"Luana's tour was honestly one of the best I have ever done. Ravenna itself was a delight; but really made it come alive was her storytelling and in-depth subject knowledge. This wasn't just some student showing you their favourite sites, but a genuine expert imparting thoughtful reflections. Heartily recommended! (especially as a private tour!)"
Adam from U.K.
"Luana ci era stata suggerita caldamente da amici che l’avevano conosciuta durante una visita precedente. Le aspettative non sono andate deluse. Anzi... Luana è la guida perfetta... competente, garbata, curiosa, attenta e disponibile. Siamo entrati subito in sintonia, anche grazie a nostra figlia Sofia che, forte di una ricerca fatta a scuola su Galla Placidia, ha saputo porre domande a cui Luana ha dato risposte mai banali ma arricchite da tantissimi riferimenti. Siamo felici e grati di aver potuto apprezzare con lei le meraviglie dei monumenti ravennati e i loro straordinari mosaici".
Marina T. da Milano
Our exceptional tour of five UNESCO World Heritage sites with Luana was the perfect start to our week in Ravenna and the knowledge we gained served us well throughout our explorations. Luana has excellent English and was equally well informed about the historical context and the artistic expressions. I loved learning how the historical periods when the mosaics were created influenced changes in iconography and symbolism. She is delightful company and the time simply flew. In fact, I suspect we ran over the time limit without realizing it. Our highest recommendation!
Will from U.S.A.
"Luana è preparata ed avvincente ed è riuscita a coinvolgere piacevolmente i miei figli di 9 e 12 anni, adattando alle nostre esigenze la visita. consigliatissima"
Lisa da Milano
"This tour was amazing! First, Luana was very receptive to my inquiries. We quickly settled on an agenda and Luana even arranged for transportation back and forth from Venezia. The actual tour was really great. Luana was extremely knowledgeable about the monuments in Ravenna, which really made them come alive. Luana was friendly and personable, everything you want in a guide. Our driver, Raffaelle, was right on time and effieciently moved us back and forth. Luana gets 5 stars for this tour. Grazie mille!"
John Saccardi from U.S.A.
"The tour was wonderful! The sites were beautiful, and the order of locations well thought out. But Luana was the part. She is a terrific guide. She's knowledgeable, was able to answer my questions, spoke English well, she's friendly, gave me recommendations for Ravenna, and even detoured a little to include something else I was interested in".
Derek from U.S.A.
We booked the tour on very short notice and Luana was ready to accomodate our schedule on the spot. The tour was fantastic, leading from one awe inspiring place to the other. We learned so much with Luana and would like to thank her for her absolutely interessting tour, showing us so many details about the mosaics and their history. We would recommend the tour to anybody interessted in a deep dive into the mosaics in religious buildings in Ravenna.
Sabine from Switzerland
"We took a chance to contact Luana two days before our arrival and, while it didn't look as if she had any December openings, she contacted us within minutes and gave us a first-class tour of the art and history of Ravenna. She saved us so much time and energy! She shared more depth, gorgeous Unesco locations of Byzantine mosaics, and a few fun secrets about the city than we had time to learn about on our own. Luana was also incredibly helpful even before we arrived. We asked for recommendations on other places to go on our own (outside of the tour), where to eat and shop, where to park -- she responded immediately, and her recommendations were fantastic. Luana is an educated guide and a lovely person. We were 100 percent satisfied!"
Karen from U.S.A.
"Luana is the best tour guide I've had in 40 years of traveling. She has boundless energy, a profound knowledge of the subject matter, including the religious iconology, is generous with her time and obviously cares about her clients. I will return to the region and have her guide me to the rest of the towns in the area".
Jacqueline Sum from U.S.A.
"Luana was a very well-informed guide, and passionate about sharing the history of Ravenna. She made the exquisite sites and mosaics we were seeing come to life! We were inspired by their beauty and their connection to early Christians here, dating back to the 5th and 6th Century A.D. We learned so much from her guidance! Highly recommended!"
Milo from U.S.A.
"Ravenna is great and Luana is a great guide and very knowledgeable. Everything was smooth and easy. The tour is fantastic. Highly recommend".
Michael from U.S.A.
"Luana is a great guide. She is very engaging and knowledgeable about the history of Ravenna. Also very friendly. She had so wonderful recommendations for lunch as well. Highly recommended".
Sergio from U.S.A.
"Luana ci ha condotto alla scoperta dei gioielli di Ravenna con competenza e simpatia: consigliamo a tutti questa esperienza!"
Elisa da Milano
"We booked with Luana for a weekday during low season and ended up with a private tour. Luana captivated us for 2.5 hours and really helped us to appreciate Ravenna’s place in history! We really enjoyed the art history lesson, the archeology details and Luana’s storytelling. While the time felt relaxed, I’m also impressed with how many sights we got to see in one afternoon. Furthermore, Luana’s choice of contemporary mosaic studio was a perfect complement to the ancient landmarks. We absolutely loved the work on display and in progress at the studio; this was a very special bonus that distinguishes this tour from others. I highly recommend Luana’s comprehensive tour of Ravenna’s top sights".
Adi from U.S.A.
"A wonderful way to be introduced to the World Heritage sites. Personal interactions are best. Thoroughly enjoyable tour. The time was perfect, 2 1/2 hrs. Luana has an extensive knowledge of the sites & excellent English sense of humour".
Chris Griifhts from Australia
"Luana was such a lovely guide. Luana gave a great historical account of the evocative buildings, the historical Anatomical theatre & university amazing! Catching a train to Ravenna, despite the rain, Luana continued to provide excellent commentary on the monuments, in particular Basilica of San Vitale, walking along we passed Dante Alighieri's tomb. We ended the tour with a treat to a local mosaic artist, the heart of the history and identity of the community of Ravenna. Highly recommend this tour!"
Simona Calleri from Australia
"Luana did a great job of showing us Bologna and also recounting the history of the city. Luana is very pleasant and polite and goes out of her way to accommodate in whatever we want to know above and beyond our tour. The tour was informative so we got to know Bologna's history and culture a little better by the time Luana was finished with our tour".
Judith Aguera from U.S.A.
"Luana was relaxed, well spoken, well versed in the history of Bologna. She allowed us to absorb what we were experiencing and let our interests guide the tour".
Mary Pellegrini from U.S.A.
"Excellent guide , thorough experience of visiting these very important and beautiful mosaics In Ravenna . The time flew , it went almost too fast , despite he awful heat . Book this experience you will not be sorry !!! Thank you Luana , for a wonderful experience!".
Catherine from U.S.A.
"Luana was a great guide for our 6-hour tour. She was very knowledgeable about not only the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which was the focus of our tour, but also shared a lot of information about Ravenna and it's fascinating and long history. Her timing was great, she managed to get us to all the sites that we wanted to see at a pace that didn't feel rushed. Luana is very personable and her English is very good. I highly recommend this tour and Luana".
Nancy Brown from U.S.A.
"Luana was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and personable. Her commentary was most informative and she gave us many excellent suggestions for other things we might do at the conclusion of our tour. I would heartily recommend her for anyone who is visiting Ravenna".
David Mc Carthy from Australia
"This was our first Airbnb experience/tour and it couldn’t have been more special. Luana was communicative regarding logistics and her English was impeccable. She was warm and friendly and passionate about art and history. It was evident that Luana was an expert in her field. We visited the local Unesco sites as well as a visit to a local mosaic artist’s studio and shop. Luana brought art and history to life with her stories and enthusiasm. This experience was a highlight of our trip in Italy! Thanks Luana!!"
Kat from U.S.A.
"On time, pleasant , knowledgable, energetic, personable. We both enjoyed her choices of what to see, and the information about them".
David Trachtenberg from U.S.A.
"Luana was charming, knowledgeable and provided an excellent explanation of historic Bologna".
Bill Ellerington from U.K.
"Luana is a great guide. She is very enthusiastic and knowledgable and answered all our questions with ease. We highly recommend Luana".
Peter R. from Hong Kong
"Luana provided an excellent tour of Bologna for my family including 21- month old twins. She met us at the train station which was much appreciated and was flexible, accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly. We very much enjoyed our time with her and would recommend her without hesitation".
Karen Camporese from Canada
"It was a wonderful informative tour that we totally enjoyed today! Luana was engaging, personable, & very knowledgeable of the history and fine points of both Bologna and Ravenna. She even booked a lunch reservation at a delicious restaurant so we could sample local food! Great restaurant choice!! She was excited about her topics as she shared but personalized the tour as well by getting our feedback and desires. Thank you so much!!! It was a great day!!!"
Heather H. from U.S.A.
"Luana was a very informed and thoughtful guide. She patiently answered our questions and gave us detailed background on many parts of the tour. We highly recommend her tour!"
Sarah Leonard from U.S.A.
"Luana was a great guide, extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to share information regarding Ravenna that went well beyond the tour (e.g., other things to see and do, restaurants, etc.). The tour itself was great and we learned many things that we wouldn't have learned on our own. Luana customized our experience based some of our personal areas of interest. I can wholeheartedly recommend Luana as a guide".
Paul from U.S.A.