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“Joy of Rome Vatican Tour - Grazia Mille!”
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Joy of Rome Tours
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Skip-the-Line Private Tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a PhD...
Ranked #29 of 797 Tours in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are not only guides in Rome! We are incredibly fun, expert, super flexible and... convenient! If you are looking for a private tour or a small group tour in Rome..Don't hesitate! We are the right choice :-) Please ask us for a quote and then compare our fees with other tour operators! Also, If you are more than 4 our rates are very low since you don’t pay per person anymore, you pay a forfait that is cheaper. Do your research and you’ll see! Our groups are very small (max 8 or max 12 people) no last minute surprises! Kids up to 8 yo don’t pay (unless in kids friendly tours) Our guides are few and all qualified! We guarantee they are all highly trained, speak great english and they all have a strong Art History or Archaeology background! None of our guides in unlicensed and without blue badge! Are the other companies promising the same? Are you sure you will be leaded by a legal, official guides? So if you choose us: you save money, you’ll be in private or a small group tour for a unique experience and you’ll have the best guides. This is a what you ‘ll buy!
Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Joy of Rome Vatican Tour - Grazia Mille!”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We had a lovely private tour with Simona Fanini on Tuesday, May 6th in the afternoon. The Vatican museum was very crowded and we would not have been able to negotiate the crowds or get such an educational tour on our own. Simone was delightful; very personable. Once she found out my 21-year old daughter had studied Art History for the semester in Bologna, she was full of additional insights about the art and recommendations for additional sites to visit. We would definitely recommend Joy of Rome to all who are visiting Vatican City. If we go back, we will definitely book another tour!

Visited May 2014
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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you so much! Simona and us are happy and flattered by your words. We put so much love and passion in what we do and we love when our guests are happy and we feel we can make a difference! We will pass your words to Simona and we thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! It is important for us! Grazie mille to you!!! Francesca and Simone
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Syracuse, New York
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“The Vatican "came alive" with Chiara”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We booked our tour with Chiara Mataloni on the recommendation of a couple we met in Montepulciano. We are so glad that we did, especially after wandering aimlessly through the Uffizi without a guide or a clue. We already had our tickets purchased online in advance and met up with Chiara at the Museum Gate. She whisked us right past the lines and into the building. She explained how she would be focusing on the developing styles and perspective throughout the centuries and she had a wonderful booklet with diagrams and close up details to help us "see" and understand more of the nuances of the architecture of the Vatican and the works of art. Her knowledge and her love of art really shone, and as I stated, she truly made what we saw come to life for us. She is both efficient and casual, making the most of our time together but also making us feel as if we were old friends! We came away from this tour with heads full of knowledge and a feeling of a having gotten a spot on recommendation and great value for the money spent.

Visited May 2014
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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thanks so much for writing this great review for Chiara! We are so glad you enjoyed the "efficient and casual" attitude that all our guides have during the tours. Chiara in particular knows her job so well and she sends you her greetings.
Thanks!
Simone and Francesca from Joy of Rome
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“Awesome,entertaining and highly recommended!”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I highly recommend this tour for those who wish to dig deep into art n history yet not get "drowned" in all of it.:) loved Francesca,as our tour guide!loved her infectious passion and energy-awesome storyteller!

Visited May 2014
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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely words! I am flattered and happy you enjoyed my tour. I hope we can have you again as our guest when you'll come back in Rome next time! Grazie mille! Francesca
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“'Joy of Rome' made our Stay”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Simone Lanna gave us expert guidance around the Colosseum and the Vatican. His wonderfully broad and in-depth knowledge coupled with his ease and passion for the subject thoroughly enhanced our visit to Rome. Like meeting up with a friend or family member, it made us feel like VIP's and it was money very well spent. Be prepared to hear less-than-glossy information and feel free to ask questions.

Visited April 2014
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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Hi "V.I.P. friends"! It was a pleasure for us to know you and share with you the beauty of our incredible city! Please, come back to visit us again! Thanks
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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“Chiara Mataloni”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

On our recent visit to Rome, our family of 4 booked a tour of the Vatican Museums with Chiara Mataloni. Communication via e-mail was clear and concise. Chiara sent us detailed instructions for booking our museum tickets, helpful information about visiting the Vatican, and directions for getting there. She even offered suggestions for places to eat nearby. The tour itself was fantastic! What a wonderful way to see this beautiful collection. Chiara is knowledgable and personable. She even held the attention of 2 teenagers for 3 hours! Highly, highly enjoyable.
I wish that we had booked her Colosseum and Forum tour as well.

Visited April 2014
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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Joy of Rome. Chiara and all of us at Joy of Rome treasure your words of appriciation and "joy"! We know we have selected only the best guides in the city to work with and we are proud to hear our guests are happy and have good memories. Please spread the word about your experience with the Joy of Rome staff and Chiara in particoular, we will be happy to meet you in Rome again! Thank you again, with kindest regards Francesca and Simone from Joy of Rome.
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