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Trip Report Wonderful Private Tour Guide in Rome

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Last year, at the end of August, four of us spent a wonderful 10 days in Florence, Val d'Orcia and Rome. Unfortunately I didn't get to write a report when we returned and many details have since been lost.

However, I did want to mention one aspect of the trip that stands out and must be shared. When we were in Rome the year before we hired a private tour guide named Marlene Sommer. In my trip report I wrote the following:

"It was a bit sad saying our goodbyes to her as she is not only an exceptional guide but a very nice human being. We found her happy, very intelligent, ridiculously knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor. I can’t imagine we would have had a better, more enjoyable or tailored tour with anyone else."

Well on this trip we hired her again; once for to visit the Galleria Borghese and the next day for a five hour visit of the Vatican Museum.

To keep this short I will only repeat that she is a truly wonderful guide, her knowledge of art, history and architecture is without limit and presented to you cheerfully and with good humor. She also seems to know everyone at the tourist sites, how to visit in the way to avoid the most crowds and, should you find yourselves in the midst of huge crowds she will protect you like a lioness with her cubs.

I believe she also conducts tours in Florence and other parts of Italy. Most heartily recommended - marlenesommer@hotmail.com.

If and when time and memory allows I will post some highlights and interesting info from our trip.

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