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


Bob Begun

Switzerland
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Tour: #38624, Milan Court Gardens/Art Nouveau and Porta Nuova District, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 18/20

We had a great tour with Valeria. As a native to Milan she is highly knowledgeable about the city, knows its neighborhoods and its history well and has a slew of interesting things to tell. It was no problem for her to modify her standard tour to accommodate our special interests. In addition, we all spoke both English and German, and she slid effortlessly from language to language. We're happy to give her a high rating and a strong recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob, it was a beautiful day and I'm happy that you have appreciated it too!

Meir Zohar

Israel
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Tour: #38624, Milan Court Gardens and Art Nouveau private tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 6/19

Valeria is an extremely knowledgeable guide who knows everything about Milano - from religion to architecture to society and economics. It was a pleasure to follow her around the city and see all the little things that pass by the tourist's eye.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Meir and Vered, I had a lovely time with you and I wish we had more time to talk together. See you next time!

Maria Chico

United States
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Tour: #297007, Milan in One Day - guided tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

Valeria did an excellent job touring us through MIlan. She shared so much knowledge of all the sites we visited and a lot of history. Milan day tour is great and enjoyed Doumo. Thank you from all of us - Forever Young Cruisers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria to you and your beautiful family!

Marc Hines

United States
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Tour: #39296, Leonardo da Vinci walking tour Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

This was an amazing tour. I'm a history major from college and take tours all around the world. Our tour guide was one of the most interesting educated tool dads I've ever had. She was very friendly and very helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow ... I'really flattered! Thank you Marc

Tom Storrs

United States
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Tour: #39030, Milan Millenary guided Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

My wife and I had a good day with Valeria seeing more of the non-touristy side of Milan. Valeria certainly knows the city and the facts about a multitude of buildings and neighborhoods. We saw parts of Milan we would never have gotten to on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tom and Susan, thank you!

Lucille Lufrano

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful on our tour. Even though the weather was less than ideal, she made the best of a very "WET" situation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lucille and Lenny, thank you for your nice company ... patience for the rainy day and beautiful feed back!

Daniel OBrien

United States
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Tour: #38624, Milan Court Gardens and Art Nouveau private tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

I highly recommend Valeria, I felt we experienced Milan with a local who knew what was hiding around a corner or down an alley; things we would easily have bypassed or missed if someone had not shown us the way. She also offered important tips prior to our arrival for the best way in from the airport (so helpful) and for dining in the neighborhood of our hotel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel, I have much appreciated your company and excellent feed back!

Daniel OBrien

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Valeria is a knowledgeable and very flexible guide. She was able to determine things to show me that I had not articulated, to make the experience more personalized. She also had keen insight into the real Milan that locals patronize and shared suggestions to allow me to mix with the locals rather than the tourists. I highly recommend her on your next visit to Milan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel for your beautiful feed back. I spent really nice time walking the city with you and Marcio.

Jordan Safirstein

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

Very kind and nice and knowledgeable but for a family with young kids the tour was a little ... slow. Better suited to adults with interest In art. I throughly we would be walking more than talking but there was quite a bit of standing and listening.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jordan, thank you for your positive feedback and I'm sorry that you found the tour a little slow, I hadn't the perception that you wanted a faster walking rhythm, I usually have the opposite feed back as travelers often ask me to slow down or have a break ....

Christopher Goforth

United States
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Tour: #297007, Milan in One Day - guided tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/19

Valeria guided my parents and me on a day tour of Milan. I truly feel that we saw the real Milan, including amazing sites that we would not have seen otherwise on our own. I highly commend Valeria for her flexibility in working with me to tailor the day tour to meet our wants and needs. Not only is Valeria highly knowledgable and professional, she is also exceptionally personable. I highly recommend Valeria as a Milanese tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher, I'm really happy that you and your parents have enjoyed Milan and thank you for the pleasant time spent together.

Maria Padron

Key Largo, FL, United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria, I'm happy that you and Sergio have enjoyed our time together!

Jason W.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 14/19

Valeria was a wonderful guide. Prior to my arrival she sent me information about arriving in Milan that was tremendously helpful. The tour itself was an excellent introduction to Milan; as an added benefit based on my interests Valeria provided suggestions of how to organize my remaining time in Milan, how to get around and accomplish other things I desired as well as providing suggestions. I would highly recommend Valeria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jason, thank you so much for your beautiful beed back! I'm happy that you have enjoyed my suggestions and went on exploring the city.

Stephen R.

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

Valeria was very knowledgeable with excellent English. She added lots of details to make the tour interesting. Also gave us many suggestions of things to see and restaurants to try while in Milan. Highly recommended Valeria for this tour.

Tom Retelewski

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

Perfection!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elizabeth, I was so happy finding tickets for La Scala and I hope your kids have enjoyed the experience. Hopefully, we'll meet once again in the future.

David Gitlin

United States
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Tour: #516592, Jewish Milan, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/19

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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

William Spodak

United States
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Tour: #39030, Milan Millenary guided Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Valeria was an excellent guide. We greatly enjoyed her commentary and the hidden gem places she took us through. She was lively and obviously well informed which made the morning tour one of our highlights in Milan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Willian, thank you for the excellent feed back and your pleasant company!

Peggy Lewis

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/19

We really enjoyed our time with Valeria. She was also great about giving us ideas on places to go after our tour with her and we tried them all..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peggy, I really enjoyed your company and time in Milan!

John Sherman

Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #297007, Milan in One Day - guided tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Very sweet, knowledgeable, and energetic. Clearly knows and loves Milano. Excellent English as well made for a perfect day( if only she could have stopped the rain!)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John for the excellent feed back and lovely time spent together. I have tried to stop the rain but ...have not managed it, sorry...:-)!

Joerg Duebel

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Fantastic guide and tour. Very enjoyable and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danke Jörg für die schöne Zeit zusammen!

Michael Wessels

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael! Valeria

Rin Rin Wong

Singapore
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 29/18

We had arrived at Milan earlier in the morning, absolutely jet-lagged. Thank God for Valeria! She was gentle and kind, and her expert guiding allowed us to see many sights in Milan. After that, we were in Italy for many days, but my son said the meal at the v. local restaurant that Valeria recommended was the best meal he had had in Italy. It is testament to the obsession that Valeria had in showing us what was truly Milanese. Thank u, Valeria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rin Rin, that you so much for your kind words. It has been a pleasure talking with you and your family and I'm happy that your your son has enjoyed the restaurant I recommended! :-)

Andrew B.

Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Valeria is a meticulously detailed and delightfully proud chronicler of the wonders of her native Milano. She takes great pleasure in revealing aspects of the city that are usually hidden from a tourist's gaze. As such, she is particularly well suited to guiding those who like to stray from the beaten path. The tour focuses on Il Duomo and La Scala among the great monuments but then moves on to secret doorways and gardens and the often quirky facades of the homes of the rich but not so famous. Brava!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew! Valeria

Sondra Jackowitz

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/18

Val was extremely knowledgeable. Her tour gave us great insight into the sites we covered. We could not have done the tour of The Duomo without her help. The local restaurant she recommended was fantastic, as we were not in a tourist restaurant but with true locals. Hardily recommend her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sondra!

Hal P.

United States
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Tour: #297007, Milan in One Day - guided tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

valeria was great in every way: knowledgeable, efficient and accommodating; covered far more ground than we ever could on our own; told us of many shortcuts true milanese use to navigate their city; recommend without qualification to anyone looking for a guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hal, thank you for the geat feed back and excellent time spent together!

Jeffrey Weller

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

She is very good and very nice lady

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeffrey

John Cain

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights - Half Day Walking Tour, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

She was really good!! She was super knowledgeable and told stories about Leonardo and Michelangelo that makes you want to read more about them. Especially Leonardo because he was a big influence in Milan. Also with an early starting time of 9a she had arranged for us to see the Duomo from the top on the outside to start with by taking an elevator, saving us a climb of over 200 steps. The view from there was incredible. She also highlighted a map and suggested a number of things for me to do later on.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, it has been a real pleasure for me taking care of you! Vale

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

Aza Squarer

United States
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Tour: #38433, Milan Highlights for Aza, Milan, Lombardia, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

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


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