Tom SennstromUnited States
This is the tour to take, to get a good understanding of Rome at its peak. Marisa with her archelogy background, is the one you need here to fully understand and enjoy this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many thanks Tom! I know, we're freezing, so maybe was hard to enjoy the walking tour! So I'm glad you liked the morning at Ostia :) It was a pleasure to meet your family and spend together three days Marisa
Colleen FerranceUnited States
Marisa was punctual, very knowledgeable, very flexible and a pleasure to tour with. We cannot wait for our next trip to Rome and a tour with Marisa. Mike and coleen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike and Coleen :) I really enjoyed your company and loved being your guide for two days.. Probably I'm partial, since I love Ostia, but I have a splendid mermory of that morning Thanks, Marisa
Craig H.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marisa
Martin MacklinCleveland, OH, United States
She is a superb guide. She is very knowledgeable about ancient Rome. We toured Ossia with her and she clearly explained all of the excavations in this ancient Roman seaport town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martin, Ostia Antica is definitely my favorite day trip from Rome, because it's very quiet, and very interesting! Visiting the site with you was a pleasure. Thanks
Edward SteinhoffUnited States
Guide not only conducted the desired tour showing excellent knowledge and good communication skills, but she also provided an excellent driver and recommended a very good local family-owned restaurant for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Edward for having chosen my Ancient Ostia tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the time we spent together in a nice sunny day, the archaeological area was empty and for me was a pleasure to meet you. Marisa
Michael DruhanUnited States
With degrees in Ancient Roman History and Archaeology, Marisa led us on a fascinating tour of Ostia Antica. She is so knowledgeable and offers such insightful commentary that you feel history come alive. Ostia was a fabulous place to vist; only 40 minutes by train from Rome and offered a lovely change from the busy city for a day. We were with a professional group for our other days in Rome and I found myself wishing Marisa was our guide on multiple occasions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael and Pam, thank you so much for your kind review, and for your comment. I loved touring with you in the quiet and amazing Ostia, touring there it's a lovely change for me too. Thank you again, I'll wait for your return, so we can discover more sites. Marisa
Mike RaleighUnited States
We took two tours with Marisa, this and the Classic Rome tour. Both were great. Marisa has a wealth of knowledge that she used to really bring these sites to life. She was at all times friendly and enthusiastic. I also appreciate that she was able to accommodate a small side trip as a surprise to my wife. We had a wonderful two days and learned a lot thanks to Marisa. Highly Recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mike! I really enjoyed our two tours together, because you were both really interested and nice. And it was funny to arrange the small "surprise" :) Come back soon in Rome! Marisa
Joan JarvisUnited States
Marisa easily changed our tour because of the weather..We spent the morning visiting the Capitoline Museums and in the afternoon toured St. Clemente. We ate lunch at a wonderful local restaurant. Marisa is very knowledgeable and was easily able to pass on her knowledge and love of Rome. She is an enthusiastic guide and we highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joan! I have a wonderfull experience touring with you and your husband! I can feel your love for my city, so was a pleasure to spend hours with you. We'll visit Ancient Ostia the next time :)
Sean McKennaPiedmont, CALIFORNIA, United States
Marisa gave us a wonderful tour of Ancient Ostia. Her enthusiasm and her extensive knowledge of the site and the of the historical period added immeasurably to our experience. Plus she was charming and full of good humor. We would gladly have her as our guide for another tour next time we are in the Rome area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sean! I love the archaeological park of Ancient Ostia, and despite of the strange weather, we've spent a nice day walking across the ruins. I wait you here in Rome for your next trip! Marisa
James GalbraithUnited States
We did 2 tours with Marisa, Ancient Ostia and the Classic Rome Walking Tour. Both were wonderful. Marisa's background in archaeology and her love of classical Rome made both tours special. She selected sites well and did a very good job of making each site "come to life" by proving historical context and using mixed media to show how the sites looked when Rome was at its peak. Ancient Ostia is a hidden gem, less traveled by tourists and very evocative of its time - highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James! I'm very happy that you've enjoyed Ancient Ostia walking tour, especially because I love this place and I'm trying to support something different from the classic Roman must-sees. Come back to Rome, I'm studying many new tours for History lovers like you and your father! Marisa