Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome Italy by Tour Guide Marco P. (Guide #269)


Nora Gay-Betton

United States
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Tour: #748, Rome: the Eternal City Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Excellent tour! My two sons and I thoroughly enjoyed the Eternal City Tour with Marco. I can't imagine visiting all of the important sites covered on our tour any other way. Out tour began in the Vatican with a wonderful introduction about some of the most historically important things we were going to see and set the stage for our first visit to the Vatican. The same would follow with the tour of the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. I would highly recommend taking this tour with Marco.

Carol Rooney

United States
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Tour: #748, Rome: the Eternal City Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

We had a fantastic experience with Marco P. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to Rome and we appreciated his enthusiasm. He was very attentive to the four of us. He was sincere in his presentation and you could tell that he loves his job! I have been in Rome before with a guide to the same areas and I learned so much from Marco. He made the history come alive. We enjoyed every moment of our tour today! I will highly recommend Marco P to my friends who come to Rome! Ciao

Mark Saretsky

United States
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Tour: #748, Rome: the Eternal City Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Marco made our trip so much more meaningful. He is quite the historian. So friendly and a pleasure to be with. An exceptional guide!

Mark Saretsky

United States
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Tour: #236570, Rome Food Tour Half Day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Marco was wonderful. Incredibly knowledgeable and personable as well.

Roberto Moya

Mexico
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Tour: #272272, VIP Early Vatican Experience with Secret Room, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Marco is such a great guide. This tour is amazing and it is really worth it. We were able to see the sistine chapel and even sit down for 20 minutes as we enjoyed it. We had the tour in spanish and Marco is amazing speaking it.

Roberto Moya

Mexico
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Tour: Roma Ciudad Eterna en dia Entero, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Apr 29/18

Marco is a great guide, he knows a lot about Rome's history and makes it very interesting. This tour is a Must if you are coming to Rome, even if it is not your first time. We had the tour in spanish, and he speaks perfectly. Thank you, Marco !

Zhenya Hyman

Bellevue, WA, United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Zhenya Hyman

Bellevue, WA, United States
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

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.

Aaron Schutt

United States
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Tour: #272272, VIP Early Vatican Experience with Secret Room, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

Marco is an exceptionally knowledgeable guide. He was also quite helpful. Although the tour is not inexpensive, it was definitely worth the cost to us. There is so much to see it can be overwhelming; but with a guide you have the benefit of moving quickly to the highlights and the ability to ask questions. We really enjoyed the day with Marco.

Aaron Schutt

United States
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

Each member of my family enjoyed the tour. We learned so much by having such a knowledgeable guide in Marco. Definitely recommend both the tour and Marco.

Jill Serres

United States
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Tour: The Catholic Empires and the Ancient Roman Empire in 2 days, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Dec 27/16

Marco was wonderful- very knowledgeable! We saw and learned so much on our two tours with him. The Vatican was amazing!! I learned so much about the building and the art. Our other tour was the ancient ruins which was equally as wonderful. We communicated a great deal before our tours to tailor them to our interests. We very highly recommend Marco.

Bonnie Gaeth

United States
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Tour: #748, Rome: the Eternal City Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 7/16

On a scale of 1 to 5, we would rate Marco a FIVE PLUS several gold stars! He was excellent in every respect, and we hated to part company with him. We highly recommend Marco to anyone who is looking for a tour of "The Eternal City" that will make a long-lasting impression and add immeasurable value to their experience! Marco made sure we all understood what he was saying, and asked for questions to keep us engaged. He had a great sense of humor too, which kept us entertained as well as attentive!

Ketan Patel

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/16

Ketan Patel

United States
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Tour: #13525, Ancient Rome Experiential Tour in a Full Day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

Simon Eedle

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 12/16

Jon Bivens

United States
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Tour: Rome the Eternal City, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 27/16

Marco created a custom tour that allowed my group to see just about everything in Rome in one day. Quite a day but done skillfully by Marco.

Annemarie Salowski

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 26/16

Marco was very informative

Tanpa Thondup

Hong Kong
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Tour: Rome: the Eternal City Tour Package, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 8/16

Marco had a great depth of knowledge in everything Roman ,and Italian. From Art History, architecture, politics, food. It made our tour come alive. A big thank you for an unforgettable tour.

Kate Gerard

Hahndorf, SA, Australia
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Tour: Vatican Secret Archives, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 24/16

Thank you Marco for organising this tour! It was thrilling to get behind the scenes in such an amazing place, and especially seeing something not many have seen. I really loved it, and will always treasure my memories if it. Again, thank you!

Christian May

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 8/16

Fantastic tour, excellent Tourguide - impressively knowledgeable there wasn't a single question we had Marco couldn't answer and provide even further insights. He also knew how to best utilize our time given the high amount of tourist and some of the hot spots and guided us through everything super interesting and in a entertaining and engaging way. One of the best tours we have ever done - Marco is a true star guide

Sheila Eppolito

United States
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Tour: #748, Rome: the Eternal City Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/16

Marco was wonderful! Prompt, pleasant, smart and nice. He knew a wealth of information and made our visit so much more meaningful. Without Marco, we would have stared unknowingly at paintings and statues and not known what we were looking at. It was a wonderful investment -- not to mention all of the lines we were able to avoid because of his credentials. Well worth it! Trust me - hire Marco! Money well spent!

Poul Joensen

Faroe Islands
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 1/15

John Garner

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/15

We SO enjoy Marco and his tours. This is the second tour we have taken with Marco and he is consistently informative, interesting, and a joy to have as a tour guide. He makes Rome come alive! His knowledge of the Vatican and of Rome in general is amazing and he is very patient in answering our questions and taking us to places we want to see in addition to the places advertised as his tours. We would recommend Marco to anyone.

John Garner

United States
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Tour: #13525, Ancient Rome Experiential Tour in a Full Day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 27/15

Marco gave us an awesome tour! He was patient and knowledgeable with all of our questions and took care to see that we were safe and had an all-around super experience. Marco certainly took us to places we probably would not have found otherwise, and his knowledge of the area of amazing. We are going on another tour with Marco tomorrow and are totally looking forward to the experience.

Thomas Kreilick

United States
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/15

A very experienced guide with good insights who takes good care of his clients needs and wants.

James Atkins

United States
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Tour: The very Best of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 12/15

Excellent guide with vast knowledge of Rome and the surrounding area

Gretchen Taumoepeau

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 9/15

Marco was great. He was super friendly, knowledgeable and funny. He adjusted to our tired 7 year old and helped us handle the heat and crowds. He answered every question we had and just a pleasure to be around. I would highly recommend Marco. Thank you for a great tour, Sincerely, Gretchen

Deon Meyer

South Africa
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Tour: #13525, Ancient Rome Experiential Tour in a Full Day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 2/15

Marco was simply brilliant. We'll be back for more next year!

David Landers

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 16/15

Marco is top notch & knows Rome as a local ! He showed us Rome from his extensive knowledge base, sharing sights & special experiences. He was very patient & dealt with my wife's ankle fracture with no problems. Highly recommended !!!

Joseph Foley

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/15

Marco did a wonderful job at showing us the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. His historical knowledge of the venue was outstanding. I would highly recommend this tour guide! Not having to wait in line is a real plus!

Rose C.

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/15

My husband and I have been on many tours in the Vatican through the years. Our tour with Marco today was the best we have ever experienced. Marco is an exceptionally gifted and personable guide. He was generous in sharing his extensive knowledge of the history of what we were viewing in an engaging and respectful manner. Our group of four felt very fortunate to have Marco as our historical and artistic interpreter during our Vatican visit.

Helene Kiefer

United States
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/15

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

Helene Kiefer

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 2/15

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

Lorena Barron

Canada
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/15

James L.

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 28/15

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.

Jan Brown

United States
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Tour: #13525, Ancient Rome Experiential Tour in a Full Day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 23/15

Marco's knowledge and enthusiasm for Roman history contributed to making out tour day with Mario terrific. Marco is personable, interesting and can connect historical events in a meaningful way. We would recommend any tour offered by Marco for visitors to Rome. Marco combined two tours into one (the underground and the archeological sites ) and tied the history of both together.

Harry Feuerstein

United States
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Tour: #115516, Vatican full day private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 18/15

We really enjoyed our tour of the Vatican with Marco. He is very knowledgable about the art and history of the Vatican. His use of the ipad to delineate specifics of the art we were viewing was an added bonus and deepened our appreciation even more. It was such a treat to enter the museum without the lines and bypass the crowds we saw waiting. Marco's warm personality made him a delight and we would would book with Marco again should we visit Rome.

Ketan Mistry

CARY, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 5/15

Marco was very knowledgeable and understood perfectly my physical limitations. He took us everywhere in a leisurely fashion. Thanks Marco

Drew M.

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 9/15

On a trip to Italy with my mother, she wanted to see the Vatican most, so we saved it for last. Sometimes when you get too excited for something, it can disappoint; however, not this time. Our tour of Vatican City with Marco was fantastico! He explained everything we were seeing in a fun, interactive way. In addition to a great tour experience, I was particularly thankful for Marco managing the pace of the tour to my mother's needs, as well as keeping us ahead of the crowds. We highly recommend this tour.

Ken Komiya

United Kingdom
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 21/14

Marco is kind, professional and knowledgeable. We totally enjoyed being guided by him for 3 hours.

Robert H.

United States
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/14

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.

Mark Case

United States
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Tour: #115516, Vatican full day private tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/14

Mark Case

United States
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 24/14

Marco is extremely knowledgeable about Rome. We toured the coliseum and Vatican with him. He was very good at going at our pace sharing with us the options of things to see so we could focus our limited time on the things on our hot list.

Barry Metcalf

United States
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Tour: #748, Rome: the Eternal City Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 16/14

Marco is a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. We learned so much about Rome on our tours with him. We would definitely hire Marco again.

Barry Metcalf

United States
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Tour: Roman Holiday, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Sep 15/14

Marco is a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. We learned so much about Rome on our tours with him. We would definitely hire Marco again.

Barry Metcalf

United States
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 15/14

Marco is a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. We learned so much about Rome on our tours with him. We would definitely hire Marco again.

Jim Mahon

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/14

We could not be more pleased. Marco was knowledgable about each artifact, and patient with us as we asked many questions, I would highly recommend Marco for future Vatican tours!

Alisa Bennett

Australia
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Tour: #1490, Exclusive Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by Night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 11/14

We really enjoyed our night tour of the Vatican Museums with Marco. He was very knowledgeable and it made a huge difference being able to see the museums without the crowds. Alisa, Australia

Jeff Jirele

United States
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Tour: Rome in one day, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jul 4/14

What a day! Marco was wonderful, great, fantastic!!

Ivhanna Macia

Panama
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 23/14

Marco was great explaining the history behind Rome. It would not has been the same without him. He took the time to explain every little item and answered all our questions. Full recommended. Hope to see you again, Nestor and Ivhanna

Julie Di Lorenzo

Canada
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Tour: Rome the Eternal City, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 10/14

Julie Di Lorenzo

Canada
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Tour: Rome the Eternal City, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 10/14

Best tour guide. Flexible, professional, knowledgeable and very courteaous.

Mario Stella

Germany
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 24/14

The Tour with you, Marco, was simply one of the highlights of our Rome trip. Thank you very much for this unforgettable tour. Your kind of storytelling was great, we booked the tour only for us (2 Person) and I will do it again each time I come back to Rome. We booked (in advance of our tour with you) another guy for the next day and we were so desolated....compared to you it was very boring.

Jane W.

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/14

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.

Jane W.

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/14

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.

Stephen Kowalski

Canada
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 6/13

Stephen Kowalski

Canada
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 4/13

Very knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Stephen Kowalski

Canada
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 4/13

Roleen Webber-Green

France
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Tour: The Treasures of the Eternal City, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 17/13

Third year that we organised a group tour for the Top 12 Managers of our group and Marco is by far the best tour guide we have had. He is professional, knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. Thank you Marco, it is not often my boss gives compliments and he did. Was extremely happy with the entire tour you organised for the group.

Anna Newton

United Kingdom
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Tour: Treasures of the Eternal City, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 1/13

Fantastic tour - brilliant feedback from our clients, Marco was the perfect guide!

Hedieh Arbabzadeh-Stefanacci, M.D.

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 26/13

Great tour

Hedieh Arbabzadeh-Stefanacci, M.D.

United States
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 26/13

Great tour

Victoria Arcara

United States
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Tour: Splendors of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 18/13

Marco was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and kept our attention throughout the tour. My only complaint would be that the trip was very expensive.

Denise Rickard

United States
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 12/13

Our group of 4 young seniors had a perfect experience with Marco. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Rome's history and is a delightful guide with a wonderful sense of humor. From beginning to end Marco is the consummate professional and will definately get you to the head of the line. You will not regret working with him.

Denise Rickard

United States
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Tour: Vatican Tour with a Private Guide: (Deluxe tour) - Skip the line!, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: May 10/13

Pedro Nunes

Portugal
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 1/12

Willem Mulder

Bermuda
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 15/12

The 3 hour guided tour through the Vatican City and some of the finest museums and chapels Rome offers,was enhanced by our guide Marco. Knowledgeable, animating,friendly and informative are only a few of the characteristics of this superb guide. We can highly recommend Marco. W. Mulder

Donna White

Brisbane, Australia
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Tour: #13525, Ancient Rome Experiential Tour in a Full Day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 11/12

Marco was amazing, he is informative has a great sense of humor and made my day perfect. Rome has been a childhood dream and Marco helped me learn more about its history than I thought was possible. I would highly recommend him

Jean Eugene T.

Dieppe, NB, Canada
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 1/12

Marco delivered what was promised. Very informative and knowledgeable. Marco was warm, friendly and attentive to our questions and our schedule.

Jean Eugene T.

Dieppe, NB, Canada
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Tour: Imperial Rome half day guided tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 1/12

Once again, Marco was great with this modified tour. He was not in a hurry, took his time to explain questions asked of him and followed our schedule, not his - meaning if we wanted to sit and take a break on the tour, Marco went along with it. We were never rushed, stayed as long as we wanted in a place and went as fast as we wanted in others. This is the perfect tour for people who know what they want to see and don't want to waste time with pre-packaged tours.

Louis Sumer

United States
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Tour: #760, Rome Walking Tour: La Dolce Vita in a half day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 17/12

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

Henry Kuo

United States
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Tour: Kuo's Rome caput mundi, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Jun 27/12

Very good guide! makes tours very very interesting! should be great for children.

Thomas Fries

United States
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Tour: #13525, Ancient Rome Experiential Tour in a Full Day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 18/12

Marco leads a great, friendly tour through the ancient monuments of Rome. He does a terrific job of keeping the history clear, even though the sights cover about 400 years of history. Highly recommended.

Roger Hickel

United States
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Tour: #748, Rome: the Eternal City Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 17/12

Robert Isenberg

United States
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Tour: #1341, Italian Cooking Class, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/12

Marco and the chef, Carlo, were wonderful in teaching my wife, our 14 year old granddaughter and me how to cook an Italian meal. Marco and Carlo were especially delightful in the way they worked with our granddaughter - she had lots of fun and learned the subtleties of pasta making. We also gained a better understanding of Italian eating/cooking habits. In short, we had fun and we learned!

Terry Norton-Wright

MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #13525, Ancient Rome Experiential Tour in a Full Day, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 5/12

Marco was fantastic! My boys, ages 12 and 10, found his 6 1/2 hour tour interesting, informative and really really fun! We will definitely hire him again when we return to Rome and I will recommend him highly to everyone I know!

Denise Sangster

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 19/11

Marco is a superb guide. He really knows his stuff! It was a memorable experience with him and I would strongly recommend him.

David McOmber

Czech Republic
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Tour: #748, Rome the Eternal City, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 17/11

Our family will have memories of Rome that will last forever thanks in large part to the time spent with Marco. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about all of the areas that we visited, he took care of all of the typical hassles associated with high traffic tourist spots. We never had to wait in a single line, all tickets were purchased in advance and he expertly guided us around the sites. We could not have asked for more and would recommend him to anyone looking to make a trip to Rome memorable

Pam Holder

United States
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Tour: Wonders of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 3/11

I cannot say enough positive about this tour. Marco has an amazing wealth of knowledge but his tour was more than a list of facts. He told us of the 'untold stories' the rumors and speculations. These are the intricacies that bring history to life and make for a truly memorable experience. To see Rome without a guide like Marco, is like seeing Rome blindfolded.

Amy D.

Australia
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Tour: #1341, Authentic Italian Pleasures, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 15/11

Amy D.

Australia
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Tour: Etruscan World Tour - half day, Civitavecchia, Lazio, Italy
Date: Aug 15/11

Of all the private tours we did on our vacation the one with Marco was the best. He was by far the friendliest and most accommodating. On top of that he had so much information to share and set up the most unique and enjoyable day. I highly recommend Marco to anyone.

Alan Sterling Howry

United States
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 27/11

Great guide. Very accommodating. Marco is a wealth of information! I would have rather used him on a Vatican tour as there is more information there. Great English, I would use him again and suggest him to others.

Gloria Buice

United States
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Tour: Rome Discovery, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: May 22/11

Marco was WONDERFUL!!! His knowledge of history and art is amazing when giving a tour of the Vatican. He is a wonderful story teller and his animation makes the history even more fascinating. After our visit to the Vatican, Marco showed us the beautiful countryside of Rome. Because Marco could not be with our group on Sunday morning, he arranged for Lara to show us other historic sites in Rome. Marco made our visit to Rome unforgettable!! A true professional!! We will call Marco again when in Rome!!

Mary Ann Ermis

United States
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Tour: #1161, Private Tour for Mary Ann Ermis, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/11

Marco was very knowledgeable about the Vatican, which was what we wanted from our tour in Rome. We only were booked for a half day tour and we saw all we could in this length of time

Robert Strickler

United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/11

Robert Strickler

United States
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 6/11

Gisela Richey

Aiea, HI, United States
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Tour: #2742, Ancient Rome half day tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 6/11

Nothing but great comments from our clients about Marco & his wonderful & memorable tour! Will definitly use him again.

Gisela Richey

Aiea, HI, United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/11

Terrific guide!

Gisela Richey

Aiea, HI, United States
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Tour: Entrance fees for additional members of the CARVILL party, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: May 5/11

Joey Silver

Israel
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 8/11

Dear Marco, I enjoyed my visit to Malta very much, and also my few days in Rome. The tour of the Vatican was the highlight of my visit to Rome, though the 'retail therapy' was good too! Thank you for your help in seeing the Vatican Museums and Churches. You are a very good guide, and I'll be happy to recommend you to friends who are going to Rome. Best Wishes, Joey Silver (Jerusalem, Israel & Bunclody, Ireland)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My sincerest thank you’s for your kind words and support which I will treasure for my own improvment. Arrivederci.

Charles Barnes

United States
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Tour: Imperial Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Oct 21/10

Jody Owen

Canada
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Tour: #1490, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by Night: Fascinating Rome Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/10

Thank you to Marco for a memorable tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Marco was professional and very knowledgeable on all aspects; history, cultural and artistic facts which he relayed in a friendly and interesting style. My husband and I highly recommend a tour by a 'local'. There are many who offer tours, but it has been our experience that they are not all 'professionals' with the proper education or knowledge. Grazia Marco; this very special evening tour was a highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jody, Thank you so very much for writing a letter of recommendation on my behalf. I want you to know that you are someone I hold in high regard with the utmost respect. Please know how much I appreciate your endorsement. It has been a pleasure to share this corner of Rome with you, and I hope I was able to add the enjoyment of your holiday and to have enhanced your cultural experience throughout the Vatican. Thank you again. Sincerely, Marco P.

Devin Anderson

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Tour: #1161, Vatican City Half Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 9/10

Marco was fantastic! His tremendous knowledge truly enhanced our experience at the Vatican. He was very generous with his time as well as other recommendations while we were in Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Devin, Thank you so very much for writing a letter of recommendation on my behalf. I want you to know that you are someone I hold in high regard with the utmost respect. Please know how much I appreciate your endorsement. It has been a pleasure to share this corner of Rome with you, and I hope I was able to add the enjoyment of your holiday and to have enhanced your cultural experience throughout the Vatican. Thank you again. Sincerely, Marco P.