Zhenya HymanBellevue, WA, United States
Extremely organized and enthusiastic. He will give you endless information in advance of your tour so that you can maximize your time and value. We did a full day walking tour with Marco in Rome and Vatican City. Very knowledgeable, knows history inside and out, and an excellent tour guide.
Thomas KreilickUnited States
A very experienced guide with good insights who takes good care of his clients needs and wants.
Helene KieferUnited States
Marco is an exceptional tour guide! His knowledge of the history of Rome is outstanding. The love he has for his country along with the passion in which he shares is unbeatable! His English is great! We give him a 5-star rating in all areas! Fred and Helene
James L.Naples, FL, United States
On this trip to Italy and Paris we used 5 Tours by Locals guides. Four were better-than-great and got ranked 5 stars. Nothing bad to say about Marco. His tour was merely average. Unremarkable in every aspect and largely forgettable. He didn't even get us into the Pantheon because there was the weekly long mass going on, which, as a guide, he should have known. Plus, he inexplicably ended our tour ½ hour early. Perhaps if all our other guides weren't so awesome, his rating would have fared better. Sorry.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry to hear that I did not meet your expectations.I took great care in planning everything ahead to ensure everything was going smoothly,I immediately warned you about the protest and strike and the mass service inside the Pantheon that day, like it is my duty to do.I am sorry you felt this was my fault and I thought I had done all I could, my apologies and I take your comments into consideration.
Robert H.United States
Marco did a tremendous job with an overview of the old city surrounding the Spanish Steps. In a very short time, he gave us a framework to explore the city.
Jane W.Houston, TX, United States
It is difficult to find words to express how Marco's tours differ from other good Tours by Locals tours. His are truly in a league of their own. Before we even met, I had asked questions relating to our Rome visit, but not directly related to our tour. He sent not just a quick answer, but a detailed, helpful reply, which was of tremendous value and appreciation. And while I wasn't clear about what we wanted to see, Marco, knowing we had already visited Rome, planned an amazing day we will not ever forget.
Hedieh Arbabzadeh-Stefanacci, M.D.United States
Louis SumerUnited States
This is a great way to see Rome. And Marco is the perfect guide for it. He is quite genuine and unassuming. His knowledge of the detail and the history of Rome is amazing. He shows you all of the obvious attractions but in between he takes you off the beaten path to show you things you will never see on a large bus or even a group walking tour. Very much worth the price and then some. Thanks Marco! -Lou, Helen and Dan