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Dor Gee Dor Gee wrote on 2024-03-25 at 11:23 am
Although we have visited Rome many times, on our last visit we decided to use a much more knowledgeable guide, and someone with archaeological skills and experience. We were absolutely delighted with Marisa's knowledge and passion for the Forum and Palatine, and ancient Roman history. The few hours we spent with her was absolutely the best ever. She made this trip memorable and enjoyable and we are so grateful. Marisa is a real gem.
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Thank you very much Dorian πŸ™‚ Touring the Palatine hill with your family was a real pleasure for me Grazie, Marisa
Ann Garris Ann Garris wrote on 2023-12-05 at 11:44 pm
We visited Rome and toured the Forum and Palatine Hill with Marisa. It was an amazing time and we enjoyed the information and the manner Marisa shared the complex history of the area. It was informative, exciting, and enjoyable. Marisa was flexible and willing to meet us where we were dropped off by a bus. That alone decreased our anxiety in trying to locate Marisa on our own. We highly recommend a day in Rome with Marisa. Ann and Hollis Garris from Charleston, SC Nov. 27, 2023
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thank you Ann and Hollis πŸ™‚ I really appreciate that you took time to write this review! It's very important for a freelance tour guide like me. Touring in the Forum with you was a pleasure Marisa
Anthony Tony CUTTITTA Anthony Tony CUTTITTA wrote on 2023-06-20 at 1:50 am
My wifeBrenda and I spent 2 day’s touring with Marisa on Rome . She was extremely informative regarding the History and Culture of Rome . Marisa is a wonderful person who guided us through Rome and it’s numerous ancient history. She was personable and friendly towards 2 visitors from an extremely different culture . She communicated with us in our native language which was extremely helpful ! Brenda and I highly recommend Marisa as a Rome Guide . Bravo Marisa ! 5 stars ⭐️
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hi Tony, thank you very much for the review! and for having chosen my small business for your first visit to Rome Hope to see you and Brenda again in my city Marisa
Christopher W Christopher W wrote on 2023-04-10 at 4:38 pm
We were delighted to have Marisa be our guide again for our second trip to Rome. We were with Marisa for 2 days-one for the Colosseum and one for the Vatican. Marisa is so knowledgeable, warm and passionate about her work and it really makes the tour. I cannot imagine going through the huge Vatican exhibits and Colosseum without a guide. We would have Marisa as our guide again and are highly recommending her to family and friends.
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hi Chris thank you very much I really appreciate you found the time to write a review on my page It was a pleasure to meet you again and to guide in my city also your lovely daughter Thanks, Marisa
Tim K. Tim K. wrote on 2022-11-10 at 4:57 pm
We just spent a packed four days with Marisa touring the sites of Ancient Rome as part of my Bucket List trip. She is remarkable and her experience as an historian and archaeologist totally shined through. By using diagrams on her iPad and in her notebook, we were able to see the Forum, Palatine Hill and so many other sites come alive. She is personable and patient, even when I kept stopping to photograph every sign and climb every staircase to get a better view πŸ™‚ I couldn't imagine having a better guide for this absolutely incredible experience. Thank you, Marisa!
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Thank you very much Tim πŸ™‚

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Thank you, Marisa, for a spectacular day on the Palatine hill and Forum Romanum. It was absolutely amazing to immerse ourselves in so many archeological and historical details of the sites. Also giving a great understanding of the process of the excavations. The tour was excactly what we hoped for; slow paced with a lot of valuable information and time to understand so much more than we have done on our other visits to the sites. We recommend Marisa to anybody who wants to have an indepth talk and tour.

Carita H.,

Marisa was a fantastic host during our day with her. She was kind, observant and extremely knowledgeable about everything that we saw with her. She added rich flavor depth to our time in Rome.

Gregory L.,

On our trip we had approximately 12 tours from different companies and guides. Marissa was by far the best! Not only is she very knowledgeable but is able to relate the information in a easy to follow method. She took time to answer questions and engage in discussions with us as well. Marissa has the background of an archeologist and it shows.

Richard H.,

We have hired numerous private guides over our twenty-years of traveling. Marisa is right up there with the best-of-the-best. When we return to Rome, we will definitely hire Marisa again. Her knowledge is extensive. As an official Vatican guide, her connections are widespread. And most importantly, her personality is wonderful and made our three days with her extremely pleasant. We highly recommend Marisa to anyone looking for a well-rounded tour of Rome.

Stewart R.,

Marisa Ficorella knows the Vatican intimately. She has Vatican certification & years of experience. It would have been impossible for us (2) to navigate the vast area and the crowds. Marisa showed us all the highlights but also gave us a historical perspective of the Vatican as a whole. Marisa knows about all the treasures and all the fascinating details that only a guide with her knowledge can share. It was the best possible way to experience Vatican City

Aida I.,

As we had only one day in Rome and wanted more than to just "see" the Forum and Colosseum we booked the "Imperial Rome-Full Day Tour" with Marisa. We found that Marisa is much more than a professional tour guide and a specialist in Roman Archaeology. Marisa is a passionate and all knowledgeable native of Rome. I could go on at length detailing the ancient historical history she shared but just as interesting were her insights on the impacts of ancient Roman customs and culture on modern Rome.

Mike N.,

We loved our tour with Marisa in Rome. Our private tour for 4 tour included Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum. Marisa is very knowledgeable about each location's history, architecture, art, and more. We liked the fact that she had some images to show us that helped explain points she was making about the past. We would 100% book Marisa again if we manage to make it back to Rome!

Maia S.,

Marisa did a superb job. She was on time and ready to get started even throughout the rain. She was very knowledgeable, personable and funny. We enjoyed her tour very much. She was very flexible with her schedule and always answered all of our questions with enthusiasm. She treated us like family and made us feel welcome in her hometown of Rome. She is an excellent tour guide and we recommend her highly!

Carl W. ,

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