Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Rome Italy by Tour Guide Marisa F. (Guide #3730)


Tracey Sanford

United States
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Tour: #200490, Rome Shore Excursion: Archaeological Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 17/18

With just one day in port, you can only scrape the surface of the Rome sites, it's critical to prioritize what it is you want to see. Marisa made sure we were able to see the Vatican highlights that included parts of The Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square and The Pantheon in the morning. After a bite of lunch, we visited the Colosseum, which made a FULL day before returning to the ship. Definitely use a certified guide, like Marisa, to skip entry lines! Thank You!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tracey for your review! Nice that you enjoyed the day together. Come back soon to see more sites Marisa

Tracy Palumbo

United States
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Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

Marisa was very knowledgeable, friendly and answered all of our questions. She was very attentive to all the walking we were doing and had us break for lunch. She even met us at the front door of our apartment which was a surprise! We would certainly recommend Marisa for your tour of the Vatican!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Tracy! I know how touring the Vatican is long and tiring so I'm happy you enjoyed the morning together. For me spending the day with your family was a pleasure. Grazie Marisa

Eugene Lofaro

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Marisa was smart and passionate about her country and the things we saw together. It was an enriching experience we would recommend to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Gene, I'm glad you liked my tours For me was a pleasure to meet you,your wife and daughters Grazie marisa

Bob Vamos

United States
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Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Marisa was very knowledgeable. Her English was clear and a nice person

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob! I'm glad you enjoyed the Vatican tour, despite the heat of July! Marisa

Calogero Falzone

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

Excellent tour learned a lot about Rome took very good attention of my children. Would recommend her to anyone highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Calogero! your sons were little brave gladiators! Despite the heat was a lovely morning for me and I had a lot of fun guiding your family. Grazie! Marisa

Michelle Hocker

United States
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Tour: #25324, Tour of the Vatican City - basic tour (3h), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Marisa is the the guide you want if you want to see the Vatican! She is the BEST! Her English is clear, and her personality is absolutely delightful. She knows how to avoid the crowds, but you won't miss the important pieces. She'll answer any question you have about artists, popes or Rome, but won't overwhelm you with too much information. She'll go as deep as you want on any topic - a real expert. THANK YOU MARISA!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle, I really enjoyed the time spent with your family For me was a pleasure and an honour to escort you in the Vatican, despite the heat and the crowd of July. Congrats again for your girls :) Marisa

Jody Alperin

United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Marisa was a fantastic tour guide. First of all, she went out of her way to help us adjust our tour with her to include a site we were to have visited with another tour company when that tour got canceled. Secondly, she accommodated us when we were running significantly late to due to issues with travel to the meeting place. Finally and most importantly, she gave us a very interesting and informative tour. We went on many tours over the two weeks we were in Italy, and Marisa was our favorite!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Jody! I'm a traveller myself, so If is possible, I try always to help my clients and being flexible with my schedule That's why I like to have just a limited number of bookings ;) I'm glad your family liked my tour, I really enjoyed your company, despite the heatwave, touring with you was a pleasure. Grazie! Marisa

Michelle Hocker

United States
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Tour: #109083, Ancient Rome - June the 30th, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Marisa is the BEST! We just spent 4 hours with her visiting the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum. She understood our family needs perfectly and matched her tour to our interests. She knows so much about legend, history and the changes of the sites through the ages. You won't miss the traditional landmarks, but she is also an expert at finding out of the way areas for pictures or to get a unique perspective on a monument or slice of history. Thank you Marisa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michelle :) It's so special to find a family so in the history and eager to learn You're the dream of every tourguide See you soon marisa

Kilian Whelan

Bermuda
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Tour: #64044, The Best of Rome with a local guide, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

We highly recommend Marisa, she is extremely knowledgeable and tailored our tour over the course of 3 days during which we learned about the vast history that is Rome, which can be overwhelming but Marisa distills it into gems of information that are easy to understand and memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Killian, what a lovely experience was to meet you and spend with you two days. I hope you'll come back soon to explore more, maybe when is not so hot ;) Marisa

Michelle Nester

United States
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Tour: #200490, Rome Shore Excursion: Archaeological Tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Marisa is wonderful! She arranged for a driver to pick us up at our cruise ship, and met us in Rome. From the beginning, you can tell that Marisa is an expert in archeology, and guiding people through the many layers of Rome. We started the day in the forum, hit the colosseum, and then went to an amazing, local pizzeria. Then, we stopped at the Pantheon and the Trevi fountain. Wonderful. My son is still talking about the pizza and gelato. I'm still amazed at the Pantheon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you, Michelle! It was a pleasure to meet your family, and escort you in my city We had a lovely day, and I was happy to share with you my fav places as archeologist (Colosseum and Pantheon) and "foodie" (gelato and pizza). Come back soon, you've a Roman friend now :)

Jim Mininger

Hesston, KANSAS, United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 23/18

Excellent preparation and a high knowledge level meant that we had the best guided tour imaginable. The coliseum, ypthe Forum and the Palatine Hill all came alive for us. Thanks so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Jim for the review! Thanks for your patience (the Colosseum was very busy!) and your attention, for me was a pleasure to share my passion for the Ancient Rome with your lovely group. Marisa

Joseph Costantini

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 16/18

We spent 2 half days with Marisa and could not have been happier. Very knowledgeable about everything Rome and Roman. Great English and a pleasurable voice to listen too. This is very important when you are with a guide for an extended amount of time. We will visit with Marisa again since you can never see enough of Rome. There is always something else. Do not hesitate to book her. We have had guides all over Italy and Marisa is right at the top. Thanks Marisa --Joe and Maria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joe and Maria for this lovely and very kind review! Come back soon because it's true, there are always sites to explore and discover in Rome! Marisa

Joseph Costantini

United States
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Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Marisa did a great job. Met us on time, was very knowledgeable about the Vatican Museum tour and was very informative. Her English was excellent. I have taken the tour a couple times years ago and Marisa was the best guide I have had. She was also easy to listen too and a cool person. I would highly recommend her. Thanks Marisa ---Joe and Maria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe! I'm glad you enjoyed the Vatican Tour, and thanks for the nice words about me It was nice to meet your group Marisa

Glen Laffoon

United States
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Tour: #29706, The Best of Rome with a local guide, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 7/18

We enjoyed 3 full days of guided tours with Marisa and I can't image attempting to see Rome in any other way. There is so much to see here, without Marisa we would have been lost and frustrated. She has an enormous amount of historical knowledge, but even more importantly, knows how to be an effective communicator. Thanks Marisa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you Glen! It has been a real pleasure to spend 3 days with your family, such a lovely group :) Rome is big and chaotic, so it can be overwhelming, so I'm happy you liked the schedule I've created for you. Tornate presto! (Come back soon!) Marisa

Gerardo Preciado

United States
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Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 3/18

Marissa was so professional, knowledgeable, and sensitive to our needs. It was very evident from her approach and presentation that she is the consummate professional. The fact that she holds a PhD in Archaeology gave her insights that many guides would lack. The tour started the moment we got in the cab and took the 20 minute cab ride over to Vatican City. The next three hours flew by as shared lots of information but did not overwhelm us. She prioritized what mattered most and did a superb job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gerry! Touring with you and your wife for me was a pleasure The Vatican tour is very intense but even for me the time flew by with you! Thanks, grazie Marisa

Dale Beck

Blacklick, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Our guide, Marisa directed us on a well planned thorough tour the Roman Forum. She was informative, answered all our questions and was attentive to our specific needs, such as walking at a slow pace. The Forum is amazing with many architectural ruins built under different emperors. This is a walk back through 2000 years of history. I highly recommend this tour and Marisa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dale, many thanks for the review This tour (Roman Forum) is my fav archaeological walking tour, so I'm happy that you've enjoyed it. we've spent a lovely morning together :) Thanks for the nice comment, Marisa

Dr. Anthony Papania

United States
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Tour: #25324, Tour of the Vatican City - basic tour (3h), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Excellent intelligent and organized tour of the Vatican and Vatican history by Marissa! Five stars! We will recommend her to others!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Anthony :) I'm glad that you enjoyed our tour of the Vatican! Good idea to start early come back soon to discover more sites! Tornate presto :) Grazie, Marisa

Dr. Anthony Papania

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Marissa was intelligent and thorough Very personal Excellent tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many thanks Anthony for this rate and review :) For a pleasure for me to guide you and your wife around the Ancient Rome Marisa

John Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 17/18

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

Samantha McKay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

An incredibly informative tour with Marisa. We did a a large group tour a few years ago and learnt only a fraction of what we did with Marisa. It was lovely to walk and talk with someone who knew her history so well and had been involved in the archaeological work at The Forum. Not only did we get an insight to life at The Forum but also to the archaeological practices used and work that is ongoing. Marisa made the tour very easy including details on where to find her at the start.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sam for this lovely review :) It was a pleasure to meet you, your husband and your daugther, and guiding you around my "second home", the Roman Forum. Our morning walk was lovely, thanks to you! Marisa

Colleen Ferrance

United States
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Tour: #26507, Explore Ancient Ostia with an archaeologist, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

Marisa was punctual, very knowledgeable, very flexible and a pleasure to tour with. We cannot wait for our next trip to Rome and a tour with Marisa. Mike and coleen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike and Coleen :) I really enjoyed your company and loved being your guide for two days.. Probably I'm partial, since I love Ostia, but I have a splendid mermory of that morning Thanks, Marisa

Colleen Ferrance

United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Marisa was amazing. Her knowledge and insight were invaluable. We cannot say enough about how awesome she was. Highly highly reccomend. Mike and Colleen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike and Coleen, I'm so happy that your enjoyed the tour despite the weather, so unusual for April. Even if it was raining hard, it was lovely to share my knowledge with you Marisa

Kathy Dirom

Canada
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Tour: #297027, Untouched Rome: Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Our family of 6 (kids age 9 to 15) thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Marisa. The pace was perfect and she had so much knowledge to share. I would sign up for another tour with her in a heartbeat. I only wish we had the time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many thanks Kathy! lovely morning spent walking around the quiet and charming Trastevere :) Congrats for your kids, great walkers indeed! marisa

Paula Glaser

United States
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Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 15/18

Marissa is very knowledgeable, charming and has excellent English. We enjoyed our extensive tour of the Vatican very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paula :) I'm happy that you enjoyed my extensive tour of the Vatican. Glad that you were able to see the Museums and the Basilica without problems marisa

Philip Spear

United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 7/18

Marisa is a first rate guide: friendly, enthusiastic, and well informed. She makes good use of her training and experience in archaeology and is able to explain complex material in a fluent manner without relying on memorized scripts. Great tour. Five Stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Philip! The Roman Forum is my favourite archaeological area of Rome, so guiding you there for me was a pleasure and an honour. We were lucky with the weather too! Unespected sunny morning, perfect to walk outdoor. thanks, Marisa

Amy Pedersen

United States
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Tour: #165368, Masterpieces of the Vatican Museums, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

Incredible tour of the Vatican museum for our family of two adults and two children (ages 11 and 13). Marisa made it interesting for all of us. She tailored our visit to the parts of the museums that maximized our time and avoided crowds. Her knowledge of the museums and art was obvious and she was great at sharing it in a way that made it so you felt you could ask questions.I would highly recommend her as a tour guide for anything in Rome. She was amazing!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amy, it was lovely to meet you too. Great idea to do this tour, at the closing time, much more enjoyable than in the morning Marisa

John Schleicher

United States
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Tour: #25324, Tour of the Vatican City - basic tour (3h), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks John for the review! It was a pleasure to meet your family marisa

Sarah M.

France
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Tour: #130370, Three halfdays with Marisa (custom tour for Sarah Mouton), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

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

Karsten Kissel

Germany
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

Thanks a lot to Marisa for her amazing tour! Everything went well, with pre-arranged tickets, and we learned so much from Marisa's enormous wealth of knowledge. She told us everything about the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Forum Romanum in a competent and enjoyable way. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I highly recommend this tour. Please be prepared to absorb a lot of information during 3.5 hours. You want to be really interested in the history of ancient Rome for such an intensive experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Karsten :) It was so kind of you to write this nice review I'm glad you liked my extensive tour, despite the duration is my favourite walking tour of Rome Marisa

Craig H.

United States
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Tour: #26507, Explore Ancient Ostia with an archaeologist, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 6/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marisa

Craig H.

United States
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Tour: #297026, Hidden Jems of Rome - walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!Another lovely morning with you and some rain :) Marisa

Craig H.

United States
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Tour: #39957, Exclusive daytrip to Tivoli (transportation included), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Craig! :) Lovely day spent together despite the weather Marisa

Gillian Chapman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 1/18

Wonderful tour and Marisa was such an interesting and friendly guide! Lovely sense of humour. Just the right level of detail and so knowledgeable. The pace of the tour was just right and her stories made everything come to life. We all recommend her unreservedly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Gillian!!I'm really glad I had the chance to meet your group and visit together the Ancient Rome sites. I'm happy you liked my tour especially since you all visited Rome many times so your compliments are very important for me! Arrivederci! Marisa

Kristin Fossum

United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 17/18

Marisa was very pleasant and knowledgeable, took time to answer our questions, and was able to respond to our particular interests. We would be delighted to take another tour with her in future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kristin for the nice review! It has been a pleasure to spend a morning in the Roman Forum with you! Loved your questions :) Grazie, Marisa

Gerry Lazar

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 12/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gerry! :) Happy that you enjoyed my tour of the Colosseum, Palatine HIll and Roman Forum grazie, Marisa

Jordana Gilman

United States
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Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

We loved our tours with Marisa. She is very knowledgeable about Rome and was flexible in planning the itinerary so that we could see what we were most interested in. She is friendly and fun to be with, as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jordana! in the intense heat of today, I think with big nostalgia to the last winter :) Smart idea to visit Rome in December Marisa

Jordana Gilman

United States
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Tour: #64044, Custom tour for Jordana Gilman, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

We loved our tours with Marisa. She is very knowledgeable about Rome and was flexible in planning the itinerary so that we could see what we were most interested in. She is friendly and fun to be with, as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jordana! We had a long walk together, but for me was a pleasure to show you famous landmarks of my city and some off the beaten path alleys. marisa

Lindsay Starkey

United States
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Tour: #109083, Ancient Rome - basic tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 9/17

Marisa was wonderful and even allowed us to add on the special underground and top tier tickets for the Colosseum that weren't included in this package. She was especially knowledgable about the forum as she had spent time excavating there during her schooling. Following our tour, she even guided us to a local market where vendors were selling produce, meats, cheeses, and olive oil. It was amazing. She was so helpful, polite, and professional. Would definitely book with her again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Lindsay, I'm glad you liked the tour and the farmer market, just heading there now to buy mozzarella!! Lucky us for the top tier tickets, now the tour is becoming popular and very difficult to purchase Many thanks, Marisa

Lindsay Starkey

United States
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Tour: #25324, Tour of the Vatican City - basic tour (3h), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 4/17

Marisa was wonderful and so knowledgable! She was ready for us right where she said she would meet us. My husband and I toured the Vatican museums with her (started at 8am before the museums opened to general entries at 9) and learned so much. She was open to all of our questions. We then toured around St. Peter's as well. During the tour she utilized the space and timing ideally, avoiding other big groups that may have been sharing the space to make sure that we could see things and hear her well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Lindsay!! Great to be able to enter at the busy Vatican Museums before crowds, it was a very nice experience for me too!Spending the morning with you was a pleasure :) Come back soon to explore more! Thanks Marisa

Clifford Casselman

Canada
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Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 18/17

Marisa was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Had a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Clifford for the nice review! Great to visit the Vatican with you and your wife, November is the best season to enjoy the SIstine Chapel without crowds. Marisa

Daniel Berger-Jones

United States
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Tour: #297026, Hidden Jems of Rome - walking tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 14/17

Marisa was informative, warm, and tolerant of our millions of questions and follow-up questions. We felt immensely well educated and also really enjoyed hanging out with Marisa, who is lovely. We highly recommend her for her expertise as an archaeologist and personality as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel :) Great to meet you and spend 2 mornings with such a lovely couple! I enjoyed a lot your company, such a pleasure to walk with you around Rome. see you in Boston :) Marisa

Daniel Berger-Jones

United States
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Tour: #109083, Ancient Rome - basic tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

Marisa was informative, warm, and tolerant of our millions of questions and follow-up questions. We felt immensely well educated and also really enjoyed hanging out with Marisa, who is lovely. We highly recommend her for her expertise as an archaeologist and personality as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Daniel!! It was fun to meet a colleague and to share not only my knowledge but even stories of being a guide in Rome :) Marisa

Martin Macklin

Cleveland, OH, United States
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Tour: #26507, Explore Ancient Ostia with an archaeologist, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 8/17

She is a superb guide. She is very knowledgeable about ancient Rome. We toured Ossia with her and she clearly explained all of the excavations in this ancient Roman seaport town.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martin, Ostia Antica is definitely my favorite day trip from Rome, because it's very quiet, and very interesting! Visiting the site with you was a pleasure. Thanks

Gerard Esker

United States
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Tour: #28160, Colosseum + Vatican (November the 6th), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 6/17

Marisa was outstanding and made our tour day in Rome FANTASTIC! We would recommend her to everyone, a real delight to spend a day with in the Eternal City. A 10 on a 10 point scale.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerard, many thanks for this kind review!! I'm happy your small group enjoyed the fullday tour designed by me! :) Touring in one day Vatican and Colosseum can be overwhelming, but we made it! (and we were lucky with the weather!). Lovely day spent with a smiling group of friends. Thank you, Marisa

April Haskell

United States
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Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

There even though we arrived early. Very knowledgeable. Flexible when need arose. Patient. Listened to and had answers to all questions. Related what we saw to history of Rome & Italy. Never felt like we were being rushed. Pacing was perfect. When we asked for a reccommendation for a restaurant, she had a perfect restaurant choice close by and empty of tourists and with a gluten free choice necessary for one of us. An A+ day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks April for this instant review I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of this morning For me was a pleasure meeting you and guiding you around the Museums and the Sistine Chapel (despite the crowds). Happy that you're able to find the little restaurant (one of my fav!) Thank you, Marisa

Lee Patterson

United States
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Tour: #297027, Untouched Rome: Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Wonderful tour done by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. The historical and cultural information covering a wide time range stimulated our thoughts and interests concerning Rome. Sites visited not the usual ones; inspired us to visit "The Baths of Caracalla" the following day. We highly recommend this guide as well as the "ToursByLocals" service concept. Thank you Marisa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lee :) Lovely morning spent with you and your wife touring around little alleys of Trastevere and the Jewish District. Glad that you've decided to book this "off the beaten path" tour of my city. Marisa

Barry Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #62130, Daily life in the Ancient Rome - Baths and Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

One of the best tours we have ever taken. Baths of Caracalla and Forum with a lovely, energetic, very friendly guide who is a trained archeologist. Absolutely remarkable experience which we enjoyed immensely, especially the Baths which inexplicably are relatively quiet and uncrowned, particularly in comparison to the insanity of the Colosseum. Don't hesitate to book any tour with Marisa. We'd give her more than five stars if we could.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Barry! Touring with you in the Baths of Caracalla was a pure joy Hoping that in the future the site will become more popular Marisa

Linda Bader

United States
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Tour: #64044, A walk in the History (FullDay #2.), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Our tour today was a major hit. I had seen the historic sites in Rome before but never received the full explanation of events, causes and outcomes as was provided by our exceptional and qualified guide, Marisa. What a great joy to have the sites brought alive by a knowledgeable archeologist and delightful person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, thanks again for your lovely review. We did a lot of walking, but the day run smoothly and I enjoyed a lot your company Marisa

Linda Bader

United States
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Tour: #25324, Tour of the Vatican City - basic tour (3h), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Marissa provided the most professional, informative, and entirely pleasing tour of the Vatican today. I was particularly impressed by her depth of knowledge and ability to impart that information to me and the other tour participant. You would be extremely fortunate to have Marisa as your guide should you visit Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Linda, Touring the Vatican is often a challenge, but thanks to your patience and level of interest we did it well! many thanks for the review, meeting you was a pleasure Marisa

Richard Choromanski

United States
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Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

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 Creswell

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

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

Camelia Allen

Aurora, CO, United States
Rating

Tour: #24434, Underground Rome: the hidden city, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

Wonderful guide. Spent the day with her on Saturday as well with the Batican Tour and the Collosium.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Camelia, it has been a pleasure to meet your group and spent together two days. Thanks for your patience and willpower (it's not easy touring Rome and its ruins! many steps!) Marisa

Camelia Allen

Aurora, CO, United States
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Tour: #28160, Popes and Emperors (Full Day #3), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

A very knowledgible and accommodating guide. Friendly, did not feel hurried, and had a great day. Would highly recommend her to anyone. Very personal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Camelia for the review! I hope you enjoyed the fullday tour despite the long duration ;) thanks again, Marisa

Elvis Seman

Australia
Rating

Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican Museums and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Elvis for your rating! Marisa

Steven Whisenant

Denver, NC, United States
Rating

Tour: #28160, Vatican City and Ancient Rome (September the 8th), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Marisa was a outstanding guide on our tour of Rome and the Vatican. Her knowledge of history around the Vatican really enhanced our tour. She also knew her way around the Coliseum which made our tour highly efficient.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, many thanks for the review! I'm glad we were able to visit all the site included in the program, we had a busy but lovely day together. Hope everything OK at home :) Marisa

Beth Satterfield

United States
Rating

Tour: #28160, Popes and Emperors (Full Day #3), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Marisa was a wonderful guide. Her knowledge was complete and her handling of the crowds excellent. I can't imagine a better guide. Beth

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth! After our busy and tiring day around Rome, now relax and enjoy your cruise :) Ciao Marisa

Elizabeth Weibel

United States
Rating

Tour: Rome in one day walking tour - Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon-Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica-No Line, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Date: Sep 1/17

Fantastic tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!! :) Come back soon in Rome for more touring Marisa

Norman Brooks

United States
Rating

Tour: #64044, A walk in the History (FullDay #2.), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 31/17

Rome is the Eternal City and we are eternally grateful to Marisa for sharing her city with us. We spent two days visiting and learning about the Coliseum, Roman Forum, piazzas, churches, important buildings and of course the Vatican. Her exceptional knowledge and enthusiasm brought everything to life. Our family appreciated Marisa's kindness and flexibility. By the end of our tour we felt she was part of our family and we so appreciate all of her effort. A five star rating is not high enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Norman, I would like to thank you for this lovely review and the incredible experience of being the guide for your family. I really felt one of your family, and I loved our time together. Touring Rome in this unusual heatwave is not easy (in those days is even worst, today we have 40°C/104°F) but you made my job easy :) Say "Ciao" to everyone for me (especially the small girl) Marisa

James McCague

Canada
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Tour: #109083, Ancient Rome - basic tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

Thank you Marisa for the wonderful morning tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Your ability to connect & engage everyone in our family was great and your love of the subject matter & history shines through. Would high recommend Marisa for any tour in Rome and our family of 4 was thrilled with the introduction she provided.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James :) It was a pleasure for me to welcome you in my crazy but amazing city It was really nice to meet your family. Lovely morning despite the heat Marisa

Pam Ferris

United States
Rating

Tour: #109083, Ancient Rome - basic tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

Marisa was a great tour guide. We enjoyed her tour and would recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!! Great morning despite the extreme heat :) Marisa

Rhoderick S.

Philippines
Rating

Tour: #29706, Custom tour for Rhoderick Santos, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 8/17

Nothing beats an archaeologist when touring Rome! Marisa is well qualified, flexible and fun to be with. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Rhoderick! it was a pleasure for me to walk around Rome with you and your wife The heat was intense, but luckily we spent hours in the underground chambers underneath Rome. :) Thanks, Marisa

Michael Wohl

United States
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Tour: #109083, Ancient Rome - basic tour, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

Marisa as an archaeologist and a guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour and education of ancient Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael :) thanks for having chosen my company for your visit of the Colosseum and Forum..and I appreciate your choice to start early to beat the heat ;) Marisa

David Polston

United States
Rating

Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Our 3rd tour with Marisa during the past 2 years. Excellent guide with extensive knowledge, adjusted the tour schedule and content to our needs and has a wonderful personality. Highly recommend Marisa for any of her tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! It was great to seeing you again in Rome ;) Thanks for the nice review Marisa

Joseph Roy

United States
Rating

Tour: #28160, Popes and Emperors (Full Day #3), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Knowledgeable, informative, friendly, personable- thoroughly enjoyed the tours. Highly recommend Marisa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Joseph for the nice review :) We have spent a busy but lovely day together, touring the Vatican and Rome with you, despite the heat of June Marisa

Kimberly Murdock

United States
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Tour: #130370, Custom tour for Kimberly Murdock, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 9/17

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

Charles Skinner

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

She was charming, extremely knowledgeable, and very thorough. She was very engaging and made my wife and I feel like VIPs, even though she herself is humble, and at the same time, confident in her ability to explain hundreds of years of Roman history. We were very pleased that she was our guide. Charles and Susan Skinner

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Charles and Susan, lovely experience spending with you the afternoon in the Colosseum (not too hot, not too crowded) I'm happy that you liked my tour! Marisa

Joseph Juliani

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

Marisa was outstanding! The tour was not only entertaining but educational as well. We could not have asked for a better guide. She is truly an asset to Tours by Locals. We will recommend Marisa to any and all coming to Rome. Thx Lise and Joe Juliani.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks :)) Thanks for having booked the afternoon tour, so nice touring when the Colosseum is not very crowded. Come back soon for more sightseeings ;) Marisa

Judy K.

Canada
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Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/17

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

Bruce MacDougal

United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Couldn't have been better. She has a wonderful ability to see the big picture and have a goog time explaining it. I'll do repeat with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bruce! Thanks to having selected my tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine HIll, it's fantastic when I can focus my attention on less crowded areas. Marisa

Annie Diamond

Australia
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Marisa was the perfect guide and made our Colloseum tour an unforgettable experience. She has incredible knowledge of the history and architecture of the area and her first-hand archaeological insight was invaluable. I cannot recommend Marisa highly enough. The tour was well paced and she catered for our needs perfectly. Thank you Marisa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Annie! Such a lovely family, in a nice sunny morning! Doing my job it's easy and relaxing thanks to perfect clients :) Marisa

W. Robert Smith

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 11/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert! I really enjoyed spending time with your smiling group :) Come back soon in Rome for more archaeological walks, Marisa

David Robinson

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 8/17

Marisa is fantastic! Our tour of the colosseum and the forum with Marisa has been the highlight of our trip to Italy. Her ability to bring to life the chaos of the forum was first rate. She really took her time to answer questions and didn't "hurry" us through the tour. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David! Walking with you in the Ancient Rome was a pleasure, perfect weather and no crowds (thanks for having accepted my suggestion to start early!). It's easy to do my job when I meet travellers like you and your wife Thanks again Marisa

Mary B.

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 5/17

I've been to Rome several times and Marisa was EXCEPTIONAL. Prompt, organized, knowledgeable, and patient. My 88 year year old mom, who uses a cane, was part of our group and Marisa was very understanding of pace and allowed her to rest, which actually extended our booked time. I highly recommend Marisa!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary, I appreciate very much your reviews!Since Rome is an old city, our streets and museums are not very accessible (no lifts and many steps), but everything was OK thanks to your mom patience and strength of will I enjoyed touring with you! Congrats for your mom :)

Mary B.

United States
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Tour: #25324, Tour of the Vatican City - basic tour (3h), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: May 4/17

I've been to Rome several times and Marisa was EXCEPTIONAL. Prompt, organized, knowledgeable, and patient. My 88 year year old mom, who uses a cane, was part of our group and Marisa was very understanding of pace and allowed her to rest, which actually extended our booked time. I highly recommend Marisa!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mary!! :)) Marisa

William Weidemaier

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 28/17

Excellent guide. Pleasant and enjoyable to be with. Very well informed. Helps that she is a university-educated archeologist and a native resident of Rome. Good English skills. She was on time and did not hurry us during the tour. We toured the Colosseum and the Forum in a party of four. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review! I'm glad that you liked our tour despite the weather was not great. Marisa

Daniel Arute

United States
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Tour: #200490, Rome Shore Excursion: custom tour for Daniel Arute (April the 24th), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 24/17

Marisa was awesome. She exceeded all expectations. She was friendly, flexible, & extremely knowledgeable. She was able to expertly plan our visit to maximize our time by knowing when to be where & more importantly when not to be there. She did this with ease & grace. She made our tour of Rome an excellent enthralling experience. Even my 9 year old daughter had a hard time pretending to be bored on this tour! Marisa was wonderfully engaging with her too. My friends have already book with her for their trip

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daniel! You made my day with the comment about your daughter :) I'm happy you liked our tour, I did my best to choose the most important sites of Rome for your daytrip. Thanks for the nice review, and for the referral Next time, another gelato together! Marisa

Ellen Still

United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

There is no one better than Marisa for your tour of the Forum and Palantine Hill. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area - both the history and the archeological excavations. Fun, flexible, and anxious for her clients to learn and enjoy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ellen, many thanks! You're very kind, I'm happy to read your comment you made my day! I could spend hours in the Forum, thanks for your interest and smiles. Marisa

Ellen Still

United States
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Tour: #165368, Vatican Museums, beyond the Sistine Chapel, Roma, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

Marisa is very knowledgeable and passionate about the history and treasures of the Vatican Museum and the Basilica. Any traveler interested in art and history should choose Marisa as your guide. She accommodates your interests and pace.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ellen, when I meet nice people my job is such a joy! I'm glad you liked the Vatican Museums ;) Marisa

Jennifer Nelson

United States
Rating

Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

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

Thomas Lipping

United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

Marisa was a very engaging and informative guide. She has worked as an archaeologist in the Forum and has a lot of knowledge to share. She tailored our tour to help engage our kids and showed images depicting how the sites are thought to have appeared in ancient times. She was also very helpful in advance with advice about how to best arrange our tour timing and met us at our apartment to begin the tour. I could not be happier with the experience we had thanks to Marisa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Thomas! Great pleasure to meet you, and lovely morning spent together in the Roman Forum. Congratulations for your delightful family! Grazie Marisa

Allan Tantillo

Sammamish, WASHINGTON, United States
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Tour: #64044, Discover highlights of Rome with a qualified guide, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 31/17

We spent two days with Marisa. She took us to the Vatican, Coliseum, Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. She was very knowledgeable and told great stories. She took us to a wonderful lunch in the Jewish District and gave us a great recommendation for dinner. We never could have navigate or understood all of the layers of Rome without her help. It made our experience in Rome 1,000 times better. She was also very patient and answered all of our questions. It was a very pleasant experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Allen for the nice review :) I'm happy that you liked our tours, for me was lovely to spend 2 days with you and to help you discovering my city (and some real Roman food) ;) Marisa

Cheryl Harriso

United States
Rating

Tour: #25324, Tour of the Vatican City - basic tour (3h), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 27/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Cheryl :) Marisa

Cheryl Harriso

United States
Rating

Tour: #64044, A walk in the History (FullDay #2.), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Marisa spent 2 days with us in Rome. The Rome walk was fascinating and since Marisa dug in the forum area for many years, she shared with us some of her experiences. There were 7 of us on this tour and we were all able to hear her comments about the Roman areas of the city. As we walked, we saw many of the special piazzas of the city with their beautiful fountains. We walked about 10 miles this day and loved it all. She showed us the many parts of Rome we hoped to see. We also took the Vatican tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cheryl! I really enjoyed the company of your group. I know, we walked miles, but I'm happy you liked the tour! Thanks again Marisa

Barry Naus

Uzbekistan
Rating

Tour: #28160, The best of Rome with a local guide, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

Marisa was OUTSTANDING!!!!! (So was the driver that picked us up and returned us to the ship)!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barry! Our day together was long and intense, I know, but I'm happy you liked the tour. I really enjoyed your company! I'll forward your nice comment to Roberto, my driver. Marisa

Andrew Cassel

United States
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 8/17

Marisa was delightful, knowledgeable and fun to be with. She helped untangle the area's dense history and made it come alive for us, excellent introduction to Rome.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Andrew, touring with you and your wife in the Roman Forum was a lovely experience. Thanks for having chosen my tour of the area, I love to meet interested guests, time flies in your company! Marisa

Frank Gatta

Australia
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Tour: #24833, Rome Walking Tour with a qualified guide, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Mar 6/17

excellent knowledge with a great personality and passionate about Rome. our group of travel agents were very impressed!!!! this is the second time we have used Marisa for our travel agents for the walking tour -10/10

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frank :) It was a pleasure to meet you again in Rome! I hope to work with you again in the future Marisa

Chris P.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #186735, Private tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Feb 14/17

Marisa was a fabulous tour guide for our family (teenager and 2 parents). We have been to Rome before but this time we really wanted to get a better understanding of the Forum. Marisa was incredibly knowledgable, given her archelogoical expertise, but also made the information accessible and so very interesting. We were also lucky enough to tour the House of Augustus and Livia with her, which was brilliant. Marisa is a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, I recommend her highly!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, I'm really happy you liked our tour in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill :) Visiting in your company the House of Livia and Augustus was a big joy, even for me, since this special access is basically impossible to get usually. We were lucky, just discovered that Houses will be closed for restorations since March. Thanks Marisa

Jennifer Chan

United States
Rating

Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jan 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer! I'm glad you enjoyed my tour despite the very cold day (-2C°) Winter in Rome usually is warmer :) thanks, Marisa

Steven Russek

United States
Rating

Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Steven! :) Marisa

Karen Boehning

United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 30/16

Marisa is a fine tour guide. Our group of six had a wonderful time, including a very informative walk from our hotel to the colosseum and she made recommendations that made the rest of our stay in Rome better. We learned a lot. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Karen! We had a lovely morning walking around the little charming district Monti behind your hotel to the Colosseum. Thanks for having chosen this moment of the year, Rome is cold but not crowded. marisa

Nicholas Broom

United Kingdom
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Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 19/16

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

Edward Steinhoff

United States
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Tour: #26507, Ancient Ostia, the harbour of the Roman Empire., Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 16/16

Guide not only conducted the desired tour showing excellent knowledge and good communication skills, but she also provided an excellent driver and recommended a very good local family-owned restaurant for lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Edward for having chosen my Ancient Ostia tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the time we spent together in a nice sunny day, the archaeological area was empty and for me was a pleasure to meet you. Marisa

Herbert A Baughan

Melbourne, FL, United States
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

Marisa was a very excellent guide. She was punctual, knowledgeable, and very entertaining. I would recommend her to anyone. One of the best tours I have taken. H Baughan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Herbert! I'm glad you liked my tour of the Colosseum! Unespected cold in those days, at least we were lucky with the weather, enjoyng a chill but sunny morning. Marisa

Joseph Jenkins

United States
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Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

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

Jason Reitmeyer

United States
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Tour: #35819, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel by night, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

I was so glad we decided to book Marisa as our guide for this tour. Her knowledge and ability to use it to put context in what you are seeing makes a grand visual that is the Vatican museums experience so much more. Simple things like knowing you are walking on ancient roman floors could be overlooked, as well as the historical significance of some of the artwork. Planning wise, Marisa reached a few days to confirm and sent a map so we wouldn't be at the wrong spot. Marisa is awesome

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jason, many thanks for the nice comment! I want to thank you even for having chosen the special opening Vatican by night, such a pleasure to tour with you two in the quiet of the evening (without crowds!). I hope everything OK with the rest of your Holiday! Marisa

Leith Moore

Toronto, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #24459, Classic Rome - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

We truly enjoyed our time with Marisa. She was - as expected - full of the kind of information we had hoped to learn but also very open to our endless questions. A delightful tour of the Forum - we were very impressed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Leith! I'm happy you liked my tour, it was a lovely sunny morning, perfect to enjoy the Ancient Rome. Marisa

Pat Glauner

United States
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Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Sep 14/16

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 Callinicos

United States
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Tour: #130370, Two halfdays with Marisa (Vatican and Ancient Rome), Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

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

Jennifer Stanfield

United States
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Tour: #29706, Full day #1. The Imperial Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 28/16

Marisa led us on the "Imperial Rome" tour And, on a second day, a tour of the Vatican. She has impressive knowledge of art, history, and archaeology and a delightful sense of humor. We especially appreciated her expertise on Palatine Hill and at the Roman Forum. Additionally, she provided us with lots of information about Roman life and culture which was greatly appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer! Touring in the heat of July is not easy, so I'm glad you liked my tour of the Ancient Rome. Thanks again Marisa

Jennifer Stanfield

United States
Rating

Tour: #24520, Tour of the Vatican City - extensive tour, Rome, Lazio, Italy    view tour
Date: Jul 27/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you!! Marisa