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Unlock Italy is a small team of locals creating customized private tours for the traveler who wants to experience Italy from an authentic, local perspective. From vacation planning to skip the line tickets to guided tours, food & wine tasting, and...more
My friends and I were glad we booked a tour with Lauren in Rome. Lauren was a wealth of knowledge and helped make the tour very enjoyable by adding a little humor here and there. Being able to interact with the tour guide and ask...More
My family and I booked our tours with Lauren and it was the best decision of our lives. She is upbeat and full of knowledge. We not only learned so much but laughed, ate, and drank our way through Italy with her. We loved her...More
This was our first trip to Italy. Lauren, came highly recommended to us by a friend that was there recently. My family booked her for 2 days in Rome. She made our trip! She is funny, smart and so knowledgeable. We had such a good...More
Our guide was Marco and he was very articulate In English and very enthusiastic in his delivery. He clearly loves his job and injected some humour too.
There is nothing worse than a despondent, apathetic guide on a tour , Marco was quite the opposite,...More
We went on an initial tour of the terme di Caracalla with Marco who guided us through the essentials for our young students. He was fun , interesting and informative. We would definitely do another tour with him. What’s more, Lauren was especially helpful in...More
We went on an evening tour of Rome with Lauren to sample some classic Roman food. We stopped at some beautiful churches and monuments along the way, and she provide a wealth of knowledge and made Rome come alive for us. She took us to...More
Both Lauren and Luca did all the right things for a first time visitor. They were on time. They were prepared. They had some visual aids.; They knew how to pace. It will help you make the most of your time, and I would give...More
Lauren guided us through the enormous Vatican collection with energy and panache. We were a small group, which meant she could adapt the speed with which we moved and how much information she provided in answers to our many many questions to our needs and...More
Lauren was recommended by well-traveled friends so i trusted their advice. She designed the perfect 4 hour walking tour mixing stops at the Pantheon and other churches with stops for cappuccino, an evening Alperol cocktail and appetizer in a quiet piazza and a cheese tasting....More
We often travel relying on guide books and our own resources. We went with Lauren at Unlock Italy on the recommendation of a friend. It was one of our best travel decisions yet. Lauren is deeply knowledgeable as well as amiable and wove a rich...More
Date of experience: September 2018
UnlockItaly, Owner at Unlock Italy Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018
Thank you so much for the stellar review! It was really a pleasure exploring the Vatican in detail with you. Please let me know the next time you are in Italy :)
All the best,
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.