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Review of A Friend In Rome Tours

A Friend In Rome Tours
Ranked #89 of 756 Tours in Rome
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Owner description: "A Friend in Rome" is a new personal way to build up YOUR tour! The itinerary is discussed and created with you, based on a deep knowledge of the city of Rome and an informal friendly attitude to let you feel at ease. The tour is private just for your and your party, at your pace and focused on what you are really interested in seeing and enjoying in town!From now on, you too have a friend in Rome!
Uppsala, Sweden
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6 reviews
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We were lucky to book a tour with Silvia on short notice. She was very easy to deal with via email as we planned the tour and a lovely person to guide us around ancient Rome. There was chaos around the Colosseum when we got there but Silvias determination and skill got us in quickly. I highly recommend "A friend in Rome" and getting a personal guide in general since Rome can otherwise be a bit overwhelming.

Visited May 2014
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Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
“Skip the Lines with "A Friend in Rome"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We spent a week in Rome in April and booked two tours with A Friend in Rome. We are a family with two teenagers and we found both tours to be very interesting and informative, not only for ourselves but also for our kids. The owner of the company, Silvia, was very easy to deal with by email and always replied promptly to our inquiries. As it was the busy Easter week, we were also very happy to be able to skip the huge lineups at both the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. Our guides (Ennio for the Ancient Rome Tour and Silvia for the tour of the Vatican) were both extremely nice and very knowledgeable. It would be safe to say that A friend in Rome made our experiences seeing the historic sites in Rome pleasant and memorable. We especially appreciated the fact that the guides took time to find out what we were interested in and tailored the tours towards what we wanted. We would highly recommend A friend in Rome to anyone who wants to make the most of their visit to Rome.

Visited April 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“We love Silvia!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We were so excited to go to Rome and Silvia just made it all the better!! She is so smart and taught us so much. She is personable and fun to be with. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends, and hope to go back soon and do some of her other tours.

Visited March 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Incredible Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Have been to Rome before but never had the insight Silvia provided to our group. We hope to visit again and would not hesitate to call her again. Silvia is best!

Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“The perfect introduction to the incredible historic sights of Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

My wife and I, plus another couple, had 3 hours in the company of Riccardo on a tour titled "The Ancient Rome Tour". It was our first visit to Rome, and it turned out to be the ideal way of getting to know the amazing relics of the capital of the Roman Empire. Riccardo made sure we saw the most important sights in the Colliseum and Forum area, gave us the story behind them in an intelligent fashion, answered all our questions and proceeded at a pace that suited us.

Even though to many of us the cost of a private tour may at first sight seem expensive, I firmly believe they ensure you get a special experience during your limited time in a city that is new to you and which has so much to offer. As far as I could tell from my research, 'A Friend in Rome' rates are very competitive.

On the basis of this experience, I have no hesitation in recommending 'A Friend in Rome' !

Visited March 2014
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