Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome-Italy by Tour Guide Fabio Claudio P. (Guide #8164)


Bonnie Ross Wolff

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome: Colosseum - Palatine - Roman Forum. No line*, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

My family and I loved our tours with Fabio! Fabio was amazing! He has an extensive knowledge of art, art history, and archaeology, and a fun and interesting way to present the information, so both my husband and I as well as our two teenage sons loved the tours. Fabio was also extremely helpful helping me plan the tours and was also happy to make last minute changes to the tours that we requested. Thanks Fabio!

Bonnie Ross Wolff

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel , St Peter's Basilica. Tickets not included. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

My family and I loved our tours with Fabio! He gave us tours of Rome for two days-the first was the Vatican and Sistene Chapel, and the second was highlights of Rome, the Forum, and the Colosseum. Fabio was amazing! He has an extensive knowledge of art, art history, and archaeology, and a fun and interesting way to present the information, so both my husband and I as well as our two teenage sons loved the tours. Thanks Fabio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bonnie for you kind review. I wish you all the best for this new year.

Karen Leader

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel , St Peter's Basilica. Tickets not included. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

We enjoyed our tour of the Vatican led by Fabio on Saturday, October 12. Fabio's knowledge of the Vatican, ways to highlight the most important aspects and even his ability to navigate around heavy crowds and skip lines were appreciated by all.

Stefan Schnopp

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel , St Peter's Basilica. Tickets not included. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Fabio provided an excellent tour during my recent trip to the Vatican. He was very informative and tailored his tour based on my interests and preferences. I would highly recommend his tour.

Jennifer Griffith

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day walking tour. Sistine Chapel -St.Peter's Basilica- Roman Forum , Colosseum. Tickets not included. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

Fabio was a terrific guide in Rome! We had a full day together, but had to rearrange our start time based on when we could get tickets to the Vatican and Colosseum (we got those tickets independently, but Fabio provided very specific instructions to make it easy). He really knows his stuff, was engaging and interesting, and adjusted to focus on things we were most interested in. Great day in Rome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your positive review. I hope to see you again in Rome. All the best

Wendi Vassiliou

United States
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Tour: #184384, Rome CHAUFFEURED shore excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's- No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Fabio was a fantastic guide! We would give him 10 stars, if possible. Our entire group (5 people, ages 6 to 70) thoroughly enjoyed our entire day in Rome. Fabio was beyond a wealth of knowledge!!! He was flexible reliable, professional, patient, and a good communicator. There was an unexpected situation at the Colosseum, and Fabio didn't waste a minute's time rearranging the plan to get us into the Roman Forum, which was possibly the highlight of our day. We are grateful for our day with Fabio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Wendi ! I am glad you had a good time in Rome. All the best to you and your family.

Polly Ogden

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day walking tour. Sistine Chapel -St.Peter's Basilica- Roman Forum , Colosseum. Tickets not included. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/19

Fabio was a special treat. We had a day long walking tour in which he toured us around Rome pointing out special buildings, artworks and historically significant locales. He was extremely knowledgeable in all arenas, from Ancient Rome to present day, and expressed this knowledge in clear and understandable language. We felt we were in the company of a friend as he made our time together feel as such. I would highly recommend booking with Fabio for whatever your special interests in Rome might be.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Polly and Karen, It is always a pleasure talking about and showing the beauty of Rome to those who indeed appreciate art and history! I also had a very nice day with you. Thank you Fabio

Stephen Paraskivas

United States
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Tour: #167132, The Ancient City of Ostia., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/19

Fabio was just great. He was professional, courtious and had super understanding for ostia antica. My wife and myself lookforward to seeing him again the next time we are in rome. 6 STAR RATING

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Stephen! I appreciate your lovely review. I am glad you had a great time in Ostia Antica, that is a wonderful day out from the hustle and bustle of the city. All the best to you and your wife

Mark Furse

United Kingdom
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Tour: #300437, Chauffeured Tour- The Appian Way. Baths of Caracalla and Catacombs, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/19

Great knowledge from Fabio - whose professional experience and training places him in the perfect position to discuss and explain the relevant art and history. Perfect English, and thoroughly engaging through the entire tour - he also went out of his way to add an extra bit in at the end when we were running ahead of schedule so as to make full use of the time. Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mark, thank you so much for this positive review. Despite the rainy day It has been a pleasure showing you and your partner the Appian Way area and the baths of Caracalla. Thank you also on behalf of Valentin, our driver. All the best . Fabio P.

Jenny Collyer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #167132, The Ancient City of Ostia., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

Fabio is extremely knowledgable and was able to help us understand the amazing site at Ostia Antica. His communication was excellent before the tour so we had clear timings and joining instructions. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jenny, thank you so much for your lovely review. Ostia is indeed a beautiful place to explore. All the best! Fabio P.

Ann Stern

United States
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Tour: #309110, Castel Gandolfo and Albano. Culture and food, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

Fabio is fabulous! Informative and versatile. He identified what our interests are and included them on our tour. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You so much Ann, i hope to see you again here in Rome to show you some other interesting sites. All the best! Fabio P.

Daniel Wagman

United States
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Tour: 3 hours and 30 minutes walking tour., Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Sep 14/18

Steph Pullen

Canada
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day walking tour - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

We think Fabio is short for Fabulous. He is knowledgeable & personable - and provides a tour exactly as needed or desired. He can speak to any question and also had a sense of humour while remaining completely professional. He has a passion for Rome and is super experienced. At the risk of him becoming too busy to ever give me a tour again- you need look no further than Fabio for a truly fantastic day!

Mary Root

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

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.

Amanda Fu

Singapore
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day walking tour Colosseum*, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Fabio is experienced and very knowledgeable in art history. He provided excellent explanations on topics of history, mythology, culture, religion and politics as we toured the historic sites. Fabio was also very open to questions and provided well thought-out answers. We would highly recommend Fabio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you again here in Rome

Thomas (Tom) Cox

United States
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Tour: #297734, Full day in Rome for real art lovers. private walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Fabio is an excellent guide! He is an art history grad and extremely knowledgeable. If you want a great introduction to Roman art and architecture this your tour and absolutely your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom! This tour is also one of my favorites. All the best to you and your friends. Fabio Claudio P

Thomas (Tom) Cox

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day walking tour - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

Fabio is a superb guide! His English is excellent, his manner friendly and his knowledge extensive. Book this tour!

Ross Mongiardo

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Fabio is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone.

Wayne Huneke

United States
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Tour: #78747, Borghese Gallery, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Fabio was very knowledgeable. I've found a guide to be very helpful in visiting galleries such as the Borghese. They can provide insights and explanations that really bring the art work to life. Our daughter, who is an art history buff, could ask questions of Fabio which he could readily answer. I'd recommend Fabio for a visit to the gallery.

Andrew Massie

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 24/18

Fabio is fabulous. Extremely knowledgeable, likeable, prompt and courteous. Two seniors and our grandson had a lovely tour with him. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, I give my best when I find well travelled and cultured people like you are. All the best to you and the young Andrew. Fabio P.

Adam Schaaf

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day walking tour - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Would not recommend Rome without a tour guide. Great experience and money well spent! Thanks Fabio

John Morgan

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome: Colosseum (no underground and 3rd tier) Palatine hill and Roman Forum. No line*, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/18

We loved our tour of Ancient Rome and the Colosseum! Our guide Fabio was awesome! We were impressed by the amount of knowledge he had about the ruins and the parts of the ancient city we were touring. Fabio showed us things we would have never noticed or learned about had we gone by ourselves. We were also extra glad to have our own private tour guide when we saw the size of the crowds and the size of the many other "group" tours! Highly recommend your company Tours By Locals.

Sherrill Jones

United States
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Tour: #297734, Full day in Rome for real art lovers. private walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Our customized tour with Fabio was fabulous!! His vast wealth of knowledge about the history of Rome, its museums and art was impressive. He did a beautiful job of guiding our small Georgia group through two incredible museums (Borghese & Doria Pamphili) as well as the Jewish District. Thank you Fabio for making our last day in Rome outstanding!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely words! It was a beautiful day indeed. I’m really glad you enjoyed your day in Rome. All the best to you and the other members of the group. Warmest regards Fabio P.

Bonnie Xiangzhi Sheng

China
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Tour: #297734, Full day in Rome for real art lovers. private walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

I had been to Rome over 2 dozen times so I suppose I could be demanding but Mr. Pinelli handled the tour so well with almost native English, kind patience as well as outstanding knowledge of the city & art history. I have to say he is one of the best art tour guide I have ever encountered in life. I will definately recommend to my art circle in China and to all of you are insterested on a deep but stimulating tour in Rome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bonnie for your words. Indeed it has been a pleasure sharing with you the arts , the peculiarities and oddities of all the places we’ve visited. Looking forward to seeing you here again . Fabio P.

Todd Schneiderman

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day walking tour - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 19/17

The tour was really good and Fabio explained the city very well.

Javier Alvarez Campillo

Spain
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Tour: #78747, Borghese Gallery, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/17

The visit of the Borghese Gallery with Fabio was marvelous. He provided a wealth of details and anecdotes both artistic and historical. His knowledge gave us the context for the marvelous pieces that we where seeing and added a great depth to the experience. I recommend to visit the treasures of the gallery with a guide and Fabio is the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Javier! Muchísimas gracias por su mensaje, ha sido un placer enseñaros las maravillosas obras de Caravaggio y Bernini y la historia de la familia Borghese. Espero que Usted pueda venir nuevamente a Roma. Un saludo también a su mamá que es muy maja y amable! Hasta pronto Fabio P.

Larry Worlund

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Fabio took us on a tour of the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel. He did a great job. Fabio was very willing to customize the tour to allow us to see the things we wanted to spend time on, while not wasting time on areas where we had no interest. Fabio was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and really allowed us to relax and have a great time. Highly Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure showing art lovers like you and your party the less visited area of the museums.

Lisa Vanderwoud

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome: Colosseum (no underground and 3rd tier) Palatine hill and Roman Forum. No line*, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Gentlemen Fabio was our guide for a half day tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. He was very knowledgeable and conducted our tour in a very professional manner. His knowledge and explanation of the sites brought them to life for us. The pace of the tour was excellent as was the content. We would highly recommend ToursByLocals and Fabio to anyone who wanted to learn about the history of the Ancient City. Sincerely, Candy & Bob Sand Hickory, NC

Kathryn Lindner

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day walking tour - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Nancy Sanborn

United States
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Tour: #166214, April to October 2017 Vatican Museum friday night openings. No large crowds!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening tour of the Vatican museum. We found the information he shared so helpful in enhancing the experience. We also enjoyed the fact that the space itself was much less crowded in the evening. Very good tour guide.


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