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  1. Re: Find a guided tour in Rome and beyond

    Posted on 22-04-2015 by Michael GB.

    My wife & I spent half a day with Stephen visiting the Coliseum and surrounding area. The advice and guidance Stephen provided meant our three day short city break was memorable for all the right reasons. Stephen helped us prioritise the sites we visited, shared some of his vast knowledge about the city & sites and also helped us become orientated with the area around our hotel, including pointing out good restaurants and cafes. Thank you for making my first visit to Rome such a Fantastic one.

  2. Re: The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral

    Posted on 12-12-2013 by Stephen.

    Thanks for the interest. Another way into St. Peter's is from the left hand nave, a route that is linked to a dome visit. Existing the building for the public is only from the front. We hope to see you in the summer. Let me have your dates and an email ASAP.

  3. Re: The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral

    Posted on 12-12-2013 by Richard.

    Hello, Your tour overview sounds like the exact tour I want to take of the Vatican. I will surely look to you all when I arrive in the summer. I've been once but since then have learned so much more about, mainly St. Peter's, which is where my interest lies. My question, for a piece I am working on is this: is there a way to exit St. Peter's besides through the 5 doors near the Pieta and Baptisery? Like one towards the further side of the nave. Not necessarily to the exterior but just into...

  4. Re: Coffee and tea in Rome

    Posted on 08-11-2013 by Al.

    Thanks for the tips! However would almost certainly be frowned upon drinking cappuccino in the evening!!

  5. Re: Traditional Italian Food

    Posted on 25-04-2013 by Nick.

    Great site! Very informative and useful for occasional travelers that need to make the most of a short visit. Thanks Steve,.............Nick

  6. Re: Find a guided tour in Rome and beyond

    Posted on 23-04-2013 by Terri.

    I generally don't do tours, but felt a bit overwhelmed by my lack of knowledge of history in Rome. I splurged and book Stephen to guide my 20 something sons and I through the coliseum, Sistine and Orvieto and it helped us get the most from our trip. Our trip was last May, but I promised I'd write a review, just the queen of procrastination!

  7. Re: Scooter Tour – See the sites on two wheels

    Posted on 26-01-2013 by vagOccabe.

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  8. Re: Find a guided tour in Rome and beyond

    Posted on 15-11-2012 by Jeanella Mathis.

    I just returned from Rome with my sister and two friends. We hired Stephen Wheeler for 6 days to guide us in and around the city. At times we were joined by other friends who were visiting us while we were there. Stephen went beyond the call of duty to accommodate us all. He even carried our overnight bags plus bags and bags of purchases back from Orvieto to Rome on the train so that we would not have to carry them on a side trip to Florence. His knowledge of Rome and the area is...

  9. Re: The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral

    Posted on 25-09-2012 by Terry Slater.

    Most informative and enjoyable tour. Would happily recommend to all. Many thanks

  10. Re: Find a guided tour in Rome and beyond

    Posted on 27-05-2012 by Brent.

    Recently on my trip to Rome, I had Stephen as my tour guide. Stephen was a lot of fun and kept the history of Rome lively and entertaining, Stephen talked about Rome's history as if he was there with so much detail and passion. Stephen made this tour one to remember and without him, I feel my trip to Rome would not have as enjoyable. I would highly recommend Stephen as a tour guide, it is without a doubt you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Stephen!

  11. Re: Find a guided tour in Rome and beyond

    Posted on 27-05-2012 by Britteny.

    Recently on my first trip to Europe, I had the privilege to have Stephen as my tour guide. He led me on a remarkable journey through the street's of Rome, while enlightening me with his never ending knowledge on Rome's past, present and it's future. Stephen helped me see what makes Rome so beautiful, for without it's history it would not be the remarkable place it is today. He is very helpful and patient, and it was a highlight to end the day in a small recommended resturant for good food...

  12. Re: Find a guided tour in Rome and beyond

    Posted on 17-04-2012 by Bob&Carol&Mark&Judy.

    We hired Stephen for a full day today to help navigate the Vatican & the Sistine Chapel. It was a fantastic experience. He was so knowledgable about so many facets - a true renaissance man indeed. He truly made our entire day memorable and even joined us for a fantastic lunch near the Vatican where we continued to ask for further help with our remaining trip and itinerary. We will certainly engage his services on future Italy trips. Thanks again Stephen!!

  13. Re: Rome in day

    Posted on 10-01-2012 by John A.

    Stephen is quite simply the best city tour guide I have ever experienced. The two half days of tours that he organised left me with a knowledge and understanding of Rome's history, buildings and treasures that I had not anticipated.I had visited Rome several times before; this time it came alive.He is amusing and friendly; he carefully matched our time and ability to absorb to an itinerary which he kept flexible. Throw in him joining us for lunches in little restaurants the tourist will be...

  14. Re: Rome - see all the main sites

    Posted on 09-01-2012 by Jon J..

    We had the good fortune of being escorted around Rome by Stephen and could not have dreamed of a better tour. His knowledge of history and the various antiquities was beyond compare. His planning and weaving together each of the major (and minor) sights of the city was nothing short of brilliant. A year later, we came back and again contracted his services and were not disappointed. If there is a better English-speaking tour guide in Rome, he (or she) is yet to be born.

  15. Re: Rome in day

    Posted on 09-01-2012 by Jon J..

    We had the good fortune of being escorted around Rome by Stephen and could not have dreamed of a better tour. His knowledge of history and the various antiquities was beyond compare. His planning and weaving together each of the major (and minor) sights of the city was nothing short of brilliant. A year later, we came back and again contracted his services and were not disappointed. If there is a better English-speaking tour guide in Rome, he (or she) is yet to be born.

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