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


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 F.

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.

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.

Melissa Newton

United States
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Tour: #300437, The Appian Way. Baths of Caracalla and Catacombs/ customized Melissa Newton, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

We loved our tour with Fabio! Fabio is very knowledgeable and his English is very clear. He listened well to hear what we wanted to see and customized our tour around our interests. He answered all of our questions and went at our pace. He arranged for he and a driver (Davide) to pick us up at our hotel. He was on was on time. The van was clean and comfortable. At the end of our tour he dropped us off at Studio Cassio for a mosaic workshop that he helped us arrange ahead of time. We loved that too!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Melissa! It was a pleasure having you here in Rome. My warmest regards Fabio P..

Stacy Stanley

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: Sep 13/17

We were very happy with our guide Fabio. He was professional and well prepaired for the tour of the Colosseum. He brought along a book with drawings that helped us to imagine how the site would have looked 2000 years ago. I highly recommend Fabio!

John Shapard

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 28/17

Fabio was great and really knows what he's doing! He was more knowledgeable than most guides, genuinely interesting in sharing it with you, and helpful in designing a tour that met our interests. We're looking forward to returning to Rome and touring with him again!

Henry Ota

Moorpark, CALIFORNIA, 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 6/17

Gail S.

Fort Worth, TX, 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 1/17

Fabio was very well informed, an excellent guide for our small group. He covered everything that we requested and made it a perfect day.

Joan Goldfeder

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 31/17

Fabio was incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. Great tour!

Laura Fisher

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 30/17

Wow! What an incredible day with Fabio. He really knows the history of the Colosseum and the book he brought along really helped my three teenagers understand the complex history. He also brought a book and explained all about the Sistine Chapel, which was so helpful. Be prepared to be outdoors and to walk. We loved it; but not all may be able to handle the heat and walking in the middle of the summer. Enjoy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura! All the best to you and your family. Fabio P.

Ilya Briskin

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: Apr 13/17

Fabio is probably the most knowledgable tour guide I've ever dealt with. His impeccable attention to detail and deep thoughtful explanation related to all aspects of history, not just covering Roman Empire but from ancient Egyptians to modern day Italy, is beyond impressive. If you are looking for a guide just to find the best gift shop or pizza in Rome, Fabio can do that for sure, you would be wasting your opportunity to truly learn from such a wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ilya! I'm going to blush! Thank you so much for you kind words, it is indeed a pleasure to read such a wonderful comment on my tours. All the best to you and your family. Fabio P.

Robbie Janssen

SEVENOAKS, KENT, United Kingdom
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 4/17

Fabio was simply perfect. his information and knowledge made our visit to the Vatican absolutely perfect. I would highly recommend his services to anyone. Thank you !

Robbie Janssen

SEVENOAKS, KENT, United Kingdom
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome: Colosseum Palatine hill and Roman Forum. No line*, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 3/17

Fabio was simply perfect. his information and knowledge about ancient Rome made our trip !I would highly recommend his services to anyone. Thank you !

Winnifred Lee

Australia
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Fabio is an art historian and art curator - who else would you want as your guide around the Colosseum and Vatican? Our family of eight ranging in age from 19 to 50+ years were all enthralled by his engaging tour of these vast areas. His highlights were excellent! And his English was perfect - also with a great sense of humour! The use of audio phones certainly made it easier in the crowds to hear everything he said. A well- organised tour of complex sites - time flew and we learned so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Happy new year!!

Matthew Battista

United States
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Tour: #222878, New! Rome and its baroque squares and fountains, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 7/16

Fabio was "spot on" in providing me a great start to my vacation in Italy. Given my jet lag and a nagging back injury, he made just the right adjustments to my tour. His art and history knowledge is excellent and he tuned into my travel interests like a real professional. Thanks Fabio!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Matt, Hope next time your back won't be bothering you like it did. Take care of yourself. Fabio

Timothy Lin

Hong Kong
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

Sarah Sausman

United States
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Tour: #74493, Trastevere, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

Fabio was a very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. He showed us things we wouldn't have found on our own and made the experience of visiting 3 different churches interesting and informative instead of tedious.

Mary Holcomb

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/16

Michael McCluskey

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 22/16

This was a nice morning tour, before the heat really set in. Fabio will explain the Colosseum and the forum to you. You can stay in the forum after the tour and explore on your own, or take photos.

Felipe Sanchez

MIAMI, FL, United States
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Tour: Multiple day tour Rome and it's surroundings., Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 18/16

We are extremely satisfied with the tours provided by Fabio, we found him extremely knowledgeable accurate and professional. We had with him 4 full days of tours, which can be tough for you if you do not get along with your guide, fortunately all went very well. Impeccable English plus as I understand German and French. Grazie mille Fabio.

Ray Best

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/16

What better way to see Rome than with an art historian. Fabio is a super guide. Besides his superior knowledge he communicates and guides well. We strongly recommend him.

Julian Gooi

Australia
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine hill and Roman Forum. No line*, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/16

Fabio was fantastic, taking great care and time to ensure that our experience of these fantastic Roman sites was enjoyable and a learning experience for all. He is highly recommended.

Julian Gooi

Australia
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/16

I cannot thank Fabio, enough for the great tour of Vatican city. He was a delight from start to finish always ready to provide interesting information and answer questions at anytime. He made the trip so much more enjoyable and interesting. Thanks, Fabio

Walter Sherman

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day shore excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 28/16

We could not have been any more pleased with our Full Day private tour of Rome conducted by the easy going and most knowledgeable, Fabio. His expertise with regard to history and the arts puts him securely on the highest level of tour guides - especially working in a city like Rome where the amount a good guide needs know is mind boggling to a layman. He did a terrific job, especially, considering the excessive crowds we encountered on a religious holiday for the Roman Catholic Church. BRAVO

Frank Nemshick

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine hill and Roman Forum. No line*, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

Please accept this as our highest rating and appreciation for the tour given to us by Fabio. He was reliable in any response and on time for our tour. He shared a great deal of knowledge in a way that was adaptable to both adults and children. He is a very nice guy and it was very enjoyable to have him lead our tour. Was perfect for our family of 5. Thank you, Nemshick Family

Robert McCoy

United States
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Tour: #184384, City of Rome CHAUFFEURED shore excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's- No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 10/16

Our tour was even better than we had imagined. Our guide, Fabio, was EXCELLENT. He was friendly, extremely knowledgable, and very accommodating. We desired a challenging schedule to ensure that we saw everything on our wish list. It worked out perfectly. Thank you for a truly unforgettable day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristin, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I'm extremely glad you had a good time here in Rome. All the best to you and all your party. Fabio P.

Diane Hickey

United States
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Tour: #184384, City of Rome CHAUFFEURED shore excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's- No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/16

The guide was very knowledgable about the area

Robert Cannon

United States
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Tour: #166214, Vatican Museum friday night openings! No large crowds!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 20/16

Fabio has a passion for the Vatican art, ancient to modern, that is infectious. We travel frequently and often hire local guides because we are interested in learning much more than guide books and signs will tell us. Fabio provided that kind of in depth knowledge that comes from years of dedicated study in a particular field. What an enjoyable experience in every way.

Lindsay Burns

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day shore excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/16

Our tour of Rome and the Colosseum with Fabio could not have been better. We had asked Fabio to modify his normal tour somewhat and show us a few "off the beaten path" treasures that Rome has to offer which he enthusiastically did. His knowledge of the art and history of Rome from the Republic, through the Empire, and to the present day was impressive, his english impeccable, and his love for his native culture endearing. Be sure to ask him to show you some of the underground history of his great city.

Michael Perrett

Ojai, 93023, 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 10/16

Wow! Fabio was wonderful -- so knowledgeable and so good at sharing his knowledge. He is an art historian and an independent art curator. Talk about an expert! We could not have asked for a better guide. He scores an A plus!

Richard Nutton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #129120, Underground Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 9/16

An absolutely first rate tour with Fabio who has a deep knowledge of his subject and is clearly a great enthusiast of ancient history and architecture in Rome. His tour of underground Rome covers area that would not be seen in the course of visit to the usual landmarks and is recommended for those who want to understand the history of Ancient Rome in more depth. An excellent guide strongly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard and Tessa. I'm very happy you had a good time and that you have enjoyed this tour.

William M.

United States
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Tour: #74493, Trastevere, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/16

Fabio was a great guide. Provided detailed information on the area and specific sights along the tour. Was also helpful in giving us directions to a truly great restaurant

Khalil Manigaulte

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine hill and Roman Forum. No line*, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/16

Thank you very much for sharing your time and knowledge with us yesterday. We found the tour insightful, particularly the recently opened section in the Forum with the Frescos. Your ability to provide a timeline of events and highlight the historical accuracy of some representations left my family with greater information and understanding of Ancient Rome.

Lynn Weak

United States
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Tour: #184384, City of Rome CHAUFFEURED shore excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's- No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 14/16

What a great trip. Fabio is really knowledgeable and conveyed the wonder of the places very well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn, thank you so much for your positive reviews. All the best. Fabio P.

Paula Blay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day shore excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 4/16

Excellent tour. Very knowledgable and personable. Would highly recommend and when we return to Rome I will definitely be booking another tour with Fabio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paula and Mike. I'm really glad you had a good time. Looking forward to seeing you here again.

Jim Browning

Canada
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 16/16

Fabio was extremely knowledgeable and informative and was able to answer any of our questions in detail. He made the Colesseum and Forum come alive! He even suggested a great restaurant for lunch. Defininitely exceeded expectations. Grazie Fabio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim and Kathy for your very nice review. I really appreciate it.

Jim Browning

Canada
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/16

Fabio was fabulous! He exceeded expectations in explaining the history of the Vatican and answering all our questions in detail. He was flexible in customizing the tour to meet our preferences. He was recommended by a friend and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone interested in a highly professional and personable guide. Much better than those large group tours! Gracie Fabio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Yes, with large group tours is hard to grasp anything. For the guide can also get very frustrating since there is no feedback with the travelers . I'm glad you enjoyed ! Grazie.

Nicolette Stull

United States
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Tour: #166214, Vatican Museum friday night openings! No large crowds!, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

Wonderful Friday night tour of the Vatican museum with Fabio !!! Fabio was full of knowledge and passion on our tour!

Adrian Deshotel

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/15

Extremely knowledgeable guide. Personable and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Adrian, thank you so much for your review.

Luciana Zgryzek

Argentina
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 3/15

I booked this tour as a wedding gift for my friends and Fabio did a great job!!! Thanks Fabio!!

Richard Brooks

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 15/15

This was the second tour we took with Fabio and it was as well done as the first tour, which was at The Vatican. Fabio is very knowledgeable about The Coliseum, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and the entire area. His descriptions and comments really gave us a good understanding of what we were seeing. Thank you for a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much

Richard Brooks

United States
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Tour: #74481, " I'm in a hurry! " Short Sistine Chapel Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 14/15

Fabio Is Fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of The Vatican with Fabio. We went through several museum areas before entering the Sistine Chapel. Fabio did a great job describing what we were seeing in the museums and preparing us for what we would see in the Chapel. His knowledge of art is extensive and we came away with a much better understanding of the treasures in The Vatican. Thank you for a great job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Ann Jorgensen

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 10/15

Fabio did a great job as a tour guide. The temperature was over 90 degrees and as you can tell it was very hot. He was patient with our group and gave us plenty of time. Next time make it cooler.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It is now almost 100!!

David Dahn

United States
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Tour: #129120, Underground Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 6/15

Fabio provided a very informative tour of two underground sections that had been excavated under churches. If you are interested in underground Rome, it is worth the investment. This is not the catacombs tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate your review, thank you.

Sharon Gregg

United Kingdom
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 3/15

Fabio was very knowledgeable giving us the history of the Vatican and the religious history through the ages. Impressed that he took time to explain the art work of the Sistine Chapel by using his own pictures before entering, so we could appreciate the art work once inside.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your reviews. I'm glad you had a good time in Roma.

Sharon Gregg

United Kingdom
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 1/15

Thanks Fabio - Learnt loads not only about the Colosseum but about the surrounding area and places to visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great reviews thanks so much

Gijsbert van Maren

Canada
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/15

Rick Paulson

United States
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Tour: #129120, Underground Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/15

Very knowledgable guide, perfect English

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rick, hope to see you and your family here in Rome again.

Victoria B.

United States
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Tour: #129120, Underground Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 10/15

Fabio was a great tour guide! I would recommend this interesting tour to anyone wanting to see something different while in Rome.

Arthur Rogers

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 25/15

Perfect background!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You!

Kimberly Ligotti

France
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 22/15

Fabio was extremely professional, friendly and knowledgeable on our recent tour of the Colosseum, Forum and Palantino. His art history/restoration background is perfect for providing interesting and fact filled tours. Fabio was also able to adapt the tour for our (2) young boys , 8 and 10 years old, to keep it interesting for them. If we could have we would have booked him for our Vatican/Sistine Chapel day but he was already booked!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Kimberly for your good review. Hope to see you and your family here again.

Michael Comella

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/15

Fabio did an excellent job on our Vatican tour. He is highly recommended by my wife and myself. His knowledge of art history was truly impressive. Thank you Fabio for your help in explaining the artists and the story behind their works. For the folks wanting a first class tour, do not hesitate hiring this guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mike, thank you and your wife for this great review. Hope to see you here in Rome again. Best Fabio P.

Carol Schaer

RALEIGH, NC, United States
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Tour: #129120, Underground Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 19/15

Fabio is a gem. He made complex history very accessible. His English was perfect and he brought Underground Rome to life. We were a group of 13 women and he was extraordinarily respectful and just a wonderful walking advertisement for ToursbyLocals!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :-) thank you Carol! Grazie Mille.

Anthony Lodato

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica. No line., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/15

The tours that Fabio leads are second to none. He did a fabulous job giving us a greater understanding of the rich history behind the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. Our children (ages 10 and 12) were very thankful to have someone so knowledgeable with us who was able to give meaning behind the multitude of artwork they were encountering. We will never forget our amazing experience with Fabio!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anthony, thanks again for your great reviews. I appreciate it.

Anthony Lodato

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/15

I wish I could give this tour more than 5 stars. Fabio is amazing. I have been to Rome several times but Fabio opened our eyes to so much more than we had experienced before. His English is impeccable, his knowledge and expertise are very impressive. Our children (ages 10 and 12) were mesmerized by the stories and history he shared with us. We will definitely seek out Fabio when we return to Rome!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anthony, It has been my pleasure touring your lovely family around Rome. Thank you very much.

Carl Jones

United States
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Tour: #74493, Trastevere, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 20/14

wonderful tour, highly recommended; we scheduled the tour for 9:00am which was great because the neighborhoods were still quiet and large tour groups arrived later; Fabio was excellent and we saw a part of Rome frequently ignored by tourists.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carl, thank you for your great review. I'm glad you liked this tour, Trastevere is indeed at its best early mornings. Hope to see you again here in Rome!

Philip Moncrief

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 16/14

A comprehensive by Fabio. He really knows his subject and is terrific at explaining it. FIVE STARS!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Philip! Thank you so much for your review. I'm looking forward to seeing you again here in Rome. Ciao!

David Cooke

Canada
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/14

We had a wonderful tour with Fabio in Rome. He met us at our hotel and we proceeded to walk to the Colosseum and Forum, and then to the Pantheon. After lunch we traveled by taxi to the Vatican where we had a tour of the Vatican Museum,Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Fabio was very knowledgeable, flexible and well organized. We would not hesitate to recommend him. Words of caution: Be very careful with your valuables especially at the Rome train station where I had my wallet stolen the next day.

Wesley- Ava. (Pixie) Hider

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/14

We were a group of 10 seniors and did this tour with Fabio in early October, 2014. Fabio met us at 9am and we got an early start on a beautiful fall morning. Amazing sites, great history. Fabio was very informative and was respectful of our needs. Highly recommend him. Give him a 10 out of 10.

Chuck Jung

Canada
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 10/14

We would personally want to thank Fabio for his services on our recent tour in Rome. He is a highly experienced guide who knew how take us through the highlights of Rome in a very enjoyable day. He is knowledgeable and well rounded, being highly easy to relate to. We learned lot about Rome, it's culture, and people - for which we would like to thank Fabio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I hope to see you again here in Rome.

Colin Polwarth

Australia
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Tour: #110505, Exclusive visit. Private collection in a noble family Palazzo. Tour arranged for Colin Polwarth. 20 people, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/14

Fabio took us one of the highlights of our four week tour to Italy. The tour to the church and palazzo was outstanding and we highly recommend this tour for visitors to Rome who are interested in a fine grain, unique insight into an amazing art collection and private palace home. We met the Marchioness who was delightful and warm. The furnishings and paintings are fascinating and worthy of further research and understanding. Our group of 18 was very impressed. Lovely experience. Gracie Fabio!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colin, thank you so much for the very earnest and warm review. Indeed it was a pleasure touring you in such a gem of a collection. My regards. Fabio P.

Peter Elliot

United States
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Tour: #74481, " I'm in a hurry! " Sistine Chapel Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 27/14

We were very happy with our tour of the Vatican with Fabio. We did the "Tour in a Hurry" and we were very impressed with the amount we got to see. Fabio was very informative but not intrusive. He gave us an overview of what we would see before we started the tour and gave us time to walk and look on our own which was important to us. Fabio also told us the the Basilica was not to be missed-although we had not intended on seeing it and he was right. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your positive review. I hope to see you again here in Rome. Fabio P.

Victoria Hendricks

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/14

Excellent Tour!! I cannot say enough good things about Fabio! He was patient with us (we had a baby and take a lot of pictures) He was very informative and helped keep us on schedule so we really made good use of our time! I will definitely tell any of my friends going to Rome to book with him! Thank You Fabio!! <3 from Arizona!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You are welcome back anytime!

Robert Hunter

Canada
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/14

Our whole experience was first rate. Fabio came to our hotel and we did exactly what we wanted to do. We are older folks who don't walk quickly and Fabio went at our speed and used the elevator which we would not have realized existed. His knowledge of the Facility was great and we had a good time, which is the whole intent of the visit. Unfortunately the Forum was closed but that's a norm in Italy - always someone on strike.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thanks so much for your positive review. I'm glad you liked my tour. All the best. Fabio P.

Bruce Barker

Bermuda
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum. No line, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 13/14

Fabio was a fabulous guide. Extremely knowledgeable and interesting. He was flexible and was able to include a special request for a final stop at the Pantheon into our tour. Three hours was not long enough to cover the whole of the subject matter and if we had had more time we would have liked to book another 3 hour tour with Fabio to carry on in more depth. We have no hesitation in recommending Fabio and Tours by Locals to prospective clients.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Bruce.

Jamie Tarlov

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day excursion- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 11/14

Fabio was fantastic. His tour was perfect for our two teens. He was punctual,knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. He made it easy for us to get in to the Vatican and Colosseum with ease and speed. I would HIGHLY recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive review.

Laurence Saben

United States
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Tour: #78747, Borghese Gallery, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 9/14

Fantastic !! delightful, friendly and amazingly knowledgable about everything. Will use him again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, thanks so much for your wonderful review and rating. All the best. Fabio P.

Doug Benson

United States
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Tour: #109252, Rome in one day- Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 28/14

If you have limited time in Rome, book Fabio immediately. He was able to expertly guide me thru the highlights of ancient Rome and the Vatican with deep knowledge, humor, and flexibility - all while setting a perfect pace. I appreciated his wide range of historical, cultural and artistic insights that for me, captured the huge sweep of Rome's history. I also liked that he stopped to show works at the Vatican that most other tourist blow by in their rush to get to the Sistine Chappell. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Doug, Thanks so much for your great review and rating. All the best! Fabio

Fred Disher

Canada
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 27/14

Fabio was our tour guide for the Vatican tour for our family of 4 which included my sister who was in a wheelchair. He patiently waited at the assigned spot for almost 15 minutes because we got lost. Then he took us on the most amazing tour. He patiently guided my sister's wheelchair through the crowds and corridors and found a way for her to have access to many areas. By unanimous consensus, Fabio was the best tour guide of our entire trip to Rome and the ports of call we visited.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Fred, great to hear you had a wonderful tour. Hope your sister has recovered by now. All the best! Fabio

Evette Fowler

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/13

The Colosseum was the first monument I saw on the ride in from Fiumicino. I could never have imagined its massive size. So too was my experience with the depth and knowledge presented by Fabio from the beginning to the end of the tour. I learned so much; I cannot wait to assimilate it all. Thanks Fabio!

Evette Fowler

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/13

Experiencing Fabio's passion for art history gave me a greater appreciation for the evolution of the "The Eternal City." There was not a moment when I did not learn something or could not have a meaningful dialogue.

Evette Fowler

United States
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Tour: #74493, Trastevere, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/13

Fabio was awesome. His immense and depth of knowledge left me wanting to go back to Trastevere (especially to the Pharmacia)! Problem is I ran out of time!

Stephen Vecchitto

United States
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Tour: #74474, Private tour for Stephen Vecchitto, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/13

Brenda Lofton

United States
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Tour: #74474, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/13

Excellent Tour Guide!!! Fabio was very knowledgeable, informative, and made our tour of the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel most pleasurable. There were 13 people in my group and all had nothing but high praise for Fabio. Thanks, Fabio, for taking such good care of us. I will DEFINITELY be referring you to any clients who travel to your area. Thanks again, from ...Brenda L

Yelena Bozo

United States
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Tour: #74229, Ancient Rome. Colosseum Palatine and Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 2/13

Thank you Fabio for taking us back in time of Ancient Rome!!! It was the best time we had in Rome! We learned so much and hope to be back soon for more!