It was so much better than being on a big tour and having to spend a lot of time waiting for people.
We and the Meinert family spent several wonderful days in Rome in November with Lucca as our guide and Manny as our driver. I can not say what a great job they did. We have never used a guide before, as we usually prefer to explore on our own. This would not have worked well in Rome. There is so much to see and it is spread out over such a large area, that we would have spent too much valuable time just trying to get from one point to another. Lucca and Manny had everything planned out so that we saw everything that we wanted to see, and more. They were efficient in knowing quick and delicious places to stop for lunch and packed so much into each day that we were amazed at how much we accomplished. It was so much better than being on a big tour and having to spend a lot of time waiting for people. It was also not as tiring having someone else handle the transportation. We could focus on the scenery and not have to busy ourselves with bus schedules, taxis, subways, or maps. Lucca's knowledge of Roman history and art was amazing and engaged everyone from the adults to the children. He could answer any question we asked! I would highly recommend your services and have! Just our family then had Ottavo drive us to Florence vis Sienna and Orvieto. Again, we saw so much that we would have missed. He took us to the top of both cities, something that we would not have been able to do had we rented a car. Finally, the walking tour of Florence was a great orientation and made us well acquainted so that we knew a lot of little details and a grand overview of the city that made our remaining days there enjoyable. From the friendly and knowledgeable guides to the engaging tours to the efficient use of time, I would highly suggest using your company. We would never have been able to do or see as much on our own. Now we are back in the States, missing the beautiful culture, food, wine, and people of Italy!