A phenomenal kid-friendly walking tour guide can be the difference between successfully engaging children in the sights of a city or … not. We’ve recommended Paolo Lenzi to our clients and readers for years and it was fun to receive an email from Holly Schmidt asking to submit a review of his services. Here is what she said:
I’d like to submit a review for Paolo Lenzi, a tour guide in Rome who took our family through the Vatican in June. Paolo was outstanding with our children, ages 12, 10 and 7.
The Schmidt family at the Vatican
He started our tour by taking us to a quiet spot in the gift shop and showing us in a book the most significant artwork we were about to view. He got down on his knees so he would be on the same level as our 7-year-old and described in excellent English some fascinating and funny stories about Michelangelo. When we finally then started touring the Vatican, we all knew a little something about what we were looking at and Paolo didn’t have to speak over the big, loud tour groups.
He also pointed out lots of quirky details that really kept the kids’ attention, such as the strange eyes on some of the statues or the underwear painted on to the figures on the wall at St. Peter’s because the Pope was upset that Michelangelo had made them all naked! He definitely knows how to relate to children and made what could have been a long, boring tour for the children into a highlight of our vacation. We highly recommend him!
Paolo Lenzi’s contact details:
+ 39 347 6473813/[email protected]
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