We just finished our incredible 8 hour tour of Rome with Aldo today and it was the best experience we have had during our 2 1/2 week tour of Italy. Aldo came highly recommended from a colleague and all I can say is that he scores a 10 in all categories. He is very kind, knowledgeable, professional, fun to be with and an incredibly skilled driver as he drove us in a lovely Mercedes van through the incredibly hectic and narrow streets of Rome. He explained the significance and history of every site we visited (more than 15 major sites) perfectly for us and our three kids ages 19-22. We had plenty of time at each site and we never felt rushed. We did not wait in any lines (line at the Coliseum for tickets would have taken at least an hour). He arranged a great tour thru the Vatican and St. Peter's with Francesca who was also lovely and so knowledgeable. We agree with all of the prior reviews and he instantly became a friend and not a tour guide. We would have been completely lost in Rome without his guidance and we will forever remember our incredible day with him. We have two more days in Rome and he gave us great suggestions for touring the next two days and restaurant suggestions as you need to know where to go for good local Roman food. We agree with Jimmy: Don't even try to see Rome without Aldo!!! The VERY BEST!!!
Rhonda and George P, Bethesda MD
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