Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lake-Maggiore-and-Orta-Italy by Tour Guide Daniela G. (Guide #5386)


Jim Shortley

United States
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Tour: #41255, Orta, Isola San Giulio and the Sacro Monte, Orta San Giulio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

What a wonderful day we had with Daniela! She showed us the beautiful Lake Orta area including the lovely Sacro Monti. Daniela's knowledge was extensive and she was able to answer any questions we had beautifully. We walked around the lovely City then stayed for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Daniela for such a lovely day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue and Jim (and all the others), thank you for your kind words. And thank you for not mentioning the bad weather we had! I hope you'll come back in the sun! Have a good time in Venice! Daniela

Jim Shortley

United States
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Tour: #124252, A cruise along Lago Maggiore, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 2/18

It was an absolute pleasure to have Daniela as our guide. Her knowledge was remarkable and her enthusiasm was contagious. Thanks for such a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's easy to be a good guide with such nice guests! Thank you all. Daniela

Anthony Cain

United States
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Tour: #124689, Tour of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Daniela was an excellent guide. She was prompt, professional and thoroughly knowledgeable about the Borromean Islands. We fully enjoyed our day with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for your review of our tour! I hope you'll come again to Stresa. All the best. Daniela

Katherine Steinberg

United States
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Tour: #124689, Tour of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/18

Daniela is a highly professional and informative guide. Communication by email prior to our arrival was excellent. She gave us a very interesting and detailed tour of the three islands with a lot of detail about the villa on Isola Bella. We enjoyed our lunch on Fisherman's Island and the peaceful walk on Isola Madre - Would be even more awesome in the spring when bursting with flowers in bloom.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katherine and Bernie, thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure meeting you, guiding you and answering all your questions! I see that you are safely back in Denver. All the best to you. Daniela

Earl Yager

United States
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Tour: #41053, Tour of Borromeo's Islands by private boat, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

We would give Daniella a 5 star rating. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the beautiful area we visited. Daniella gave a wonderful combination of historical information and current information about the islands in Lake Maggiore. We highly recommend using Daniella as a guide. Earl and Judy Yager.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Judy and Eearl... and all the friends! Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a pleasure for me meeting and guiding you. I hope that your drive back to Lake Como was fine. I wish you all the best for the rest of your great tour of Italy! By the way: have you found any little space for me in your car?... ;))))) Ciao! Daniela

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #124689, Tour of Isola Bella, Isola Pescatori and gardens of Villa Taranto, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #124252, A cruise along Lago Maggiore, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jo!! See you tomorrow for one more adventure!

David Arietta

United States
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Tour: #124689, Tour of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David! I thank you so much for your feedback! It was my pleasure spending the day with you and I hope you also enjoyed Santa Caterina. All the best! Daniela

Leslie Halloran

United States
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Tour: #124689, Tour of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Daniela was an outstanding tour guide who I would highly recommend. She was fun and informative and helped tailor the day to exactly what we wanted. I was traveling with my two 70-year-old parents and she made great suggestions to accommodate their mobility and physical capabilities. She also helped us to avoid the crowds as much as possible. I have been to many countries and done many private tours and Daniela is top notch!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! I thank you so much for your feedback on the tour we had together. It was a great pleasure for me to meet the three of you, I was quite impressed by your knowledge and your interest in Italian history and culture! It's easy to be a good guide with such great guests like you! I wish you all the best in your lives and I hope to meet you again. Daniela

Nancy Greenspan

United States
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Tour: #124689, Half-day tour of Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Daniela was a wonderful tour guide! We thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with her! We did a half day tour of Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori. Her commentary on Isola Pescatori made this touristy little island much more interesting. The highlight was the Palazzo on Isola Bella. What a magnificent place! We learned so much from Daniela that we wouldn't have known on our own. She had suggested we go in the afternoon and that wa perfect, as the morning crowds were gone. Great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy and Phil, thank you so much for this review! I was so happy that I could arrange a tour for you, responding to your needs and limited time. My profession allows me to meet such wonderful people as you are, I hope we can stay in touch. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Piedmont. I hope you will use Tours by Locals in the future, now that you've discovered it. A big hug, Daniela P.S. ... Where are the 5 extra stars? ;-)))))))))

Elaine Smaller

Australia
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Tour: #41053, Half-day tour of Borromeo's Islands by private boat, from Baveno, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/18

We had an amazing day with Daniela...she is delightful, friendly, knowledgeable and understood what we needed and delivered in spades...you are a star...thank you so so much! Couldn't be better!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elaine, it seems that we hadn't almost left and you were already writing this review! I thank you so much for your wonderful words, it's been such a pleasure meeting you and all your family and friends! YOU are a star!! A big hug, Daniela

James Bell

United States
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Tour: #41255, Orta, Isola San Giulio and the Sacro Monte, Orta San Giulio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

Daniela is fabulous! She speaks beautiful English, is so articulate and full of historic knowledge and a wonderful personality. We have applied for another tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James and Bonnie, you are so kind, thank you for your feedback! I'll be happy to meet you again! All the best. Daniela

Brian Ambrose

United States
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Tour: #41255, Orta, Isola San Giulio and the Sacro Monte, Orta San Giulio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Daniela Grisoni is an outstanding tour guide. She was on time, was very knowledgeable, very pleasant, amiable and had a good sense of humor. She explained things in a very good manner - not too detailed but yet in a very interesting way. I would definitely hire Daniela again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, what wonderful words you have written! It was a pleasure meeting you, your wife and all your friends and I'm happy that you enjoyed Orta San Giulio. I hope that you spent a good day on the Borromean Islands also. A big hug! Daniela

Diane Matagrano

United States
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Tour: #41255, A visit at Loro Piana cachemire outlet + a visit at Orta San Giulio, Orta San Giulio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Diane, for your rating! I hope you have a great time in Cernobbio and in Southern Italy. Say hello to Luigi. Regards, Daniela

Hilda Justiniano

United States
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Tour: #124689, Tour of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/17

Very informative but straight to the point. Daniela gave us a tour of the Boromean Islands. She arranged for a private boat transfer which made the day flow flawlessly. Her English is perfect and we had a great time. At the end of the tour she gave us ideas of what to do next. Overall a great tour guide. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hilda, thank you so much for your rating and feedback, that is so important for me. I spent a wonderful day with you and all the family, your kids are so nice and well-behaved! I hope to see you again. Have a good winter. Daniela

Peter Normandia

United States
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Tour: #41053, Exclusive tour of Borromeo's Islands by private boat, from Stresa or Baveno, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Daniela was thorough, knowledgeable and excellent at her job. it was a fantastic tour by a very nice person. The driver of the private boat, Sergio, was also a warm- hearted person as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter and Louanne, I want to thank you so much for the words that you've written about the tour we had together. For me also it was a great pleasure to spend a day with such nice persons as you are! Sergio would like to thank you as well. We both would meet you again with great pleasure... for the weddings you are organizing!!!! ;-)

Robin Robie Lucero

United States
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Tour: #41053, Private tour of Borromeo's Islands + Santa Caterina, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 19/16

Daniela made our day tour very special. She pointed out & explained the important details of Lago Maggiore. She arranged a private boat & we were able to see everything on our tour without having to waste time waiting in lines.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, I thank you for this feedback, it's been very kind of you and your husband. It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you come back in my area. Daniela

Pamella Spence

United States
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Tour: #41053, Exclusive tour of Borromeo's Islands by private boat, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

Daniela was our guide for a day and she couldn't have done a better job. She is very knowledgeable about the islands and their attractions, and can also share her personal knowledge of the area and what is like to live and work there. We all learned a lot about the plants and trees, the palace and gardens - and she also gave great recommendations for lunch and dinner, and was incredibly flexible to help us when we needed to find a cash machine!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam, thank you so much for your comment on my service. It's always a pleasure to meet such nice friendly guests as you are. I hope you go on using Tours by Locals for your trips. A big hug. Daniela

Renee Ozburn

United States
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Tour: #41255, Orta, Isola San Giulio and the Sacro Monte for Renée, Orta San Giulio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

Daniela is the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic, warm and friendly tour guide I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with. We spent an unbelievably beautiful day discovering the hidden treasures of Orta and then the Isola San Giulio. I was moved to tears in a sanctuary because of her descriptions and understanding of the spiritual meaning of what I was seeing. We had a delicious lunch right on the water and then headed back and did the Borremo islands. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Renée, it was my pleasure to meet you and spend such a beautiful day together. I hope I can meet you again, and your husband as well! My kindest regards.

Harold Kelshaw

United States
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Tour: #124252, A one-hour cruise along Lago Maggiore, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 21/15

From the moment we touched base with Daniela, everything went smoothly. Her tour was wonderful; so was she. She is a lovely person with good command of the English language and a knowledge AND love of the area which she shared enthusiastically. Clearly, she enjoys what she does. We were lucky to have her and will always think to contact "Tours by Locals" when next we travel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harold and Barbara and all the family, it was such a pleasure to meet you, even for such a short time. Thank you for your feedback, so important for me.

Ed Pitts

United States
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Tour: #124689, Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/15

Daniela is a wonderful guide. She knows the Borromeo Islands extremely well having grown up in the area and brings this knowledge and background to life in her explanations of what you are seeing. The tour itself is very surprising given some of the hidden and special things Daniela will show you. I highly recommend her and this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Edd, many many thanks for your comment! Hope to see you again. Daniela

Sue Adler

United States
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Tour: #41053, Private tour of Borromeo's Islands, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 20/14

Daniela was not only professional, but she was also over the top accomodating. The forecast was rain and she was flexible with the date up until the end. We had a beautiful day. She really knew her history and made it extremely enjoyable. She was also able to get us on and off the boats and into the villas bypassing the long lines, which alone was worth the cost! Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue and Peter, thank you for your feedback. Which I appreciate even more, considering our little "adventure" in meeting each other!! I've modified the meeting place in my tours, which is more precise now. Thank you again and all the best from Italy. Daniela

Kerry Turgeon

United States
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Tour: #41053, Private tour of Borromeo's Islands, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/13

Daniela G was wonderful. She is very pleasant and Extremely knowledgeable. She was exactly what We needed to understand the lake and the Islands in a Short period of time. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Terry! I hope you will become regular customers of TBL! Daniela

Elana Dietz

United States
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Tour: #41053, Borromeo's Islands, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elana. My kindest regards to you all. Daniela

John Quigley

United States
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Tour: #41255, Orta, Isola San Giulio and the Sacro Monte, Orta San Giulio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/13

Daniela has a very good command of the english language, and is very personable and helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, John. I hope to meet you and your wife again! Daniela

Billy Crawford

United Kingdom
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Tour: #41255, Orta, Isola San Giulio and the Sacro Monte, Orta San Giulio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/13

Daniela is a professional guide of the highest quality. You can book with her with confidence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You, Billy. I hope you and your wife had a good time here, in spite of the weather! See you in Edinburgh!

Luc Marcinkowski

France
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Tour: #41255, Orta, Isola San Giulio and the Sacro Monte, Orta San Giulio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 18/13

Meet and greet Daniela she started her job professionnally we could not imagine what next about her knowledge and how she will dispatch it to us (we were 18customers!)...much more than you could expect... we could expect! Book her service has been a noble idea ! Be confident... you will enjoy this day-tour..!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Luc, for your feedback! You were a special group! Daniela

Luc Marcinkowski

France
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Tour: #41053, Borromeo's Islands, Stresa, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/13

Daniela,full commented from Local news to Great History we never had minutes with no words from a talentuous tour guide with fluent french/english language and we were 18 to capture the best and request silent around when local tourists may chat noisy !!...what Daniela did with her native language as well ! I do recommend Daniela, for those who are searching for the best native feeling too! MERCI BEAUCOUP POUR VOTRE VALEUR AJOUTEE, DANIELA !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci, Luc, pour ton feedback! Vous étiez des personnes spéciales! Daniela