Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Parma-Italy by Tour Guide Silvia F. (Guide #9238)


John Hein

United States
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Tour: Sinagra, Tindari and typical lunch, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Date: Nov 4/19

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.

Elizabeth McSwiney

Australia
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Tour: #92392, Ravenna World Heritage Unesco private tour, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

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 LaRocca

United States
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Tour: #92716, The best places in Ravenna Tour, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Kate Bingham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #92716, The best places in Ravenna Tour, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Mark Davis

United Kingdom
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Tour: #96829, Erudite, Red and Fat Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 11/19

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 Alexander

United States
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Tour: #92716, The best places in Ravenna Tour, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/19

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
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Tour: #92392, Ravenna World Heritage Unesco private tour, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

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 Kass

United States
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Tour: #301653, Emilia Romagna Gourmet, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot hope you are doing well. Regards Silvia

Margaret Durance

United Kingdom
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Tour: #206063, Urbino Renaissance private transfer, Urbino, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

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
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Tour: #92392, Ravenna World Heritage Unesco, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

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 Weller

United States
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Tour: #92716, Briefly Ravenna and Brisighella, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

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

Donna Iverson

Canada
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Tour: #92716, Briefly Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

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

Ronald Fleming

Canada
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Tour: The most little Republic in the world, San Marino, San Marino
Date: May 25/18

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

Ronald Fleming

Canada
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Tour: #140839, Federico Fellini's birth place "Roman Rimini", Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: May 24/18

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 Kornahrens

United States
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Tour: #92716, Briefly Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Pieter B.

Belgium
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Tour: The most little Republic in the world, San Marino, San Marino
Date: Mar 30/18

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 Goodison

United Kingdom
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Tour: Briefly Ravenna transfer by private car and driver included, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Date: Oct 1/17

Claude Carrier

Canada
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Tour: #92716, Briefly Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

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 Booth

United States
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Tour: Briefly Ravenna transfer by private car and driver included, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Date: Sep 29/17

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.

Tim Poole

Canada
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Tour: Briefly Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Date: Aug 13/17

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

Margaret Griffith

Canada
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Tour: #92392, The best of Adriatic cost, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

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 Walker

United States
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Tour: #140839, Roman Rimini and San Marino, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 4/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr. Donald. A great pleasure to guide you in Rimini and San Marino.

Theresa A Sheffield

United States
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Tour: #92716, Briefly Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

Theresa A Sheffield

United States
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Tour: #92716, Briefly Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

We had a wonderful day with Sylvia and enjoyed seeing the mosaics in such a historic city.

Irene Sheytman

United States
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Tour: #96829, Erudite, Red and Fat Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

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 Higbee

United States
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Tour: The most little Republic in the world, San Marino, San Marino
Date: Aug 4/16

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 Jennings

New York, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #96829, Erudite, Red and Fat Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

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 Falk

United States
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Tour: The most little Republic in the world, San Marino, San Marino
Date: Oct 11/15

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

Harriet Lewis

Canada
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Tour: #96829, Erudite, Red and Fat Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 29/15

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 Kent

United States
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Tour: Emilia Romagna's Gems, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Date: Sep 25/15

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


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