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Raves About Rick’s Italy Tour Guides

No other country is so overflowing with art, history, culture — and flat-out fun — as Italy. And all our Italy tours are led by a remarkable team of hand-picked guides, who expertly turn Italy's buffet of travel delights into an unforgettable experience. To help you get acquainted, here's what recent tour members had to say about some of our talented Italy guides…


David Tordi

"Our tour guide, David, was incredible. He is a happy, engaging person, who gave more than 100 percent all day, every day. His enthusiasm and kindness were evident in each of his many interactions. David shared his own family's stories, his music, and his love of history and his country with all of us. He is a true professional who became a friend."

— Mary Beth in Kent, OH — Village Italy in 14 Days tour


Elena Zampiron

"My husband and I had a fantastic trip! We were celebrating our 25th anniversary, and Elena made our trip so incredibly special. She organized a special 25th anniversary event as part of the tour, and we were able to celebrate with all of our new friends in the group. The thoughtfulness brought me to tears!"
— Karen in Needham, MA — Best of Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days tour


Donald White

"This tour met all of our expectations and beyond. Our tour guide, Donald, was outstanding. His historical and present-day knowledge of Italy is phenomenal. My wife and I learned so much! Thanks again, Donald. A truly experienced professional!"
— Kevin in Gladstone, OR — Best of Italy in 17 Days tour


Karin Kibby

"Karin is like a sparkling glass of prosecco: bubbly, fun, and a treat to be with. Her knowledge of all things Italy was quite amazing. And the tiny details she gave about navigation and cultural customs were incredibly helpful. This was a lifelong dream-trip come true."
— Margaret in Hannibal, MO — Heart of Italy in 9 Days tour


Alfio Di Mauro

"The tour was a great experience, and I attribute the success mostly to Alfio, who was a first-rate guide. He was full of great information and managed the group with efficiency and care. He made sure each person was well taken care of and that every need/want, from information about history to where to go for a specific interest, was addressed. His attention to detail was amazing!"
— Bronwyn in Lakewood, CO — Best of South Italy in 13 Days tour


Lisa Anderson

"Lisa was always available and knew the history better than anyone. She was a gem and is a plus to your organization. She made it clear that this tour was for us and to always come to her with questions or problems. She made every day a new and exciting experience, and I learned much more with this trip than I did in the past."
— John in Louisville, KY — Best of Rome in 7 Days tour


Tommaso Pantè

"This trip completes our fifth trip with Rick Steves' Europe, and Tommaso is the best guide we've ever had! He really made our trip fantastic. His personality and knowledge of the area, special places, and people made this a very memorable trip. Tommaso is a definite asset to the company and deserves a raise! (And no, he didn't pay me to say that!)"
— Suellyn in Olympia, WA — Best of Sicily in 11 Days tour


Donato Chmura

"This was the trip of a lifetime, and we were so pleased with the professionalism and attention to detail Donato offered us during the entire trip. He made everything easy so we could enjoy our vacation with minimal stress. We highly recommend this tour and our tour guide to any future travelers!"
— Carol in Lincoln, NE — My Way® Italy in 13 Days tour