Reviewed by treme2014 from United States
Wonderful day in Tivoli!
My 15 year old daughter, husband and I enjoyed a fantastic tour of the gardens in Tivoli with fellow American tour guide, Katie! She was warm and friendly and incredibly knowledgeable and made our day there really memorable! In addition, she recommended a fantastic restaurant for lunch after the tour. We had a private car and driver and the 45 min trip outside the city was well worth it… one of the best tours we have ever taken. I highly recommend this tour for a first class experience away from the crowds!
Reviewed by carlymaryland from United States
Excellent Tours of Rome!
This was my second trip to Rome, the first with my friends and this trip with my husband. We took several private tours on my first trip, but the quality of the guides from these tours far exceeded the previous tours that I experienced 5 years ago. Marco and Katie were both fabulous. The depth of their knowledge and their passion for Roman history was genuine. Marco (aka "the George Clooney of Rome") took us on tours of the Vatican and the Coliseum. We thoroughly enjoyed both and there wasn't a question that Marco couldn't answer.
Katie, an American, took us to Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este, both about 20 miles from Rome in Tivoli. This tour is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The ruins of Hadrian's estate from the third century were just so amazing. Villa d'Este, the renaissance era estate of Cardinal Ippolito Este was spectacular. Katie is an amazing scholar who teaches history in Rome and also works as a guide. We went on this tour on the recommendation from Valentina at our hotel (Campo de Fiori) and we are so glad that we did. Those guides were Story Tellers... and their vast knowledge enriched us immensely. Grazie Molto Marco and Katie!