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“One Day Tour of Rome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rome with Marisa - Private Day Tours

Rome with Marisa - Private Day Tours
Via dei Foraggi 93, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 380 749 7725
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Owner description: "Rome with Marisa" provides Rome Private Tours for Indipendent Travellers (Italian and English). Each tour is provided by Marisa, archaeologist and qualified tourist guide. Discover Rome with a local guide!
USA
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“One Day Tour of Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I would highly recommend Marisa for a superb custom tour of Rome. She is extremely knowledgeable, fun and interesting. As we were in port from a cruise for just one day we wanted to take in as many highlights as we could. We never could have experienced as many sites in one day without Marisa and her Driver. Our day started with Espresso, then the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, lunch at a great restaurant and a shortened Vatican tour. The day went very smooth and it was exactly what we had hoped for and more!

Visited May 2013

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mari1978, Proprietario at Rome with Marisa - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your review...and for sending me photos!
It was a pleasure for me to spend a day with your group of friends...a sunny day too!
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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“Perfect custom tour in Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I was looking for a special experience during my recent first visit to Rome and Marisa did not disappoint. I am especially interested in the Late Republic and Augustus, so I asked if she could do a tour focusing on that period. She planned a custom tour for my husband and me from the Palatine to the Ara Pacis Museum, with all the details in between. We had a lovely walk in the steps of Augustus while Marisa shared her expertise on the ancient world, being sure to incorporate the modern when appropriate as well. She combined archeology, art, and history with practical advice and anecdotes about the city. We even stopped for a quick coffee at the counter, just like real Romans. If you are looking for someone who can make history come alive in the Eternal City, Marisa is your guide. We really appreciated her personal touch--it made our Roman holiday unforgettable.

Visited April 2013
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“Marisa is an exceptionally well-qualified guide for Rome in all respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

After reviewing various websites, we thought Dr. Marisa Ficorella would make a good fit and we were right. Prior to arriving, Marisa, an archeologist and Roman historian without equal, provided us with information and answers to basic questions as we were first time travelers to Italy. Upon arrival, Marisa guided us through her town with deep knowledge in a proudly enthusiastic, yet patient and low keyed manner. As a pair of "mature travelers", we appreciated her flexibility in adjusting the itinerary when the weather changed or when stamina lessened. With the initial jet lag, we found that starting an hour later was more comfortable and Marisa was happily able to accommodate. Using her iPad, the was able to explain and describe much of what we were going to see in detail when the venue would make it difficult to hear or see detail.

At the beginning we proposed an outline of the attractions we wanted to visit and asked for a cost including time and admission fees, excluding transportation. An amount was proposed which did not change. Ultimately, we found the most effective mode of transportation to be the taxi in some cases. At the end of each 4 hour tour session, Marisa recommended a nearby restaurant for lunch that was consistently good and reasonable. For all of the above reasons, we recommend Marisa to you without any reservation. Howard, Los Angeles, CA.

Visited April 2013
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Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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“Wonderful guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Marisa gave us a great tour of the roman forum and the palatine hill. Her in depth knowledge of roman history and archeology, (she worked on the site, and did her archeological thesis on it) really added to our understanding of the layers of ruins visible and invisible. She had a lot of visual aids and information that helped us understand the site, as well as knowledge of the history of the excavations through time that was fascinating. She speaks english very well and is very charming. I saw the forum without a guide years ago and it was a world of difference. We wanted to hire Marisa for additional tours but she was already booked, so definitely find out if she is available!

Visited March 2013
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“Excellant, knowledgeable,charming guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We spent the morning seeing some of the highlights of the Capitoline Musuems.....what an education Marisa gave us.
After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant Marisa toook us to the underground...St Clemente.
Marisa's knowledge and her ability to explain what we were seeing and the historical significance gave us insight that we could not have gotten from any tour book.
We Highly recommmend Marisa!

Visited February 2013
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mari1978, Proprietario at Rome with Marisa - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Many thanks for the review!
Come back soon to Rome, we must visit together Ancient Ostia!
There are many hidden jem (like St.Clemente) waiting for you and your wife!

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