Rin Rin WongSingapore
Of all the guides we hired in Europe, Valeria was the clearest and most engaging in her explanation of the sights of Verona. She was especially effective in getting to the level of our 2 boys. No tour guide droning on, but someone who got us thinking with her manner of delivery. It is no wonder that when we ask the boys which is their favourite city of the many we visited on our trip, they named Verona! Valeria brought the beautiful city to life for us, and we really enjoyed the day spent with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rin Rin, thank you for your delightful review: it makes my day when I learn that the kids (my most demanding audience!) loved touring with me. Thank you to you because, in the little research I made on the vintage shops, I had the chance to discover nice places where I am surely going back by myself and with travelers that in the future might have the same interest for collectibles (I hope that pretty hummingbird brooch you purchased reminds you of Verona!) Have a gorgeous 2019! Valeria
Andrew B.Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States
Valeria's unique tour of Verona combines chauffeured transportation from Milan with a walking tour of the highlights of the gem of a city of Verona. She is impressively knowledgeable and highly interactive. Best of all, she is generous in sharing the fruits of her classical training in Roman archeology. She is appropriately skeptical about some of the tourist-traps, such as Juliet's balcony, but clearly revels in Verona's history and culture, making three hours with her an absolute delight. A must-do!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Andrew, what a nicely written review. Thank you. Valeria
Candy LeungHong Kong
Valeria was very knowledgeable and personally engaging. The winery tours represented a unique personalized experience. Her contacts were exceptional and provided background, wine knowledge as well as exceptional wine tastings. We highly recommend Valeria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bob, we had a special day indeed! Valeria
Michael GireUnited States
Valeria is an outstanding guide. And a lovely person. We arrived the afternoon before our tour and wondered around randomly. On our tour the next morning she gave us a whole new perspective and lots of information. An excellent tour like this makes the rest of a stay in a city so much more interesting and enjoyable
James PalermoUnited States
Valarie was WONDERFUL. She offered us so much and allowed us to enjoy our stay and tour in Verona. She was very knowledgeable and provided us with a flavour of this great city. She definitely saved us time and this was a worthwhile investment.
Marc StraussUnited States
we enjoyed her tour and her personality …… we thought the information side was a little weaker than we would have preferred ,,,, but our group of 4 adults have limited attention spans so was on us not VALARIE
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc, dear Randi, dear Bob, dear Barbara, good travelers like you know that,when traveling, the time at disposal really makes the difference: your 45 minutes delay affected the quality of the tour, especially in the second part- after the delightful lunch we had together (thank you!). I sensed it, but having no additional time left, I made the most to show you all the spots, even if I knew I couldn't go in details as I had liked to. A good reason to come and visit Verona again? Valeria
Robyn LandowUnited States
Valeria was amazing. Her knowledge of the history, art, and culture of Verona was quite impressive, and she is a pleasure to learn from. She was also great with restaurant recommendations.
Mansi ShahUnited Kingdom
We thoroughly enjoyed the Romeo and Juliet tour with Valerie. We had our two daughters aged 7 and 8 with us and she engaged with them throughout the tour and adapted it to suit their interests and understanding. An excellent tour based on the story made colourful whilst being on the set! I would highly recommend Valerie for tours with kids as she has a lovely manner which engages them and keeps their interest
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-) :-) a double smile for my 2 new little friends! xxx Valeria
James AngeloUnited States
Valeria shares her City of Verona with you so that you feel a part of its life and its history. She adapts her tour to focus on your interests and focuses on what you want to see. Wonderful experience and wonderful tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, I am happy I was the first private tour guide you've ever hired and that your experience was good. I do believe that a local can really help in provoking questions on what you see... and that's why I hire local guides for my family when we travel! Arrivederci to you and the rest of the family! Valeria
Wendy FinnUnited States
I recently took this tour with Valeria, it was amazing! I have been to Verona before and have been on a tours by locals Verona tour. Valeria customized the tour so we didn't overlap places I've already explored. The trip to the winery (at the top of one of the hills in the Verona area) was amazing,both the views and the wines. Thank you Valeria and Tours by Locals for a lovely day!
Can't say enough good things about both Valeria and ToursbyLocals. I was looking for a very specific itinerary to do some business research and Valeria was able to arrange a tour that far exceeded my expectations, all the while keeping it relaxed and enjoyable. I have no hesitation recommending Valeria to anyone spending some time in Verona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, dear Yvonne: thank you for giving me the opportunity of a very, very intriguing and unusual wine tour. I am sure that your research will deliver its value very soon! Good luck for your next challenge and I will never forget that day when we were able to meet two real “Amarone heroes” in one day! Take care and think of me when you open your bottles! Valeria
Gerard MurphyUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Valeria was an excellent guide, she knows Verona very well and she is very friendly and nice
Randolph RandolphUnited States
Valerie has a wealth of local knowledge and was excellent at keeping my family (11,11,15 and my wife who is a art professional) interested and engaged during our 3 hour tour of the city. She had many stories about the history of the area, showed us some hidden spots we would have never noticed on our own, and was always able to answer questions about most any topic we raised - whether specific buildings we passed or pieces of art we saw. we would highly recommend her as a guide.
Jeffrey B.United States
Very pleased Valeria was very knowledgeable and pleasant Would highly recommend
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Nicholas ThomasUnited States
Amazing guide and made Verona feel like a beautifully spectacular place.
Cynthy MoffattUnited States
Linda K DemlerUnited States
Superlative! Valeria, an archaelogy major with an interest in the ancient Romans, was an informative, interesting, and entertaining guide. We couldn't imagine anyone better. We have done many tours, both small group and private, all over the world. She was one of our best. She made history come alive, presented information in a vey logical and memorable (meaning easy to remember) way., and was extremely thoughtful about our tour route in the mid day sun and at 96 degrees. DELIGHTFUL!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, I clearly do not deserve all your generous words. Life is a process, work is a process and I am there, in the middle of that process. As long as I have enthusiastic, inquisitive and curious people as you to work with, what more can I ask for? Come and see me again, Valeria
Stephanie CanavanUnited Kingdom
I arranged this walking tour as the friends we were visiting Verona with had never been there before and I wanted something that would give us a structured view of the city. Valeria did just that and also introduced my partner and I to parts of the city we hadn't seen before, well done. Valeria was interesting, well informed and passionate about her city which she passed on to us. We had a great time and wouldn't think twice about taking another tour with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie, grazie for your words and... yes, come and see me again! Valeria
Dennis StickUnited States
We had w wonderful time walking the Verona hillsides with Valeria! This is a great way to see this great city. Valeria really knows Verona! She is a very good guide. She also knows the cities history. We highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis, I hope that your rating encourages other travelers to pick this unconventional, great tour. Grazie indeed, Valeria
Had the best time on the tour Trecking Verona .. Great views and loved the final surprise. Wonderful day was had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I means a lot to me that you took the time to write this review! Thank you and... I owe a glass of wine!!
Kate GerardHahndorf, SA, Australia
Valeria was so friendly, knowledgable and easy to understand and talk to. It was the best tour I've ever been on. Verona is a gem of a city, one I'd love to spend more time in. Valeria was so thoughtful and warm, I would recommend her to everyone who wants a great, enjoyable tour or experience in Verona. Thank you so much Valeria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Kate, it is sooo rewarding to me, grazie indeed!
Sarah KeaseyUnited States
Tour driver and guide were AWESOME! We had so much fun and will miss the Nothern Italy experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy that David Gilmour brought you here :-) Happy that it was the chance of discovering this area! Happy travels Sarah, happy travels Bill!
Peter LeafmanUnited States
Valeria lead a great tour....just the right amount of information. I'd highly recommend her as a guide when in Verona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter to you and your party of lovely cyclists: viva la bicicletta!
Valeria is well informed, experienced and she knows the hidden places. Her english is also very good. I enjoyed the tour so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Timo, a pleasure for me as well. Grazie, a presto! Valeria
A brilliant way to engage children (and us parents!) with a fabulous Italian city - Valeria's safari is informative, fun, mysterious and extremely enjoyable. Our girls (9 and 12) said it was the best city they'd seen and especially enjoyed the blindfolded parts and the painting without colours. Valeria is personable, knowledgeable but most of all fun to be with - the kids really liked her. Highly recommended and worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: wow wow wow! Thanks Carolyn. Your opinion is very important (and your girls' even more!) Safari is a project I'm extremely proud of, because I end up with many little friends from all over! Ciao girls!
Steve YoungHuntsville, ALABAMA, United States
Great tour, and one of the best meals we had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very glad that you liked! Valeria
Steve YoungHuntsville, ALABAMA, United States
Great tour - saw lots of Verona and Valeria was wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve, your party was wonderful! We had fun, hadn't we?
Roger GreenSouth Africa
Roger GreenSouth Africa
Chris KingUnited States
Verona was exceptionally beautiful, but after being there for 3 days we thought we had learned very much about the area. Valeria arrived to our hotel early for our tour. Within steps outside of our hotel she immediately started pointing out bits and pieces of history we would have never noticed on our own. Valeria was WONDERFUL and it was terribly sad to say goodbye at the end of our tour. Don't get a tour of Verona from anyone else!!! Valeria is the best!
bien pero creo que nos falto cosas para ver y nos faltaba tiempo, el resto muy correcto
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Si, Javier, por un lado con los ninos serìa mejor tener mas tiempo, pero, por otro lado, no se puede aprovechar demasiado de ellos! No es facil viajar con ninos, pero, a pesar de todo, es muy importante hacerlo! Un abrazo a tu maravillosa familia, Valeria
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: When traveling with kids and for those travelers with high expectations in the content and itinerary of the tour we always suggest to take longer tours or multi day tours to cover more areas and get more information.
Karen CareyUnited States
We have traveled Italy extensively and one of the most enjoyable and memorable tours was our day with the beautiful Valeria. She is such a lovely lady and so knowledgeable about Verona. For anyone touring Verona, you should hire Valeria for an unforgettable tour filled with stories and laughter! xo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah ah, Karen + Tom, my "travelers of the year"! Take care and come back to see me, very soon!
Valeria arranged a well planned and informative tour of two family vineyards, each distinctly different from the other in how they were managed. Her easy-going and friendly manner made the trip so enjoyable, and Valeria's patience in responding to our never ending questions was admirable. Her knowledge of the area is exceptional. We highly recommend her as a guide for any of her tours and hopefully we can return to enjoy more of her enterprising spirit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine! I'll store our day together in my longlasting memories... sometimes it is so much more what you get than what you give: seeing a friendship that survives time and distance, smart humour, enterprising spirit (you! much more than me!) Grazie Christine, take care. Valeria
John NapoliUnited States
Very good personal tour by Valeria. It was very informative from a local's point of view. She spoke about the history, culture and politics of Verona. We in turn asked her about her opinion of Italy's politics and drew comparisons with politics from the place that we live and coincided in a lot of things. She recommended us a very good trattoria where locals go and made reservations for us and it was very good.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John thank you for the good company! Your wise outlook on politics made me think... Take care, Valeria
Excellent tour, one of the best places in Italy to visit and one of the best guides we have come across. Fantastic day.
Robby TimberlakeUnited States
Valeri did a great job with the tour, we found out a lot about Verona and it's history... Valeri was very charming and allowed an older group to keep up with her, we appreciated her very much. Thumbs up, would repeat the tour with Valeri.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robby, thank you! See you next time!
Tyler JacksonUnited States
Valeria made our visit to Verona a real treat. From previous visits we knew some of the history and art features; she added the detail about what makes Verona such a lively and enjoyable city for locals and visitors. The walking tour was nicely paced and planned. We left Verona very satisfied with our visit. Valeria was a good friend for the afternoon sharing her city with us. Also, she provided the tip on best restaurant of the trip- T las Pompiere.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tyler! Thank you! You were my very first TBL traveler and, as we say in Italy, "il buon giorno si vede dal mattino" (it's from the morning that you see a day is good). Grazie!