Private Guided Tours

Our local, English-speaking professional guides will take you to Italy's best-kept secrets

Our guests rave about the quality of our professional tour guides, their knowledge, humor, and education. One-on-one attention and interaction maximizes your immersion in Italian culture.

Good Afternoon Ladies,

How do you improve on perfection?

From the moment we landed in Venice until the moment we were delivered to the airport in Naples, our trip was everything and more than we expected.

Every transfer, every accommodation, every tour was exemplary. Your drivers and tour guides were a wealth of information along with being extremely helpful and accommodating.  The hotels that were chosen were always in an excellent location with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Having Didi at our disposal at a moments notice left us feeling safe and secure. She was always quick to respond to any and all of our messages.

We had set a pretty torrid pace for ourselves but still found time to relax.  We have tried to pinpoint the highlight of our holiday or our favourite experience.  If pressed for an answer it would probably have been the cooking class. There were so many other excursions that came to mind for their historical significance and the impact that each of us felt such as The Coliseum and Pompeii. Our walking tours of  Venice, Florence and Lucca were remarkable due to the guides that showed us through their eyes their great love for their individual cities.

If I had to make one negative comment or recommendation, it would have been nice if our gondolier sang.  That is certainly mentioned tongue in cheek. Mike suggested offering a six hour Coliseum tour might be a good option. He would have liked to spend more time there.

Many people have asked us about our trip. We are quick to share our experience along with high praise for CIAO.

Thank you Romina and Didi for taking such great care of us.  Our vacation was truly a trip of a lifetime and most of the credit goes to you both.

I will send you some pictures as soon as I review the hundreds that were taken.

Private Guided Tours

Hi Romina,

Yes, everything went well and had a fabulous time.

Overall, the service of Ciao Tours was fabulous and will happily recommend both Ciao and yourself to anyone I come across who is looking to travel in Italy.

All of the guides – Sylvanna, Bernado (Bernie), Lisa, Thomas and Michael were all fabulous and shared so much knowledge about their respective cities.

Our heads were swimming with information after each stop.

The drivers were all great as well and was so nice to arrive in each city and have someone waiting to take us to our hotel.

Having the same driver, Enzo, for our entire time in Sorrento was nice as well. Was good to get to know him and really enjoyed our time with him.



Dear Arlene

We had the best trip!!!!!

Everything was top notch.  Hotels were perfect.  Tour guides were the best part.

All transfers were on time and professional.

We would highly recommend Ciao Tours to everybody.


First of all, we want to thank Claudia for all she did for us.

My husband and I have been on many tours with many agencies over the years, but Ciao tours AND Claudia has been by far our best experience.  I, personally, have been to Italy many times, however Claudia and Ciao had taken us to places I have never seen and experiences I have never experienced.

The Ciao Tours packet was very professional, explanatory and descriptive.

ALL transfers were professional, nice and on time and ALL guides were simply incredible.

We had wonderful, personalized tours of each place we had visited.  ALL hotels were amazing. Ciao had arranged for the best views and choices at each hotel convenient to the sites we had chosen to see.

We can not say enough good things about Claudia.  We had an issue with our rental car that had nothing to do with Ciao.  However, Claudia had helped us with this to the bitter end, staying late and communicating with me thoroughly with Whatsapp and by calling me.

Mille Grazie Claudia and Ciao.  We had the best time of our lives.


Our trip to Italy was the best vacation we have ever taken!!!

From the transfers to the hotels to the tour guides to our window on Italy guide book it went so smoothly. I couldn’t wait for the next day to see what was planned for us. All the tour guides were very knowledgeable about their city.

Each one had so much passion regarding their specific city and the monuments and history within. Any question we asked was answered with so much detail, it was like we were in school, learning about it.

All the drivers were prompt and drove us while talking to us and explaining what we saw out the window. The hotels knew who we were as soon as we arrived and were very attentive each time we passed by the front desk. The surprise of the hot air balloon that you, Giuseppe, Laura and Mike planned was an unbelievable, it was a wonderful anniversary present. The Guide book with our itinerary was wonderful, very detailed and explained everything we needed to know.

The details that were included in this vacation were delightful; the bouquet of flowers on the balloon ride day, the aprons for our cooking lesson, the picture from Laura, postcard from Luca, the cookies from Lisa, it all was totally above and beyond what we would have ever expected.

On behalf of Mike and myself I would like to thank you for the incredible trip to Italy you planned for us.


Thanks again for all the help we truly enjoyed our vacation and you made it much easier on us.

We will be sure to recommend Ciao Tours to anyone we know heading to Italy and we hope one day to return.

All of the people you arranged for us from drivers to tour guides were fantastic.

We are happily waiting for our flight home with a lot of fond memories of Italy.

Thank you a Ciao

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