Rima TerradistaUnited States
Marco was top notch. Very accommodating, pleasant and very knowledgeable. He tailored the trip to suit everyone with us. Some wanted to hike, others wanted to just hang out and swim. Both groups where happy with the arrangement. Not only did Marco know all about the history of the islands but also vegetation. He arranged for a small boat to take us back to the train which was lovely as we got the view of cinque Terre from the water. Without Marco we would not have experienced half of what we did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rima
Judy SteinUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Marco touring four if the five towns. We absolutely loved our tour!
Gabrielle RobertsUnited States
Marco was the best! We were a group of 4 (2 couples around 30) and Marco did an excellent job making the day exactly what we wanted. Easy to communicate with and once we met up at the train station, he proposed a couple of great options for the day ahead. We were a physically fit group, interested in doing some real hiking. He led us along the blue path, away from the tourist hoards. We saw the villages from great vantage points and had the best seafood lunch! He's so kind and has great info to share! A++
Julie GalbatoUnited States
We enjoyed a beautiful day exploring the terraces and the villages of CT with Marco. We traveled by train, bus, foot and boat between the villages. Marco was very informative about the history and culture of the area as well as the natural habitat. He was very good at navigating the tour away from the crowds. We had a very memorable seafood lunch at a local restaurant that we never would have found with out him. Every where we went the locals greeted him and extended the welcome to us. GREAT DAY!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! See you in Chicago. All the best nice family
Julie JonesUnited States
Marco is extremely knowledgeable and took us off the beaten path. We were able to truly experience Cinque Terre rather than just see the shops and usual tourist attractions. Marco is fun and personable and truly shared his love for the area. We loved our day with him, and look forward to returning to see our friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many Thanks Julie!!!
Tour by Marco on 16/08/16 exceeded expectation. Organizing a tour at the start of the hiking holiday was a good move as later walks on my own were informed by Marco's reading of the landscape, botany and people which added immeasurable interest and depth to the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stacey!!! You were very nice too and I had a funny day. Please come back to Italy and take care
Lauren AcquavivaUnited States
Marco was an amazing tour guide. Not only did he have an answer to every question we threw his way, but he also altered the tour to meet our needs. We were a Motley Crew travelling with 2 grandparents and a 1 year old, and he was able to do an amazingly thorough tour of the Cinque Terre. Marco was patient with our baby and even offered to carry her in the ergo carrier, she still talks about him and the things he taught her. I would highly recommend a tour with Marco to anyone who asks.
It's the second time I decided for a guided tour by a local. Even if I had positive experience with that last time, I was more than suprised how Marco could impress me and my wife the way he guided us through Cinque Terre and explained us such things you can not read in any books. He was very kind and was open to any of our requests, so that he adapted even the itinerary to our "requirements". It was an unforgettable tour and I can just recommend it to anyone who would like to see the real Cinque Terre.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille :)
Steven FriedUnited States
Exceptional was Marco leading us on a tour of Cinque Terre itself; not the vineyards. Although Marco enjoys leading hikes and trips through the vineyards, he is skilled in leading a tour of the Cinque Terre towns. Marco tailored a tour of Cinque Terre for two slow walking seniors. The tour to the towns was mostly by ferry, but also included use of the train. Marco's choice for lunch was terrific. Travelers would be remiss if they didn't book Marco for any tour in the area. He has great depth of knowledge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie :)
Randy BassettUnited States
Marco was fantastic. He was so much fun to be with. He shared his knowledge of the region, past to present. He knew all the plants we came across. Showed us many hidden treasures including a delightful restaurant that we would never have stumbled upon. The name of the restaurant is La Posada in Corniglia. The waiter looked just like Brad Pitt. Marco even made sure we got on the last ferry to Monterosso. Bring a camera for some breathtaking views.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!I will tell Christian he looks like Brad Pitt :) Take care, Hope to meet you again Kind Regards Marco
Melissa MurkofskyUnited States
Marco is the best tour guide we have ever had, and we've had a lot of tours. He is exceptional! Would give 5 stars+ if we could! You truly are receiving a tour from a local with Marco, his family has lived in a village there for generations. We were able to see much more than the typical tourist and try amazing local cuisine. Marco really listens to what his clients are interested in and individualizes the tours base on interest. Highly recommend Marco! You would be lucky to have him as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU!!!!!
Jon ButcherSharon, ONTARIO, Canada
Marco is amazing! He was born and raised in the Cinque Terre and now lives in La Spezia. He has an excellent knowledge of local botany, geology, history and culture. He is quiet but so personable and genuine. This walk took us along the "red path" which meant some serious vertical climbing - but the views were spectacular and his local knowledge was invaluable compared to the one day we did a walk on our own and realized how much we were missing doing it alone. Highest possible recommendation.
David SteinbergUnited States
Wow!!! What a day. Picked up Marco in La Spezia and away we went. We hiked, took a shuttle, took a train and a ferry, swam, had pastry and espresso, had a GREAT Ligurian lunch and visted all 5 of the CINQUE TERRA villages. Amazing! Marco is nice, friendly and knows everything about this incredible collection of villages. While the natural beauty is over the top, the real story are the people who have created this manmade wonder of terraces and vineyards on sheer cliffs. Don't miss using Marco!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ahahah thank you David!!!!
Warren R.United States
Perfect all-around tour of Cinque Terra! The walk through the vineyards of Volastra with its stunning views was a priceless experience. I've had many tour guides throughout my many years of touring Europe and Marco is one of the best!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Warren!!! I hope to see you again in Liguria. Kind Regards. Marco
Marjory BasileUnited States
Marco was a first class guide. He was warm, funny, knowledgeable and just a totally delightful person. He was patient with our group of 70 somethings even though it is clear he is a young, vibrant hiker who would probably rather be doing more vigorous activity. We just loved him and would recommend him to anyone. He made our visit to the Cinque Terre a five star event.
Victoria ArcaraUnited States
The day in Cinque Terre was my favorite. Marco was the perfect guide. He was patient, informative and kind. The hike was strenuous but he paced it so that everyone in our group was able to finish.