Reply To: Help with finding good guides in Rome


I’ve recently done a tour of the Vatican with my mom and was very grateful that I spent the extra money to arrange a private tour through a certified Vatican guide.  I had been to the Vatican previous times on my own but having the guide made a big difference in navigating through all the tour groups and getting oodles of information.  We booked our tour through Massimiliano Canneto,

Massimiliano was unavailable and his colleague, Rosalba, was our guide.  In addition to being our guide, Rosalba personally made sure my mom (who is older and small), did not get trampled.  At the end of the day, we were sad to say our farewells to Rosalba who has been at the Vatican for 20+ years.