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“SILVIA is truly A FRIEND IN ROME!”

A Friend In Rome Tours
Ranked #49 of 849 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!
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I absolutely loved dealing with Silvia! From my first email (and there were many, months before our visit) to the day we met Silvia in Rome, Silvia was very helpful in organizing our Rome visit. Our family of four did 4 private tours with this company. Three tours were with Silvia. An orientation tour on our arrival day which was very informative and helped us set up what we wanted to do with our time in Rome. The second day we did Ancient Rome tour which included the Colosseum, Forum, Palatine. The third day my family did a bike tour on the Appian Way. Our final day we did the Vatican tour with Dino which was so informative ! Dino was fantastic! We were late arriving to the Vatican (on the wrong city bus) and Dino patiently assured me by cell phone that it was okay. I was very relieved after being 1 1/2 hours late that we were able to get in! If you are planning to visit any of these sites in Rome, I strongly advise you to choose this company. The information I received from Silvia while planning our visit to Rome was invaluable!
No lines to enter the sites and you will appreciate this when you see the huge lines waiting to enter. In choosing A Friend in Rome you will have the most intelligent , interesting, caring guides with a wealth of knowledge!

Thank Franca C
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Silvia Prosperi met us at our hotel and we then we walked down to the Forum and Colosseum for a very interesting and personal tour. She surprised us by taking us up in the elevator to the top of the War Memorial (Wedding Cake) for excellent views of the city. She carried a tablet that had depictions of what things looked like in ancient times - really added perspective to the tour. She loves her work and her passion for the history is very evident. She is patient and answered any questions we had. No problems with this service at all - use them. Our 4 hours flew by because it was so interesting.

Thank Caribbean Kid
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We were two families travelling from Australia, on our first trip to Italy. Silvia had been recommended before we left and we booked two tours with her, the Colosseum and the Vatican. Silvia was very engaging and knowledgeable and was able to impart her knowledge on the children and adults alike. She asked us what we already knew and tailored her information to complement our exisiting knowledge. We all felt that our experience would have been nowhere near as wonderful had Silvia not been involved and we missed her on our further travels!
We highly recommend her and her organisation.

Thank Belfraser
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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Great company! Out tour guide knew it all.... Literally. Haha. Great company. Should definitely book this company...

Thank Purplejarrod11-19
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

My family of 8 were in Rome for two nights, and we wanted to see as much as possible during our stay. I looked at several tour companies to meet our needs, but it was conversations with Sylvia that led me to believe A Friend in Rome was the right choice. She was so courteous and prompt with responses, and the value of the tours she offered blew everyone else away.

We arrived in Rome after a long day of travel from Brussels. We had been in Europe for a week, and fatigue was starting to set in. We met Ennio at the Colosseum for a walking tour. My kids were grumpy and my in-laws were tired, but Ennio was the picture of patience with us all. He worked with us to correct a snafu with the tickets, and he was positive and professional throughout the tour despite the difficulties of the day.

The next morning, he met us outside the Vatican for a tour. His knowledge of all things Rome is amazing! We learned so much about this great city in such a short time. After our trip through the Vatican, we had lunch and embarked on a city wide van tour. Again, Ennio gave us history and wonderful stories surrounding every place we stopped. He helped us maneuver through crowds and other groups to find great vantage points at each place we visited.

Our group was a mess to deal with due to a lot of circumstances going on during our stay (airport strikes, pickpockets, tired feet, hungry kids, etc.), but Ennio and A Friend in Rome helped take our minds off of those problems and focus on the beauty that is Rome. He even texted us later that night to check and see if all was well since we parted ways. We'll never forget the kindness and courtesy shown by everyone associated with A Friend in Rome, and we hope to visit again someday!

Thank Tim W
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