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Rome & Vatican Tours

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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120, Italy
Phone Number: +39 380 296 5424

Ciao! My name is Valter Di Giacomo and I am an Official Tour Guide in Rome...

Ciao! My name is Valter Di Giacomo and I am an Official Tour Guide in Rome and Vatican City.

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Ilaria Marsili best tour guide for the Vatican!!!

Ilaria spent time with our group of 4 seniors learning what our interests were, where did we want to spend the most time (the Sistine Chapel) & took us through the crowds avoiding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ilaria spent time with our group of 4 seniors learning what our interests were, where did we want to spend the most time (the Sistine Chapel) & took us through the crowds avoiding the lines and shared her vast knowledge of art history with us. Before we entered the chapel she found a quiet place to explain what we were... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We had been to the Vatican Museum and the Basilica several times, but we wanted our adult daughter to experience the Sistine Chapel without hordes of people, so I booked the Early Entrance Tour with Through Eternity Tours. Francesca Rossi was our guide, and she was exceptional! Her timing throughout the tour was perfection. We were able to experience the... More 

Thank OHG
Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

If you love olives, go to Rome. If you love pasta, go to Rome. If you love pizza, go to Rome. Well, no matter who you are, what you love or hate, it is impossible not to love Rome. Vatican is a grand space for spiritual reflection and personal growth. Love Rome!

Thank Marinaawayfromhome
Sunnyvale, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Ilaria was like having a very knowledgeable local friend who shows you around her favorite city. Having Ilaria as our tour guide made the whole visit easy, memorable and fantastic. We had her as our tour guide for the ancient Rome sites and for the Vatican tour. I was traveling with two boys ages 10 and 12. Here is what... More 

Thank Satyam D
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Our tour with Ilaria Marsili of the archeological sites of ancient Rome was a highlight of our trip to Italy. She is also very knowledgable about the art and architecture of later periods and gave us lots of good advice about what not to miss in our remaining two days. I hope if we return to this city which can... More 

Thank Alannah50
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

We contacted Ilaria though a friend of a friend to take two of us on a tour of the archeological sites of Rome. We started right on time and had 4 hours of a very informative walk in and around the historical sites. We learned a great deal from her. She was able to accommodate our limited knowledge of Roman... More 

Thank Hugh S
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

I had been advised by friends to book a private tour of the Vatican to avoid the long lines - which was the BEST travel advice I have ever been given. I did not know which company to book with - the ones recommended by Rick Steve's were unavailable (I booked about a week or so in advance), so I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

Our group of very close friends (4 families, 8 adults and 4 teenager kids) came from USA for ten day vacation in Italy. We stayed in Rome for four days and had two amazing tours with Ilaria Marsili on the consecutive days - the 1/2 day Rome Overview Tour and 3 hour Vatican Tour. Ilaria has all the skills which... More 

1 Thank SMM-NJ
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

Based on a recommendation from a friend, we hired Ilaria as our tour guide while in Rome. We spent two FANTASTIC days touring with her. We fell in love with her and the city. She tailored the tours to meet exactly what we were looking for. The breadth and depth of her knowledge is tremendous. Her love and passion for... More 

2 Thank Jessica423
Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

An amazing private tour guide called Ilaria Marsili took my 8 and 10 years old children, my dear husband and I for a half day tour of the Vatican in Rome. It is a daunting task to try to arrange travel for a family of 4 from afar. However, Ilaria really did take all my fears out of the experience.... More 

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