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La Scarzuola

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Paul Harcourt D wrote a review Oct 17
Orvieto, Italy3 contributions1 helpful vote
Intriguing and idiosyncratic architecture but an experience ruined by the guide, who is also the owner. From the outset, he made it clear (with frequent profanity even with children present) he would not consider questions or interruption. We had been told a minimum of 8 people was needed to make a group: in the event, there were numerous such groups and over 100 people, masked but far from socially distant and certainly not in the spirit of Covid 19 regulations. The owner spent much time haranguing the assembled throng with a largely irrelevant stream of consciousness and little was to be learned about the place...we speak fluent Italian and found each sentence was garbled and concluded with a clap of his hands. Unfortunately, It was not possible to wander away from the group and enjoy the place: there was a minder who watched and made people stay with the over-large group. Some years ago, it was possible to wander and thus more interesting. It would be far better to have smaller groups with professional guides who have some liking of (and respect for) paying visitors. people felt their presence was resented but their payment welcome. At the end people were bluntly told to get out as he stood by the gate...John Cleese in his portrayal of Basil Fawlty had far greater charm.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Pam G wrote a review Jul 2020
Italy46 contributions29 helpful votes
one of the most amazing place that i see in my life. Marco is the owner and also is the guide of the place. you can feel the passion in his eyes. i will come back there cause is a magical place!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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ThenWestwardHoe wrote a review Oct 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands131 contributions13 helpful votes
This extraordinary architectural feat is well worth a visit. The owner conducts the tours himself and in the end, we wandered away from his endless tales to enjoy the place by ourselves. You need to reserve via website and the minimum amount of visitors is ten.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Collazzone wrote a review Jul 2019
Palm Springs, California137 contributions45 helpful votes
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We went on a Sunday tour, conducted in Italian, not knowing that it was possible to go on an English speaking tour. The man who did those tours seemed nice and knowledgeable However, the Italian tour guide, Marco, who is the owner, did not seem to care about his group, who paid 10€ each. He lived for the sound of his own voice, laughing at his own jokes. The tour went so slowly that we (and others) asked him to open up the gate and let us out before we even got to the inside of the theaters or the church. That was after ninety minutes. Then we couldn’t leave because the parking area is so small that we we blocked in by later arrivals. His friend, the English speaker, an Australian, told me that his tours are very different. Not recommended if Marco is your guide.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Lmyt wrote a review Jun 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam2 contributions3 helpful votes
The park was really beautiful, unfortunately the owner was very rude, every other word out of his mouth was a swear word. That made it an extremely unpleasant visit no matter how fascinating the park was. He started by insulting the visitors at the beginning of the tour, then went on to lecture us about the world and the political situations of Italy with the most vulgar form possible. I went with 2 friends because I had seen such beautiful pictures from the internet and was hoping for a nice walk around the garden with the guild telling us about the planning, construction and history behind the man who built the garden, instead we got a torrent of insults. I won't suggest anyone to go unless you can overlook the owner's behavior which I found it quite hard to do though at some point I stopped listening. If I had to pay to get insulted I might as well stay at home.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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