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Tour Reviews

What you say about us!

“Could not have expected a better tour!”

01/22/2013

We had a great time with our LivItaly tour of the Vatican City. We lucked out and had a private tour of just us 4 and our guide. He was knowledgeable, answered all of our questions and gave us an excellent tour of the museum. Highly recommended!Read more

Rohan P

Vatican Early Morning Tour with Valentina

01/05/2014

We also opted for pick up from our Rome apartment. We came out about 5-10 mins prior to our scheduled pick up time and they were already there waiting for us. We first met out guide Ms. Valentina in front of the Vatican city entrance. It was a cold december morning. After a brief chat and introductions over a cup of hot coffee we entered Vatican. Within the next few minutes Ms. Valentina transformed herself from a guide to a close friend. Her knowledge of the place was astounding. Both my sons are very keen students of Latin and they could connect with her. She knew the answers to all...Read more

RSur873
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Best Italy Experience EVER

06/19/2014

My roommate and I embarked upon our three week Italy tour and started in Rome. We originally signed up for both the Colosseum and Vatican tour but were SO so impressed with the quality that we added on the food tour as well. Out of all the tours I have EVER done (and I have traveled and lived in Europe extensively) this was by far the best value for your money and the education and experience was unparalleled. John was our tour guide for two of the three tours and was amazing, he helped us plan the rest of our trip and went above and beyond what is to be expected of a tour guide. I cannot...Read more

Emeinert1

Five Tours, All Outstanding

05/25/2014

We took a total of five tours with Livitaly during our vacation in Italy. The tours and guides were: Vatican and Sistine Chapel (Daniela), Colosseum and Ancient Rome (Rachel), Florence Walking Tour (Raffaela), Uffizi Gallery (Rafaella), and Doge's Palace/Saint Mark's (Francesca). All of these tours were excellent.

We were met promptly at the scheduled time (or sooner). Our guides were all highly educated with advanced academic degrees in the subjects they guided us on. PhDs and Masters degrees in art, art history, archaelogy; that's hard to top. The tours were all as advertised. We...Read more

Philip H

A highlight of our trip

12/11/2013

We recently visited Rome and booked the two days all-inclusive bundle with Livitaly. The two days were definitely the highlight of our week! There were so many things that made the experience great! Kristin provided excellent customer service throughout the planning and booking - answering all of my questions quickly, thoroughly, and professionally. We were extremely impressed when she met us the afternoon of our first day to introduce herself and make sure we were satisfied with our tour. We were so fortunate to have Valentina as our guide. Her knowledge was absolutely amazing. She knows...Read more

Edward C
Texas, United States

Great fun driving Ferrari and Lamborghini on track

03/10/2014

Our company hired LivItaly to arrange a special package for us driving a Ferrari and Lamborghini on a race track while in Rome. This event was handled perfectly by Angelo and his excellent staff. We also used LivItaly for a Segway guided tour and they also handled all our transportation needs to restaurants and to/from the airport. 

Driving the sport cars was an awesome experience and included transport to/from the race track followed by a nice lunch. The Segway guided tour was a very good way to get to know Rome. We covered a lot of the sights and our guide had very good knowledge...Read more

Jarl O
Sofiemyr, Norway

Great tour service!

06/15/2013

We booked two tours with LivItaly and both were fantastic. We did the Colosseum/Ancient Rome tour and our tour guide was John. He was excellent! We also did the early morning Vatican tour which was suggested by LivItaly and was absolutely the way to go to see the Sistine Chapel before the general public is admitted. LivItaly was a pleasure to deal with from their very descriptive website, ease of booking, transportation service to the tours and the actual tours themselves. I am not sure how you could have had a quality visit to these sights without the insight from the tour guides. Thanks...Read more

Beth M
Phoenix, Arizona

Bravissimo! A definite "don't miss!

10/07/2011

We scheduled our tour with LivItaly, and Ryan was the best guide ever! An 8 am tour was suggested and the first 4-5 rooms of our tour were empty! We had only 3 in our group and it felt like a private tour. Not only did Ryan take us through the Vatican museum, he then gave us a crash course on the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica. Don't miss it, and take the early tour. Request Ryan as your guide, you won't regret it!Read more

Sherlock9190

Angelo's passion for Rome is contagious

12/22/2013

My friend and I took a tour with Angelo, The Vatican Museum and then a separate viewing in St Peters, as part of a small semi-private tour. Angelo's hospitality and English language skill made communication, understanding and asking of questions easy. He was able to understand context of our questions, listen to us and then, his knowledge and passion for the art, history, symbolism and the entertaining and knowledgable stories enabled me to absorb more information and enjoy learning about the Vatican. This ability to communicate with different cultures and comprehension of context was a...Read more

Ed Law
Brisbane, Australia

A must!

04/26/2013

My husband and I booked the Early Entrance tour of the Vatican and St. Peter's with Livitaly, and we were so glad we did!! It was just the 2 of us with our guide, and the early entrance meant we were in the Sistine Chapel with only about 25 people -- quite a different experience than a previous one, years ago, when we were in a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd!! 

Our guide, Pamen, was extremely knowledgeable, passionate about art history, and patient with all our questions -- she pointed out so many things we definitely would have missed on our own, which made the whole experience much...Read more

Fahcha
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA

Outstanding Experience

07/04/2013

My wife and I toured Ancient Rome and the Colosseum with LivItaly and the experience was fantastic as noted by many tripadvisor users. Our tour guide, John, was American so he was able to relate to us very well. His knowledge was excellent and he was very accommodating with picture-taking, stopping for breaks, etc. He also gave an excellent recommendation for a restaurant when the tour was over. My only complaint would be that the tour was supposed to be 3 hours. Our tour guide left us at 3 hours, but we had just gotten to the Colosseum. He explained what we needed to know about the...Read more

Matt
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Great Value for kids

04/16/2013

I was visiting Rome with my two children ages 8 and 11 for three days and realized on day one that I needed some help making the history accessible and interesting to them. I contacted Liveitaly on the second day and they were able to schedule a tour of the Vatican on very short notice. The woman who talked with me initially at the office took great care to get me all the information I needed with calls and emails and even met us before our tour to introduce us to our tour guide. Our tour guide was a mom herself (but Italian, so wearing high heels that did not seem to slow her over the...Read more

Antonia

Cooking with Nonna Lina, a Fantastic Experience

09/13/2012

I had no idea what I was in for!! My husband surprised me with this excursion. Nonna Lina and Marie were so very nice. We had so much fun hanging out at Lina's home and learning how to make homemade pasta and biscotti. I look forward to trying the recipes again in my own home for my family. It was really nice to relax in a friendly home instead of a hotel or institution. She gave us the option of letting her show us how to make pasta and her doing all the work or letting us join in. Of course, I wanted to join in. :-) I loved it and would happily do it again. I definitely recommend Nonna...Read more

Ann and Steve

Wonderful Tour of the Vatican with LivItaly Tours

07/10/2013

My husband and I had an absulutely wonderful tour of the Vatican with Pamen. It was a crowded day, and she managed to steer us through the crowds so that we could see and hear her wonderful commentary. She was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any question we threw at her. I would highly recommend LivItaly Tours - and ask for Pamen. You won't be disappointed.Read more

bik&kayak
Boston, Massachusettes

Experience Rome with all your senses

10/03/2013

We were on a very short family vacation (with two teens) in Rome and wanted to experience Rome as much as we could, so we contacted LivItaly and found Angelo to be extremely responsive and helpful.
We ended up doing 4(!!!) tours with LivItaly and got a unique experience to match the different expectations of everyone in our family.
We had an early morning running tour with Kristen who shared with us her enthusiasm and passion of Rome, full with Anecdotes, history and useful recommendations. My 15 years old son who ran with us for the first time said it was the best Rome...Read more

Mor S
Ramat Hasharon

Private Vatican & Sistine Chapel Night Tour

11/05/2013

In October 2013 my husband, 14 year old daughter and I visited the Vatican at night for a 3 hour private tour done through Livitaly Tours. Our guide was Lucca. We all enjoyed it so much. Lucca was extremely knowledgeable - he imparted so much information and answered all our questions. He has a very dry sense of humour which we all appreciated. Our teenager was not bored once during the whole 3 hours. They flew by. The lighting is very good, you can easily see everything and I was able to take photos without a flash. The crowds are so much less at night. When we got to the Sistine Chapel...Read more

Debbie

LivItaly's got game

11/06/2013

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of joining both John and Luca for four highly enlightening tours of the riches of Rome. Their small group tours of six or less were a great value and we came away fully informed and appreciative of the focused personal attention provided. Our Rome Food tour, Rome after Dark and the Colisseum/Palantine Hill tours were all with John, whom having lived in the Enchanted City for the past eight years, knowledgably guided us through the Roman labryninth. He introduced us to interesting parts of the city that we would not have otherwise seen. He not only...Read more

dougstyle

Highly recommeneded

05/21/2013

Took the tour of the Vatican. Had added a car to pick us up from the hotel. The driver showed up earlier but had no issue coming back on allocated time expect he did not. After waiting 30 plus minutes he showed up on foot. Apparently the police pulled him over for some reason and he could not come back but asked the police to let him run up and give us the message and to ask our hotel to get us a cab. Which they did. We got to our meeting point which our contact Kristin together with our guide Luca were waiting for us. They were so apologetic and paid for the taxi (and even refunded our...Read more

KiraMexico
Portland, Oregon

Fantastic Guide!

04/23/2014

Luca was, in a word, amazing. We (five of us) had booked the early-entry private tour of the Vatican, including the Vatican museum and Basilica as well as the Sistine Chapel. It was on Good Friday, and because of the crowds, the early-morning entry turned out to be essential! Luca was informative, funny, encouraged questions (his English is superb, spoken with a charming yet easy-to- understand accent), and allowed us sufficient time to just gape at the visual glory all around us; we never felt rushed. He ended up giving us a longer tour than we expected, perhaps because as the morning...Read more

mercuria15
West Haven, Connecticut

Enjoyable ways to Experience Rome

12/14/2013

We did a Segway highlights with Angelo, visited the Sistine Chapel with Pamen, and rounded off with our most entertaining guide, Luka - to see the Roman ruins and the Colosseum. Luka is the best guide on our trip, not only did he make historic Rome come to life with his iPad mock up, but his anecdotes and stories kept our (skeptical) teenagers engaged and eager for more.Read more

wansingapore
singapore, singapore

Early Morning private tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican

10/13/2012

We were visiting Rome to celebrate a friend's milestone birthday, and booked an early morning private tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican. Despite the very early start (we were picked up from our hotel at 7am), it was definitely worth it. The guide met us at the appointed meeting point (although you have to look around, as several tour groups gather in the same area), and took us across the road to join the queue to the Vatican Museum (for which we were right near the front, because of the early start). The guide started the tour there and then by giving us some background information...Read more

Andrew

Livitaly Tour of Vatican

02/26/2014

We signed up for the half day tour of the Vatican. Livitaly Tours was one of the best tour groups we have ever worked with. We were able to take a private tour with just my husband and I and enter the Sistine Chapel before it was open to the public for the day. Francesca our tour guide was amazing. She used an IPad to enhance the tour experience by being able to show sections of the artwork. Her english was exceptional and she even delivered a puzzle, to our apartment, of the Sistine Chapel that I forgot to buy as a gift for my father. I would highly recommend Livitaly Tours, they are...Read more

Indianarenaissance
Indiana

Perfect way of exploring Rome

05/17/2013

Very well-timed and good set up. We got help with everything, from the pick up at the airport to the guided tours and assistance with booking good restaurants. Very nice and service-minded persons and good value for money.

We had a guided tour in the Vatican Museum and peters Church, good and experienced guide with excellent knowledge and a good way of explaining things!Read more

Therese W
Jönköpings Län, Sweden

Great tour

04/19/2013

Booked this tour based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. We chose the Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour and when we arrived to me the tour guide we were the only ones that day (so we basically had a private tour). John was a great guide and covered a lot of interesting information both about the Colosseum and how the ancient Romans built there city and lived. You know you have a great tour guide when other guides are telling you that “you are lucky to be one on one with John”. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who would like more information about...Read more

WayneL1980
Canada

Who Knew the Vatican could be so much fun

06/04/2013

Our tour of the Vatican, with our tour guide Valentina, was by far the highlight of our entire Italy trip. Not only did we get quick access into the Vatican, but the tour was entertaining and enlightening. There was only three of us on our tour and we were able to naviagate quickly through the building and hit all the hot spots. Our tour guide gave us an experience we would not have gotten on our own with her incrediable amount of knowledge along with her fun and entertaining delivery. There was never a dull moment and we felt like we got the best experience in a three hour period. I would...Read more

Sammie S
Wilmington, USA

Vatican Tour and Colosseum/Roman Forums Tours

02/03/2014

Excellent experience with LivItaly Tours. I was on a trip to Rome with a group of 6 people. Based upon a recommendation from someone who had already used LivItaly, we booked two tours in advance. We did both the Vatican Tour and The Colosseum + Colosseum Underground tours. As advertised, the group sizes are no larger than 6, so my group comprised the entire tour group.

The booking process was very painless, and all of the questions I asked via email were answered promptly and the answers were very helpful. Customer service was definitely A+ through the entire process.

For the...Read more

Chris B
Uniontown, Ohio

Vatican Tour with LivItaly - Child friendly

02/11/2013

My real concern when looking up companies was how they dealt with children. My husband and I traveled a lot with our little 1,5 year old, but we know it can be hard in large museums and long tours. When I found LivItaly and saw that they only had semi-private tours with just 6 people I contacted them immediately. I got an email a few hours later assuring me that children were well accepted on their tours. I didn't want to trust them right away...you know...they can say just about anything when they know you are about to book. But then I read some of their reviews on tripadvisor and found...Read more

Frk Wilson

Definitely worth it!

10/18/2013

I booked all of our four tours in Rome with Livitaly - Early Entrance Vatican (with Luca), Colosseum & Ancient Rome, Food Tour, and Sunset Walking Tour (all 3 with John). The last two turned out to be happily private since no one else signed up. This was a bonus for us because we were ready to be in a group of 6 (which is the maximum size of Livitaly's semi-private tours).

Livitaly promised to get us into the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel before the general public, and it delivered. I would say that the highlight of the tour was spending 20 minutes inside the Sistine...Read more

Elatinazo
Quezon City, Philippines

Seamless Hotel Transport

05/26/2014

Our LivItaly airport transport was seamless. There was serious weather and our driver waited for us and our niece, who arrived an hour late. It is always so exhausting to arrive late on an international flight, but all was made well. Our driver was easy to recognize and we were happy that we waited for our niece's late flight. Seamless transport from airport to hotel. I highly recommend as we were carrying a lot of baggage. Thank you, LivItaly, for making us feel so welcome to Rome! - NanRead more

Nan R
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Don't go anywhere else

04/01/2013

After investigating several tour sites (interestingly mostly managed by Americans or Irish) we settled on one which seemed to be the most local. How right we were. We decided on two semi-private tours of Rome, the Vatican one and the Tour of Rome. Both our ITALIAN tour guides were fabulous: engaging, enthusiastic and interesting. We have been on many tours on previous holidays and LivItaly has been the best by a long way. Don't go anywhere else.

J H

Great way to learn about the city!

02/02/2014

Had a great time, Angelo was there promptly at 9am and the pace was completely based on how fast I wanted to go. Covered almost 4 miles of the city in an hour, which was way more than I could do with the family!
First time doing a running tour, but with it being such a success will look for more in future travel destinations...Read more

aoritter
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

Rome Segway Private Tour

11/06/2013

We had the best time on our 3 hour private Segway tour in October in Rome. The guide was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and made sure we were comfortable on the segways before we went anywhere. We were a group of 3 - my husband, 14 year old daughter and I. It was so much fun. The segways are easy to operate and you stick mostly to footpaths or small side roads and cross any major roads on the crosswalks. We felt safe. It was so easy to get from one 'sight' to the next and did I mention, just so much fun! We wanted to do it again. Thank you Livitaly - highly recommended. (PS Don't be...Read more

Debbie
Perth, Australia

Rome in One day - What an experience!

03/22/2013

I was visting Rome with a friend and we only had one and a half day to see the city. We wanted to do as much as possible without stressing around. After doing some research we decided to book a full day with LivItaly. Angelo who we talked to was very flexible and attentive about our desires and organized the program for us. Everything went so smooth and the guide never lost our interest. We enjoyed every minute of the day and learned so much about the papal history, the ancient roman empire, art, architecture and a lot of entertaining anecdotes. Anyone who is going to Italy should tour...Read more

Mikael E

Fabulous

08/29/2012

We had a early morning private tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican. It was totaly worth the money and so enjoyable. Our guide was so knowledgeable and knew how to maneuver in order to enable us to see what was important to us. On an trip, about 6 years again, we went by ourselves and the experience was horrible. This tour let us see the Sistine Chapel with about 24 people in it. The experience was incrediable. It would recommend it and LivItaly to everyone.Read more

Chvillegirl
New York

My Ferrari dream came true

04/16/2012

My dearest wife and I decided to spend a week in Italy for our holiday last October. It happened to be my birthday and she snuck up on me and booked a Ferrari Day Experience with Livitaly Tours. Wow, I mean WOW! Livitaly has the packaged deal that makes total sense of the area and of Ferrari. You can book up to 1 hr drive through the streets and the hills of the area...trust me...fun stuff even if it isn't on track. The Ferrari experto co-pilot lets use all that horse power the F430 has to offer. After the experience and some Ferrari shopping in their gift shop they send you to lunch where...Read more

B. Hall
Washington D.C.

Would have been hard to improve

06/13/2013

We just got back from Rome and we used LivItaly for two tours (Vatican and Ancient Rome) as well as for arranging transfers. I can not recommend them high enough. The transfers were surprisingly fairly priced and service was excellent. More importantly, the tours were great. For the Vatican, it was two adults and two young kids (age 9 & 7) and the tour was given by Luca. He provided a wonderful tour for the adults, yet still did a great job keeping the kids entertained, which is a big challenge at those ages. To keep the right balance at the Vatican, which isn't that interesting for...Read more

Russejo
Indiana

Thanks Luca!

01/03/2014

My husband and I booked 2 tours both extremely educational and exceeding our expectations. Our guide for the Vatican clearly knew art history and could answer each question we asked. Luca took us on the Ancient Rome and Colosseum tour and we plan to send my extended family back to a tour with him next summer when they visit. He was not only very educated, very funny and liked the Ipad where he showed us the view of what the ruins would have appeared originally.

ROlofLife
Palatine, Illinois

Great way to learn about Rome's masterpieces

08/19/2013

This was our first visit to Rome with only 2.5 days to visit the main sites. We did a lot of research on which tour companies offered the best packages within our limited time span. We fortunately stumbled onto LivItaly. Their prices were higher than the other companies but the quality of the tours we received by Francesca and Rachel were well worth the price.

Francesca personally guided us around the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. No lines to wait in with excellent historical information on the major works of art throughout these amazing buildings. Francesca was...Read more

Svandorn
Dublin, California

Amazing Vatican Experience

06/28/2013

I could not have imagined a better tour of the Vatican (7:45am). Our guide, Carl, was extremely well informed and made the history come alive for me. I highly recommend the beat-the-crowds timing of the tour and Carl for his entertaining but clearly a subject matter expert style of delivery. For this once in a lifetime experience, it was perfection!Read more

Michael B
Sausalito

The ONLY way to see The Vatican and Italy!

02/14/2014

I did a lot of research before I chose LivItaly Tours for our trip to Italy. We had only 2 days and I wanted a comprehensive overview-we chose the Evening Walking tour of Rome and the Vatican Tour. Luca was our guide for both tours-we felt like we were with a movie star! He loves his city, he knows Everyone!!-even the Nuns in the Vatican gift shop love him. We saw the highlights of Rome, gained a deeper understanding of the history and art we saw, and even came home with a couple great pictures of my husband and me that Luca took for us. (a free photographer for the price of the tour)!...Read more

pgillin
Broomall

Private Italian Cooking Lesson

07/10/2012

We had such a wonderful time cooking with Nonna Lina and Aubrey as our interpreter. We get picked up at our hotel and then driven to Nonna's house. As soon as we got there we felt like family. She showed us how to make homemade pasta and sauce, italian cookies and a great beef recipe with all kinds of mushrooms. We all ate great food, drank wonderful wine and even had a little lemoncello!!! I would recommend this trip to everyone. You get the personal service and get to spend time living the Italian life. We were sad to end our cooking lesson but thankful we met such wonderful Italian...Read more

Mauigirl
Lahaina, Hawaii

Heart of Rome Semi-Private Walking Tour

06/23/2014

Experiencing Rome with Livitaly tours was amazing! Our tour guide Rachel was so knowledgable about the city's monuments as well as the many hidden gems that the city has to offer. We were even able to see the smallest church in Rome, one in which we would have never seen with any other tour company! Every site we asked a question about Rachel had an answer, the history of it and a personal story to go along. Rachel also used an iPad to enhance our experience at sites such as the pantheon.The tour was the most personable tour I have ever been on! 

After taking a 4-person semi-private...Read more

Nicole
Long Island, New York

A Week in Rome

03/19/2013

We found LivItaly to be one of the best tour company's we have ever used. They proved to be very professional and extremely knowledgable of Roman history. Thanks to John for going out of his way to accommodate our afternoon of hail. We enjoyed his representation and knowledge of Roman history. Thanks to you John, we have learned how to appreciate art and sculptures. Panem's knowledge of the Italian Renaissance was superb. She knew every emperor and pope by name and her enthusiasm is outstanding. Both of you are incredible teachers. Angelo, you have found amazing guides and we would...Read more

Rolf

Great experience!

06/05/2013

Angelo runs a tight ship. He was very professional and responsive, always answering emails immediately and being flexible. We had to reschedule our tour of the Colesseum to start a bit later. Our schedule changed due to bad weather. We were taking the ferry back from Capri then driving from Naples so we were afraid we would not make the appointed time. We had booked a semi-private tour and luckily no one was scheduled with us. Angelo kindly agreed to push our tour back a couple of hours. And we got a private tour to boot! The guides were great. The other tour we did the following day was...Read more

Jules
Florida

Semi-Private Vatican City Tour with Valentina

10/11/2012

My friends and I booked a semi-private tour of Vatican City. Valentina, our guide was excellent. Her knowledge was extensive and she shared it with us in a fun and interesting way. The combination of maps, facts and anecdotes made the 3 hours fly by. I'm not Catholic so had a limited knowledge of the Vatican and Catholic history but am now inspired to learn more about the art collections and the history of the Vatican.

We had several places we wanted to visit after the tour and Valentina gave us directions, information on the best order of sites and recommended a delightful...Read more

Lora

Four Fabulous Tour

08/20/2012

My husband and I signed up for 4 tours with LivItaly (Private Supreme Sistine Vatican Early Entrance Tour, Private Rome by Vespa Tour, Semi-Private Ancient Ruins and Colosseum Tour all in Rome and a Private Uffizi and Accademia Tour in Florence). ALL of the tours were wonderful. Our favorite was the private Supreme Sistine Tour with Kristen Ellis. We were able to enter the Sistine Chapel at 8am (opens at 9am to the public), so there were NO crowds. We could enjoy viewing Michelangelo's masterpiece in quiet, while Kristen meticulously went through the details of his work. Her fund of...Read more

bernstal1

LivItaly was like Family

01/12/2013

I had heard about this company through some friends, here back in Stockholm, who had taken their tours in the past. I was skeptical, I must say. I love last-minute traveling, wirld-wind type of thing. Ryanair, get there, grab a hotel room and just walk and take pictures, drink coffee and wine and I would have been done. But my friends insisted I'd look into it. I found their Vatican semi-Private tour. Seemed about right: if I have to take a tour, might as well do it in a place where I need help. I heard the Vat is daunting and sometimes scary and crowded. I booked it. 89 Euros...not cheap...Read more

Anna Lindqvist

Fantastic: this is exactly what "personalised tours" should be like

05/10/2014

We chose to take two Livitaly tours while we were in Rome.

The first was the Rome Food tour with John. Although we were told that there could be another 4 people, it was just us and John. He was very knowledgeable and we quickly developed a rapport with him and our shared love of food and wine. He was also able to show us various historical sights and shared anecdotes that made this a splendid evening to remember. This was not just a 'tasting' evening but visits to four different establishments with ample food - and wine - at each venue. The penultimate restaurant was so good we...Read more

SAoutofit
Cape Town Central, South Africa

Enjoy Italy with LivItaly

04/02/2014

This was our first trip to Rome and we wanted to see some of the obvious attractions without the tiresome queuing that seems to be a regular feature of the attractions here. We found Livitaly on Tripadvisor whilst looking for an early morning tour of The Vatican and St. Peter's. We booked the tour by email and our guide was Pamen who met us on time at 07.30 outside the Vatican. By 08.00 we entered The Vatican ahead of the crowds. The highlight of this particular tour was the Sistine Chapel and we were sharing it with only about 30 other people giving us plenty of time and room to look...Read more

Steve

Excellent tours and exceptional customer services!

06/19/2014

We just finished our trip in Italy. We booked six tours with LivItaly and we can't say enough praises for their topnotch services. From the initial inquiries to all the subsequent emails leading up to the tours, they were all responded promptly. Kristin was very responsive and patient with all my questions.

We took the small group Vatican tour with Sergio, the ancient Roman and Colosseum tour with John and the sunset stroll tour with Rachael in Rome. When we were in Florence, we toured the Uffizi and took the walking tour of the city with Rafaela. While we were in Venice, we took...Read more

Marian
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

A delightful Tour of the Vatican

03/29/2013

We toured the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel with Livitaly. Our guide was Valentina Caroli and she was amazing. She was knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic, and had tons of great stories to tell us. I felt like I was being given a tour by my loving aunt who lives in Rome; that is how delightful it was (That's also why I felt compelled to give her an American hug and a 20 euro tip!). My spouse and I were the only members of the tour, which really made it unique, because she tailored the tour to our tastes. I loved the way she described some of the paintings, explained what to look...Read more

Jelleric

You won't regret it!! One of the highlights of our trip!

04/08/2014

This tour was a highlight of our trip!!! Kristin was an amazing guide and just simply awesome!!! The memories and stories we have from this trip will be with us for a lifetime. 

My boyfriend and I had never been on a running tour and neither one of us had any idea of what to expect. Both of us loved it!

I was a bit worried about doing four miles (I do some jogging but I am not a marathoner or runner by any stretch of the imagination!), but I shouldn't have worried. The pace was perfect!! Between the water stops (drinking from some of the many Roman water fountains along the...Read more

Christine
Concord, California

Brilliant!

05/15/2013

We took the early opening tour for the sistine chapel and other vatican museums & the saint Peter. I tried to find information beforehand on the web about experiences from other people about this early tour ( since it is quite costly), but could not find any. We took the risk but is was absolutely great. We met up at 7.30 ( mind you, the bar you are meeting in front of is closed at that time so have breakfast before), and really were ahead of everyone else. Due to our fantastic guide, we whizzed through the museums off to the chapel straight after the doors opened, and had the sistine...Read more

deppeflep
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rome from soup to nuts!

07/24/2013

As an experienced traveler, I had been on many tours which were less than captivating. But as a history/geography teacher, I wanted to provide the best possible experience for my family in Rome; our group included three adults and three teenagers. We booked two tours with Livitaly, each which fitted our needs perfectly: one of the Colosseum and Roman Forum and the second to include the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. We had fabulous leadership with John on the ancient Rome segment and Luca on the Vatican tour. They were superbly prepared, thorough, and constantly...Read more

MarilouSpash
Clinton, Massachusetts

Fabulous Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

08/06/2013

Francesca was our guide for our Vatican tour. We had 4 people in our group (my husband and I, with his sister and her college-aged daughter). Being very budget minded, this was the only tour we booked on our 3 week trip to Italy and we found it to be money well spent. Our apartment owner recommended that we book a tour of the Vatican with LivItaly because there would be so much we would miss without the tour. Francesca was extremely knowledgeable and articulate and personable. The pictures on her ipad were used very effectively to help us learn about what we were seeing. Thanks Francesca...Read more

KathyMcHaupt
Annapolis, Maryland

Simply the best

04/01/2013

OK, finally found a moment to give credit to the outstanding team at LivItaly Tours. Angelo was a tremendous resource before we even stepped foot in Rome. His attention to detail, suggestions for restaurants and quick responses to date changes was awesome. He made the entire trip easier.
Now lets take a moment to talk about my main man John. We had him for two tours, Ancient Rome and the Ghost Tour. Both were fantastic. We had my 5 and 8 year olds with us and John was the perfect story teller. He kept things interesting and for the Ghost stories was just spooky enough to keep my...Read more

Richard F

Cooking class with Nonna Lina

10/06/2013

This was a fantastic, enjoyable and fun experience. My husband and I enjoyed every moment of our cooking class. We were able to be hands on and make a personalised menu of our choice. It is a totally personal cooking class where all the focus is on you and your learning. We were able to ask heaps of questions. Nonna Lina is a fantastic cook and is great to learn from. She had heaps of techniques that we have now added to our cooking once we got home and have improved our cooking so much. Nonna Lina also made the class fun and relaxed and we had heaps of laughs.
The food we helped to...Read more

Lynda A
Australia

Wonderful Running Tour of Rome

07/12/2013

This was an absolutely great running tour of Rome. My husband an I did the 9 am tour on Saturday and even though it was July the running route was without much traffic or tourists. We really enjoyed this tour as it allowed us to see many of the main sites of Rome while also getting some exercise. Our tour guide also shared interesting facts and information about the sites. I would highly recommend this tour.Read more

Rhonda
Dulles, Virginia

Tidig morgon tour-personlig och bra

05/15/2013

Jag kom till Rom med lite orealistiskt höga förväntningar på Vatikanmuséet, då jag drömt om att besöka denna magiska plats i flera år. Jag visste på förhand att min vistelsen kanske inte skulle leva upp till mitt huvuds imitation pågrund av opersonliga guidningar och uttröttande köerna, redan in till Vatikanen. Då fick jag det kloka och korrekta rådet att gå Livitalys "early morning tour", vi var en mindre grupp som hann före dagens rusning och fick tillsammans med vår professionella guide några fantastiska och oförglömliga timmar i Vatikanmuseet

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Josephine B
Stockholm, Sweden

Super expérience

05/15/2013

En visitant très tôt le musée du Vatican, avant la masse habituelle de touriste.. Quelle expérience de s'asseoir dans la chapelle Sixtine pendant 3/4 d'heure et comprendre grâce à Valentina ce que l'homme a créé de plus beau jusqu'ici!!
Merci!Read more

boby_la_pinte
Tournai, Belgien

Spectacular

10/11/2012

very correct. punctual, anxious to serve well.
the Ferreri Experience was fabulous.
The Ferrari ride on the mountain so beautiful.
the copilot very sympathetic and friendly.
conclusion, spectacularRead more

Luis Filipe

Great tour of Colosseum and Forum Romanum

05/07/2013

This tour was a perfect mix of Forum Romanum and the fabulous Colosseum - located just a few minutes walk apart. The tour lasted for about three hours in total and if you are going to Rome, besides the Vatican, I would say that this tour covers the absolute MUST-SEEs!
Of course you can buy tickets and walk around by yourself, but It's such a difference to have someone talk about the history, answer questions not to mention how relieved I was when I saw the huge line for tickets (that we could just pass!).

The guide was very nice and definitely knew what he was talking about. We...Read more

Louise H
Växjö, Sweden

Great Rome Tours with LivItaly!

04/02/2014

We thoroughly enjoyed all four of our tours with Livitaly. We were a group of ten including four tweens and six adults who spent one week in Rome. We had private tours with the Livitaly guides at the following places: i) Vatican; ii) Pompeii; iii) Coliseum; and iv) a three hour Segway tour of ancient Rome. Every tour guide was excellent and great with the kids who especially enjoyed riding the segways!!! Livitaly was very customer friendly and easy to deal with; they responded to all of our questions and needs. They also provided reliable airport pickup/drop off. We would definitely use...Read more

Peggy Seaver
Calgary, Canada

Excellent service

06/12/2013

Booking was easy and efficient.
All emails were promptly addressed. The company is very informative.
Our tour guide was helpful and full of information.
We booked the early morning Vatican tour and unfortunately the Sistine chapel happen to close unexpectedly. The tour company emailed to keep us informed and included additional room tours to compensate. Having been before with a tour and with, I would highly recommend booking this tour to save time and bring some value to your tour around the vatican. Highly recommend.Read more

Shelly
London, UK

Wonderful Tour of Rome

03/30/2013

We took the tour of the ancient city and Coliseum with John as our tour guide. Our family of four was on the tour with our two teenagers. John was an incredible tour guide! He's from the US so his English is obviously great, and his knowledge of Roman history exceptional. He was able to answer every question we had and was always cognizant of the children's needs also. He and Livitaly also helped arrange for much mor affordable transportto our cruise ship the next day than what our hotel had offered. Would highly recommend.Read more

TravelBecky

Great afternoon at the Vatican

03/22/2013

Hi - we spent a great afternoon touring the Vatican with LivItaly. I booked it the night before and I even got an email reply from Angelo quite late from a query I had. There were six of us in Rome for a week so the fact that LivItaly only did tours for maximum of 6 people was ideal for us.

Our guide was Pamen and she was excellent and very knowledgeable.

I would highly recommend this company.

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Paul M

Very impressive and professional

05/20/2013

Due to a terrific experience with LivItaly in 2009, I arranged a tour of the Vatican for 7 women for the second day we were in Rome. Angelo, the owner, was quickly responsive to all of my emails. Our flight from the US was canceled and we did not know when we would arrive. Angelo was very understanding and worked hard to make sure we would not miss anything. He sent a car for us to the hotel so that we could arrive promptly for the tour. We didn't miss a beat. Angelo is a brilliant guide who skillfully leads and teaches as he maneuvers through the crowds. It was hard to take it all in in...Read more

Anneeby
New York City, New York

Fabulous Tour

08/15/2013

The "Early Entrance Vitican Tour" by Livitaly was truely wonderful, we ae family with 2 young kids and we enter the Vitican much earlier than other tours and avoid the crowds. We can enjoy all the master pieces up close and with the detail explanation by our beautiful, knowledgeable and professional guide. I would hightly recommend LivItalyTours.Read more

winceng
Hong Kong

LivItaly - Tour of the Vatican and Ancient Rome

02/28/2013

Now that we have return from the Eternal City, I wanted to share what a wonderful experience we had using Livitaly as our guide through the Vatican/Sistine Chapel and Ancient Rome. Alexandra made the experience so much more rich and textured. Her knowledge of the subject matter is vast. I can assure you we had many questions for each of which she had a ready answer. She was kind, patient and indefatigable—not to mention pretty. It was terrific having her as a guide for two days as we were so comfortable with her after the Vatican Tour. While the weather was not optimal for our ancient Rome...Read more

Ted Locke

Wonderful tours!

08/22/2013

While LivItaly’s semi-private tours may cost a little more than the larger group tours, they are worth every penny. We did the “Early Entrance Vatican Small Group Tour” and the ‘Colosseum & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.” The early entrance Vatican tour gets you into the Vatican Museum when the crowds are low. Being a small group, we were able to move quickly to the Sistine Chapel. We were able to see the wonder of Michelangelo’s masterpiece with maybe 75-100 other people. When we passed through 90 minutes later on our way to St. Peter’s Basilica, there were maybe 1,000 people in the...Read more

Rebecca K
Long Valley, New Jersey

A great experience

04/03/2013

We had Angelo was our tour guide throughout the Vatican and surrounding area, back in April of 2009. It was a wonderful experience then, and I know he has gotten even more knowledgable since then! We learned so much and had fun, he was very patient and accommodating for us to ask questions, take photos, and walk around a little bit on our own. He helped us get tickets arranged and everything, for the latter part of the tour. He gave us honest advice and suggestions for nightlife and restaurants to see once done with the tour. He is fluent in both Italian and English, which made...Read more

Stephanie C

Great Experience

06/13/2014

I truly enjoyed all aspects of our experience with LivItaly. I do not like large tours so I had focused on LivItaly and one other company when planning our trip to Rome. Each limited the semi-private tours to 6 people, but LivItaly guaranteed to run them even with a smaller number.

Before deciding, I was very pleased by the prompt response of Angelo to all my questions - literally by return email within a half hour (a response rate not matched by the other companies I was considering). Plus it was a response from a human being, not an automated "we will contact you within twenty-...Read more

RER6
Boston, Massachusetts

Exceptional Vatican Tour: with the Best Guide Ever

08/13/2013

From the day we booked this early morning entrance trip into the Vatican until our magnificent half-day tour, I knew Livitaly Tours was the best travel tour ever! Pamen was FANTASTIC!!!

I am grateful to my friend, Kiran Puri, who also posted here after her delightful tour with you. Her saying to absolutely book your early tour was a blessing due to the mobs of folks waiting in the heat for miles around every corner. We just waltzed right in immediately at about 7:45 a.m..This is a must to avoid heat stroke and hours of waiting in unbelievable lines.

She gave us extra-special...Read more

LacimaIII
Manitowoc

Touring Ancient Rome and the Vatican

09/28/2012

My two daughters (aged 23 and 19), my husband and I toured with John Penate. He was extremely knowledgeable and kept things interesting. We learned a great deal. I would not hesitate to hire John again. He was also very helpful with my daughter's gluten allergy and was able to direct us to restaurants that understood.Read more

Lauri

Worth Every Penny

05/24/2014

We decided to book one of the semi private tours with LivItaly to see the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica. We arrived at the prearranged meeting place and was graciously greeted by Daniela. I read this in the reviews and on LivItaly's website but really did not appreciate until we arrived at the entrance....SKIP THE LINES!!!!!! There were people all over standing in line and we moved straight through and onto our adventure with Daniela. She was so very knowledgeable in every aspect of the tour. You ask her an off the wall question....bam....she answered it. Really was not...Read more

Elizabeth
Colorado

You won't find a better tour guide in Rome

07/04/2013

My girlfriend and I booked five tours with Livitaly the week we were in Rome. We started with the Sunset Walking Tour when we arrived and quickly got into the romance and beauty of this wonderful city. The next day we did the Elite Private Colosseum & Ancient City Tour with John. It was like exploring the ruins with an archaeoligist he was so knowledgeable. Friday we did the Catacombs and Appia Antica Tour in the morning and the After-Hours Vatican Tour in the Moonlight that evening. By all means if you are in Rome on Friday book this tour to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. There...Read more

wyoming88
Nashville, Tennessee

A wonderful, stress-free visit to the Vatican Museums

06/22/2014

At the beginning of May, my daughter and I had the good fortune to experience the Livitaly private Vatican Early Entrance tour. We opted for their pick up service from our hotel and were promptly met in the lobby at 7.15 a.m. On arrival at the Vatican museums we were greeted by Kristin who introduced us to Alex, our tour guide.

I cannot praise Alex highly enough. Her knowledge about art and the Vatican was immense. She was friendly, considerate at all times and extremely patient with my photo snapping daughter!!

Entering the museums at 8 a.m., we were swiftly guided towards...Read more

Jean
Rotherham, UK

Must do - while in Rome with this company

06/17/2013

If you are travelling to Rome and you want to see the Vatican City, we highly recommend Livitaly Tours. Their staff is proffessional, courteous and punctual. The manager Kristen will personally meet you and introduce you to your tour guide. Our tour guide was Alexandra,she is an amazing Art Historian. She is very proffessional, informative and always wanted to give more information. She answered all of our questions, even our children (7yrs, 11yrs,and 13 yr old) we're very entertained with her explanation and patience.
Our experience was WONDERFUL (June,17, 2013)......
We highly...Read more

Yantakid
Doha, Qatar

What an awesome treat

01/28/2013

My boyfriend and I decided to do something completely crazy: take 3 months off from work and backpack through Europe. We went through England, France, Germany, Switzerland and finally Italy. Our budget was limited, but we also figured that being our last period of time so far away from Australia and in such a beautiful place like Italy, we were going to go all out. It is a once in a lifetime thing. So we booked a few tours with LivItaly. My boyfriend is a ferrari aficionado and coming down from Switzerland (by the way the Alps are BEAUTIFUL!!!) and stopping briefly in Milan (which wasn't...Read more

Linnea Ericsson

Running Rome - a fun way to see the city

07/10/2013

I was honestly a little scared before my wife and I joined this tour. I was picturing an athlete as a tour guide that we would have to chase around the city. But when we meet our guide on a beautiful June morning next to Castel Sant’Angelo we knew this was going to be a cool experience, and indeed it was! Our guide ran in our pace and gave us plenty of stops to drink water in fountains and catch our breath while she was giving us information about the sites and little-known-stories about buildings and squares we were passing. This is a great tour if you want to get some exercise and see...Read more

Stephan
Stockholm, Sweden

Ferrari Experience of a lifetime

02/16/2013

This past Christmas break, my family spent time travelling from Venice to the Cinque Terre. On the way, we stopped in Maranello and treated ourselves to the Livitaly Ferrari experience. I must say, these beautiful cars are really something to drive, especially in the town they were made. Upon returning the Ferrari from her drive, my 18 year old daughter simply said "I want one". The same sentiment goes for my son, my wife and myself. We were all blown away by the car, the town, and the tour guide who accompanied us on our drives. He was a joy to be with and made the ride even more special...Read more

Darryl and Family
Boston

Cooking class at Nonna Linas in Rome

11/08/2012

Wow! This was very fun and... different!
What better than food and cooking to understand a different culture?
I just hope I'll be able to recreate the dishes at home!

Thanks LivItaly!Read more

Arnold
USA

The Real Deal

04/02/2013

Livitaly is a fantastic tour company that truly understands how to give the vistor both the essential 'tourist' sights as well as taking you off the beaten path. Their secret is that you don't feel like a tourist at all but a welcome guest to their city. During my two days in Rome my mother and I got to see an assortment of sights and saw the city from a true Roman perspective. I can't wait to go back again and see what else they have to offer. 

Joel

Rome Wine and Concert

11/24/2012

On July, my wife and me decided to take this tour with LivItaly. We were both very happy at the end. It started with Angelo showing us some of the historical center at sunset, when Rome becomes even more gorgeous! Then we had an apperitivo with some very good wine and vast assortment of food. The main part of the evening was the concert at St.Ivo's church. I think that this church is often overlooked by tourists and is not well known as other places... but it really deserves a visit! The real "problem" is that there's too much to see in this city! The concert was amazing (tango, with...Read more

Cameron

Cooking with Nonna Lina

09/24/2012

Cooking with Noona Lina and Maria was like meeting up with old friends,
Noona give us a WARM WELCOME into her home and shared all her love of italian cooking by showing us how to make the PERFECT PIZZA AND COOKIES, as well as treats in between with stories from her past and tips of shopping for the best ingedients.

Coming from the MIDDLE EAST, it was a perfect ending to our already perfect trip with something to take back home to share with our family and friends and give them a teste of Italy.
With easy transport with pick and

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Henna

Why tour with Livitaly?

LivItaly only offers semi-private (max 6 people) and private tours and experiences
Our tour guides and staff are selected local experts and speak perfect English
All our prices include tickets and reservations (no wait in lines!)
Easy to book and prepay with our secure payment system

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Angelo Carotenuto
Dear traveler

My name is Angelo Carotenuto and I am the CEO and founder of LivItaly Tours – Experiencing Italy. I was born and raised here in the city of Rome by a truly authentic Neapolitan father and a Californian mother. Raised bilingual, I studied at Occidental

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