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Address: 00135 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 349 815 0010
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Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours provides private, custom-designed...

Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours provides private, custom-designed tours throughout Italy: *Unparalleled, personalized customer service from start to finish*Art & history tours*Food & wine tours, tasting tours, market tours*Cooking Classes with home and professional chefs all over Italy (featured in the NY Times) *Food Workshops*Art classes such as mosaic, fresco, drawing or painting lessons, artisan tours*Walking Tours*Chauffeured tours and transfers *Experiences with art experts, archeologists and historians to sommeliers and chefs. *Hotel, restaurant, and train reservations We specialize in the best hidden gems of Italy~

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tour of Rome, Assisi, and Amalfi coast

We were a group of 3 couples staying 4 days in Rome after a trans Atlantic cruise. We knew what we wanted to see and relayed this info to Ally. What an organizer! Our driver... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2012
Bill B
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Jefferson, Georgia

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Jefferson, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

We were a group of 3 couples staying 4 days in Rome after a trans Atlantic cruise. We knew what we wanted to see and relayed this info to Ally. What an organizer! Our driver, Alberto, met us promptly at the port and was informative and an excellent driver for the 3 trips we undertook - Assisi, the Amalfi coast... More 

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SiennaReid, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Bill, Thank you for your wonderful review of our services. I cannot express with words how wonderful it is to receive such a detailed account of your satisfaction with our services. From the first days of planning to the final tour that you take with us, our goal is your total satisfaction! We love custom designing the perfect itinerary... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

We used this company in Rome and They are the best. My husband is handicapped and they went above and beyond to make sure he had and did everything he could. Our guide was Daniela and so very knowledgeable about all of Rome. I can not say enough great about what Ally did for us and then the perfect guide... More 

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SiennaReid, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Abe1227, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our company. We were very happy to help you with your visit to Rome and to make sure your husband was able to see as much as possible. We believe that people with handicaps deserve special attention since the city of Rome can be quite difficult to manage in... More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

We were a group of 6 women who came to Rome and Umbria to experience Italy in a more personalized way. Ally organized 3 tours for us (2 in Rome and 1 in Orvieto) which were amazing. All of the guides were entertaining and informative. Marco in Orvieto brought the cathedral and its Signorelli frescos to life. Ettore ("Stroll as... More 

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Dear Betsy U, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our tours in Rome and Umbria. We had a great time planning your trip for you and are so happy to see that you were so satisfied! Orvieto and and Rome are such fascinating places to visit and hold so many hidden secrets that can be revealed with... More 

Hamilton, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

My family (husband and 2 adult children) were excited about touring Italy. We were working the trip around work and spring break so we could not go on a set tour. Through Trip Advisor I found Italy Hotline Custome & Gourmet Tours. My first email to them was - "help - what should we do!" Ally responded with a suggested... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, both for my itinerary planning services and for the tours you took while with us in Italy! I am pleased you enjoyed your 8-hour walking tour of Florence with Michele, the 3-hour "Welcome to Rome!" evening stroll with Ettore, your 4-hour "Vatican Express" tour with Daniela, your 5-hour... More 

Hamilton, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We booked a 5 hour walking tour of Florence through Italy Hotline Custome & Gourmet Tours. Our guide was Michele and he was outstanding. He met us at our hotel and we were off! He showed us all the major sites, bringing Michelangelo's David alive for us. He also taylor the tour to show us things we were interested in.... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you for your review of Michele, your private tour guide in Florence! He’s a terrific guide and a great storyteller, who really does make the monuments, museums, palaces and art works come to life! Warm regards, Ally General Manager Italy Hotline Custom & Gourmet Tours LLC More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

As my 10 year old son aptly put it, "I give them 15 out of 10 stars!" This was my son's first trip to Europe and my husband and I organized 4 different tours to give him a taste of Rome. Italy Hotline Tours was recommended by a friend and I can't imagine having better tours of Rome! We were... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Jill, Thank you for your review! We specialize, among other things, in family vacations and we love reviews like yours – especially when they are backed by statements like that from our young travelers! Thank you for mentioning Daniela, Michael, Alberto and Calogero – they are wonderful colleagues who are terrific with children. Their tours are never boring lectures... More 

NJ
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

If you want that personal touch anywhere in Italy, this is a reliable quality operator. We used them in florence and rome and never had a bad tour. Guides all spoke perfect english and were truly interested in their subjects. Plus you can customize as you go to see only those places desired. Highly recommend the food tour in rome.... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Thank you much for your review! We are pleased you enjoyed your private walking tours in Rome and Florence with us! We are always happy to customize our tours to ensure that our guests – regardless of group size or age – have the best time possible, getting exactly what they hoped out of their visit. We’re foodies, too, and... More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

This review, too, is long overdue. We’ve been to Rome twice in the last two years, and both times with done tours with Italy Hotline and Gourmet Custom Tours. The first year we did the Vatican and a walking culinary tour of central Rome. The culinary tour was excellent; we found places we’d never have discovered on our own, and... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ed, Thank you very much for your review – better late than never! It’s always a pleasure hearing from returning clients who have been happy with our culture and food guides and tours over the years. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your 3-hour walking tour of Orvieto with Marco, and your 5-hour Truffle Extravaganza with Laura in her private... More 

Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

This review is long overdue... but I must write this review as I look over old pictures of our trip in 2009. We visited the Vatican and since I was pregnant, had a 2 1/2 year old son, and an elderly (but active) Aunt with my husband and myself... I figured we might need frequent breaks and would not do... More 

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SiennaReid, Owner at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We pride ourselves on our ability to provide any group, even one as diverse as yours with a young child and an elderly Aunt, with a tour that is great for everyone. I am so please to hear back from you, even after several years have passed, that you still remember this... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

My adult daughter and I were in Rome for a short time and we wanted to see ancient Rome and take a cooking class. Siena and her team gave us an experience and memories that will last a lifetime. Daniela gave us a tour of the Forum, Colusium and the Palatine that was the equivalent of a college level course... More 

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Thank You very much for taking the time to write us a review! I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed your 5-hour private “Complete Ancient City” tour with Daniela – she’s a fantastic tour guide and person! I’m also pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your private 5-hour “Rome Market Visit and Cooking Class” in the historic neighborhood... More 

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