Valeria is a very knowledgeable and passionate guide who builds a good rapport with both teenagers and adults. Her customised itinerary was perfect for our family and we really enjoyed ourselves. The driver was also very experienced and safe on the roads.
Joseph ReichmanUnited States
Valerie is outstanding! We had a group of 8 and would highly recommend this tour Valerie is charming, Knowledgeable and thoughtful Five star rating is insufficient Do not miss !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe: it was a great day for me as well: I started with a temperature and ended feeling better, you were like a medication, isn't it? Valeria
Fantastic tour with very knowledgable and nice person. Great way to see Verona!! Thank you Valeria!
Alastair FoxUnited Kingdom
Daisy RafoiZurich, Switzerland
Valeria was very friendly, has a warm personality, experienced with lots of knowledge of the region Verona, the wines within that region, knows the locals and the issues at hand and comfortable to have as a companion just being 2 persons. I highly recommend her to anyone with an open mind with the will to explore and discover new things.
Deborah HoweUnited States
Valeria knows her city well and did a great job of planning a perfect route on our tour that took us from our hotel to all the things you want/need to see on an initial tour of the city. Lovely personality and a fun 'surprise' that we are still talking about made the morning lots of fun!
Anne CairnsUnited Kingdom
This was a most informative tour, with a guide who included fascinating facts that only a local could know and understand. We were all impressed by her linguistic and historical knowledge. Would highly recommend Valeria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne and all the other gangsters! We had a delightful tour indeed and let me just add that meeting people that study our language and heritage with such a dedication is a real honor for me. Valeria
John KirkpatrickUnited States
Very knowledgeable and friendly with good insights as a life-long local. Highly recommended!
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
Marguerite 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 CanavanHinton-in-the-Hedges, Brackley, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United 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