Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Torino-Italy by Tour Guide Cristina P. (Guide #9342)


Mark Reynolds

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #106122, 5 days in Piedmont & Liguria: Part Five Genoa, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 16/19

Genova, Cristina's home town, is amazing! The tour started in the Centro Storico and included historical homes, churches, an elevator ride (!) to the hills in the center of the old town, and a tour of the waterfront with an absolutely incredible lunch on the water. There were wonderful shops, Christopher Columbus' home, and the central piazza with its beautiful fountain. I wish I could tell you more (and show you some of the pictures I took) in this amazing City with this absolutely incredible guide!

Mark Reynolds

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #106122, 5 days in Piedmont & Liguria: Part Four Lake Maggiore & Lake Orta, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 14/19

Christina's passion for Italy is contagious. She arranged a private car & driver & private boat tours of Lago Maggiore & Lago d'Orta for us as well as a wonderful lunch in small restaurant in Stressa. As part of the tours she brought to life the history, the art, the architecture, and the gardens of each island with their churches, statuary and frescoes, and incredibly tiny and yet picturesque and colorful village lanes lined with flowers and wonderfully warm people. Christina is an incredible guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your curiosity is contagious! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. So happy that all the ingredients of these receipts (I mean Turin, the Lakes, Langhe, Portofino and Genova) were perfect. Come back to add other cherries on top of this cake called Italia! Ciao!

Mark Reynolds

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #106122, 5 days in Piedmont & Liguria: Part Three Langhe, Alba, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 11/19

I booked a tour with Cristina P. as I was impressed with the depth and breadth of her knowledge, as well as her language skills. This tour was of the Langhe area. A car and driver - took us to Alba, Barolo, La Morra, and to the most amazing winery! We stopped for lunch at a wonderful restaurant in Baralo, and the private wine tasting (I ended up buying 6 bottles of Barolo) was unbelievable - to get details you must book the tour! It is absolutely worth it!

Mark Reynolds

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #106122, 5 days in Piedmont & Liguria: Part Two Portofino, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 9/19

Cristina P. recommended a tour of Portofino & Santa Margherita Ligure as one of the Pearls of the region. The tour was spectacular! Portofino is a tiny jewel which she brought to life. Fans of Downton Abbey will have to ask her about the connection to Highclere Castle. And I was surprised by the elegance of Santa Margharita Ligure. The church, the park with statuary overlooking the bay, and the lunch at a wonderful restaurant near the water were unbelievable! This tour with Cristina is a must!

Mark Reynolds

Omaha, NEBRASKA, United States
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Tour: #106122, 5 days in Piedmont & Liguria: Part One Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

I booked a trip to Torino, and then realized I knew nothing about the city. I ended up checking the Tours By Locals Guides. I sent a message to Cristina P. and based on her education, training, experience, and most importantly her love of Italy, I ended up booking an all day walking tour with her. It was spectacular! Cristina customized the tour to highlight art, architecture, history, and food! She took me to places I would never have found on my own, and it made for a perfect trip! Thank you!

Jeroen Macco

Italy
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Tour: #346727, Royal Turin, the first capital of Italy, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

Extremely knowledgeable and excellent command of the English language.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure for me. I hope to be your guide again in Turin Genoa or Langhe.

Kevin Zych

Canada
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Tour: #106122, Turin in one day, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

What a great day learning about the wonderful city of Turino. My wife and i would highly recommend Cristina!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I hope you will come back to Turin.

Helen Atkeson

United States
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Tour: #106105, Discovery Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Cristina. She is personally engaging and knowledgeable, and her English is excellent. Our four hour tour with her was a great introduction to this charming city. We learned a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you so much. You are right. The tour was an introduction to Torino so......come back for the update.

Nancy M.

United States
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Tour: Back to the roots: Corio, Turin, Piemonte, Italy
Date: Sep 10/19

Our guide Cristina exceeded our expectations! Besides being warm, friendly and very knowledgeable on Italy history, she did tremendous research ahead of time on the city and our family members who were born in Corio. The day we spent in Corio with her and our driver was so well organized and we will never forget it. With her assistance we were able to obtain birth and baptismal of our relatives that were born there as far back as the 1800s. We met the Mayor or Corio and the Pastor at the church

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are not late. You cannot imagine how I appreciate your words. I will always remember your curiosity, your surprise in every aspect of Corio. It was a real pleasure for me. Grazie mile!

Simona C.

Melbourne, Australia
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Tour: #106105, First steps in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Cristina was such a lovely host, her fondness of her city was shown through her great energy and knowledge of all historical sites and in depth knowledge of important churches. Greeted with a warm smile, I was gifted with chocolate treats, (Torino is the powerhouse of chocolate in Italy) which were presented in the famous Turin little tin box of old world packaging, lovely. We started off at the elegant setting of caffe Baratti & Milano where Cristina encouraged me to indulge in a chocolate cake, Devine

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Simona grazie mille, thank you very much!!! You are the kind of person who knows how to enjoy life. I hope to see you again and.....improve your Italian. Ciao

Mark Levesley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #106105, First steps in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 24/19

We had a fabulous morning with Christina, who was efficient, charming and interesting. She provided just the right amount of information, and was able to answer all our questions with facts, humour and a huge smile. She completely opened our eyes to the beauties and historical importance of Turin, and has definitely inspired us to return. Brava!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille! Thank you so much! I am so happy you found such an elegant city you did not expect. Torino and me will be pleased to welcome back again. Ciao!

Nikki Wilson-Cook

United Kingdom
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Tour: #106105, First steps in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

Cristiana was an excellent guide great knowledge of the city and she spoke excellent English l would highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I hope you will come back in Turin. Ciao

Luigi DiPierdomenico

Canada
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Tour: #106122, Discovering Piedmont & Genoa, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

I am sure Cristina is the most knowledgeable tour guide in all of Turin and Genova! We had the most amazing tours and so much fun. She went out of her way everyday to make sure we were comfortable and even helped to prepare us for our next stop on our Italy tour by giving us maps and directions. Our day with Cristina in Genova is one we will remember for a very long time. We would highly highly recommend Cristina to anyone who is travelling in Turin. You will not be disappointed. We absolutely loved her❤️

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie grazie grazie!! It was a real pleasure for me. I will not forget you, your curiosity and your emotions during these days. Thank you for giving me the possibility to spend wonderful time together. I wish all the best and I really hope to see you again. I loved you too

Kristi Garner

United States
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Tour: Back to the roots: Casalborgone, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Date: Jul 25/19

We had a fabulous, custom tour with Cristina. We wanted to research our ancestry and this tour fulfilled exactly what we were hoping for. Cristina pre-planned our visits with the local mayor and the village priest and it was wonderful to be able to see and get copies of our genealogical papers. She definitely planned a great day that we will remember for a long time. Please don't hesitate to book with Cristina, she is exceptional!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was a great day for me too. That day was so important for you so I tried to plan every detail. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to be part of your story.

James Rogers

United Kingdom
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Tour: Promenade in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy
Date: Jun 17/19

Thank you Cristina. You planned a very good tour showing some very. Interesting sights in Turin with information on the history of the city. You also arranged an excellent wine tasting. I would recommend Cristina to anyone looking for a tour of Turin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! I appreciated showing Turin to you. You were so interested in discovering every aspect of the city wine tasting included. I hope to be your guide again.

Jill Sautin

United States
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Tour: #346727, Royal Turin, the first capital of Italy, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: May 24/19

A royal tour!! Cristina is very delightful, kind and knowledgeable. I discovered a lot about Turin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jill! Turin is always a suprise and I was so proud to show this wonderful city.

Roberta B.

United States
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Tour: #106122, October in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

The day was rainy and windy, but that didn't stop us! Cristina took us on a 3 hour walking tour to get a good perspective of the city and it's history. Much of the tour was walked under covered sidewalks all over Turin. Christina was personable and very knowledgeable. We had another tour the next day with a different guide (Cristina was not available). Cristina coordinated with the second guide, so as not to duplicate what we had already seen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roberta! Very kind from you. The weather was not so good but we had a nice time and atmosphere.

Earl Yager

United States
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Tour: Torino Discovery Tour, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Date: Sep 16/18

Cristina our tour guide in Turin was definitely a 5 star rating. She was very knowledgeable and presented all the information in such an interesting way. Most of all we loved her sense of humor and and passion Earl and Judy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much! You were so interested in discovering every single aspect of Turin. It was a pleasure for me. Ciao ciao

Andrew Marchetti

United Kingdom
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Tour: #106105, First steps in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 12/18

This tour was the perfect start to our stay in Torino and we enjoyed the mix of history, religion, architecture and contemporary culture that Cristina introduced into the tour as we travelled through the city. Cristina was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. At the end of the tour she gave us a series of maps and brochures for different attractions as well as ideas of what to do. We did 4 of the suggested activities but particularly enjoyed Film & Cinema museum and the view from Monte Cappuccini

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! Turin is a very interesting city and it was a real pleasure for me to show its beauties. Grazie!

William Eubanks

United States
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Tour: #106122, Turin in one day, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was a real pleasure.

Thomas Mazzei

United States
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Tour: #106105, First steps in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Cristina was great. She was very knowledgeable about Torino and it's history and importance. We felt that we got a great over view of the city and some other tips that helped us during our stay

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Thomas! What a pleasure for me too. I hope to see you again in Turin or in Genoa.

Suzanne Ferrio

United States
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Tour: #106105, DiscoveringTurin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/18

We had so much fun with Cristina despite the weather not cooperating (rain and drizzle). Her ability to guide us around Torino and descriptions of the sites really brought the city alive for us. We also appreciated her willingness to answer our many questions. It was a pleasure to spend the morning with her - she is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Thank you, Cristina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Suzanne! I really appreciated our time together..despite the weather.

James Maloney

United States
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Tour: #106105, First steps in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

Cristina is a wonderful guide! She is knowledgeable--about history and art and architecture--but what is remarkable is her enthusiasm, her humor, her genuine love for her city. We learned a lot--and we enjoyed being with her. I highly recommend this tour and this tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so so much!!!! I enjoyed being with you. You were so curious about Turin, so interested in knowing as much as possible. It was a real pleasure for me. But you remember what I have told you....come back because I have only shown you the "skin" of the city. Ciao ciao!!

Richard Lapin

United States
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Tour: #106122, excursion in Turin and around, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Cristina was both an absolute delight and a supremely informative guide. She organized a highly customized tour, including hiring a car and driver, and made sure that we saw everything that was on our program. She communicated her love of Turin in an infectious way and with a great smile and laugh. The tour way over delivered for us, mostly because of Cristina. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice words. thank you!!

Barry Lerner

United States
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Tour: Jewish heritage tour, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Date: Aug 1/17

We enjoyed walking on our own and then we met Cristina. She "opened" Turin in so many ways that were closed to us while on our own. The Jewish roots in Turin require a knowledable guide and Cristina revealed Turin's Jewish Heritage. Her knowledge and enthusiasm made the City come alive and gave us great insights and identified additional sites to go back and visit on our next trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie!! Thank you very much. A great day for me too...not only for my Birthday. Just add the right words to this marvellous city.

Nadia Califaretti

Canada
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Tour: #106105, First steps in Turin, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

This was the first tour we did of the city of Torino. It brought the city and its history to life. We would never have been able to enjoy it in the same way without this introduction. Christina is unbelievably knowledgeable and friendly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nadia! Thank you so much for your so kind words. It was a real pleasure for me. Enjoy your stay in Turin

Johanne Eshaya

Canada
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Tour: #106122, Turin in one day, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

Cristina is a wonderful guide and we definitely recommend her services to everybody. She is fluent in english and in French, she is very knowledgeable, full of energy, flexible and kind. She is funny and always smiling.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille!!! Une très belle journèe ensemble pour moi aussi. Je vous souhaite aussi un bel été, tout le bien pour votre famille. J'éspère de vous revoir encore. Ciao belli! Cristina

Charles Sherwood

United States
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Tour: Discover The Heart of Torino, Turin, Piemonte, Italy
Date: Oct 15/16

Cristina was an excellent guide. Informative, energetic, and very personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!! It was a real pleasure for me! Turin waits for you for a new visit. Cristina

Marion Hague

United States
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Tour: #106105, Turin among food, history, markets and culture, Turin, Piemonte, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 14/16

Cristina met us promptly in the morning outside our rented apartment. She was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Turin and it's famous sites. Her love of local food and products was fun when she took us through the Porto Palazzo market. She easily answered our questions and kept smiling through the rainy weather. Above all, it was clear that she loves showing people around the city of Turin. She was warm and friendly with a good sense of humor. We all thoroughly enjoyed her and our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie grazie! You are so curious in knowing every single detail about Turin so it was a real pleasure for me. Ciao!

Suzanne De Palo

United States
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Tour: Searching your own roots: Chiaverano, Bienca and Canavese area, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Date: Sep 25/16

Cristina was MORE than accommodating when preparing our tour of Bience and Chiaverano, the towns which my cousins grandmother was from. In addition to planning a visit to both towns, Cristina arranged for us to have a private wine tasting in a vineyard in Chiaverano, as well as a luncheon in a restaurant where our cousin was touched to learn a little more about the town where his father lived until he was 14. We cannot thank Cristina enough for the trouble she went through to make the experience special

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Magic day! Thank you for all emotions I had. Ciao ciao Cristina