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“Unforgettable Private Tour in Italy”
Review of Giovanni Musella

Giovanni Musella
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Ciampino
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Customized private tours, Rome, Vatican, Positano, Amalfi coast, Capri, Tuscany, Florence, and all other Italian Art cities.
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
“Unforgettable Private Tour in Italy”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We recently visited Rome prior to embarking on a Mediterranean Cruise. This was our first experience in Italy and through family were recommended Giovanni Musella Private Tours to maximize our 2 and 1/2 days in Rome. He was amazing. He was easy to access via the internet and we promptly came up with a custom plan for our visit to the sites of Rome and surrounding areas.
On Day 1, we arrived into Rome 9:30 AM and were met at the airport. We were taken to our hotel to drop off luggage and began touring the city. His knowledge and enthusiasm were beyond exceptional. We visited ancient Rome sites such as Palatine Hill, the Colloseum, the Pantheon, and were given insight to the true history of what Rome meant to its people and its decedents. His general knowledge of every aspect of Roman life made us feel as we were actually on our way to an ancient Roman event. I especially liked the endless fun facts which derived from ancient Roman life. Why Sangria is Roman in origin and not Spanish, Why we use the term "mile markers", what Spa really means and what each letter represents in Roman history, Why October is designated the 10th month when it should be the 8th... Everything was traced back to Rome and it made sense. Before our return to our hotel, we visited Trevi Fountain for some pics.
Day 2, we were picked up at our hotel and driven to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, leaving Rome down an ancient roadway. He arranged for a private 2 hour tour with an incredible tour guide Roberta who took us through areas of the ancient city not known to the general public. She was as amazing as Giovanni. On our return, he recommended several local restaurants. His favorite soon became our favorite. Pietros, down a small alley, quaint, charming and local. The owner Pietro introduced himself and the restaurant atmosphere was home Italian!
Day 3, we were again picked up at hotel but with luggage. A quick drive to Pompeys Theater (the sight of Julius Caesars murder) a walk through Michaelangelo's Square then to another arranged excellent private tour through the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Finally a drive to the cruise port where we were dropped off and in less than 20 minutes were on the Princess cruise ship.
You cannot go wrong with Giovanni and the special arranged tour guides he hires. We avoided the awful lines and our tour guides seemed to know everyone of importance when it was necessary. We wont forget them.

Visited October 2013
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GioMus, Proprietario at Giovanni Musella, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
I was very happy to drive for you,
you where so interested. I always give my best.
hope to meet you again
kind regards
Gianni
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Mt Holly Springs, PA
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“Giovanni Musella is the Best!!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We recently returned from a 16 day tour of Italy. In every city, we hired a tour company to help us understand the history. But in all cities none were as pleasant, knowledgeable, engaging and energetic as Giovanni. We visited Venice, Florence, Rome, Tuscany, Sorrento. Giovanni only drove us from Florence to Rome, but during our hours together in the comfort of his Mercedes van, he gave us more history and love of what we were about to see in Rome better than any of the other guides we encountered. Our only regret was that he was not available to guide us around Rome on the ground. My husband, Garry, never liked history, but after 8 hours with Giovanni, he was hungry for more. Giovanni opened the doors to history and art for us and our traveling companions. When in Rome, be sure to look him up. He speaks perfect English and is extremely polite. His web site is: www.giovannimusella.com
Glenda Stough

Visited October 2013
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GioMus, Proprietario at Giovanni Musella, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review,
I do all my best to make a memorable day for
my clients.
Hope to meet you again
Giovanni
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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
“The best way to spend a day in Roma!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had one full day in Roma so touring with Giovanni was the best way to see the most of Roma. He was so interesting all while efficiently touring through the city in a way we would have never been able to accomplish on our own. We enjoyed our day so much that we were pleased to recommend to friends visiting Roma!

Visited August 2013
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GioMus, Proprietario at Giovanni Musella, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thank you so much,
It was my pleasure driving for you,
I am highly satisfied when my client is Happy.
regards
Gianni
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Florence, Italy
1 review
“Excellent orientation of Roma”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you want an excellent orientation of Roma and its history with an informed, engaged and energetic guide then Giani is your man!

Visited August 2013
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GioMus, Proprietario at Giovanni Musella, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Happy to read your comment,
I always try to fulfill my client's request.
Gianni Musella Private tours
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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“The best of the best!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Giovanni took my family of 6 around Roma for the day. He is extremely knowledgeable about the real history of Rome, and has a great passion for what he does. He speaks perfect English, is a complete gentleman and knows the ins and outs of Roma!
If you're looking for the perfect 6-8 hour guide for the city of Roma...look no further!

Plus, he has a double air-conditioned Mercedes van that is spotless and cool in the summer heat!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING HIM ON YOUR NEXT TRIP TO ROMA!!!

Visited July 2013
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GioMus, Proprietario at Giovanni Musella, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Very nice from you,
I always try to make a memorable day for my
valued clients.
Regards
Gianni Musella private tours
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