As Tour Operator and official Tour Guides Marco Pontuali can provide customized private, exclusive, informative, and above all, fun tours of Rome, Vatican and Italy hidden gems for the value conscious travelers with an appreciation for history, art, culture and cuisine. He has brought together some of Central Italy’s finest cultural and experiential tours and activities, each with their own uniquely Italian feel. Whether you are lured by the rich history stretching back to the ancient Etruscan and Roman empire, the long established culinary traditions, or simply the romanticism of a Mediterranean escape, Marco has an experiential vacation to suit. Marco Pontuali grew up in Rome, Italy, where he also studied and degreed in Tourism, Art and Languages. But his real education came around the world where he spent one third of his adult life living out of a suitcase to purchase knowledge and competence in Top Qualilty Tourism working as Travel Consultant, Cultural Representative, Cruise Entertainer and Shore Excursion Escort, Cruise Director, Tour Manager ,Tour Guide and, behind the scenes, as Tour Organizer. This has shaped his thinking and, after over 20 years of experience among the top names in travel that represent the entire spectrum of vacation packages and tours available today (WaltDisneyWorld Co.,Costa Cruises, OAT, GCT, EF, Explorica, Vantage, Holland America lines, MSC, Nouvelles Frontieres, Boscolo Tours, NT, Voyage Internacionaux, Ventaglio, Aloschi, etc), Marco felt the necessity of proposing a different way of travelling, making my tours very experiential and exclusive. So he specialized in providing exclusive tours of Rome and Italy which will greatly enhance the understanding, discovering and learning of Families, Groups, Individuals, Travel or Events Agencies who need an expert in cultural, experiential and adventure travel and exclusive activities packed with in-depth discoveries that reveal the essence of Italy . His focus is to provide high-end personalized travel services with attention to details, enabling quality time at quality venues, and which translates into a safe, intimate experience allowing guests to participate in a wide range of unique, authentic activities to fully experience ,understand and connect with the local culture. Rome Region is characterized by its style, exquisite countryside just outside the city-center, long-held traditions, rich cultural heritage and cuisine. Marco’s Experiential Tours aim to capture the essence of Italy – discover the Ancient Rome, Unlock the Vatican secrets, explore the vineyards and cellars outside the city, the Etruscan coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea, the castles villas and gardens of Lazio, the volcanic lakes, necropolis, medieval hill-top villages, just to name a few. His tours include what's world famous but also what's less known. A less invasive type of tourism, with slowly paced tours, less crowded places – off the beaten path- whenever possible and special stops, making of a travel a personal experience to last a life-time. Marco aim to help make your visit interesting and exclusive, through his skills of organizing, entertaining and guiding to make any tour very enjoyable and educational. For a true glimpse of Italy and Rome and to enjoy a more intimate, personal, and authentic discovery, tours can be enriched by experiential activities like cooking classes, hiking, biking, horse-back-riding tours in natural-archeological Reserves, home hosted-lunch, Kids tours, “time-joourneys”, photography tours, treasure hunts, musical aperitives, culinary tours, wildlife expeditions, didactic and educational activities, theme travel with special focus, vespa-scooter tours, horse-charriots tours, golf-cart city-tours,and so on. A once-in-a-lifetime learning experience that's simply unparalleled. We invite you to peruse Marco’s tours and services promising a personal Italian experience that you won't find anywhere else. When you travel with Marco, you are sure to Come Back Different! But, don’t take our word on it, be sure to check out our client testimonials.