Here's what people are saying about John & Ashley's Tours ...                        (posted with permission)

"The tours helped me see Rome like never before. Even with my background in Art History, I learned more in a few hours than I did in a semester."
Beatrice Fletcher, CA

"What a great time we had with Ashley and John in Rome. Our 4 adult children weren't too keen on guided tours, but agreed to start off with us and Ashley and John at the Vatican; We had such a good time together, that our kids stuck with the Noronhas for most of the rest of our 4 days in Rome. That was because Ashley and John were flexible, knowledgeable, gracious, charming and fun. We did the Jewish sites and Catholic sites and the food sites. (They can also find bathrooms). They have so much passion for Rome, for sharing and explaining their traditions that our hours in Rome were memorable and sweet. Their knowledge is prodigious and they complement each other so nicely. Feel free to call us if you want more about our trip."
Dr. Stephen and Lisa Stone
USA

"I spent nine hours on Sunday on a very aggressive walking tour of Rome. John Noronha is perhaps the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide I have ever had on any tour anywhere. He is a polymath with multiple technical and artistic and theological degrees, and he seemingly remembers everything he has ever read. In the process of seeing the major tour sites, we stopped at this or that church that happened to be “on the way” and that had a Raphael or a Caravaggio or two or three. The art I saw on the day was better than in all but a few museums I have ever visited. Billions of dollars’ worth of art and no guards. I could almost touch a Michelangelo sculpture …  and I swear you could sense  the bones and ligaments underneath the marble. I mean I could feel details that my eyes could not see. I was in awe for the rest of the trip. We must have toured nine churches (“We simply have to stop to see this one!”) and John knew every artifact in each of them. As good as he was, he could not organize the weather, and the rain came down in sheets at the Coliseum. But the double rainbow after was a perfect end to an exhausting but memorable day. (I think John doubles as a personal trainer.) If you are ever in Rome, you should get him to be your guide and make him bring his wife to dinner. She teaches communications at the Vatican."
John Mauldin, Mauldin Economics  

 

"Ashley and John's tour was my favorite part of my family's time in Rome. They gave us a wonderful and very personalized tour including some aspects of ancient  Rome mixed with fabulous churches. Their enthusiasm about all the sites we were seeing along with their extensive knowledge of the history and culture of  Rome made our stay absolutely unforgettable."

Kristin Elliott,  USA

My husband and I toured with Ashley through Ancient Rome, Christian and Jewish Rome, the Vatican, beautiful hilltop vistas, charming piazzas, and the best gelato shop in Rome. Ashley is totally charming, knowledgeable and a wonderful tour guide. At the end of our visit to Rome, Ashley asked me what was my favorite part of the trip.  I had to think for a few moments as everything was great.  And then I said " You were Ashley."  Ashley has the gift  and passion to bring Rome alive in every sense of the word.  I recommend taking as many tours as possible with Ashley and John. I did not tour with John as he was not in Rome at the time of my travels but I have no doubts that his tours are as wonderful as Ashley's."
Sharon Green,  USA  

"John and Ashley gave my nieces and myself a fantastic tour of St Peter's. They are extremely knowledgeable and combine knowledge of history and theology with a deep spirituality.  I am certain they will be able to tailor the tour to the interests of the participants.  They are lovely people who will also give you tremendous tips for the rest of your trip in Rome."
Janet Smith, 
  USA

"We all had such a wonderful time and you made our experience one of a lifetime.  I know that my parents have had a life long dream fulfilled and you both made it such a deeply impacting experience.  I feel that we now have extended family in Rome now."

Rob & Jeanette Hamann, USA

 

"Our tour guides, Ashley and John, generously took on our 7-person family. Ashley was engaging, exceptionally knowledgeable, and very warm in her presentation regarding the Four Papal Basilicas of Rome.  At the door of each, she provided a brief history, bringing out the most interesting points.  Inside, she expertly directed us to architectural highlights, theological meanings, and fine art - everything needed to truly appreciate the Churches. We left Rome knowing that we had made new friends as well as enjoying an exceptional tour..."  
Maria & John 
Elliott, England

 

"During our honeymoon stay in Rome, John and Ashley gave us a very engaging and informative tour of St. Peter's Basilica, St. Augustine church, and Piazza Navona, rich with many facts, and their unique personal style. John seems to have a photographic memory, with a deep understanding of the theological and historical facts.  Ashley is very knowledgeable and articulate, and directs tours with grace.  Her hospitality makes you feel right at home!  We highly recommend John and Ashley's tours!"

 Craig &  Wenqi Glantz, USA

 

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and education in Rome.  Our two days with John were the best two days of our 12 day vacation.  Both my husband and son loved learning the history and culture of your city and felt that the time spent with John was worth every penny.  We especially liked having him join us for lunch where we could just ask any questions we wanted about Roman History – oh – and the restaurants we went too where outstanding and off the beaten path.  This one was great – and we took a picture with the restaurant owners.
Karin Roberts

 

"What a treat to have tour guides who are not just friendly and knowledgeable, but passionate about  Rome!  I was very impressed with the depth of knowledge and the profound respect for the Catholic church.  The icing on the cake was their ability to interact with my husband and me at our level, while drawing in our children, talking to them in an engaging kid-friendly manner.  I highly recommend Ashley & John!" 

Virginia Carmody,  USA 

    

"I am a travel agent from the  U.S.  Recently, we brought 20 clients for their first visit to  Rome and  Italy, using Ashley's services exclusively within the city.  Our passengers were very impressed with her knowledge of and love for Roma, and the passion with which she shared that with us.  She planned customized walking tours that were well thought out and meaningful to our group; and far from typical. The fact that she is a native English speaker, AND fluent in Italian was most helpful. By the time our group left for home, they all felt that they had a friend in  Rome!   Ashley is at the top of our list when bringing or sending clients to  Rome."  
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"Dear Ashley and John,  

I had soooooo much fun with you guys! You explained everything really well. I had a lot of fun! You helped me understand the history of  Rome. Hope to see you again and soon!!! Thank you for being nice to me!"

From, 

Christina Hamann, Age 9, USA