Victor KonradUnited States
Everything I wrote in my recent review of a tour of Perugia with Marco applies to the tour in Assisi - in a word, superb! In Assisi Marco was able to convey, in addition to his knowledge of the history and the art of this sublime site, the spiritual dimension and a deep reverence toward San Francesco. Marco is a truly amazing guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear friends, at this point I like to call you friends, thanks a lot for the wonderful time we spent together, for your curiosity, education, intelligent questions and kindness. a very big hug Marco
David MartinMississauga, ON, Canada
An excellent guide - and person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David, it was a pleasure to spend some more time with both of you. Thanks for your words and best wishes for everything Marco
Victor KonradUnited States
Five stars is not quite enough to describe the tour and the guide. Marco is engaging, , entertaining, with a great sense of humor, but above all - his knowledge of Perugia, it's history, it's people, it's every nook and cranny is unsurpassed. Easily the best tour I have ever taken.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Victor and Simona and Ido, what a great family, what a fantastic group of educated and nice people!! Thanks for your kin words and I really wish you all the best possible and the Pulizer prize for Ido of course. Hugs Marco
David MartinMississauga, ON, Canada
Marco is an excellent person to spend an afternoon (or 2) with. He is considerate & patient who really cares about his work - and he has a wonderful sense of humour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, what a pleasure meeting you both!! Thanks a lot for the nice time spent together and for your words, wish to see you again Marco
Marco was an excellent guide - very passionate about Assisi. It felt like history came alive for us with Marco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phil, thanks a lot for your nice comment and I hope to meet you all again. Best wishes Marco
Beth WilsonUnited States
Marco had knowledge which he imparted to our group of 8 with personality, panache, drama. We all enjoyed Assisi so much with him. Thank you,Marco! We will recommend you to our friends. Beth Wilson and 7 others from USA and England.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beth, thank you very much for your words and the nice friends you took to Umbria. What a lovely party of educated and nice people!! Hope to se you again, best wishes to all of you and your relatives who came in May. Marco
Jenny SpiersUnited Kingdom
Such a knowledgeable guide - Marco's passion for Assisi was a delight and we soaked it up. We were also very grateful for the time he spent coaxing our 3 children round the Basilica - no mean feat and much appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jenny, thanks to you for taking such a wonderful family to Assisi. My warmest greeting to your husband as well as to your children, I hope to see you again and thanks for the lovely morning. Marco
Steven DeardorffUnited States
We spent a total of 9 fantastic hours over a couple of days with Marco to delve into Saint Francis the man, the church in his name and the lovely town of Assisi. We were very impressed with his depth of knowledge, his energy in discussing and teaching. We had with us our two teenage daughters who holding onto their attention can be a challenge, and Marco interacted with them constantly to keep them captivated and interested. I could not image a more pleasant guide than Marco. Thank you Marco very much
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deardorff family, As you are so nice, curious, edutated and interested in Assisi and St. Francis the pleasure to guide all of of was totally mine. Thanks a lot. I hope to meet you again All the best Marco
Robin ToddUnited States
This was the most amazing tour of our vacation. Marco was knowledgeable, friendly, and insightful. A true delight!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin and Claire, thanks for being such nice people. It was a pleasure to spend a day with you two. I hope to see you again. Best Wishes Marco
Joseph LaneUnited States
Marco is an amazing guide and very friendly guide. Attended to all my special requests and provided a delightful few hours. My only regret is that we didn't have a full day but he was already booked for the afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Joseph, I hope this will find you well and the pleasure to meet you and spend some time together was mine . You are a special person. I hope to see you again Marco
Jane EvansUnited States
Marco was a wonderful guide in Assisi and his passion and enthusiasm for all of the incredible art and history related to this holy city was remarkable. I highly recommend him without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jane, thank you, thanks a lot for your words. It was a pleasure showing you this fabulous place. Come back!! We need people like you. Best wishes Marco
Rosemary MurtaghUnited States
Marco was fantastico -- can't imagine a better guide for Perugia! He is passionate about his town and is knowledgeable about history, art and culture -- a real intellectual! He is informative, entertaining and charming -- a natural educator. His kindness in treating us to a marzipan treat was especially nice. He is well known in town and we joked that he is perhaps the "mayor of Perugia"! Marco will remain one of our fondest memories/experiences of Perugia. Grazie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rose and Joe, thanks for your wonderful words. It was such a pleasure to meet with you and show to such educated and interested people like you this gorgeous city. I really wish you all the best in life and a great time here in Umbria. with kindest regards Marco
Marco gave us a wonderful tour in Assisi, pointed out details we could not know otherwise. it was very interesting ! Marco has a lot of knowledge and he shared it in a lively way. Not even one boring moment! I definitely commend Marco as a tour-guide and I definitely recommend to take a tour in Assisi with Marco! Orna Kleinman
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Orna, thanks for your wonderful words and for taking your nice and educated little group to Assisi and giving me the opportunity to meet with them. It was a pleasure to stay with you all. I hope you enjoyed dinner at Valerie and to see you again in the future. Best wishes Marco
Ann WilsonUnited States
Marco was a superior guide! He excelled in several areas important to us. 1. He immediately understood our interests and adapted his tour to these. We spent more time discussing the art, history and theology of the churches we visited, and skipped other areas of the city which would be less meaningful to us. 2. He has an great wealth of knowledge and understands how it all weaves together. He has studied art history and political science. 3. He extended the tour over lunch and another hour. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, it was a fantastic day and a real pleasure being with you two. Thanks for being what you are, educated, curious and gentle as you are. I really hope to see you again and wish you all the best possible. Marco
Fran RosenblattUnited States
It is obvious that Marco is very familiar with Perugia's architecture and history. He is a charming fellow as well. he was a good storyteller as well. he made the city come alive for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Rosenblatt, thanks a lot for your words and for taking your nice family to Perugia, I'm glad you liked this wonderful city and hope that you will one day come back and Rob could implement his Italian here. Best regards Marco
Mary FlanaganUnited States
Marco is an excellent guide and Assisi is an amazing place. Marco is very passionate about the city and what he is showing you. The tour is set to go downhill which made is much easier for us to walk. He showed us great picture spots and gave us enough history so we knew what he was showing us . He was easy to talk to and readily answered questions. He showed us many things I would not even know to ask about . I would recommend him to anyone who wants to know what the real Assisi is all about.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, thanks a lot for your words of appreciation. I'm glad that you all liked the tour and that everything was fine with your train back to Rome. Thanks again for being such a special little party. Best regards Marco
Rob FraseneUnited States
Marco is knowledgeable and informative and he makes all his tour entertaining. It is a real treat to tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob, dear friends it was my great pleasure to see you both again, thanks for everything and for being as you are. Hope you liked Spoleto and to see you again. My warmest and best wishes Marco
Michael ReimanUnited States
Marco is friendly and knowledgeable about Umbria, Italy, history, architecture and art. He is passionate about the area and presents information in an animated and entertaining way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael, thanks a lot for your nice words and for taking your educated nice friends to Umbria. I hope the rest of your holiday was fine too. I wish we will meet again in the future. Best regards Marco
Leigh Jones-BammanUnited States
I can't imagine a better guide than Marco! I signed up for a tour in Assis, and I asked for a special focus on the art in the Basilica of Saint Francis. He held 8 of us spellbound for 2 hours. He paused every so often to make sure he was meeting our expectations. He is incredibly knowledgeable, not just about art but about history, politics, religion, etc. he also is a natural, charming person. I highly recommend Marco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leigh, thanks so much for your appreciation and words but above all for giving me the chance of meeting such an educated , interested, curious and fantastic group of people. I really hope to see you again. Thanks a lot Marco
Jeanne CaneiroUnited States
Marco B. is who you want for your tour guide!! Marco is a respectful gentleman that is very knowledgeable & fun. We had the best time with Marco in fact we out of our 2 week vacation the day we spent with Marco was hands down the best!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeanne, what a nice surprise, thanks a lot for your words, I still remember the day with you 4 with great pleasure and unfortunately I do not have your number and e mail any longer to stay in touch with you. You have my contact number, please send me yours , I really want to see the pictures taken on that gorgeus day. All the best from the bottom of my heart Marco
Deborah WinsorUnited States
Marco, Gracia mille for the great tour you gave us in Perugia! We so enjoyed every moment. Marco is so knowledgeable about the history of Perugia in particular and Umbria in general.He was well prepared and provided great details as we moved along the streets taking in the sights, architecture, people, and food. The time was well spent with Marco; we learned so much. He is professional and his humor was a bonus. We could not have appreciated this city as much as we did without Marco's in depth tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deborah, It was a pleasure to spend time with you all and to show you my beloved Perugia and speack with educated and curious people like you about my great homeland Umbria. Hope to see you again Best regards Marco
Marco made the tour very interesting for both my kids and my wife . We got to see many things I am sure most turista don't THANKS MARCO !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Plasencia's family, thanks for coming to Perugia and for your nice words. I hope you had a nice time and enjoyed the rest of your stay. Thanks for being such a nice family. Hope to see you again and all the best for everyone in the family. Marco
PAm AppleUnited States
Absolutely the best. Extremely knowledgeable. Very helpful. Would highly recommend Marco as a guide for Assisi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam and dear family members, thanks a lot for your nice words, I hope the rest of the day was fine and wish to see you and your nice family again. Best wishes Marco
Anthony M.United States
Marco is an amazing person. His exuberance, his passion, his depth of knowledge were beyond superb. He lit up as he made Francis come alive. He engaged all who were on our tour and made them comfortable, participatory and excited. I would highly recommend him for anyone who would be coming to Assisi for a visit
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony I'm more than glad to say that the pleasure was mine. What a lovely family!!! Honestly I loved to stay with all of you and I'm happy I made your day special because you deserve it. Thanks a lot to every member of this wonderful family. In the hope to meet you again Thanks for everything . A big hug to everybody. Marco
Our tour guide Marco was exceptional in terms of his depth of knowledge, his passion for the subject, his responsiveness to our questions and his pacing of the information. He was more than generous with his time. We would highly recommend him. He made the artistic, religious and political aspects of that period in Italian history - and in particular the life of St Francis- come alive. A big thank-you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Veronique, it was a pleasure to spend time with you 4. Such highly educated and nice people. Thanks for your words. I hope to see all of you again. Enjoy your holiday Best regards Marco
Robert FlynnUnited States
Marco was excellent! He is passionate about Umbria and all things Italian. We enjoyed him very much. I would absolutely highly recommend him for a tour. I will contact him again on my future adventures in Italy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert, thanks for your comment and for being such a nice person. It was a pleasure to meet Michela and you and hope you had a nice holiday in Apulia. It would be great to show some other areas of Umbria to both o you. Best wishes for everything to you two. Marco
Lynda HerringUnited States
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Marco on a customized tour. He oriented us to the richness of Assisi's art and history while giving us an in-depth sense of the city's importance. He has a gift for humanizing the great works found here. At every moment, he was in tune with our interests. Generous with his time and seemingly boundless knowledge, he exemplifies the best qualities of a local guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda and Alan, thanks a lot for nice words and for being such nice people. Your education, curiosity and knowledge of art and history makes me love my job even more. Thanks again. looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Marco
Joanne DietchUnited States
Having wanted to visit Orvieto for years, I was indeed fortunate to experience the historic village (and nearby Todi) with our guide, Marco. His knowledge of art, history, religion, culture and architecture is astounding as is his pure joy in sharing "his" Umbria with you. Seeing the region through Marco's eyes will certainly result in "love at first sight" for those fortunate enough to take the journey back in time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joanne and Jane, thanks a lot for your appreciation and love for art , history and culture. Your Edutation and culturale level made my job easier and more enjoyable and above all your kindness will stay in my heart. Thanks again Marco
Joanne DietchUnited States
Traversing lovely Assisi from stem to stern with our delightful guide, Marco, proved to be a most special experience. Marco's enthusiasm and knowledge of St. Francis' town seems endless and it was hard not to get caught up in the lovely tapestry that he wove about all aspects of this Umbrian town. What made it all the better was that this day set the stage for the following day when Marco accompanied us to Orvieto and Todi, building on our love for, and appreciation of, Umbria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joanne, what a magnificent comment!!! Thanks so much, really. I'm so glad that my love for my region has been "contagious. Hope to see you and Jane soon. Best wishes
Robb CruserUnited States
Marco took us on a wonderful walking tour. We started at the top of the city and worked our way down. Marco was very knowledgeable of the history and explained it in a fun and meaningful way. He joined us for lunch, suggesting trattoria de Festival and they treated us like family bringing us samplings of may local dishes. Each one terrific and served with flair. I highly recommend Marco and Spoleto as a terrific day trip from Rome. Very easy and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear Robb, thanks for your nice words. I hope your trip back to Rome first and to the States then was fine and that Umbria will stay both on your pictures as well as in your hearts. In the hope to see you again for a food and wine tour or to show you Orvieto and Perugia All the best to you and your wonderful family Marco
Robb CruserUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ms. Kiseleva, I hope your vacation in Italy was fine and you are well. It was a pleasure meeting you, such an educated and friendly lady. Thanks a lot for your love for my country. Hope to meet you again Best regards Marco
Gerard PregenzerUnited States
We agree with the comments we read about Marco. He was extremely knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Seems like just about everyone in Assisi knew Marco. We plan on another tour. Excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerard, thanks a lot for your words. It was so nice to meet with you and see how my country is so much beloved by educated and nice people like you. I hope to see you again and wish you a happy new year. Best regards Marco
Julie BergeronUnited States
Excellent tour and the highlight of our group's (4 couples) stay in Tuscany. Marco was informative and we learned so much about the area, olive oil production and wine. One suggestion would be to skip the butcher shop if you are eating lunch at the winery. Both were excellent, but the lunch at the winery was a highlight and although we ate plenty, we were a little full from the butcher shop. The couple at the winery (Carolena and Roberto) we so information about their wine & the homemade meal was superb.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie, thanks so much for your nice words. I appreciate your comment and will take into consideration your observation. Hope to see you all again Best regards Marco
Roger GoldmannUnited States
We loved this tour. Marco was extremely interesting,smart,funny and engaging. He has a passion for Assisi and it shows. Thank you for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you and all your friends, it was a lovely day with you all and I loved all of you, so different from each other but all nice, friendly and curious. Hope to see you again. Enjoy your time here in Umbria. Marco
Diana PerezUnited States
We are a family of 6 adults and thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Assisi with Marco. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Assisi. We highly recommend Marco to anyone wanting to tour Assisi. He is five star in our book!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Diana, it was a pleasure to meet your nice family and wish I will have a chance of seeing you again. Best wishes Marco
Peter CaesarUnited States
Marco was wonderful very knowledgeable and eloquent.. He showed us and Assisi that I didn't know existed. His personable presentation and remarkable interpretation of the facts and fiction was a wonderful refreshing view of St. Francis and Assisi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice words. I hope one day we will meet again. Happy Easter time. Marco
Tom B.United States
Marco is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of Assisi and life of St. Francis. We learned so much on our tour and loved the commentary on the frescos, art development and architecture of Assisi. We would have missed so much had we not taken this tour. Highly recommend Marco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the lovely morning we spent together, I'm glad you loved the tour as I loved your company and education as well as curiosity for the beauties of Assisi. Hope to see you again All the best and thanks for your nice words. Marco
Marco was our guide in Umbria for full day tour. We are a family of 9 from 25-60. Marco was very knowledgeable but he had a perfect way to transfer it with Humor and interesting facts - he is a great guide we had the best day with him ! we highly recommend him! Doron Tel Aviv
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much dear Doron, The pleasure was all mine. You have such a nice family. They were all interesting with their several backgrounds and I hope to see you with them again arounfd here. I also hope you liked the Jazz Festival and its atmosphere. Wishing you all the best Regards Marco
Roxanne DaviesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much lovely guests. Hope to see you again. Marco
Paul KeoughHingham, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
If we could give Marco more than five stars we would. He was incredible! We had a group of seven, he learned our names immediately and engaged us all. He kept the entire group focused, which is not easy when the age range is from 18 to 60. It was very evident that he loves his work. Our tour with Marco was one of the highlights of our vacation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Paul and the great family!! It was a pleasure to spend time with you all and wish you all the best possible, come back and more stories and places will please you. Marco
What an amazing tour!!! Perugia itself is a beautiful city but Marco really brought it to life for the eight of us. He was an excellent tour guide and we all loved this tour (and Marco). Marco was extremely information and highly entertaining. We could not have asked for a better introduction to Perugia. Next time that we are in Perugia ( and we will definitely return) we will take another tour with Marco. Highly recommended. I would give Marco more than five stars if that were possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot to all of you. Thanks for coming to Perugia and giving me the chance of spending some time in this incredible city of mine with such a lovely group. Wish you all the best and looking forward to your next visit Marco
Karen KnutsonUnited States
Marco is fabulous. We did the Assisi tour. We are interested in art and art history, and Marco delivered! We chose to spend our half-day tour with Marco at the upper and lower churches of the Basilica San Francesco. Marco is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed our time with him. I hope we can return again to the area and have another tour with Marco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot dear Karen. I enjoyed my time with both of you and wish to see you again . All the best Marco
Kathleen E.United States
Our tour of Gubbio added immensely to our understanding and appreciation of the Corsa Sri Ceri Festival and this stunningly beautiful medieval city. Our guide, Marco, was excellent - scholarly, thorough, perfect English, friendly and accommodating! We also appreciated how prompt and clear his and Tours by Locals communications were. We were well-pleased!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy and John, thank you so much for your words. I 'm so happy that you liked this great city and the spirit of its wonderful people.You are right the Corsa dei Ceri helps a lot to understand them and I'm so pleased to hear that you got it right. Wish you all the best and hope to see you again Marco
Tom ZantUnited States
We had a great time with Marco. He went out of his way to find us after we took a wrong turn on our way to meeting him. The food and wines were excellent, and the tasting and interaction with owner Roberto at the winery was a rewarding, fun and most memorable experience that we still talk about! At times the background history and details were too much for our 18 and 21 year old daughters, but by the end they had as much fun as we did. We would definitely book another tour with Marco when we come back
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom and thanks a lot to your nice family. I'm convinced that food is culture and it intertwines with the history, people and enviroment of a place. I'm glad you liked the tour and enjoyed the time spent together with me, leonardo and Roberto. See you next time Marco
Dorothea CurcioUnited States
Marco went out of his way to accommodate our changing numbers and the unpredictable weather. We truly appreciated his depth of knowledge and felt he himself a beautiful embodiment of the teachings of St Francis. We learned so much and loved wandering the back streets, taking in the architectural and cultural markings that makes Assisi such a special place. We would recommend Marco without hesitation to any travelers to Assisi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dorothea, dear ladies THANKS a lot. In spite of the wheather and the confusion due to the festival I'm glad you loved Assisi and hope to see you again My warmest regards Marco
Kristin AshleyUnited States
Although the weather was terrible the day that our University group visited Orvieto, Marco was brilliant. His knowledge was spectacular, and his patience with our 19 person group was superb. Not only did Marco show us around Orvieto and detail the colorful history, but he was understanding of the weather and adjusted the tour accordingly. Thank you Marco for an absolutely spectacular time. Every one of us truly appreciated the time we spent with you in Orvieto!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My special thanks to you all, what a wonderful group of people!! I hope to see you again and thanks for this great commentary. Marco
Heather DiPiazzaUnited States
Marco is a truly exceptional person. Incredibly kind, wonderfully knowledgable, passionate about his country and eager to truly show his guests a great time. We had the good fortune of spending a day with him on our two-week trip through Italy and my family all agrees that it was our favorite. Not only did he have incredible patience when I mistakenly booked the wrong day but he greeted us with a huge smile and made sure all of us (very young to finely aged) were having fun. Don't hesitate! Book!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather, thanks a lot for your extrimely nice words, I still have wonderful memory of you and your family and wish you all the best possible. Thanks for being so kind Marco
Marisa PulitoUnited States
Marco was a very knowledgeable and gracious tour guide. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Perugia!! Would highly recommend Marco's services!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks dear Marisa, I wish you and your husband all the best for the future and hope to see you again. Grazie mille Marco
Rob FraseneUnited States
We toured Perugia with Marco in October and Marco is an extraordinary guide. His knowledge of Perugia is unsurpassed and he brings a level of enthusiasm that was beyond my expectations. He is knowledgeable, kind and appreciative of the history of this great city. We could not have asked for a better experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your great comment. dear Rob, I hope that you two had a wonderful time in the rest of the week and Umbria will remain in your hearts. In the hope to see you again in this wonderful land of mine wish you all the best Marco
Mary HendonMuskegon, MICHIGAN, United States
This was the second day we spent with Marco, and again it was a wonderful day. The towns of Montefalco and Bevagna are beautiful. This tour was a combination of history and eating. What a great mix. The butcher shop visit was so interesting and the meats amazing. But the lunch in the winery was the best. So much delicious food and wine I couldn't even eat it all. The winery owners were informative and so nice. This is a great tour and Marco is a top notch guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary and Mike, thanks a lot , I'm so happy you had a great day. Wish you all the best and I hope that you could to Santa maria Angli yesterday night. My warmest regards and hugs Marco
Mary HendonMuskegon, MICHIGAN, United States
We loved our tour of Perugia. Marco is a gracious, animated and extremely knowledgeable guide. I would highly recommend Marco. He made Perugia's past come alive. We had fun and learned so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary, It was a pleasure meeting both of you. Educated, friendly and lovely people like you are hard to find. All the best. Marco
I had the privilege of a one on one tour with Marco.he is very well informed about St Francis and his ministry as well as the broader church. He speaks English better than most Englishmen- I am an Aussie. He is very passionate about the stories he tells. We had a marvellous time. My day was enriched by taking this tour with Marco
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Phil, I can only say THANK YOU, you know how much i appreciated meeting a person like you, educated, intelligent and with a deep interest in st. Francis and spirituality in general. All my best wishes to you and your family and thanks a lot again. Marco
Karen GreggUnited States
Marco was very informative and passionate about Assisi. We were a party of 8 and he was very good at making sure that everyone was engaged.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen for your nice words,Hope to see you all again Marco
Ramon CastilloUnited States
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Elizabeth MayUnited States
Marco is an amazing tour guide. He kept my teenagers interested throughout the tour, and he provided a tour that was suitable for my 86-year old mother. We were certainly a challenging group, but Marco never made us feel like we were anything but a pleasure. He also arranged a wonderful gluten-free vegetarian lunch for after our tour by speaking with a chef on our behalf. An extremely kind and gracious man who is simply excellent at his profession.
Neil RobinsonUnited States
This tour with Marco was one of our fondest of the 2 weeks we spent in Italy. We started with a great tour of the sights of Montefalco, including a tasting stop at a fantastic butcher shop that was a tour in itself! Then visited a wonderful vineyard, had a superb lunch and tasting, and sent much wine home! The day ended sadly, as it was our final day of 4 spent with Marco touring Umbria. He made our trip very special, and we brought home many fond memories, Marco is simply the best guide in Italy!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Neil, I will always remember the fab 5. All the best for you all Marco
Neil RobinsonUnited States
Once again, Marco delivered an excellent tour for us. On this - our third day with Marco - he was at his best, knowing that we are from Charleston, SC, the sister City of Spoleto and home of the annual Spoleto Festival USA, he made sure that we saw all of the festival venues, and the home of Carlo Menotti, founder of both festivals. Another wonderful day and great lunch at Hotel Clitunno! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I will one day come to visit Charleston, I'm so looking forward to it. Thanks once again kindest regards Marco
Neil RobinsonUnited States
Marco was fabulous! This was our second tour with him (after Assisi) and he continued to be fully engaged in making sure that we thoroughly enjoyed our time together. He is very passionate about the history of Italy, and the importance of the Umbrian region in particular. He tells it in a way that is both entertaining and memorable. If you are unable to book him for your tour you will get less than the full story! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again dear Neil, you know how much I love this city and I'm glad I could pass it over to you. Best regards Marco
Neil RobinsonUnited States
Marco was the BEST! He is extremely knowledgable and entertaining. We left Assisi with a full understanding of St. Francis and his importance to the Catholic Church. He went overboard to accomodate the 5 couples in our group and we were blessed to have his services for 4 days for tours of other important Umbrian sites. He makes sure you get the best photo ops and knows everyone! His restaurant recommendations were always excellent! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Neil for all your kindness and for taking your wonderful friends to Umbria. I really hope this land of mine will stay on your photos and in your hearts. I hope to se you all again Best of all Marco
Gregory F.United States
We visited on a one day train trip from Rome Marco provided us with a historical and more importantly spiritual tour of Assisi and the local area. He met us upon our arrival. He provided in depth information on the city, the sites and the saints. He made sure we were back to our train and that we had the correct connections thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr.Fazio. I'm glad you liked the tour and I could meet your requirements.It has been a pleasure meeting both of you. In the hope this will find you and your wife well and to meet with you again in the future Kindest regards Marco
On our tour, we explored St Clare and St Francis' Basilicas and the hermitage, learning so much about the Franciscan spirituality! Marco is a dramatic and colourful personality and he gives such a riveting account of the lives of the saints! He was also very kind in staying with us much longer than the tour was and adding in the hermitage to our itinerary for free. It was a splendid beginning to our stay in Assisi, and I can say that Assisi is now our favourite place in Italy! Thank you Marco! : )
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot dear Celine, It was a pleasure to stay with you and your family. I'm glad to hear that now Assisi is your favorite place in Italy. Wish you all the best God Bless Marco
Marco was knowledgeable and most of all entertaining. Our group had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dear Doris, thanks a lot for your comment and for taking such nice and educated people to Umbria. I hope to see you again, un caro saluto Marco
Mary KlaffUnited States
Marco and this tour were simply superb. This was my 3rd visit to Assisi and his knowledge and captivating manner made it fresh and new for me. We had a private group ranging in age from 15 to 74 years and each one of us was fascinated every moment. I want him to come teach history at my daughters' school! We all learned a tremendous amount and have a new appreciation for the history and life of this beautiful town. Bravo, Marco! Many thanks for making Assisi a magical place we will want to visit again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice words and above all for taking such an educated, curious and .nice family to Assisi HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND i REALLY HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN POSSIBLY WITH A LITTLE WARMER WEATHER :) :)
Very good guide, very interesting tour. Descriptions of guide clear and interesting. Gives you a full picture of the site.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Shvimmer, thanks once again for your nice words. I really had a very good time with you and your friends.Thanks for being so much in love with Italy and interested in our art and history. Hope to see again here, there's still so much to see and to say. best regards to all of you Marco
Marco was very knowledgeable and had a very animated presentation. I enjoyed him. He did seem to be in a hurry and managed to spread the group out my not paused for those who were a little behind. Having him as our guide as a positive experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank a lot for your words, but as you know you postponed the tour and we started about an hour later . I did my utmost to show you and your friends everything possible in the time we had. I usually wait for everybody before starting to talk, but if people stop to windowshopping.... Thanks anyway for coming to Assisi and taking your nice friends with you. best regards Marco
Marco B. is an excellent guide, we enjoyed the tour with him very much. Interesting and clear explanations and description.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr.Shvimmer and thanks to your friends as well for this nice words and appreciation. See you in Orvieto. Marco
Gary AmesUnited States
This was the second time we have used Marco (the other being Perugia) and once again he was fantastic! Highly knowledgeable, very entertaining and a masterful guide. Best guide we have ever used!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gary, once again thanks for your kind words and love for this region of mine. I wish to see you and your friends again. have a nice time here and in your future trips. Marco
Donald LaingUnited States
Marco is the perfect guide for Assisi! His command of the history and the art and religion is encyclopedic. His enthusiasm is infectious. If you are truly interested in Saint Francis of Assisi and the Cathedral you will want this guide. He also is a great guide for the town of Assisi and environs. Further he arranged transportation for us in Assisi and helped us with connections.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to meet you two.I would be pleased to see you again. Thanks a lot for your comment and I hope really to meet with you again. I wish you all the best and thanks again for your humor and intelligent questions. kindest regards Marco
Marco was waiting for us at the railway station as arranged and began our tour right away. His English is excellent. He tailored the tour to suit our group of four friends. He is so knowledgeable not only about Perugia, but about Its significance within Tuscany and Europe. We only had our tour booked for 3.5 hours but wished we could have stayed with him all day. There was still so much to see and seeing it through his eyes was the way to go. He was by far the best guide we had on our trip of Italy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can only say THANKS A LOT for suh good comment, I'm very pleased to hear your nice words and of course it was a pleasure to meet with you all. In the hope to meet you again and wishing you all the best thanks again Marco
Gary AmesUnited States
Marco is the best guide we have ever hired! He is knowledgeable and entertaining! Our tour of Perugia came alive thanks to him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gary for your nice words, it was a pleasure to meet with you and your friends and I'm looking forward to seeing you in Assisi. In the meanwhile, have a great time in Umbria. Best regards, Marco
Dale PettigrewUnited States
We had a wonderful morning with Marco in Assisi. His knowledge of the history, art, and architecture of the area, as well as his passion for the importance of St. Francis, provided us with an unforgettable experience. In addition, Marco was very personable, a pleasure to be with, and attentive to our interests. We highly recommend Marco to anyone who would like a very special visit to Assisi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, you know that it was a great pleasure to meet you two and I mean from the bottom of my heart, thanks for sharing with me your knowledge and intelligent comments. I really hope to meet you again kindest regards Marco
Rachel BuehlUnited States
Marco was a very personable & polite guide. He is a extremely knowledgable historian and made the city of Perugia come alive. We would gladly take another tour with Marco as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your nice words and for chosing Perugia as your destination. I hope this will find you all well and please a special hug to your kids. Marco
Tony RomanoUnited States
Marco weaves a wonderful story into a very informative tour of Assisi. In addition, was most willing to accommodate our requests/needs. We highly recommend a "Marco" tour.....the Romano's
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Romano I'm glad to have been able to show to you and your wife our fascinating Assisi. In the hope to meet you again thanks again best regards Marco
Dan HagenUnited States
We took tour on 5/21/13 with our 8 kids ages 6-27. Marco arranged for us to have lunch at outdoor restaurant that was in the shade, was reasonably priced and had great food. Marco met us after lunch and kept all of our kids engaged. Marco is very knowledgable and passionate about the lives of Francis and Clare. I would definitely recommend Marco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Hagen, thnks a lot for taking your wonderful family to Assisi and for your kindness. I hope to see all of you again and wish you all a great time here in Italy . Best regards Marco
Marco was pleasant, helpful and informative. We learnt much more having him as a guide than just looking at the town on our own. Bevagna was an interesting town and the re-creations of the Medieval world made it come to life. I would recommend this tour for adults and for older children.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Helen, it was a pleasure to meet you three.It gives us guides even more pleasure when the travellers are not only nice but highly edundcated like you. Thanks a lot for your nice words and hope to meet you again. Marco
Rick DoganieroUnited States
We have visited Perugia a few times before but never with guide. We picked Marco based on prior reviews. What a wonderful experience!!! We spent the 1/2 day tour discovering the treasures and rich history of Perugia and just scratched the surface. Marco was charming, a wonderful speaker and above all passionate about his home city, Perugia. We would will not hesitate to use him for future tours of Perugia, Orvieto or Assisi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick, Thanks for your comment, I hope this will find both of you well and to see you again as you are both Umbria's lovers. best regards marco
Fred BergerGloucester Point, VA, United States
I couldn't be happier with the tour. Marco was very responsive to my request (I arranged the tour the day before). Assisi is an "up and down" town which is very hard to manage for people with mobility issues. Marco put together a tour plan that took this into account and made the tour enjoyable for all. Marco and his protégé Stefano are consummate professionals who will make any tour a lot of fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr. Berger we are glad to see that you and your friends left Assisi satisfied and with a deeper knowledge of St. Francis, Assisi and its beauty. It was great meeting you. Marco
Marie NieblerUnited States
My son and I took a tour with Marco of Assisi. The tour was wonderful and Marco made Assisi come alive for us. He is very passionate about this subject and his spirituality and passion came across during this tour. Marco should be commended for a job well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Niebler, I really enjoeyed the time spent with you and your son. Thanks for speaking in such a way about me and the tour, but you know that this is a subject I deeply love. with my warmest regards Marco
Edward T.Hong Kong
Marco is definitely a 5 star tour guide, I even wish to give him 6 stars if possible. He is enthusiastic, humorous, helpful and has an unparalleled knowledge of local history and culture. My only regret is I didn't request him for a longer tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot dear Edward for your nice words, it was a pleasure to meet you and guide you in Assisi. I'm glad that you are back with a better idea on St. Francis,the role of his spirituality in art, religion and literature. hope to see you again and show you the beauty of Umbria. kind regards Marco
Julie BurkeyUnited States
We had a marvelous time during our enjoyable tour of Assisi. We made the tour shorter because the babies were going a little crazy but we learned so much and especially enjoyed discussing with you about St Francis and his life and about the power struggles of our church today. Thank you for your insight. It was our pleasure to get to know you today and you will forever remain in our memories of Assisi, and thank you for sharing the knowledge and love of your beloved Assisi. With much appreciation, Julie