John HeinUnited States
Absolutely fabulous day. Our driver/guide was prompt, courteous, friendly, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. While we were touring he took the initiative to find one of the names of our ancestors on a local WWII memorial and really brought the excursion to life. The local Holiday celebration was a welcome surprise, as was the AMAZING lunch spot. Silvia was terrific in arranging our day, dialing in all the details, and answering all of our questions. Book with Silvia without hesitation!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jhon I now you assist to local celebration as well and that everything went perfect. So very happy to give you the opportunity of find in your ancestral.
Excellent English and level of knowledge and great enthusiasm. Very helpful and accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to this nice family, easy going and interested to my city. Silvia
Christine LaRoccaUnited States
Kate BinghamUnited Kingdom
Mark DavisUnited Kingdom
Silvia was really lovely and flexibly adapted to address the different interests between the four of us - history, art, music and food. Somehow in the three hours she managed to bring a little bit of extra knowledge to each of us. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot to you Mark and friends. I spent a lovely time with you in Bologna happy to get you enthusiastic about this unique city. Enjoy the rest of your time there. Silvia
David AlexanderUnited States
Silvia is an excellent tour guide. She is warm and engaging and has a very developed knowledge of the history and culture in Ravenna and of early Christianity. Her driver was also excellent and the vehicle she selected was clean and spacious. This was a tour for two couples and both of our wives connected extremely well with Silvia. After using Tours by Locals 4 times on this trip, I don't plan to use any other tour company in the future, all aspects of these tours were far better than their competitors,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and party, thanks a lot for your stop in Ravenna and for the time you've spent to know better my city. I really appreciated the way you enjoyed and understood the magnificence of such a complex work of art. Mosaics and history are full of things and you made me happy to tell about. Your company while on tour and restaurant was friendly and I spent a wonderful time with all of you. The driver Thaks you a lot for your rating. Hope to have you in Italy again. Silvia
Peter R.Hong Kong
Silvia was a wonderful guide. She was so knowledgeable about all the sights we saw and brought them to life with the information she shared on each sight. We also enjoyed Silvia's company as she was s very conversationalist
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciated to spend this day with Peter and Connie, two beautiful persons really interested and surprised about my city. Thanks a lot for your confidential company! Silvia
Joseph KassUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot hope you are doing well. Regards Silvia
Margaret DuranceUnited Kingdom
Many thanks to Silvia for arranging our day in Urbino. Excellent driver Roberto and his lovely car. Arrangements went perfectly for us, a big thank you. Regards Margaret
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hiargareth, very happy to know that you've appreciated. Thanks from Roberto as well. Silvia
Icy W.Hong Kong
It's been a great pleasure to have met Silvia as my tour guide. She is professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. Her English is good so communication was perfect. The way she explains history is easy to understand. For anyone who is coming to Ravenna to see the UNESCO sites I would highly recommend Silvia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Icy a great pleasure to meet you and having interesting comunication in about our customs. Really appreciated to have you has guest.
Cynthia WellerUnited States
Silvia is one of the best guides we've ever had! And we travel a lot! Not only did she help us maximize our day in Brighisella and Ravenna, she arranged lunch at one of her favorite restaurants that we're still talking about. Our party of four enjoyed our day with Silvia immensely, and highly recommend her for anyone planning a tour in Ravenna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you. Cinthya and all party were funny and nice. Such a great pleasure to enjoy my job with you. Keep in touch. Silvia
Silvia was very knowledgeable on Ravenna and other areas of Italy. Her English was very good. The passion she feels for the history of the area was very evident in the information she shared. The stories behind the artifacts made the tour a huge success.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to Donna and her party...give very nice women enthusiastic on art and history. A big pleasure to have you in my town. Kisses Silvia
A lovely location for a day's touring. Lots of small shops however we spent most of the day climbing towards the three towers. Excellent experience and our guide made the day particularly enjoyable. Recommendations as to food, snacks and pathing were well received. When the guide left we were in a position to enjoy the balance of the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for appretiating. Silvia
Rimini is a very small town and our tour took a short period of time (allowing us to do some touring on our own). Our guide did a very good job taking us through the town in a chronological sequence from oldest to newest (Roman to Medieval). The end of the tour left us in a position to enter a very nice café and sit on the patio on the central square and relax while taking in the locals and other tourists wandering about.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for feedback. As I can see everithing was OK. Can I ask the four stars reason? Thanks Silvia
Kevin KornahrensUnited States
Silvia has been a great guide for us. In the booking process she has been extremely communicative and helpful for arranging our transfer from Ancona Airport to San Marino. She awaited us 'spot on' at the agreed place and time. Slowly but surely we started mounting beautiful San Marino, while learning about this great 'micro state'. In addition she gave us valuable tips for the remainder of our trip (Bologna, Venezia, Verona, Milano). I would strongly recommend Silvia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pietr thanks a lot. Thanks for your rating. A pleasure to help you if you need recommendations in Italy. A big kiss to Nina and good luck for all. Keep in touch. Silvia
Thomas GoodisonUnited Kingdom
Silvia was fantastic. She was passionate and so knowledgeable about Italian history and art history. What an enriching half-day we had with her in Ravenna.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claude and wife, thanks a lot for your stop in Ravenna and for appreciate mosaics with so much heart. Wonderful day for me too to stay in your company. Enjoy your jurney. Regards. Silvia
Sandra BoothUnited States
For an exceptional tour of Ravenna, we highly recommend Silvia as an extremely knowledgable and personable guide. With extensive knowledge of Italian history, she took time to answer our numerous questions and was attentive to any of our needs and special interests.
Highly recommend Silvia. Family of four really enjoyed tour of Ravenna. Interesting stories & Silvia did a great job of interacting with our two children. Arranging transportation to and from cruise ship was also very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Poole's family gas bene really kind and lovely. I enjoyed with them wondering Ravenna and giving them suggestions about food that they enjoyed. I hope to have them in Italy again. Cheers to you and and kiss and hugs to your children..Sara was lovely ad his brother...T. I wish you all the best. Silvia
Very knowledgeable guide, and a fun person. She was unaware that we had a person with restricted mobility in our group, but quickly adapted to this reality, modifying tours as necessary and working closely with our wonderful driver Rafaele to make the tours work. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative tour. We wish we could have taken Sylvia with us for the rest of our journey!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret and Jim and Bruce was a very funny and good time spent with all of you. I'm happy to lead so curious and italian lovers People.. Such a pleasure to host you in my wondeeful country. Hope to meet you again. Kiss. Silvia
Donald WalkerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr. Donald. A great pleasure to guide you in Rimini and San Marino.
Theresa A SheffieldUnited States
Theresa A SheffieldUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Sylvia and enjoyed seeing the mosaics in such a historic city.
Irene SheytmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Group has been nice and easy. Thanks a lot For bringing a piece of Bologna University in Texas Too and good luck For your son and His University carrier. Thanksva lot For feed back. Silvia
John HigbeeUnited States
Silvia speaks superb English. She exchanged excellent communications with us regarding the meeting time and place (we were coming from 3.5 hours away). She crafted a tour that well fit our time frame and set a pace that was excellent for our age and mobility. The flow of information and style of presentation was excellent. Silvia has an engaging personality and a passion for her work. We were blessed to find her and have an incredible journey through enchanting San Marino.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I was pleasured to guide you through San Marino discovering its hightlights. You and Your wife have been so sweet, nice and curious as well while explori g the path. So happy to have had you as guests on my beautiful and charming country. Thanks a lot and I'll never forget our lunch in the terrace od the restaurant just taking notes about italian pronounce and words. I hope your Italian is going better amd better. My warmest. Silvia
James JenningsNew York, NEW YORK, United States
Hi, We rate Silvia F. 5 out of 5 stars for her walking tour of Bologna. We wish there had been a much longer tour—we would have signed up for it. Tours by Locals is turning out to be our first choice whenever we travel. Thanks, Silvia, Jim Jennings, Lynn Hiestand
Jerome FalkUnited States
Our guide was knowledgeable and delightful to be with. San Marino is a fascinating place and our three hour tour gave us an excellent foundation for further explorations on our own. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to your interest and curiosity showed as I'm proud to have presented at best. I hope you'll come back Italy as soon you can. My warmedt Silvia
Silvia took us on a 3 hour tour of Bologna through the churches, market and old university building. She was very informed, patient and interesting. She did not rush us through anything, but allowed us to take our time, and our discussion ranged through Bolognese history, to film and design. I would recommend the tour and Silvia very highly. Thank you Silvia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's a highly pleasure For me you fully appreciated our time in Bologna. Thanks you to come. My warmest. Silvia
Barry KentUnited States
Silvia was excellent !! It was like spending time with my best friend. Silvia was passionate about showing us the best of Bologna and the surrounding areas, She made the tours fun ,exciting and informative . Best guide ever‼️
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can only answer with....see you in New York! As to be with two old friends and not visitors. My warmest. Silvia