of all, she made the history and culture of Verona come alive! It was far beyond our expectations. I would rate her six stars if I could. Lorella is a delightful, knowledgeable person and an outstanding guide. I would happily recommend her to anyone visiting Verona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy & Co, Thank you for such wonderful words. Next time you come to Verona I will take you to the Juliet Club personally! Regarding the other thing I promised to do (... you know what I mean), have a look to my profile here on Tours By Locals in a week or so! Stay young and happy! Lorella
John NewcombUnited States
Lorella was terrific. Her knowledge and ability to communicate in our language was excellent. I would recommend her to ANY English speaking person/s. She had listened to what we wanted and did a wonderful job of delivering what we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you for the kind words. I love giving tours to families and your is fantastic.It was so easy to communicate with you, since you love interacting and this is a precious quality. I am a local guide here in Verona since 2000 and among the many wonderful people I have met so far, you were the first to know who Luigi Da Porto was. What satisfaction, I am really proud of you! Stay happy and curious. Happy new year Lorella
Suzan RozypalUnited States
Lorella was wonderful. She was full of information about the amazing city of Verona. It was very hot and she was accommodating with her time and let us just sit in Piazza Erbe for a while. She provided both the history of Verona and the "story" of Romeo and Juliett. Verona is a lovely city and having a guide like Lorella really brings it to life. She was even helpful in finding great places to eat. It was the perfect way to start our tour of the Veneto region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzy, I particularly appreciate your comment due to your expertise and knowledge about my area. You and your party were wonderful! I really hope to have the opportunity to meet you again in the future. Ciao! Lorella
Alan ArnowitzUnited States
Lorellla was a wonderful guide. She is warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. She went out of her way to find an adventure for a 13-year old, and gave us a truly unique experience that was probably the highlight of our vacation. I recommend Lorella to anyone going to Verona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alan, thank you for your words. It was a very unconventional day and an unusual experience indeed. Thank you also for the extra special private comment!!!!! So, grateful that you have been flexible and ready to experience something different!
Kelly S.United States
We loved our personal tour!! We learned so much about Verona. Wish we could have stashed for AT LEAST 1 more night, I think 4 nights would babe been perfect. ..Lorella took the her time to show and tell us so much important history! !
Allison BakerUnited States
A jewel of a city was offered to us by a knowledgeable and personable guide! Lorella was right on time and so accomodating for our group. She walked us through the city and included great descriptions and commentary on the history and importance of each of our tour stops. We loved our time with her and will request her by name when we return next year. The only change we will make is that we will stay over night in fair Verona and spend more time with gracious Lorella!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allison, it was my pleasure. I hope to meet you and your groups in Verona many more times in the future!
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
During a girls' weekend trip last year, 3 different people told me I had to visit Verona, as it was one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Lorella certainly helped to reinforce that for me-her obvious pride and enthusiasm for her city is contagious. I'm already planning another trip back to the Region. Be sure to try Ristorante Freppie Vicolo Samaritana, 3 (Centro Storico. She suggested it and it was a perfect ending. We only had 3 hours-spend more if you can!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margie! Thank you for telling about the restaurant! I like the place but your feedback is very important: Should you come again, you know how to find me! Ciao!
Lauris BagozziUnited States
We cannot say enough nice things about our guide, Lorella, who spent 3 hours with us, in Verona. Her knowledge of this town and Italy, transported us back in time and her commentary made Verona come alive. Lorella was timely, patient, kind and imparted many historical facts and stories. We would highly recommend Tours by Locals, and if ever in Verona, request Lorella!!!
Jon AllenUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon, dear Barbara, What a wonderful day we had together in Verona! You are a great couple and have a lot of energy. I loved your video from the Cotswolds: to me,one of the most beautiful place on earth!! I'm sure that have enjoyed the Opera in the Arena (Romeo & Juliet) Stay young at heart!
Elena RipkoUnited States
Wonderful tour with Lorella! Three hours flew by like five minutes. Iam I had Lorella as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elena, we had a wonderful conversation with you during our walk though Verona, You have a fascinating personality and I loved to listen to your opinions on many topics and to see Verona from your pespective. You are a real globetrotter! I hope to have the chance to meet you again!
Nadire Dilek KiralTurkey
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope to see you soon in Istanbul! I loved your laid-back attitude. We had fun, hadn't we? Cheers from Verona to Tardu, as well! It will be soon time for the concert of Eros Ramazzotti in Verona. Wat about a pizza together?
Steve WarehamUnited Kingdom
Thanks to Lorella for a wonderful few hours in a lovely town. She took the time to explain the history rather than rush from one sight to the next and has a great, bubbly personality, all of which made our afternoon a wonderful experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve for your nice words. It was a real pleasure to stroll with you and your wife through Verona at a slow pace!!
Karen QuillUnited States
Perfect overview of Verona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. Sharing your opinions and your interesting point of you about your country during the tour was very interesting and very enriching to me. Aloha! Lorella
Marc BermanUnited States
Lorella created a fascinating tour of Verona. She recreated Verona's past. Her enthusiasm for this city and it's people was contagious. We had wanted to visit the synagogue which is not an easy feat. She cleverly arranged that today's tour start at 10 so we could attend the Shavout service at 10:30. A tour highlight. When the three hours ended , we wanted still more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc and Shirley, thank you so much for your nice words! Well you are right: organizing the visit of the Synagogue was not an easy task, but at the end due to the Shavuot we also had the opportunity of meeting the Rabbi! It was such a pleasure for me meeting you and talking about the Jewish Heritage in Verona. I hope I will have the chance to meet other visitors sodeeply interested in the Jewish traditions here in Verona. It was a wonderful morning indeed! Kol Tuv !
Amazing tour guide! We all loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley , I hope to have more vistitors from Panama to Verona in the future, if they are all as friendly as you are!!! Lorella
Emilia JoesoefJakarta, Indonesia
Lorella was awesome, she met us at Verona Porta Nuova Train Station.. Explain in a very clear and professional manners the best possible way to enjoy this pretty little city.. We took a bus to the city centre, and Lorella took us to a lovely and interesting 3 hours walk. Explaining the history of the city while pointing impressive icons / buildings.. The Arena, Down Town and Giulietta's balcony are our favourite. Thank you Loretta ..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emilia, what a lovely day I had with you and your 3 sisters in Verona You have been my first visitors from Indonesia. If all Indonesian people are as friendly as you are well.., I really hope to meet more of them in the future!
Merwin GenungUnited States
Lorella was an outstanding guide. She met us exactly where she said and the timing was great. Lorella was very attentive to our needs and super knowledgeable. She made us feel special and listened to our questions. We really received an amazing tour of Verona and enjoyed all the details! We highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Merwin, thank you for being so flexible and for walking so much with me through Verona. I appreciated all your questions and your taking notes during the tour. You told me you were inspired by the movie "Letters to Juliet" to make this day trip by train from Milan. Good idea as Verona is only 90 minutes away. For too many visitors Verona is place you pass through on the way to Milan or to Venice.. In deciding to stay there all day, you did't make this mistake!
Jillian SingletonUnited States
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Met group at train station, filled entire tour time and explained how to get back! Wonderful experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jillian, your parents are a treat! Your dad also told me about his passion for running marathons. You are a lucky girl!!! I hope to have the chance to meet you in the future as well! Have a great time in Italy!
Lorella was an excellent guide and we truly enjoyed our tour in Verona with her. She not only took efforts in explaning all the big sites, but was also innovative in showing us roman ruins below the current city level. We would gladly recommend her to everybody
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrigaban, what a wonderful and inquisitive family you are! The kind of visitors that all guides always hope to take around: passionate for history,local culture, lifestyle and open to last minutes suggestions. Meeting you was a great chance of personal enrichment. Thank you for sharing a bit of your culture and traditions with me! You are real globetrotters, so I wish you many more wonderful and happy travels!! Lorella
Rex MaskellUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic tour with Lorella, her knowledge was amazing and we rate her at 5/5.
Chris VenierUnited States
lorella was very learned her grasp of architecture and history was large her english skills were great i asked her to talk slowly as our hearing is not perfect the tour was wonderful she met us at hotel on time and showed us verona i think she would be a fine guide for anyone
Andy ShoreyUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andy! We had a great day together. All the best to you and to your party! Lorella
David ElworthyUnited Kingdom
Outstanding tour guide, interesting friendly and very knowledgable.
Kelli RiggsUnited States
Our tour to Verona with Lorella was beyond our expectations. Lorella's love and passion for this beautiful city was evident in everything she said and showed us. She made sure that we were able to embrace everything this lovely city has to offer. The free time at the end of our tour was perfect for us explore on our own and to fall in love with Verona. If you have a trip planned to Venice or Verona and have a free day, your trip will not be truly complete without a day spent with Lorella in Verona.
Oleg VoloshinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating the tour I gave you Oleg. So interesting to meet you and Dina and also to know about the history of your family. I wish you many more wedding anniversary travels (in Italy) All the best! Lorella M.
Jeffrey DodgeUnited States
Very willing to customize/adapt tour to our needs. Her energy and passion for Verona and its history made the tour one of the best we have experienced to date. Would definitely tour with Lorella again and highly recommend her to friends and family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeffrey, thank you so much! You are fine walkers and loveItaly so much! I felt very comfortable with you and appreciated your questions and flexibility, this gave us the chance to see also some hidden treasures of Verona. All the best to you and to your travel mates! Happy travels! Lorella M.
We were a band of six Australians who opted to take the Roman Tour of Verona recently - we hardly dared believe our good luck when it became clear after meeting Lorella, that we were in the capable, thoughtful hands of a passionate expert! It was a dazzling three hours of exceptional quality as she undertook the task of introducing us to Verona she so clearly knew, loved and was delighted to share with us. A very special experience with the wonderful Lorella! Anne T.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anne, we had fun together! It has a been privilege for me walking with you through "the stones of Verona". Yes, you were a band of six well educated friendly and humorous Australians showing a real passion for history and architecture. We connected from the very first moment, thank you for choosing my tour Roman Verona, Lorella
Sandra ValelaNewton, NJ, United States
We really enjoyed our day in Verona with Lorella-She made our trip extra special*Something we will never forget**Thanks again so much Lorella**GRAZIE
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, I truly appreciate your words. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. It has been like walking through Verona with visiting friends; the atmosphere we created was so familiar! Also,thank you for deciding to visit my beautiful and cosy Verona during your short stay in Venice! Arrivederci a Verona ! Lorella M. Licensed Local guide in Verona
Antonella AlbanoUnited States
My stepdaughter and I took a fabulous walking tour with Lorella. She is charming, knowledgeable and truly in love with Verona. She knew my stepdaughter studied jewelry design, so she made sure we saw some antique jewerly as well as contemporary designers in Verona. Her English is excellent, her demeanor warm and friendly, yet very professional. I had been to Verona before, but never saw some of the sights she showed us! I highly recommend a tour with Lorella if you are looking for an authentic experience!