We had a short time in Rome and decided to hire a guide to see the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill. From the moment we first contacted Marta (www.guidedtourofrome.com), she was responsive and offered excellent suggestions for seeing Rome even beyond her tour. We saw and learned more when touring with her than almost any other guide we've ever toured with. Her knowledge was precise and thorough, conveyed in an enjoyable way. Her ability to navigate the sites and mitigate the crowds and other tours was remarkable. Her love for the sites and Rome is clearly evident. She covered art, architecture, culture and history seamlessly, adding context to the entire tour. At the end of our tour she made several recommendations to visit other sites that enhanced our visit to Rome. We plan to return to Rome and plan to tour again with Marta. She is simply extraordinary, personable and passionate. We recommend her without reservation.