We were a bit apprehensive about booking tours outside Canada but after many excellent reviews on Tripadvisor we decided to go with Driverinrome (Top 10).
Between the great correspondence between myself and “Drive in Rome” (Suzy and or Daniele) all done via email, they were courteous and gave me all the information I needed to make a real clear choice in the type of excursions we wanted.
We had taken a cruise to Italy with one day for Rome. Problem is that Rome does not have a port large enough for cruise ships to dock. Destination of Rome (Roma) docks at the port of Civitavecchia which is about 90 minute drive away. We did not want to be on a tour bus with 80-100 people. We also knew the streets in Rome are small and narrow and nowhere for a tour bus to park close to sites. Hence, we hired a driver for the day.
Ermanno (our driver and new best friend) was at the port waiting for us (he arrived a little after the scheduled time of 8AM but, this was not this fault has there is heavy security at the dock and many check points for him to go through. Note for others not to panic if driver is a few minutes past scheduled time. Tour buses take precedence).
On the 90 minute ride to Rome had a great conversation with our driver who took time to get to know us and our likes and dislikes. Realized we really wanted to focus on the art of Rome. Since we just had one day to see such a major city it was wonderful to have such a knowledgeable person to help plan our day and help us see all we most wanted to see there
Suggested that we must see the Sistine Chapel. Due to lines and people, we did not think this was possible but, we did it and where ever pleased how quickly the line went.
He would park so close to all the sites that we had virtually no walking to do. He had insider tips that made the day fun for us. He took the time to show us things not in the guide books. Not only did we see all of the main sites, but he showed us some really great things that we were not expecting and that we truly loved.
Like many other comments: “Our only regret........not using Driver in Rome in every Italian port!”
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