Ira DavisUnited States
Great tour. She was passionate about the material. Kept our children engaged. Could not ask for anything more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ira, many thanks for the nice review. Touring with your family was a lovely experience. Grazie! Marisa
Michelle HockerUnited States
Marisa is the BEST! We just spent 4 hours with her visiting the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum. She understood our family needs perfectly and matched her tour to our interests. She knows so much about legend, history and the changes of the sites through the ages. You won't miss the traditional landmarks, but she is also an expert at finding out of the way areas for pictures or to get a unique perspective on a monument or slice of history. Thank you Marisa!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle :) It's so special to find a family so in the history and eager to learn You're the dream of every tourguide See you soon marisa
Lindsay StarkeyUnited States
Marisa was wonderful and even allowed us to add on the special underground and top tier tickets for the Colosseum that weren't included in this package. She was especially knowledgable about the forum as she had spent time excavating there during her schooling. Following our tour, she even guided us to a local market where vendors were selling produce, meats, cheeses, and olive oil. It was amazing. She was so helpful, polite, and professional. Would definitely book with her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Lindsay, I'm glad you liked the tour and the farmer market, just heading there now to buy mozzarella!! Lucky us for the top tier tickets, now the tour is becoming popular and very difficult to purchase Many thanks, Marisa
Daniel Berger-JonesUnited States
Marisa was informative, warm, and tolerant of our millions of questions and follow-up questions. We felt immensely well educated and also really enjoyed hanging out with Marisa, who is lovely. We highly recommend her for her expertise as an archaeologist and personality as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Daniel!! It was fun to meet a colleague and to share not only my knowledge but even stories of being a guide in Rome :) Marisa
Thank you Marisa for the wonderful morning tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Your ability to connect & engage everyone in our family was great and your love of the subject matter & history shines through. Would high recommend Marisa for any tour in Rome and our family of 4 was thrilled with the introduction she provided.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James :) It was a pleasure for me to welcome you in my crazy but amazing city It was really nice to meet your family. Lovely morning despite the heat Marisa
Pam FerrisUnited States
Marisa was a great tour guide. We enjoyed her tour and would recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!! Great morning despite the extreme heat :) Marisa
Michael WohlUnited States
Marisa as an archaeologist and a guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour and education of ancient Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael :) thanks for having chosen my company for your visit of the Colosseum and Forum..and I appreciate your choice to start early to beat the heat ;) Marisa
Carolyn RobertsUnited States
Marisa's knowledge was very thorough and she was easily understood by all in our group. Meeting place was easy to find and we were able to meet and get started on our tour immediately. Fantastic tour guide and a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carolyn, many thanks for your nice review! Touring with your group was such a pleasure. thanks Marisa
Marisa was great with our teenagers, she explained well, in impeccable English, and made sure they did not get bored during our 3 hours tour. She truly understands ancient Rome, as she was one of the actual archeologist from the University of Rome working recently on some more digging sites inside the Forum Romanum. So a real insider explanation, which was perfectly balanced between historical info and added commentary with little anecdotes. We enjoyed it very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sonja! I have a lovely memory of our afternoon tour! Great to meet your family and to share my love for the Ancient Rome with you. Thanks for having accepted my suggestion: it was lovely to visit the Colosseum at closing hours.
William R.Denver, CO, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Dale! I'm glad you liked my basic tour of the Ancient Rome despite crowds and the very slow line for the security checkpoint of the Colosseum. your grandsons are adorable :) Marisa
Nina RabkinaUnited States
We are really happy we went to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with Marisa. Her stories and pictures helped bring the ruins to life and we learned a lot about the ancient Rome. Thank you, Marisa!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nina! :) It was such a pleasure to meet your family. I love touring with kids, especially in the Colosseum and Forum. Marisa
Susan LaPerriereUnited States
Marisa was a fabulous tour guide. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. We would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much! It was a pleasure to discover the ruins of Rome in your company :) Marisa
Jayne RobinsonUnited States
Marisa was great. Very knowledgeable and personable. Excellent price for private tour for 4. Highly recommend. 5 out of 5 stars. Jayne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jayne, our tour was a lovely experience for me! Come back soon in Rome to discover more archaeological sites with me :) Marisa
Alison JenkinsNew Zealand
Marisa did everything we wanted from a guide. She was knowledgeable and interesting. She took my husbands walking difficulty into account when moving around the sites and altered the planned route for him. She was well prepared and we especially appreciated the visual pictures of how the places would have looked at the time compared to now. Compared to trying to understand the Forum on our own ( as we did 20 years ago),this was worth every cent. A happy family group!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alison for your review! It was a great pleasure to tour with your group in a quite empty Roman Forum. Great to have those tours in the off season! A happy guide ;)
Elizabeth SprattUnited States
Having an archeologist take us through the Forum and Colliseum made the ruins come alive. Marisa was very knowledgeable with her planned comments and with answers to our questions. Great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Elizabeth for the review :) It was great to meet somebody interested as you and your husband! Come back soon to visit more Ancient sites! Marisa
Barbara PerezUnited States
Super 5 star guide!!! It was incredibly hot and we had 2 children (6/9) and she was so patient and informative at the same time. It was a marvelously well conducted tour. I had been to the Forum and Coliseum before but learned so much. Marisa is obviously so caring about this tour. It made you feel like you were her only tour ever. She related to many facts but it never felt like she was teaching. Her advice on a small family place to eat was dead on!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous 5 of 5
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara! Despite the heat, we had a nice tour in the Forum! I'm glad you found the small restaurant for your lunch..I've just been there with my friends so I know is good!Thanks for the books too :)
Hester BlackburnSouth Africa
Even after we arrived late, Marisa patiently adapted our tour within the time we had left. And she would surely have finished the entire tour if it wasn't for the fact that she booked us on an underground tour of the Colosseum which started at a fixed time! Her insights on the Roman people and the problems they and the city face today, were especially enlightening. She has a wealth of knowledge and it was a privilege to have her share it with us. Thanks Marisa - you are a star!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Hester! thanks for the review! you were in Rome in the same moment of the Canonization of John Paul II, so my city was really busy. Despite that, you were nice and smiling! I'm happy you liked the tour...and thanks for having call me "star" :)