John KaplanUnited States
We enjoyed 2 nice half days with Marisa. She knew the best ways to tour the Vatican and museum to hit the highlights despite the unavoidable chaos of the crowds. We really enjoyed touring the forum with her, since she was one of the archeologists who made some of the discoveries and knew everything about the site.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John! I'm glad you liked our 2 halfdays tour, lovely to meet your family Marisa
Our three half-day tours with Marisa were outstanding. We loved her wealth of knowledge, her sense of timing and discretion regarding how many details to share throughout, and her very pleasant and humorous yet professional demeanor. Thank you for sharing your love of Rome's history with our family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Sarah!! :) Despite the weather is Rome isnt' pleasant in those days, we did it and we were able to do all our tours without problems! For me was a pleasure to meet your family and to help you understanding the long history of Rome Grazie, Marisa
Richard ChoromanskiUnited States
If I could give 6 stars I would! Marisa gave us a wonderful 2 day tour of the Colusium, and Vatican. What a way to start my retirement. She was able to answer each and everyone of my questions and also provide information on Ceaser I did not know! When I go back to Rome I will work my visit around Marisa's schedule so she can show me more of her Rome. She is just wonderful and will be happy to see her again in lovely Rome! Dont miss booking a great tour with her if you get a chance! 6 stars out of 5!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the review and the amazing experience to spend 2 days with your family! Come back soon! there is much more to visit if you are interested in Ancient HIstory, you'll love the Baths or the Underground sites. Thanks to all the family! :)
Peter CreswellUnited Kingdom
Marisa was a great guide. She was always on time and came fully prepared. She brought with her pictures of reconstructions which really helped understand the things we visited. She understood that we were fairly aged and were sometimes restricted for speed and agility. We would thoroughly recommend her to any visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Peter for the nice review! We did a lot of walking in two days, I'm glad you enjoyed my tours Marisa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Elvis for your rating! Marisa
Kimberly MurdockUnited States
Marisa is a wonderful guide! As an Archeologist, she is the perfect person to guide you through Rome. She is so knowledgeable and entertaining that our entire family enjoyed our full day tour (including my 2 teens). Marisa knew how to split up our day to make the most of our time and showed us everything we wanted to see. I highly recommend Marisa!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kimberly!! :) Touring Rome in June, the peek of the season, is sometimes a challenge, but we did it great! Lovely family, perfect company for a long day of sightseeings Come back soon for more gelato! Marisa
The two half days tour one day the Colosseum and Roman forum and the next the Vatican with Marisa was the perfect choice giving us a chance to digest the wealth of information and history that she brought to life. Marisa is a charming girl, friendly, fluent in English and extremely knowledgeable. A historian and archeologist who describes the Roman Forum as her second home as well as a Vatican Museum Educator, Marisa was the perfect choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Jody, I was happy to meet you and guide you around my city! It has been a pleasure touring with you for two days Marisa
Jennifer NelsonUnited States
We booked Marisa for 2 half day tours. The first day was Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. The second day was the Vatican. She was early both days and easy to find in the agreed upon location. She greeted us each day with a big smile and she was very friendly. She was so filled with information and stories about what we were seeing. She has spent many years working in the ruins of Rome as an archaeologist, so she knows these sites inside and out. We were very happy to have picked Marisa!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jennifer for your nice review!! I really love to meet people like you and your daughter, such a pleasure to be in your company. Come back soon in Rome to discover more sites! Marisa
Steven RussekUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Steven! :) Marisa
Nicholas BroomUnited Kingdom
Marisa was a great guide, her knowledge was second to none, she was clear and always had an answer. She was always conscious of where her party was and the speed that suited them. I would definitely recommend her to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nick, thanks for the review! I'm happy your group liked our two tours together :) For me was a pleasure to meet your little group of 10 smiling travellers. Thanks again, marisa
Joseph JenkinsUnited States
The two half days with Marisa was a perfect tour - the Vatican one day, and ancient Rome the next. Marisa is very pleasant, a native of Rome, she speaks great English, is very knowledgeable, and she is a trained archeologist, who spent years working digs in the ancient ruins of Rome. I don't think you can get a better guide for Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you so much Chris for your nice review! For me was a pleasure to guide you in Rome, you've such a nice family Enjoy the rest of your holiday, Marisa
Pat GlaunerUnited States
It was such a pleasure touring the Roman Forum and Vatican with Marisa. She is a wealth of knowledge and provided us with very interesting facts on both locations. She also gave us a recommendation for the restaurant, Emma's in Rome and it was the best Italian we had our whole trip. We would recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patricia! I'm glad that you liked my tours as I have enjoyed your company! the restaurant I've suggested you it's my favourite, I'm happy you liked it! Marisa
Sean CallinicosUnited States
Fantastic! Really themed our needs well, eps. with a 9-yr old child. As a PhF archeologist, she is very knowledgeable, but also charismatic and great fun to be with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Sean! It was a pleasure to guide your family around Rome...I'm sure your girl become a great biologist :) come back soon in my city Marisa
Our family of four spent two days on a customized tour with Marisa. Can't say enough good things about Marisa and the time we spent with her. She was flexible. Super knowledgable. Would not want to take a big group tour when you can have a private guide. She helped us avoid the big groups at the Vatican and Colleseum. Going with a trained archeologist is a definite plus. Really made things come alive. Will be the benchmark by which we judge other guides.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Christopher! :) My job is easy when clients are so nice. You're such a lovely family that everything went smoothly despite the heat and the crowd. Marisa
Sam AtassiUnited States
Marisa was an outstanding tour guide and so knowledgeable on Rome's history! She did two separate tours for us: the Vatican tour for a half-day and then the Coleseum/Form tour on the next half-day. We thoroughly enjoyed her discussions and learned so much from her! She was very accommodating, and made it fun and interesting for our 11 year-old and 13 year-old too. She knows so many intricate details and helps put a true timeline together to better understand the rich history! Thank you Marisa!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Sam! Thank you so much for this lovely review! Touring with your family was a pleasure for me, you were so patient and smiling even in the crowd of the Vatican! Thanks again Marisa
Rich KerrUnited States
Marisa was prompt for both days of our tour. We had our 13 year old girls with us, who ask A LOT of questions and know some Roman mythology. Marisa was excellent with them and made our tour of Ancient Rome and the Vatican fun. Her knowledge was impressive and extensive! She clearly has a passion for what she does and was always willing to answer any of our questions. I would have no problem recommending Marisa to anyone - first class!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Rich, I really had good time touring with your family! I like smart questions so I've loved your girls' curiosity. I'm happy you liked my company :) Thanks again, Marisa
My husband and i were in Rome for a few days and wanted to see all the highlights. After reading about many tours by locals reviews chose Marisa. We lucked out because she was very knowledgeable and kind. She took time to explain everything and even met us at the hotel. Told us where the best local places to eat were. If we come back to Rome again I would only use Marisa. If there was more than a 5 star rating to give this young lady I would, she deserves it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorraine, thank you so much for the nice review! I was lucky to have you as clients, such a pleasure to meet you! Come back soon (and thanks again), Marisa
Ronald ViggianiUnited States
Marissa was an outstanding guide; very professional, prompt, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable. She was born and raised in Rome so she knows it like the back of her hand. She also participated in the excavation of the Forum (and can point to some of the work she did there) so touring around the Forum with her was extra special. I highly recommend her to you.
Michael PettyUnited States
Very nice and pleasant knew her way around town would use her again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Michael :) see you soon in ROme again
Chris BrownUnited States
excellent guide who customized our tour to fit one in our group with limited mobility. her knowledge of the history, architecture and customs of ancient rome made this a great "roman history lesson".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Chris! I loved to spend two mornings with your family, and I did really my best to provide a nice tour for all of you. Rome can be a nightmare for people with walking issues, I know. But everything went OK, and I'm so happy you liked my chaotic city. Come back soon, Marisa
Laura Lee B.United States
I can think of no better way to explore Rome than with a qualified archaeologist and historian by my side! Marisa is incredibly knowledgeable and really makes history come alive. She's very professional with a warm personality and an excellent command of English Marisa's tour was fantastic for both adults and kids and we recommend her highly. Thanks for the great restaurant recommendations, too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Laura, my pleasure! I had great time with your family, and congrats for your kids, they're both so nice. I was impressed and happy to see them both very interested during my explanations. A joy for every guide :) see you soon in Rome! Marisa
Keith GostelUnited States
We spent two half days with Marissa visiting historic Rome and the Vatican. She was great with our children ages 10, 13 & 16. She provided a wealth of information and pointed out interesting facts and details we would have missed on our own. She was energetic, professional, cheerful and easy going. Marissa answered all of our questions and was a lot of fun to be around. We couldn't imagine touring Rome without her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Keith, thanks for your nice review! Touring Rome during the Easter week could be a nightmare...but everything in our tour went smoothly, and I'm really glad your experience was pleasant. thanks Marisa
Sheldon FeddyUnited States
Marisa was very informative. But most important she was friendly has a very kind personality. She was easy to talk to. Very good with our 13 year old son
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sheldon!It was a pleasure to meet you and your group! Enjoy the rest of your stay and have a lot of gelato! Marisa
Laura GaneUnited Kingdom
FAB FUN AND AMAZING! I had so much fun with Marisa she showed my the real Rome the hidden gems and incredible history of the most amazing city i have ever visited and Marisa really made me feel welcome. Marisa knows a lot about the history of Rome and helped me to really gain the scale of the city. i cannot recommend her more for her knowledge and friendliness. Any trip to Rome would be complete with Marisa! THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME FEEL AT HOME!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Laura for your kindness! Next time come back in spring-summer...the best ice-cream shop of Rome is still waiting for you :)
Laura GaneUnited Kingdom
amazing! i can't recommend Marisa more! she has a skill for telling stories and history in a colourful and interesting way, any visit to Rome would be well worth an email to Marisa. i was traveling alone and Marisa made me feel at home, and welcome with in seconds. Marisa also arranged my taxis to and from my hotel which helped so much with the stress of traveling. I look forward to my next visit to the eternal city and will be contacting Marisa for more history and insight in to this amazing city THANKS
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, many thanks for your review! It has been a pleasure to meet you and spend with you three nice mornings. Come back soon, now you've a Roman friend (me!)
Wow. Marisa was great. She met us at our hotel in the morning for each of our half day tours. One day was the Vatican and the other was the Forum and Colliseum. She is an archeologist and her knowledge was awesome but not overwhelming for a "typical tourist" like us but we loved her interetesting insights and friendly demeanor. We would highly recommend Marisa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris, you were so friendly and interested that touring with you had been a pleasure! Come back soon, Marisa