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


Rebecca McOmber

United States
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Tour: #309614, Walking tour of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 10/20

Francesca was absolutely amazing! She was fun, knowledgeable and spoke English very well. She made our day so enjoyable. The things we learned about Rome were fascinating! She was great with our Two teenagers as well. We will definitely use her again when we come back!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Rebecca! See you soon in Rome!

Janet Edwards

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 10/19

Our guide, Francesca, was extremely informative about the Coliseum and Roman Forum. Being an archaeologist herself, she described all the ruins, history and culture, and shared how so much applies to present day. Fascinating, it made us appreciate this historical experience even more! We would highly recommend Francesca to all our friends. Our tour was a HUGE success! We would definitely ask for Francesca and Alessandra (our Vatican guide} again! Thank you ToursByLocals!!!

Daniel Wendell

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 3/19

Francesca was great. She made sure I knew precisely where we were meeting, accommodated a number of requests before we met, was on time, and gave a great tour. She knows her subject well and provides information as only one with a true professional background in the subject can. She was pleasant to be with, and answered all my questions in a detailed and knowledgeable fashion. I will definitely be using her as a guide again when I return to Rome.

John Zuccola

United States
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Tour: #340063, Borghese Gallery private tour with skip the line tickets, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

Francesca was prompt and did an excellent job. The gallery does not have good ventilation and can get stuffy.

John Prokopek

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

My tour was fantastic. Francesca was very knowledgeable and having a private tour was perfect. It was well worth the money. I think it is the only way to experience the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and The Forum. The tour wasn't rushed and seemed to to be very inclusive. Also, Francesca was nice enough make a call and get my wife and I a reservation at one of her favorite restaurants. She even walked us over to it. It is now my favorite in Rome. I won't mention the name, you'll have to take a tour to find out

Kristen Distler

United States
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Tour: #316934, Vatican & Colosseum private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

Our day with Francesca was amazing! She is the best tour guide and this is the way to go! Francesca was very knowledgeable and friendly! She was able to navigate us through the hustle and bustle of Rome with ease! We will definitely book another tour with Francesca!

Ralph Saturno

United States
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Tour: #316934, Vatican & Colosseum private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

We recently completed our tour with Francesca. She was extremely knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. We would rate our tour with her a five star tour.

Jacob Ketzner

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Kelly Wheeler

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Kelly Wheeler

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Francesca was an excellent guide. She didn't overwhelm us with too much information — she told us just the right amount. Very nice lady and very knowledgeable!

James Wiggs

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

There is nothing quite like having your very own Archaeologist showing you around ancient Rome! Francesca has this wonderful ability to bring history to life in a very articulate yet fun way. From the games that bored Roman lawyers scratched into the steps of the "courthouse" to theories about sanitation at the Colosseum, one can almost see and feel the bustle of what was once everyday Roman life. We truly had a great and informative tour with Francesca and I would recommend her to anyone.

Linda Chavez

United States
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Tour: #340063, Borghese Gallery private tour with skip the line tickets, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Linda Chavez

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Ron DeBenedetto

United States
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

Ron DeBenedetto

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

richaRd Bates

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

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

richaRd Bates

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

Francesca was superb in her presentation during the tour. She brought things to life which helped us understand and visualize the era of Rome as it was back then. She was very organized and was always concerned about our well being during the tour. I would recommend Francesca to anyone that wants to experience Rome to its fullest.

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #344320, Ostia Antica Private Tour From Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

If you have the time, this is a tour you should absolutely try to do. It's a little outside of Rome, but worth the train ride to see the remains of an entire port city that was the gateway to Rome for many years. It has it all, the Forum, the colosseum, residences, baths, temples and even bathrooms. You get a much greater insight into Ancient Rome than from your visits to the sights in Rome. This was the last of our five tours with Francesca and we can only say we will miss her smiling face.

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #309614, Walking tour of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

This tour is a must do when you visit Rome. It really hits the highlights and Francesca provides great information and insights into the sights you visit. This was our fourth tour with Francesca and if you read any of the others you will know that we only have wonderful things to say about our time with this lovely lady.

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #340063, Borghese Gallery private tour with skip the line tickets, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

The Borghese is a beautiful gallery in an exquisite setting. Francesca did a wonderful job explaining the history and stories that went with many of the paintings and sculptures in the gallery. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. This was our third of five tours with Francesca during our visit to Rome and we highly recommend Francesca and the Borghese.

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #315903, Friday Night Vatican Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Seeing the Sistine Chapel at night is an absolute treat. The museums can be overwhelming, so visiting with an experienced and excellent tour guide (Francesca) makes it doable in 3 hours. My husband and I found the tour lengths to be perfect for us. This was the second of 5 tours that we did with Francesca and thrilled that we were able to have the same person with us for 5 tours in 5 days.

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Francesca is a wonderful tour guide. We actually did 5 tours with her in 5 days and enjoyed every one of them. She is extremely knowledgeable and has great supplemental materials to bring what you are seeing into a full picture. This was the first of our tours and a great way to start a visit to Rome. Highly recommend the tour especially with Francesca!

Chet Janecki

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 31/19

Janice Y.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #308372, Vatican & Sistine Chapel skip the line private tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 31/19

Leslie Lucas

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

My husband, 14-year-old son and I loved our tour with Francesca She was so knowledgeable and really geared her comments to our interests. She also brought along some visual aids during our tour of the Coliseum/Roman sites so that we were better able to imagine what they looked like in their heyday. Francesca was just terrific and we highly recommend her.

Rachel Meadows

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Francesca was a great guide- very knowledgeable about the colosseum and the forum! She even took a little extra time to walk us through a newly opened section of the forum after our tour had ended and made sure we were on the right path to the Trevi fountain. Would definitely recommend Maria!

Yukari Kane

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour July 3, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

I did a lot of research before I chose Francesca, and she did not disappoint. Francesca, who is an archaeologist did a fabulous job on a really crowded and sweltering day. We had a large group that included three kids (7, 10, 11). She brought visual aids for the kids to help bring the story of the Coliseum and Palatine Hill alive. At the same time, she kept the tour interesting and engaging for us adults. We learned a lot of things that we would have never known. Our favorite tour. Highly recommended.

Matthew McLaughlin

United States
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Tour: #307765, Colosseum & Roman Forum tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Francesca was amazing. This was a very hot day, she showed us(Family of 5, ages 10-15) all of the things we wanted to see, and found ways to get us to shade and cool water in between. I highly recommend Francesca! Sorry I was so late in writing this, I logged on to this site in order to send a message to our amazing Tours by Locals guides during this time of hardship! I guess that shows how much we enjoyed and connected with her, as I am checking in almost a year later to make sure she is ok!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Matthew! I really appreciate your support! My family and I are doing well, trying to keep strong! Do the same and stay at home! There will be soon a better time for trips! Warm hugs from Italy!

Ed Dougherty

United States
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Tour: #307764, Ancient Rome Extended tour with Gladiator arena access, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Francesca

Judith Eisner

Menlo Park, CA, United States
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Tour: #315903, Friday Night Vatican Tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Francesca was an excellent guide. She was perfect at navigating our way through the Vatican Museum, me in a wheelchair and my companion pushing. She explained what we were going to see and did an amazing job avoiding the nighttime crowds and getting us to elevators. I really wanted to see Raphael's School of Athens and she was able to make it happen. The Sistine Chapel is stunning. Francesca is kind, smart, charming and knowledgeable. In short, the perfect guide !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure! Thanks Judith! Grazie!