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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Luca was extraordinary. Amazing depth of knowledge. His English is excellent. A wonderful guide. The Coliseum part of the tour is awesome. I remember visiting in the early 80's and the Coliseum was in real disrepair. The difference is stunning. Luca pointed out so many cool yet subtle things that would go by unseen if they were not pointed out by a guide.
The Forum part of the tour requires some moderate walking and stair-climbing but is quite doable. A real shame that everyone pillaged this incredible bit of history over the years.
In summary, Luca was great and if you can afford it, this is the only way to see Imperial Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Luca was very kind and knowledgeable. The sites were amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This was a wonderful experience. Our guide, Luca, was so knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and made our tour so very enjoyable. Altogether our tour was so very educational and exceptionally interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We had a simply wonderful tour!!!!!! Highly recommended - a great guide who was knowledgable, witty and brought the forum to life,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

We loved our tour with Isobella. She was very informative and friendly. We were a small group of 6 and we found this to be so much better than traipsing around with a much larger group. One of our group was not feeling the best and Isobella made accommodations for this. Highly recommend a small private tour and Isobella.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

It's not fair to rate the entire tour as advertised. Near the beginning of the tour it poured like Ive never seen before but our tour guide was amazing. She found a way to keep us engaged and informed. We managed to see the Colosseum in and put of the rain, and a few places near by, then guided to a couple of beautiful churches that Im guessing were not on the tour officially, but we were enjoying the tour and information given but our tour guide, the rain was soon forgotten and the day was saved. Everything we saw was amazing and this is thanks to your tour guide. Thank-you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

This was a very special walking tour for our group of 4 and a real highlight of our trip to Italy. Laura was an outstanding, knowledgeable and passionate guide. We would never have seen all of the highlights of Palantine Hill and the forum without her local knowledge and expertise and it's a tour that we will remember forever. We were also able to skip the huge line at the Colosseum which was a bonus. Overall I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who wants a tailored tour with a local expert. Definitely worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Private tours are definitely the way to go -obviously more expensive but worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Our guide, Valerio, was knowledgable and enthusiastic. Excellent tour. He extended the tour to include the Capitoline Hill. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

Personal tour is really worth it. Learned more in this tour than a 3 credit course. Professional, educated guide. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Our guide was excellent!

Kaye D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Our guide was very knowledgable and willing to take us to places we wanted to see more of - having done the segway tour on the previous day. Skipping the long queue at the Colliseum was worth the money alone! Our guide recommended an excellent place for lunch afterwards and we felt she went out of her way to make our morning enjoyable and informative. She kept it all interesting - I would recommend anyone do this as we appeared to enjoy our tour much more than the people in the large groups of 15 or more we saw.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2010

Private tour was amazing. It was just the guide, my husband and I. Vittioro was knowledgeable of the ruins and tour was at a good pace and did not feel rushed. Wonderful experience and would recommend this tour to anyone who prefers a one on one experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

This tour was fantastic. Our private guide really engaged my 9 year old son.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

Absolutely wonderful tour. So glad we had a guide as he explained what we saw and the history.

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