Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Milan Italy by Tour Guide Valeria Z. (Guide #5122)


Meryl Solomon

United States
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Tour: Milano Canals District, Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Date: Aug 5/18

Our tour guide, Valeria, was extremely knowledgeable and informative. This was a wonderful tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Meryl and Samuel, it has been a pleasure talking with your and experiencing Samuel's lively and sharp sense of humor! Thank you Valeria

Vita E.

Israel
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Tour: #39030, Milan Millenary Tour for Vita, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

Valeria guided us (a 20-people group) for 2 days. We enjoyed her good spirit, her wonderful knowledge, and her excellent English! On behalf of all the group - Thank you Valeria , Vita

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vita, I had great fun with your group and I'm happy that you have enjoyed our time together too. :-) Valeria

Vita E.

Israel
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights for Vita, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 29/18

Valeria guided us (a 20-people group) for 2 days. We enjoyed her good spirit, her wonderful knowledge, and her excellent English! On behalf of all the group - Thank you Valeria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vita, I had great fun with your group and I'm happy that you have enjoyed our time together too. :-) Valeria

Ralph Kaywin

United States
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Tour: #38624, Milan with Ralph and Lisa, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

she was smart, knowldgeable and lively

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ralph and Lisa, yesterday it has been a wonderful walk with you exploring the court yards of Milan!

Shirley Majors

Australia
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Valeria was exceptional in showing us the sights of Milan, her descriptions of the places, making the tour easy for my granddaughter to be involved, then adjusting to our time issues easily.Brilliant tour guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :-) a big hug to Sofia!

Julia R.

Frisco, COLORADO, United States
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Tour: #39030, Milan with Julia, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Great history of the city and at the end of the tour - wonderful ideas for restaurants and fabulous ideas for things to do on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-) thank you for the great feed back and I'm happy that you have enjoyed you time after the tour too!

Janine T.

United States
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Tour: #39030, Milan Millenary guided Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

We so much enjoyed our time with Valeria. The tour was organized but flexible to our needs. She was very knowledgeable and communicated very well in our language (English). We have utilized the services of other guide groups (via a cruise itinerary) and found Valeria was a cut above. The one-on-one nature that Tours By Locals provides suited us well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janine and Elizabeth, I really enjoyed out time together and had the feeling of being ... completely in sync. I do hope our paths will cross again in the future. Valeria

Tom Goeltz

Seattle, WASHINGTON, United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Valeria

Liz Avery

United States
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Tour: #39039, The Mansion and Fashion guided tour of Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Valeria

Adam Stier

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 14/18

Valeria was very knowledgeable of the places she took our group in Milan. She brought an elevated sense of appreciation to the tour. You can tell she had a passion for art and history with the details she shared with our group. I would definitely use her again. Bravo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank tou Adam, I greately appreciated your kindness and curiousity in discovering my city! Thank you for your beautiful comment.

Bret Homan

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 21/18

Valeria is very knowledgeable and informative. The tour was comprehensive and well thought out. You can tell that she genuinely enjoys what she does. Thank you for the great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bret, thank you so much!

Juli Jessen

United States
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Tour: #39296, Leonardo da Vinci walking tour Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 14/17

Valeria was very flexible and tailored the tour to my daughter's interest in history. She moved this direction and away from the art, food and fashion that was the first expectation. She was very helpful in understanding what makes Milan tick.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Juli, I was really pleased to guide Maggie and delighted by her interest in history. It never happened to me before talking about such complex questions with people as young as she is. I’d be really proud of having such a sweet and bright daughter.

Mitchell Cooper

United States
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Tour: #38624, Milan Court Gardens and Art Nouveau private tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

Tour outside of the center, exploring the Art Deco buildings and off the beaen path places, very informative and knowledgeable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Valeria

Robert Felson

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

Valerie was a wonderful guide. She showed a love for her city of Milano, gave us great information, took us to beautiful sites and did it in a relaxing way. We would use her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Len, it's been great guiding you and Giulia!

Cathy Drescher

United States
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Tour: #39039, The Mansion and Fashion tour for Cathy, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

Valeria was an excellent guide with alot of interesting facts about Milan! Thorougly enjoyed our tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy!

Joanne F.

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights For Joanne Ferrero, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

I would highly recommend Valeria as a tour guide. Her love of Milan was so evident as we toured many sites of this beautiful city that offers such a unique blend of historical and modern sites. Valeria is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. She provided us with many recommendations that were very valuable to us during the remainder of our stay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joanne for your kind words. It was a pleasant experience meeting you and your friends and I really enjoyed your enthusiasm and curiosity.

Cynthy Moffatt

United States
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Tour: #39030, Milan Millenary guided Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

Great at showing both the main attractions as well as the more local flavors of the city, i.e.: the small shoe shops and quiet courtyards. Was really fun to do the metro and subway and visit the old as well as the brand new architecture. Very nice in helping me shop for specific items I needed. Took extra time to write down restaurant recommendations and mark on a map other sights I could visit on my own or next time I'm in Milan. Is very proud of Milan and was conveyed her love and passion for the city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cynthia, thank you for the great feedback. I have appreciated your curiosity, energy and it has been a real pressure sharing with you the "little secrets" of Milan.

Alina Jarjour

United States
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Tour: #39030, Milan Millenary guided Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alina, I'm happy that you have enjoyed our time together and hope I have managed to cheer Sophia a bit up. Enjoy your Italian friends and holiday in the country! Valeria

George Albino

United States
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Tour: #39296, Leonardo da Vinci walking tour Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Rick Goulian

United States
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Tour: #38624, Milan Court Gardens and Art Nouveau private tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Valeria is one of our favorite tour guides of all time! Extremely knowledgeable, personable, friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow ... thank you for the amazing feedback!

Maria Stumpf

United States
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Tour: #38624, Milan Court Gardens and Art Nouveau private tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/17

We have been to Milan many times. Valeria helped us to see the city with new eyes. She was knowledgeable and responsive to our requests. The tour was dynamic, fun and interesting. I plan to hire Valeria again for a new look at Milan. I would recommend Valeria without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maria, thank you so much!! Yes, we had great time in Milan and I hope to see you again in the future! Valeria

Prof S J Jooste

Potchefstroom, ZA - SÜDAFRIKA, South Africa
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights for Prof. Jooste, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/17

A good guide with good knowledge of the place. A pleasant personality

Myra S.

Philippines
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

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.

Natasha Goldenberg

United States
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Tour: #38624, Art Nouveau in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Valeria

Peter Wernicki

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 26/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you valeria

Guyette Herzog

United States
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Tour: #38624, Art Nouveau in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 22/16

Valeria did a top notch job in preparing us for the Art Nouveau tour in Milan. Her knowledge of the Art Deco architectural period in Milan seemed boundless. Her love and enthusiasm for her subject was contagious and her stories of growing up in Milan kept us entertained.. For my adult daughter and I the tour was a great choice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Valeria

Stephen Paraskivas

United States
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Tour: The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Date: Sep 27/16

Valeria was a highlight of our trip. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and an all around nice person! I will recommend her as I have in the past with my friends. My wife and I look forward to having the chance in the future to work with the highly talented people with Tours By Locals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve, thank you so much for the gorgeous feedback!

Glenda Seldin

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

Valeria was amazing. She gave us so many details and fun facts about Milan. She was flexible, fun and most professional! I very highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your beautiful feedback!!

Kelly Godfrey

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

Valerie was wonderful. She provided a lot of good detail and advised about where locals go and how to be a bit Milanese. You will be happy with Valerie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kelly for your great comment on me! Vale

Sherri Long

55127, United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 7/16

We hired Valeria to take us on a walking tour of Milan, having never been there before. We only had a few days, so we wanted to get the most out of our time. Her English was very good, easy to understand. She was very informative about the history of the Duomo, the La Scala and other historical sites we walked thru. She gave us suggestions about which restaurants to try, and other parts of the city we should visit before we left, that we otherwise might not have visited. I would highly recommend her!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sherri! Valeria

Peter Edward Pool

United States
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Tour: #39030, Second Day in Milan for P.E.Pool, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Peter Edward Pool

United States
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Tour: #38433, First Day in Milan for P.E.Pool, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/16

Prompt, cheerful, flexible. A real Milanese.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul and Rikki, you are ... treasures from overseas.

Renato Penzo

Australia
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/16

Pleasant, on time and very knowledgable. The time passed very quickly with her but we covered a lot and she adapted the tour to suit our desires as we went. Would recommend her to other travelers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Valeria

Ian May

United Kingdom
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/16

It was a very enjoyable tour, taken at just the right speed to see the important attractions and have Valeria tell us about her city. Although quietly spoken it is clear that she has great enthusiasm and knowledge of Milan. She was also able to give us suggestions for using our own time later in the day which worked really well for us in maximising our time in Milan. I would highly recommend Valeria as your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ian! Vale

Wilburn McDonald

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 13/16

Valeria was really enjoyable to get to know and was a really knowledgeable host.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Valeria

Debra Lorenz

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

Valeria was an amazing tour guide. She was easy to communicate with and was so helpful with getting us from the train station and then back for our trip to the next town. She has so much information on Milan. You can feel her love for the city of Milan. I would recommend her for your tour of Milan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debra, thank you so much for your beautiful feedback!

James Maloney

United States
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Tour: #38952, The Roots, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/16

Valeria is deeply informed about the history, the art and the architecture of this wonderfully diverse city. We were so pleased to have had her as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thank you for the excellent rating and best regards from Milan!

Graham Forder

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/16

We very much enjoyed our tour with Valeria. She is very knowledgeable and gave us many insights into Milan that you would be hard put to find in a regular guidebook.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Grahm Valeria

Burton Zwick

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/16

We give Valeria Z. beyond five stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! She was outstanding in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting her. She showed us her city, through her heart and eyes. We never would have had such incredible experiences without her. She is a good listener, therefore she tailored our tour to our needs. She even prepared us to explore on our own. We are fans of Tours by Locals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue and Burton, thank you so much!!!

Sheri Levin

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/16

Valeria was personable, helpful and knowledgeable. We learned so much and felt our 3 hours were well spent and extremely enjoyable. We recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sheri! Valeria

Prof S J Jooste

Potchefstroom, ZA - SÜDAFRIKA, South Africa
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights for Stephano Jooste, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 1/16

Valeria is a very competent guide. She used a microphone and amplifier which made it so much clearer to the entire group. She also suggested to do a large part of the tour by bus, which was a clever solution because of the rain. The group enjoyed her as a guide thoroughly. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Valeria

Peter Vierthaler

United States
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Tour: #39030, Open Tour for Peter discovering districts, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/16

Valeria was a great tour guide. We asked her to guide us through the various neighborhoods of Milan to help us find a place to live. It helped us that she was a native of Milan and knew the neighborhoods very well!

Benjamin Serna

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

Valeria was very knowledgeable in the history of Milan and did a great time keeping us on track to see the highlights. I wish she would have stayed with us longer, as she was very interesting, but she did give us more to do when she left us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Benjamin

Irma Sarisohn

United States
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Tour: #39030, The Canals and China Town, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Irma for your excellent feed back! Valeria

Joseph Carmona

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 13/16

I had so much fun with Valeria. She is quite witty and knowledgeable about Milano. I can tell she loves this city and Milano now has a special place in my heart for me as well. I highly recommend her for future tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe, I have appreciated our time together.

Annette Hume

Australia
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Tour: #39030, The Canals and China Town, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 19/16

Good English and exactly what we wanted to get around and a quick appreciation of Milan. Understood our requirements and organized a tour to suit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Annette!!

Jeremy Owen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 11/16

A very knowledgeable and considerate guide. I had a really interesting 2.5 hours with a charming Lady. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeremy!

Jane Lelliott

Australia
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Tour: #39030, Millenary Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 9/15

Valeria showed us a very interesting side to Milan. We only had 3 hours and saw the new part of the city sky scrappers, the older part with Canals and the oldest Church. She organised our group of 7 people ranging in ages from 14 to 80 years old on and off the metro and returning us in time to get to the airport. We would contact her again if we were ever in Milan again. A really worthwhile visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jane! Valeria

Michael Schiess

Pawleys Island, SC, United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 18/15

Valeria was a wonderful tour guide. She provided an insught into the history, architecture and culture of Milan. In our three hour tour we visited the Duomo, La Scala and the Castle. Valeria is an expert guide and I would not hesitate to recommend her to my friends and family. Ciao.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike, I spend really pleasant time with you family and beautiful daughters! Valeria

Yuet Ngoh Chan

Malaysia
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 10/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yuet. Valeria

Marilyn Rosee

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/15

We enjoyed our tour of Milan today. Valeria took the time to identify our interests and shared with us her enthusiasm and knowledge of Milan. She spoke very intelligently on a number of topics which were of interest to us. She definately make our stay in Milan more enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marilyn. Valeria

Nancy D.

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/15

It would be better to meet at the first point of interest rather than to meet at the hotel and then take the time to get to the first point of interest through the Metro system. This would be a better use of the time we paid for. Also, it is nearly impossible to hear what the guide is saying in the subway or on the train.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really sorry that you did not like the meeting location but it is the one we had defined together. The subway is noisy, that's true, but it took about 15 min in the whole from you hotel to get to the first point of interest and there is no faster way to get there. Time passed smoothly, our conversation was definitely pleasant and eventually you thanked me for the tour ... I hope next time we'll communicate better as your time is valuable and my task is meeting your expectations.

Aamanda Spangler

United States
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Tour: #39039, The Mansions, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/15

Valeria tailored the tour to our interests. She knew her subject well and was able to add human interest stories to rich historical knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ....delightful beedback. Thank you Valeria

Aamanda Spangler

United States
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Tour: #39030, The Canals and China Town, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/15

We had three tours with Valeria. We not only learned about the subject of our tours but additional places of interest that she suggested due to our interests such as the community of skyscrapers. She also taught us how to use the subway system with ease and made it possible for us to have lunch at a cafe popular with the working community.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mandy, spending time with you and Gwen has been a real special experience for me too.

Aamanda Spangler

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights Leonardo-oriented for Aamanda Spangler, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/15

My cousin and I were very impressed with Valeria's knowledge about Leonardo and the "Last Supper'. We were prticularly interested in the restoration of the painting and valued her suggestion as to where to be in the viewing roomn to maximize the experience. We were also delighted to view and learn about the unfinished Rondanini P:eta of Michaelanglo. Valeria makes history come alive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Valeria

Teresa Freeman

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/15

Valeria is a very knowledgeable and personable guide. She customized our day in Milan to include the areas that were of greatest interest to us. We definitely would ask Valeria and Tours by Locals to guide us again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teresa, thank you. Valeria

Richard Jerman

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/15

Valeria was one of the best tour guides I have had with Tours by Locals. She really knew her information and was very focused on our tour. Spoke very good English. She did not overload on information and stuck to important facts and fully answered our questions. She was very helpful in other things to do and see in Milan and made sure we had good information on where we were going and what we were doing. A real pro. I highly recommend using her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, thank you so much for the beautiful comment! Valeria

Jennifer Thompson

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/15

Very knowledgeable and interesting. She did a great job of providing info tailored to what we were interested in.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer! Valeria

Steve Young

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/15

Valeria worked around our Last Supper tour and made sure we saw as much of Milan as we could.

Steve Young

United States
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Tour: #39030, Evening Tour in Milan For Steve Young, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 3/15

Great tour - saw lots of Milan and Valeria gave us a wonderful dinner reccomendation

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve! Valeria

Catie Wroth

Australia
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 2/15

Valerie was flexible, knowledgeable and not in a hurry to conclude the tour. This was our first experience with you and one we wish to repeat. thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catie, thank you for our time together! Valeria

Kevin Donohue

United States
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Tour: #39296, On the Path of Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/15

Valeria is a very good tour guide. She is knowledgeable about a broad number of topics and thus was able to customize the tour for our group's interests, even making a last minute change to tour La Scala. We appreciated her patience and adaptability with those of our group who walked slower than others. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin! Valeria

Emilia Joesoef

Jakarta, Indonesia
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/15

Dear Valeria, thank you for being a great guide.. You are very kind, helpful, and accommodative to our interest.. We are glad we took this 3 hours Highlights Tour with you and learn quite a bit about Milan.. We are safely back home.. rested, and enjoying so much the pictures you took for us.. We highly recommend Valeria if you need a friendly, passionate and knowledgable tour guide in Milan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emilia, thank you for introducing me to your beautiful sisters. I have really enjoyed your company! Thank you

Laurel Lee

Switzerland
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Tour: #39296, On the Path of Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 18/15

Valeria was prompt and her tour was perfect for the amount of time we had for an afternoon with friends in Milan. As there were only 7 of us, we could hear her very well and she knew many interesting facts about the Duomo, La Scala, the Castle and about Milanese culture and history. She guided us quickly on the metro and on foot to make the most of our time. Although I mistakenly booked the tour as "On the Path of Leonardo" it was really a "Highlights" tour just as we had agreed upon in advance.Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauel, I have enjoyed our time together and I'm happy that you have appreciated it too! Valeria

Paul Diffley

Murrieta, CA, United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/15

Despite the off and on rain, Valeria did a commendable job with the small group and the fact that the interior of the cathedral was closed off that morning. Perhaps a little too much time spent on one coffee stop, but otherwise a very good job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, thank you for the positive feedback. Sorry if it the coffe/toilet break has taken too long time but for a group of 7 persons it takes some time ... Anyway what really matters it that you have appreciated Milan and out time together. Valeria

Katherine Toscana

United States
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Tour: #38952, The Roots, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/15

Valeria was very knowledgable and informagive. She was able to share her love of Milan with us. We were very satisfied with our tour and would reccomend her to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katherine, I have appreciated your love for ancient history and for the peculiarities of my city!

Jillian Singleton

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 1/15

Very knowledgable about what she showed us. Make sure plan is set ahead of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize that we did not cover everything you had hoped to cover, I was under the impression that you were content with the tour as we had a wonderful day together and we left on a good note. Perhaps we could have communicated better and in the future I will ensure to communicate more clearly with my guests to ensure they leave the tour as happy as possible.

GiuseppeLisa K.

United States
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Tour: #39030, The Canals and Monumental Cemetery, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 17/15

We had a very memorable vacation in Milan thanks to Valeria's knowledge of the city's treasures. We especially enjoyed piazza Gae Aulenti, the Corso Como with the enchanting roof garden, and the Monumental Cemetery. She also discovered an exposition of camicia bianca of Gianfranco Ferre in Palazzo Reale, which was one of the most unexpected and amazing experiences that we ever had in our travel. Not to mention panzerotti Luini, which Valeria correctly qualified as food of gods. Thank you Valeria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is great when travelers trust me and let me show what I consider fabulous and unexpected. You did and I'm happy you have enjoyed it!

GiuseppeLisa K.

United States
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Tour: #38624, The courtyards of Milan - open tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 16/15

We had a very memorable vacation in Milan thanks to Valeria's knowledge of the city's treasures. Whether she spoke in Italian or equally fluent English, her description of Milan's history, architecture, and objects of art was always beyond the typical information included in book guides. We especially enjoyed, the parts of the tour that were outside of the tourist paths, for instance unexpected beauty of hidden courtyards. Thank you Valeria for making our visit of Milan so wonderful! Lisa and Giuseppe

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa and Giuseppe, thank you for your beautiful feedback and pleasant company. I have especially appreciated your interest in the Italian language and will to learn it. It is not that common! Your skill in foreign languages, for sure, will make it more easy for you to manage such a daunting task ... Italian is a really beautiful and crazy language!

Lynn Winkler

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights tour for Lynn Winkler and group, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 24/15

We had a wonderful 3 hour walking tour of Milan with Valeria. She was excellent and very informative. Very knowledgeable of the area. We saw the 3 main districts - financial, fashion and religious. She was very accommodating as folks in our tour needed to leave at different times to go see the Leonardo Last Supper, and she really squeezed a lot of information into 3 hours. We do wish that she wear something brighter so she could be more easily identified. Again, thanks to Valeria for an awesome tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn, thank you for the beautiful comment and hope you have fully recovered from your knee accident. You are right with my visibility, I'd better bring a sign when I guide groups. Next time I'll wear colorful clothes or bring a colorful umbrella! I'm looking forward to meeting you (in person) and Mary Ann once again in the future. Valeria

David Wilkinson

Australia
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/14

Very good tour and a very good guide - highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! Valeria

Heriberto Murillo

Mexico
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/14

We had a very good time. It was very informative to all the family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Buona sera Heriberto and Margarita, thank you for the positive feed back. I was pleased to meet you and your lovely kids! Saluti Valeria

Lois Warnock

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 12/14

Valeria is a lovely, friendly person. She is very knowledgeable on the subject of art and architecture. I enjoyed hearing her perspective on what we were seeing. I feel that without her guidance, we would have missed so many fun things in Milano. After spending the afternoon with her, we felt comfortable walking around and knowing exactly where we were.. I would recommend Valeri as a tour guide, without any hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I'm really happy that you have enjoyed your stay in Milan! Valeria

Lois Warnock

United States
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Tour: #38624, Art Nouveau in Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/14

We totally enjoyed spending the afternoon with Valeria, she is a native of Milan, and knows everything about the city. She suggested several things for us to see on our own, and we totally enjoyed those too. Anyone would be fortunate to have Valeria as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lois for your beautiful feedback and pleasant conversation during the tour. Valeria

Lindsay Rust

Indianapolis, IN, United States
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Tour: #39030, SaintAmbroseBasilica&TheCanalsForLindsayMeyer, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/14

Valeria was wonderful! So personable and accommodating... we enjoyed our time in Milan even more than we anticipated thanks to her personalized, insightful, and fun tour. I would highly suggest Valeria as an excellent English speaking guide for any tour in Milan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lindsay, I spent a really pleasant time with you! Valeria

David Auerbach

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/14

Valeria was very knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. I would highly recommend her as a guide for this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, I've been really pleased to guide you and Julie! Valeria

Andrea Batista

United States
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Tour: #38433, TheHighlightsForAndreaBatista, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/14

Valeria was a great resource and fun city walking partner! Thanks again for three hours of interesting facts and coffee ") Andrea and Harald

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, it has been a really pleasant, amusing and - multicultural - conversation! I really appreciated your lively and joyful attitude towards life! Hope to meet you in the future once again.

Loveriza Sarmiento

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 7/14

Our tour with Valetia was informative and. Way beyond what we expected . She showed us places that provided more insight into Mikan, past and present. She patiently accommodated our pace because we were so tired from having had to set up our booth in the Sakone show. A million thanks to you, Valeria, for a wonderful tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a beautiful feed back, thank you Loveriza!

Jocelyn Daley

Germany
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Tour: #38433, TheHighlightsForDesiraeMcCutchen, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 24/14

Micky Moe Mya Mya

Myanmar
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 6/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Valeria

Candy Bagley

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/13

We didn't have the best of weather. We walked and took a subway and stayed undercover on our tour. We had a good morning. Valeria answered all our questions and made good suggestions for our stay in Milan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ray and Candy, I'm happy that you enjoyed our time together despite the bad weather!

Keith Baldwin

United States
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Tour: #39296, On the Path of Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/13

Valeria was wonderful to adjust to our schedule and to talk extensively about Leonardo de Vinci and the town of Milano and all its wonders. She made our time in Milano very enjoyable. We will need to come again to see more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith, I'm happy that you enjoyed our walk and the wonders of Milan! Thank you for your feedback.

Ritva Fridell

Sweden
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/13

Our guide Valeria was very good and we are very satisfied, all 4 of us. She was really helpful and she gave us very good suggestions of restaurants and places to visit. We tried two of the restaurants and they were very good. She also taught us to take a coffee like an Italian so we could use our money to do other things than sitting in a café. To hire a local guide was the best thing I ever have done when visit a big city, I will really recommend that to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ritva, that's a really good comment about my work and time together! I enjoyed our time together as well. Thank you very much. Valeria

Oleg Voloshin

United States
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Tour: The Highlights for Oleg Voloshin, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Date: Aug 24/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Valeria

Stephen Smith

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/13

Valeria was excellent. Thanks again, Stephen M. Smith

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen! Valeria

Peter Nash

Australia
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 25/13

We had a very pleasant trip with Valeria. The time slipped by quickly but she gave us some excellent information on Milan's history and the city layout. Ideally you should do this tour on day one as she gives some great tips on where to eat, where to shop etc etc. Also good advice on the the Duomo !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter! Valeria

Anthony Opipari

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/13

Valeria was perfect. We have been in Milan before, but never really knew this large complex city. Seeing it through Valeria's eyes gave us a fresh perspective. We are now anxious to return and see more of this amazing place. We were sad to leave. Thank you, Valeria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anthony, I've been happy to guide you in Milan. Valeria

Roz Wolpov

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 29/13

Valeria was very interesting and delightful to be with on our tour of Milan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Valeria

William Berger, M.D. MBA

United States
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Tour: #39030, TheCanalsForWilliamBerger, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/13

Valeria was a wonderful guide. Her enthusiasm for Milan was evident throughout the tour. She is an excellent source of information and was very interested in answering any questions we might have. I give her the highest rating possible.

William Berger, M.D. MBA

United States
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Tour: #38433, The HighlightsForWilliamBerger, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/13

Valeria introduced us to the wonderful city of Milan on our first full day in the city. She met us at our hotel right on time and had everything well planned out for the day. She is extremely knowledgeable and made the tour a fabulous experience. I was impressed with the depth of information provided by Valeria concerning each of the sites we visited, making the tour even more enjoyable. I could not think of a better tour guide than Valeria, and would highly recommend her for touring Milan.

Stephan Nussrallah

United States
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Tour: #38433, TourForStephanNussrallah, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/13

Valerie did a great job. Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephan for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure for me working for your family!

Nancy Austin

United States
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Tour: #39039, The Mansions, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 24/13

I had a wonderful tour with Valeria despite windy and rainy weather in Milan. Valeria is a total professional, had obviously done some prep work focused on my particular areas of interest and guided me through an entertaining and educational afternoon. She is clearly very bright and personable and loves sharing her beloved Milan with visitors. I give her the highest possible ratings and recommendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, thank you for your positive feedback. We had really challenging explorations of the best museums and the conversation with you has been definitely stimulating. I enjoyed our time together! Thank you. Valeria

Nancy Austin

United States
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Tour: PinacotecaBreraforNancyAustin, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Date: Mar 22/13

Valerie was incredibly knowledgeable and knows her city, her art and her history. I had a wonderful and stimulating time with her and she gave me extra ideas and recommendations that will really enhance my time in Milan. I highly recommend her and am grateful for her attention and good care.

Nancy Austin

United States
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Tour: PinacotecaAmbrosianaforNancyAustin, Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Date: Mar 21/13

Valerie and I had a fabulous afternoon together exploring the halls and corridors of a great museum! The art was breathtaking and Valerie talked art history and painting and artists bios with me. She is impressively bright, warm and friendly. We navigated our way around the city and the museum with calm and Valerie acted as my translator and friend, taking all the hassle out of the afternoon. She is a gem.

Anthony Downes

Australia
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Tour: #39296, On the Path of Leonardo da Vinci and more, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 6/13

Excellent tour, very informative guide. Highly recommended.

Anthony Downes

Australia
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 5/13

Jonathan Culverhouse

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39296, On the Path of Leonardo da Vinci and Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 27/12

Valeria was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, informative and friendly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon, thank you for your feedback. I was really happy to work with you and your team and hope you had a peasant shopping time in the afternoon as well!

Nigel Brunsdon

Canada
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Tour: #39296, On the Path of Leonardo da Vinci for Nigel Brunsdon, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 21/12

A very enjoyable and educational afternoon with Valeria. We plan to book another tour on our next visit. Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nigel, I'd be really happy to have one more tour together! Yesterday we focused on Leonardo's painting, life and age, next time we might explore more "jewels" of Milan and discover other fascinating personalities. Thank you for the pleasant time we had together.

Ellen Brown

United States
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Tour: #38433, The Highlights, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/12

Valeria was very informative and friendly and moved us around the centro effectively. Her english was excellent and she gave us a map and pointed out places we could go the next day on our own, which we did. She really made Milano come alive for us. It was a much more interesting and beautiful city than I expected. My only negative comment which does not have to do with Valeria is your cost structure. It seemed very costly on a per hour basis and I hope the guide is getting a fair share of it! Grazie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen, I'm happy that you enjoyed Milan in the next days as well!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, thank you very much for your review. Our independent local tour guides have the freedom to price their tours accordingly and are the only people with enough knowledge and experience to price their private tours.

Jane Downsborough

Australia
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Tour: #39030, The Canals and China Town, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/12

Our guide Valeria was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about milano.the tour was interesting from start to finish and gave us a much better understanding of the city. I would reccomend the tour to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jane, I spent a real pleasant time with you and your parents, you have a beautiful family!