Hi, I'm Mario! I've been working as a Tour Guide and Assistant for the Italian Ministry of Culture from 1999 to 2008, I also started working as a freelance guide and tour leader since 2002 and now I run my own business. I've got a University degree in Aestetics, the philosophy of Art, and I'm a professional licensed Tour Guide and Tour Leader. I'm a passionate traveller and what I like to offer to my clients is a tailor made service, sharing my knoledge and points of interest. The idea is basically to take you around sharing knowledge, ideas and also impressions, like I'm travelling too! Hope to see you around here soon!
Over the last few years I have given hundreds of tours and made thousands (no kidding) of happy travellers. Now I have also created my own travel company providing guding services and packages for cultural and educational Touring all over Italy!
If you are going to any destination in Italy please do contact me and I will design a unique five star experience for you also saving you moneys if compared to High Street travel agencies!
I also provide Excursions fro Cruise Passengers with pickup right off the Ship in Civitavecchia, Livorno, Venice, Naples, Salerno, La Spezia.
Looking forward make you living The Grand Tour experience!
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Outstanding. Mario was very knowledgeable, personable and fluent in English. It is well worth the price to have the personal attention - it is similar to visiting a friend. Highly recommended!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes, Wine Tours
Driving Tours (Limo, Van & Buses with driver)
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Booking with Skip the Line!
Full holiday packages
Colosseum and Roman Forum Booking with Skip the Line!
Alfa Romeo and Ferrari Tours
Art and History Classes
Financial protection for tour packages
Transportation by tour guide:
Yes, upon request with Mercedes Van, Mercedes E class, Bmw 500 series, Minibuses and large buses. I can also provide transportation with luxury cars (Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Maserati) and supercars, priced accordingly.
Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:
A Perfect Day In Rome, Private Driving Tour
FULL DAY ANCIENT ROME - WALKING TOUR
Introduction to Rome: Romani de Roma
Travel Organizer and Tour Consultant
Tour guide interests:
Food and Wine
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Mario was highly informative,
funny, entertaining, and very concerned for our safety.
Mario goes above and beyond!
He is an excellent tour guide and
we were very lucky to get him.
Thank you Mario for making the Rome tour a highlight of our Vacation.
There is a reason that Mario has been rated 5 stars by everyone, he is fantastic. We had already arranged a historical tour of Rome so we booked Mario for a "Food and Wine" tour. We had the best time... drinking, eating, laughing, and joking around!! What a great time. In walking around, he took us to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon as well. He also recommended a restaurant for dinner that was excellent. Highly, highly recommend.
-Matt and Darlene, Ft. Lauderdale, F
Mario was fantastic.
He is very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about the historice sites in Rome. We would not have been able to see as much as we did without him. He was very detailed in his description of the numerous paintings which gave us a good understanding and made it enjoyable. Mario went the extra mile when he arranged for us to see the Pope at his summer home. The highlight of our trip. I will highly recommend him.
Laura Basile Wootton
Viator Blogs by
Mario Bernardi & The Grand Tour Team:
Rome is fascinating every time of the year, and always for a different reason but Christmas and New Year have a special impact on visitors and will certainly leave you with fond memories.
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