Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Francesca Maria C. (Guide #7811)


Jd van Zyl

South Africa
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Tour: #344320, Ostia Antica Private Tour From Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 6/18

Jd van Zyl

South Africa
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 5/18

Jd van Zyl

South Africa
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 5/18

Megan Kivisto

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

We highly recommend taking a tour with Francesca. She provided a lot of information and presented it in a fun and interesting way. In addition to being an exceptionally knowledgeable and personable guide, Francesca was incredibly attentive to our mobility issues. One member of our party has standing/walking limitations, and Francesca made sure we had access to chairs whenever possible. Thank you, Francesca, for a fascinating morning and for all your assistance.

Carl S.

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/18

Francesca took us through upper and lower levels of the Colliseum with no waiting in lines, then walked us through the Pallatine Hill park and ruins, providing lots of historical and cultural information. We then visited the the Forum and understood the various layers of activity and building methods there. Her English was very fluent.

Richard Gaynor

United States
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Tour: #309614, Walking tour of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

Francesca met us on schedule and helped navigate us through the sometimes very busy streets of Rome. She has very detailed knowledge of the sites having been an archeologist herself. Good English and she brought us to a great gelato shop along the way when it looked like we needed a pick-me-up. We did three tours when in Rome and this one was best value.

Theodora Oldknow

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Wonderful day of Ancient Rome. Francesca knows the history and one day with her is like taking a course. She makes it fun too, the perfect combination for us!

Andrea Balsamo

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Francesca was awesome. She taught us so much. My daughter also loved the tour as she had just learned about ancient Roman history. Francesca was knowledgeable, friendly and her English was great. She was able to answer our questions and keep the tour interesting. Which can be hard with 13 year old girls. Tha

Theresa Kolbus

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

We loved our tour through the Vatican Museum and Saint Peter's Basilica. Francesca was an amazing guide! We learned so much...and she took her time. We never felt rushed, and she gave us some great tips to navigate through the Vatican City. Great tour and guide!!

Theresa Kolbus

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Francesca was an amazing tour guide! She was very thorough and great with our two teenagers! She met us on site and explained a lot of detail which made it easy to understand. We are glad we arrived at 8:30 am as it does get crowded - and that can make for an uncomfortable wait - especially in the hot summer months. Dress cool and comfortable and enjoy ancient Rome!

John Paciello

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Francesca was GREAT! Very knowledgeable. Our group of 9 loved her tour.

John Paciello

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour July 9, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Francesca was GREAT! Her knowledge was exceptionable. She knew how to move thru the crowds and avoid long lines. Our group of 9 loved her. GREAT tour.

John Paciello

United States
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Tour: #309614, Walking tour of Rome July 8, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

Francesca was GREAT! Very knowledgeable and explained everything in simple terms. My family (group of 9) loved her. Thank you, Francesca.

Donna Ahern

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Francesca was absolutely wonderful! We really enjoyed our second tour with her, our first being the day before at the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Nothing compares to a private tour with a knowledgable tour guide. Francesca knew many important details and history that she shared with use throughout the tour. She guided us through the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica, stopping at important points to share information. She is also a real nice person!

Donna Ahern

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Francesca was absolutely wonderful! We met outside of the colosseum. She came with books and pictures that really helped us visualize what the colosseum and Roman Forum were like in the early days of Rome. She pointed out many interesting sights that we would have walked right by. Francesca was an archaeologist who actually worked on the site of the Roman Forum. My husband and I had a great morning with her. She is knowledgeable and very nice! We would highly recommend Francesca!!!!

Katherine Campbell

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Francesca gave a wonderful tour. She attempted to keep us shaded from the sun. She was great with our teens. Grazie

Mary Root

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Francesca was a good guide, knowledgeable, brought the Colosseum and Roman Forum alive for us

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: Villa D'Este tour, Tivoli, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 25/18

Francesca arranged for a great driver to take us to Villa D'Estee. She gave the history of the beautiful area. Sadly it rained so we were unable to walk in the gardens but we were able to view them from above. She is very detail oriented. We took 4 tours with Francesca this trip and when we return to Italy again we will definitely book with her again. Highly recommend

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #309614, Walking tour of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Francesca was so helpful on our walking tour. My husband is disabled and his scooter wasn't working so she pushed him most of the time on our tour. She took us to the Trevi fountain and was a wealth of information with many buildings and statues. Francesca has taken us on quite a few tours in Rome. We always ask for her.

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #340063, Borghese Gallery private tour with skip the line tickets, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Francesca did an outstanding job giving very thorough explanation of the sculptures and paintings showing us things that we wouldn't have known. She did a fantastic job.

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #315903, Friday Night Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and passionate about Italy . She is a lot of fun. Francesca gave us a tour of the Coliseum last year, she is an archeologist so our tour was very special as was our tour of the Sistine chapel. Very thorough and fun. She is a wealth of information. Highly recommended

Andy N.

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/18

Exceptional two days with Francesca! We'll be recommending her to our friends!

Andy N.

United States
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Tour: #316933, Imperial and Baroque Wonders of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Exceptional two days with Francesca! We'll be recommending her to our friends!

Erica McLean

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Francesca was a knowledgeable guide who really enhanced our visit. Her commentary was excellent. My husband is in a wheelchair and she was also fabulous at getting us through the crowds and also showing us galleries when they were not as busy. I will definitely contact her again when in Rome and suggest her to friends.

Stephanie Levine

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Wonderful tour! Thanks Francesca!

Heidi Cortese

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/18

This was a great tour of the Vatican and all the history. So much to see and so little time. We were able to get quite a bit of history and information from Francesca and it was personalized to us. Very helpful in getting around and making sure we were reunited with our taxi. She showed us local areas in addition to the tour and explained everything in detail to our group of six. Excellent guide.

Terry Mooney

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon tour April 23, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Informative , sweet , extremely knowledable . Highly recommend Francesca.

Terry Mooney

United States
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Tour: #340063, Borghese Gallery private tour with skip the line tickets, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Terry Mooney

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

We spent three mornings with Francesca. It was like taking a class with a great teacher. We highly enjoyed all 12 hours or so and would recommend her to anyone. Book her early . She is GOOD.. We went to the Colloeseum, Roman Forum, Paladium, The Vatican and the Museum and the Borghese Gallery. All must sees when in Rome.

Carlin Walker

United States
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Tour: #316934, Vatican & Colosseum private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/18

Francesca exceeded our expectations in every way. My husband and I found her to be knowledgeable, well organized, flexible, and very pleasant to be around. We experienced the Forum, Colosseum, and the Vatican with her and saw and learned much from her expertise. She is an outstanding tour guide!

Jennifer Dawson

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/18

on time, friendly, very knowledgeable

Julie Wood

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

5 out of 5! Francesca was terrific and so knowledgeable. Touring the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's was a great experience and hassle free. Julie

Martin Sanchez

Oakland, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: The Unmissables: Colosseum & Roman Forum Half-day guided tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Date: Apr 11/18

Francesca did another wonderful tour for us this day. Extremely interesting and always with our concerns in mind. Every question answered and she even sent us an email after our tour with answers to questions she took the time to research so she could answer them correctly.

Andrew Baum

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

My wife and I spent a wonderful 3+ hours with Francesca. She knows everything and explains it beautifully. More importantly, she is a delightful person to spend time with. She has amazing energy and a perfect disposition. And it is really an advantage to bypass all of the lines and crowds at the Colosseum - today it was a madhouse but we breezed right in. Bravo Francesca!

Martin Sanchez

Oakland, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Outstanding tour guide who cared about us and our interests.

Jose Quintela

Portugal
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Vatican museums are very big, but Francesca gives us a fine selection

Jose Quintela

Portugal
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

Franceaca explains very well to both kids and adults. She is very knowledged. Also, caters to our special needs, like tired chikdren and pregnant woman.

Henry Stover

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Fantastic young lady. Very passionate who ensures you truly experience the entire atmosphere.

Hilary Greene

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

It was so nice to meet Francesca. Her tour was informative, well organized and enjoyable. We will definitely contact her again when we return to Rome.

Pamela Nevett

Canada
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

This tour was the second part of our tour with Francesca. Again fantastic. It was a long day for our young son but she was great with him. Highly recommend her for any tour she offers.

Pamela Nevett

Canada
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

Francesca was a wonderful tour guide! Couldn't recommend her enough. Knowledgeable, informative and helpful. We had our six year old son on the tour and she would try to make it as interesting as possible for him by pointing out the animals and other fun facts in the sculptures and art. The "skip the line" options was the only way to go if you are in Rome for a limited time. I would highly recommend anyone to use her when In Rome.

Sharon Saleh Oxner

Canada
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Tour: #316934, Vatican & Colosseum private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Francesca is an incredible guide. My husband and I, along with our teenaged boys, spent a full day with her and learned more than we could have imagined about the history of this beautiful city, Rome, and the treasures left behind. She is informative, charismatic and tireless, even as the day went on, she continued the tour with the same energy as if we were just beginning. Grazie Francesca! Oxner Family, Canada

Kendra Bruce

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

My mother and I had a tour with Francesca while jet lagged and still had a blast! Francesca was an absolute wealth of knowledge, fully prepared, tour was smooth and exciting and she was engaging and comfortable to be around. We were able to skip as much line as possible and enjoyed the Colosseum and Forum, would recommend to anyone! Francesca knows what she is doing!

Bruce Howell

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Francesca really was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, personable, and a very good communicator. We had a teenage son with us, and we were all engaged. We highly recommend her, and hope to engage her services again on our next trip to Rome.

Jerry O.

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

Jerry O.

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

Robyn Harbot

Australia
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Tour: #316934, Vatican & Colosseum private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 11/18

As a family with 2 kids aged 10 and 12 Francesca was brilliant. Her wealth of knowledge is outstanding and also very practical. The use of books and pictures to help explain and show before and afters was great and appealed to the kids. I would definitely use her again she was a lovely person.

David Webber

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

Francesca was a great guide. Extremely knowledgeable of Roman history and all of the ancient ruins. It was pouring rain during our tour and she did a great job still making it fun and informative.

Nigel Cockington

Australia
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 11/17

Francesca gave me a wonderful and informative tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, teaching me many things I did not know. Her folder of images helped me to understand what the sites must have looked like in ancient times and she helped me to understand the history of these ancient times, then what has happened since - especially the Colosseum. Her tour was inexpensive compared to others and well worth it. I can thoroughly recommend Francesca for an educational visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum

Iris D.

United States
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Tour: #309614, Walking tour of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 15/17

Nice Lady, I made a comment about a previous tour We had, and I explain that I wanted the sight seeing with out all the detail and history. She went about to fulfill her format. There times we walked away from her. She may had been annoyed when she was talking and I was taking pictures. All in all it was a nice tour and we got to see most of what we wanted to see and I took my pictures.

Rebecca M.

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum, Roman Forum & St. Clemente private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 6/17

We spend a wonderful but rainy afternoon with Francesca, touring the Colosseum, Forum and Basilica San Clemente. Francesca is great! She is very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information about the ruins. She had a book with photos to show us depictions of how the various locations would have looked centuries ago, which was very helpful. She even arranged for the sun to come out at sunset when we were by the Colosseum :)!! And there was a rainbow too, a great end to a busy and interesting tour.

Kay Revita

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Loved Francesca! She was knowledgeable, accommodating & delightful. We were glad to have her as our guide. We highly recommend her. Aloha, Kay Revita

Dan Miller

Australia
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine hill tour October 3, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

We had a fabulous 3 hours with Francesca, she had amazing knowledge and great passion ! She made the kids get involved in the tour and and skilfully navigated the horrible large groups that plague the area. She let us dictate the pace and still made sure we saw everything and then some. You will be lucky if you can have Francesca show you around, Gracie Francesca !!!

Mark Paddy

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

Well done. We had a wonderful day with Francesca Maria!

Irene Eff

United States
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Tour: #316933, Imperial and Baroque Wonders of Rome September 21, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

Excellent Guide, passionate about her country and very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Irene! It has been a pleasure to meet your group! Francesca

Manhal Tobia

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

We toured with Francesca for 2 consecutive days. The first day we did the colosseum, palatine hill and roman forum. The second day was the the vatican. Francesca was super nice, on time, very accomedating, patient and very knowledgeable. She is an archeologist so she offered great amount of historical informations and references. She also was able to get us through the lines much faster. Thank you so much Francesca... we hope to see you again very soon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Manal, it has been a real pleasure to meet you and spend two days together! It's easy to do my job when I meet people like you and your friends. I hope to see you again very soon! Ciao!

Manhal Tobia

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

We toured with Francesca for 2 consecutive days. The first day we did the colosseum, palatine hill and roman forum. The second day was the the vatican. Francesca was super nice, on time, very accomedating, patient and very knowledgeable. She is an archeologist so she offered great amount of historical informations and references. Thank you so much Francesca... we hope to see you again very soon.

Thomas B.

United States
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Tour: #316934, Vatican & Colosseum private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Jo Trust

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

She was excellent, outstanding and beyond. Her tour was very thorough and she answered all of our questions. It was very evident that she loves her job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! It was wonderful to have you in Rome. Next time I hope to show you more! Have a safe trip home! Francesca

Richard Grosso

United States
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Tour: #316933, Underground Church of St. Clemente and Baroque Wonders of Rome August 6, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Francesca pointed out things that I had walked past with other tours in past years. She really knows all of the small, hidden treasures that others do not. We all loved the tour.

James Chamier

Jersey
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

We had Francesca meet us in Rome at a very busy Colosseum! A very warm greeting for the four of us and all was on time. Francesca's knowledge, enthusiasm, care and attention was impeccable. Her of depth knowledge of all the places we wanted to visit made our tour and visit, one to remember. We had time for a typical Italian lunch at a great little restaurant for a well earned rest. We would highly recommend Francesca.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful 5 stars review and for your kind words! Grazie!

Peter Wernicki

United States
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Tour: #316933, Imperial and Baroque Wonders of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

She was Great! I would recommend her to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! :-)

Thaliyadath Ravindranath

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

Francesca was fantastic and gave us a great tour with due consideration for my daughter in the wheelchair. Thank you.

Charles Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Francesca was FANTASTIC. She could not have been any better. My daughters felt like she was part of our family. I would want to use her and recommend to everyone. Give her a bonus or raise

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A big hug from Rome to Mia and Gia! Thanks Charles for your great review! Francesca

Charles Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #309614, Walking tour of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Francesca was FANTASTIC. She could not have been any better. My daughters felt like she was part of our family. I would want to use her and recommend to everyone. Give her a bonus or raise.

Charles Rosenberg

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Francesca was FANTASTIC. She could not have been any better. My daughters felt like she was part of our family. I would want to use her and recommend to everyone. Give her a bonus or raise.

Jim Lilly

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and catacombs skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

Francesca was wonderful! She is very knowledgeable, easy to understand and she brought us to all the right places. She was also very in tune of when we might need to pause our tour for an espresso. Bravo Francesca!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Thanks for your nice review! Francesca

Jim Lilly

United States
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Tour: #316933, Imperial and Baroque Wonders of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

Francesca was wonderful! She is very knowledgeable, easy to understand and she brought us to all the right places. She was also very in tune of when we might need to pause our tour for an espresso. Bravo Francesca!

Chris O.

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Francesca was a fantastic guide. We have talked about her tours with us numerous times. After giving us a great walking tour the previous afternoon (where we hit a little bit of everything), she gave us a deluxe tour of the Colosseum and the surrounding area. She kept our 10 and 12 year olds engaged. She is like a professor, but fun. We really enjoyed our time with her.

Chris O.

United States
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Tour: #309614, Walking tour of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/17

We just loved Francesca. She was fun, extremely knowledgeable and flexible. She tailored our walking tour of Rome for our first afternoon for our kids, who are 10 and 12. We told her we wanted to hit a lot in a short time, and she did just that. We hit everything from the Parthenon to the Spanish Steps. Francesca was great with the kids. She is like a professor, but fun! Of course, she found us a great place for gelato (a small shop but the best), and she gave us a great recommendation for dinner.

Ian McNeil

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour June 19, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Francesca was very knowledgable and engaging. She helped navigate our family through the masses of people and provided a very informative tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ian for your review! Francesca

John Comino

Australia
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour June 19, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Our tour today with Francesca was extremely pleasing and informative. She had great knowledge of the landmarks and the history. We especially loved the Colosseum tour. Thank you Francesca. Regards John

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Francesca

Robert Wagoner

Columbus, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #315902, Rome Shore Excursion, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/17

Francesca is among the best tour guides, maybe The Best tour guide, we have ever had. And we are well-traveled. She did lots of pre-tour work and everything checked & rechecked so that we could see 2 days worth of Rome attractions in 7 hours. She was able to guide in both the Colloseum and Vatican / Sistine Chapel, and to go around the line, which saved many hours. She also arranged for two vans to be waiting for every significant transit. She is tops, including her archeology experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for this nice review about our Rome shore excursion! I did my best to make your day in Rome perfect, and together we made the impossible become possible! Ciao! Francesca

Albert Lobato

United States
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Tour: #315903, Friday Night Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Francesca met us at our hotel on time and navigated us thru the long lines at the Vatican museums. Once inside, her wealth of knowledge enhanced the experience, which can be overwhelming. A private tour is the only way to go. She shared much information about the daunting city of Rome also. I would highly recommend you meet her and see for yourself.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Francesca

John Hutchison

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/17

Our guide, Francesca, was excellent. As an archaeologist, her depth of knowledge of the Colosseum and Forum was so insightful. She did not just point out the structures and layout but gave wonderful backstories on each place we stopped giving a glimpse of the lives that unfolded in all these historic sites. Francesca was wonderful in making sure we had a sense of how each site evolved - where original structures were and how they might have looked centuries ago. Her approach was very warm and personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John for your great review! Thank you for understanding how much work and passion there is behind a tour. I hope to see your lovely family again soon! Arrivederci!

John Hutchison

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Our guide Francesca, was excellent. With only an afternoon to explore the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, Francesca was artful in directing our tour to wonderful highlights in each area. She made what could have been an overwhelming experience into a truly memorable one especially in preparing us for the Sistine Chapel. And she pointed out lovely details that made our tour feel quite personal even among the huge throngs. There was ample time for photos; our tour was never rushed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John, thank you for your great review! I hope to se you again and show you more of Rome! Grazie mille!

Laura Clark

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/17

Wonderful! Francesca's knowledge of history and art is amazing. Do not see the Vatican without her. She really tailored the tour to our family. We were traveling with our 2 college age sons. We spent 2 days with her. Do not see Rome without her!

Laura Clark

United States
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Tour: #316933, Imperial and Baroque Wonders of Rome May 15, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Do not see Rome without Francesca! She was amazing!! She was so easy to work with . We so enjoyed our tour of Rome with her. Her knowledge of history is incredible. She is absolutely the best tour guide we have ever had. We traveled with our 2 college age sons and they loved her also. I hope you get the blessing of spending the day with her. Have her take you to her favorite place for lunch. Our sons are still raving about it !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura! See you and your wonderful family next year in Rome! Ciao! Francesca

Sandy Tomme

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 13/17

Francesca was an extremely well informed guides and "huge bonus" very respectful of our time. She shared very interesting stories and facts which I had not learned on previous tours. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandy and thank you to your family!

Tanya Clifton

United States
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Tour: #316934, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Our family stayed 3 nights in Florence, 7 nights in Tuscany, and 7 nights in Orvieto. While in Orvieto, we took a day trip into Rome and received an amazing private tour by Francesca. My two girls (ages 14 and 12) still insist that it was the highlight of our 2.5 week Italian vacation. Francesca was VERY responsive to email inquiries about the details of our tour; this was very helpful in deciding whether or not to book. I'm so glad we did! She was personable and knowledgeable. Amazing experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie! Tanya thank you so much for your great feedback. I hope to meet you and your family again and spend more time together. Ciao!