Janet RathertUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janet! What a lovely morning together in the Roman Forum. Sun, no crowds and lovely guests interested in Roman History. Lucky guide! Marisa
Jody AlperinUnited States
Marisa was a fantastic tour guide. First of all, she went out of her way to help us adjust our tour with her to include a site we were to have visited with another tour company when that tour got canceled. Secondly, she accommodated us when we were running significantly late to due to issues with travel to the meeting place. Finally and most importantly, she gave us a very interesting and informative tour. We went on many tours over the two weeks we were in Italy, and Marisa was our favorite!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Jody! I'm a traveller myself, so If is possible, I try always to help my clients and being flexible with my schedule That's why I like to have just a limited number of bookings ;) I'm glad your family liked my tour, I really enjoyed your company, despite the heatwave, touring with you was a pleasure. Grazie! Marisa
Dale BeckBlacklick, OHIO, United States
Our guide, Marisa directed us on a well planned thorough tour the Roman Forum. She was informative, answered all our questions and was attentive to our specific needs, such as walking at a slow pace. The Forum is amazing with many architectural ruins built under different emperors. This is a walk back through 2000 years of history. I highly recommend this tour and Marisa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dale, many thanks for the review This tour (Roman Forum) is my fav archaeological walking tour, so I'm happy that you've enjoyed it. we've spent a lovely morning together :) Thanks for the nice comment, Marisa
Samantha McKayUnited Kingdom
An incredibly informative tour with Marisa. We did a a large group tour a few years ago and learnt only a fraction of what we did with Marisa. It was lovely to walk and talk with someone who knew her history so well and had been involved in the archaeological work at The Forum. Not only did we get an insight to life at The Forum but also to the archaeological practices used and work that is ongoing. Marisa made the tour very easy including details on where to find her at the start.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sam for this lovely review :) It was a pleasure to meet you, your husband and your daugther, and guiding you around my "second home", the Roman Forum. Our morning walk was lovely, thanks to you! Marisa
Colleen FerranceUnited States
Marisa was amazing. Her knowledge and insight were invaluable. We cannot say enough about how awesome she was. Highly highly reccomend. Mike and Colleen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike and Coleen, I'm so happy that your enjoyed the tour despite the weather, so unusual for April. Even if it was raining hard, it was lovely to share my knowledge with you Marisa
Philip SpearUnited States
Marisa is a first rate guide: friendly, enthusiastic, and well informed. She makes good use of her training and experience in archaeology and is able to explain complex material in a fluent manner without relying on memorized scripts. Great tour. Five Stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Philip! The Roman Forum is my favourite archaeological area of Rome, so guiding you there for me was a pleasure and an honour. We were lucky with the weather too! Unespected sunny morning, perfect to walk outdoor. thanks, Marisa
Kristin FossumUnited States
Marisa was very pleasant and knowledgeable, took time to answer our questions, and was able to respond to our particular interests. We would be delighted to take another tour with her in future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kristin for the nice review! It has been a pleasure to spend a morning in the Roman Forum with you! Loved your questions :) Grazie, Marisa
Bruce MacDougalUnited States
Couldn't have been better. She has a wonderful ability to see the big picture and have a goog time explaining it. I'll do repeat with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bruce! Thanks to having selected my tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine HIll, it's fantastic when I can focus my attention on less crowded areas. Marisa
Ellen StillUnited States
There is no one better than Marisa for your tour of the Forum and Palantine Hill. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area - both the history and the archeological excavations. Fun, flexible, and anxious for her clients to learn and enjoy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ellen, many thanks! You're very kind, I'm happy to read your comment you made my day! I could spend hours in the Forum, thanks for your interest and smiles. Marisa
Thomas LippingUnited States
Marisa was a very engaging and informative guide. She has worked as an archaeologist in the Forum and has a lot of knowledge to share. She tailored our tour to help engage our kids and showed images depicting how the sites are thought to have appeared in ancient times. She was also very helpful in advance with advice about how to best arrange our tour timing and met us at our apartment to begin the tour. I could not be happier with the experience we had thanks to Marisa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Thomas! Great pleasure to meet you, and lovely morning spent together in the Roman Forum. Congratulations for your delightful family! Grazie Marisa
Andrew CasselUnited States
Marisa was delightful, knowledgeable and fun to be with. She helped untangle the area's dense history and made it come alive for us, excellent introduction to Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Andrew, touring with you and your wife in the Roman Forum was a lovely experience. Thanks for having chosen my tour of the area, I love to meet interested guests, time flies in your company! Marisa
Chris P.United Kingdom
Marisa was a fabulous tour guide for our family (teenager and 2 parents). We have been to Rome before but this time we really wanted to get a better understanding of the Forum. Marisa was incredibly knowledgable, given her archelogoical expertise, but also made the information accessible and so very interesting. We were also lucky enough to tour the House of Augustus and Livia with her, which was brilliant. Marisa is a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, I recommend her highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, I'm really happy you liked our tour in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill :) Visiting in your company the House of Livia and Augustus was a big joy, even for me, since this special access is basically impossible to get usually. We were lucky, just discovered that Houses will be closed for restorations since March. Thanks Marisa
Wendy AtwellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks again Wendy!! :) Marisa
John K.United States
Marisa did a great job leading us on a 3 hour tour of the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill. I would strongly recommend her as a private guide for a morning tour before it becomes crowded and hot. She had special materials to show the sites as originally built. There is a lot of ground to cover in this tour and many sites and history to discuss. A group tour just won't allow you the freedom to stop where you want and to ask questions. Reserve early. These tours book up months in advance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John! The Roman Forum is really my favourite area of the Ancient Rome so I'm happy you liked this tour. Thanks for having chosen this special tour! Marisa
Stacy RussellUnited States
What a fantastic tour! Not only is Marisa extremely knowledgable about the Forum and Palantine Hill, but she truly has a love of the area and loves what she is doing. I have traveled extensively and taken many tours from many different companies and Marisa's was one of the best ever. My family was really interested in this tour, me not so much. However, with the information and enthusiasm, I learned so much and this was one of my favorite days. Do yourself a favor and book Marisa now!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stacy! I'm so happy you changed your mind and enjoyed the tour! I've spent years digging and learning in the Roman Forum, so probably it's clear how much I love the area, much more than the busy Colosseum! Thanks again, I really appreciate your review, marisa
Terrific. A great start to our exploration of classical Rome. She was very personable and clearly wanted us to share her passion for Rome. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks John! you've chosen to spent the entire morning visiting with me my favourite area of Rome, the Forum and the Palatine hill. It was a joy to tour sections that I usually skip as the Museum. good choice again