We take the time to get to know your interests, your stamina, your passions, your innermost Italian. Combine that with our in-depth and passionate knowledge of Italy and you have a recipe for great tours!

Don’t take our word for it! We have scores of reviews on TripAdvisor and they’re all FIVES! Here’s a sampling:

“Ana is a valuable asset to whomever might engage her most professional service, she has a historical knowledge which will fascinate all young and old, historically inclined or not, Ana loves, lives and breathes Italy and she will make your tours seem like a time travel into ancient Rome. I myself have traveled widely and I have never enjoyed or encountered such passion as Ana delivered to us. Rome would have definitely not been the same without her. Ana’s knowledge, advice and professionalism is priceless, she is a Gibraltarian diamond in Rome. See Rome through Ana’s eyes and the journey will be fascinating and unforgettable.” Heather, Gibraltar

“Ana also planned a magical day trip for us to Tuscany (from our base in Florence), where we had a private tour, tasting and lunch at an exquisite, small family-run winery, and toured a larger (also wonderful) winery as well as the back roads and small towns of Tuscany. It was the highlight of our entire trip, so I would encourage anyone so inclined to do so — and to ask Ana to plan it for you! Can’t say enough about her!!!” Kaki, Newport, Rhode Island

“I made an error on the booking date of the Pompeii tour, we travelled down from Rome for the day only to arrive and find that I had the wrong date, I called Ana and she re-arranged everything so that we could do our tours and not lose a day – so professional and without issue or additional charges (thank you Ana – again!)” Trish, Sydney, Australia

Tour of Vatican and Vatican Museum

We are expats living in Italy. Our friends recommended Ana and we selected a tour of the Vatican and the Vatican Museums. Ana’s knowledge of Italian Art History plus her enthusiasm and energy during the tour were amazing. My husband wants to study Italian Art History and then schedule additional tours with Ana. Ana is fantastic.

Date of experience: July 2020

A Tour in Beautiful Rome July 2020

We would love visitors to Rome to know about Ana Serra of Selected Tours and the extraordinary and gifted tour guide she is. If you are a visitor that is passionate about the places you like to visit then Ana is for you. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for telling you the story behind the facts is unparalleled in my experience and for that reason her tours are truly memorable. We first went on a tour with Ana in 2013 and have been on trips with her on many occasions since. Our latest excursion in Rome in July 2020 proved to be another standout experience with Ana taking us effortlessly through the Vatican Apartments and Basilica of St Peter regaling us with outstanding explanations of all that we were viewing and admiring. If you want a few hours of tremendous entertainment and knowledge gathering with the assistance of a guide to bring everything to life for you then I urge you to look no further than Ana at Selected tours. I would also add that Ana takes your safety very seriously and at this difficult time of Pandemic Ana always had our safety front and centre in her mind. Careful distancing, mask wearing, temperature checks were all part of the essentials of the tour. Book Ana, she is truly extraordinary.

Date of experience: July 2020

A Tourist for a Day at the Vatican Museums: post-lockdown

Even though I have visited Rome many times and as a British expat living in the central region of Italy, Umbria, I was still keen to visit Rome and be a tourist for a day especially in this post-lockdown period. Usually in July, Rome is one of the most crowded cities in the world due to the sheer number of international visitors. But now, Rome is very different. Quiet. Peaceful. And a unique time to visit Rome.

After 3 months of closure, the Vatican Museums OPENED on 1st June. Queues are usually upwards of 2-3 hours in the peak summer season. So, knowing that Rome would be quiet, this is a perfect time to visit.

Our friends recommended Anna from Selected Tours to take us on a 3 hour guided tour. We were immediately drawn in by Anna’s bubbly and friendly welcome! We waltzed into the museum. No queues! None!!! Safety measures are in place. 🚶‍♀️ 🚶🏻‍♂️Physical Distancing 😷 Mandatory Masks 🤒 Temperature Check 👮‍♂️ Reduced Capacity are all standard.

Anna is highly knowledgeable and personable and fun! But there is something else, something special about Anna. Not like any other tour guide I’ve met. Anna is a story teller, Anna helps you understand the painting by transporting you back in time to Michaelangelo and Raffaello. Once you know the story, you find yourself ‘in’ the painting. An extraordinary talent!

If you want to be tourist for a day in Rome, go to the Vatican Museums and enjoy the quiet corridors and savour the art in peace while you still can. And book Anna to take you around. You won’t be disappointed!

Date of experience: July 2020

Best travel Company in Italy!!!

I was referred to Select Tours by a family member who had an outstanding experience with Select Tours last summer. My relative gave me a glowing recommendation as they booked several tours and drivers in Rome, Tuscany and Amalfi coast and everything was superb.

I reached out to Laura to book car services from Rome to Milan during the coronavirus pandemic since I preferred not to fly. Laura was super fast in providing a response since it was a last minute reservation. The driver was extremely professional and provided a wonderful, safe and comfortable experience for me. I would highly recommend Select Tours Italy.

I cannot express how wonderful of a company they are to deal with. Don’t look any further!

Date of experience: May 2020

“Amazing Live Tour of the Colesseum”

Fantastic virtual tour with Ana to the Colosseum. It was live!! Her passion for Rome and her love for the history and incredible knowledge is second to none ! The 40 minutes just flew by ! I got to visit Rome from home ! I totally recommend Selected Tours Italy’s. Thankful to Ana for an amazing virtual tour, that we will without a doubt repeat! Looking forward to the next one.

Date of experience: May 2020

Simply the best!

Ana is engaging, knowledgeable, and FUN! Our family has toured with her in Rome – through the Vatican, ancient sites, outlying churches, and most recently on a virtual visit to the Colosseum. She is simply delightful and we hope to see her again soon.

Date of experience: May 2020

Best tour guide in Italy (in person and via zoom!)

Ana is absolutely the best! So knowledgeable,professional, warm and inviting even on a virtual tour!!! I had the pleasure of having an in person tour of Rome with Ana last March and she is the absolute best! I am so impressed with how well Ana can connect with people and spread Italy’s history across the world during these times via zoom!

If you get a chance to visit Italy (Or her virtual tours) she is the only tour guide you need !
Ana – I cant wait to see you again and explore more of Italy

Date of experience: May 2020

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