My passion for ancient art dates back to when, as a child, I first visited Piazza Navona with my parents. Wandering through the piazza, and running around the fountains, I was unaware of the importance of this place. I stopped to listen to the sound of the water and was amazed at all of the paintings, on display in the square, and the painters who portrayed the most evocative views and archaeological wonders of Ancient Rome.
This love affair with ancient art was not a phase, and motivated me to take classical studies in high school and study archeology at Rome's "Sapienza" University. During my academic years I began working as a guide for schools of all ages, and I started traveling all over Italy accompanying children and helping them discover our country. My relationship with the students was my most important training. Thanks to them I discovered that the work of a guide is not only an amount acquired knowledge; the secret lies in how this knowledge is transmitted. I learned in the field that a good sense of humor is the best resource available to a guide; to make tours interesting, engaging and exciting. I am stunned when I can see my guests' emotions and amazement at what they are seeing and hearing- this is the best feedback I can receive!
A Recent Review of this guide
We really enjoyed our Colosseum and Forum tour with Marida. She was so full of energy and enthusiasm and shared so much information about everything we saw. Would recommend her as a guide.
- Master's Degree in Archeology (2007)
- Officially Licensed Guide - Roma, Italy (2009)
- BA in Archeology (2010)
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.