This was my second Clam Tour -- this time with Tess. I had very high expectations -- since Sam had been exceptional, the bar was high. Tess more than met those expectations.
We spent two half days with Tess during a very rainy time in Rome. It could have been a 'wash-out'. But not with Tess. Her enthusiasm and intellect kept us engaged and in exploration mode, as she pointed out interesting details, symbols, history, etc. around each corner.
Tess appropriately tailored the content to our needs -- and was flexible to meet our desires. After several days of heavy rain, Tess recognized our need to tour and explore in a drier environment, and adapted our plans to provide an extraordinary tour of the Borghese Gallery. Her knowledge of art and art history helped the pieces come to life.
Rome is spectacular. Tess's knowledge, energy and enthusiasm provide the experience that makes it come to life.