Professional tour guide in Italy
Born and educated in Rome, I've got a Master in Modern Languages (with a Minor in Art History - full marks) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". I've always loved meeting people and travelling, accordingly I started working as a Tour Manager in 1992, mainly whith groups from North America who visited Europe. My ...(read more)love for the Eternal City brought me to settle in Rome: I got my License as a Local Tourist Guide in 2001 and I've been happily working as such since.
I lead guided tours in English, French and Italian, families and children are welcome. My specialty are customized tours tailored to your specific needs and interests. I can assist you in skipping the line at such venues as the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel at NO EXTRA COST, provide an EXCLUSIVE tour at the Colosseum including underground section and 3rd level terrace, guide you on a MOONLIGHT tour at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel: recommended if you want to avoid high season crowds!
Italian Opera, wine tasting, diving, travelling.
My perfect day
Wake up on a sunny day and take the train to visit the excavations of the old port of Rome, Ostia Antica.
I have traveled to
Europe including Russia, Holyland, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Fiji
English, French and Italian
I am currently
Member of the Professional Tourist Guides Associations: Federagit, ANGT.
Inside the Vatican City, the huge palaces known as the Vatican Museums were the residence of the Popes during the Renaissance period. These galleries and private apartments, richly decorated with frescoes and tapestries, now house the Vatican’s extensive collections of ancient and modern art. Highlights are Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo's famous frescoes. We'll also visit the ancient statues collection (Pio-Clementine Museum), the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps Galleries.The tour ends with the visit to the impressive Basilica of St. Peter's (Michelangelo's Pietà is there among its riches)and St.Peter's square. Please note: dress code requires covered shoulders and knees. Not on Sunday. Transport not included nor entrance tickets (entrance fee with reservation EU. 20,00 per person).
Explore the most impressive ones of many underground buildings of Rome and literally "get in touch" with the unique architectural stratification of this city. Only at San Clemente is it possible to see first-hand the layers of almost 20 centuries of history in the ground itself. The monument is the result of three superimposed buildings, erected one on top of the other: 11 meters underground lie two Roman buildings dating from the 1st century A.D., subsequently transformed into a Mithraic temple; above it, an early Christian basilica was built in the 4th c. A.D.; and then the Medieval church, still in use today, was erected in 1108. Our tour continues with the complex of a Roman house below the church of S.S.Giovanni e Paolo. The patrician house, dated back to the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D., consisted in many rooms and an indoor garden. Recently restored and open to the public, the house offers a fascinating tour through the depth of an ancient city. Please note: dress code to enter churches requires covered shoulders and knees. Not on Sunday morning (St.Clement's excavations closed), not on Tue nor Wed (Houses of S.S. John and Paul closed). The tour price doesn't include transport nor entrance tickets (St. Clement's entrance fee is EU 5 per person, the Houses of S.S. John and Paul's entrance fee is EU 6 per person).
A journey through ancient Roman civilization, including the four major sites that constituted the heart of the Imperial City. The Capitoline Hill, now famous for the marvelous piazza designed by Michelangelo, was once a fortress and the religious center of the city. Walking through the Roman Forum, the center of political and commercial life, you may catch a glimpse of daily life in the ancient City as we visit the most important monuments and ruins that remain—the Roman Senate, the House of Vestal Virgins, the arches of triumph and the Basilica of Constantine. This tour continues to the Palatine Hill, where we will walk through the impressive ruins of what were once the palatial residences of the Emperors. We conclude our tour with a visit to the Colosseum, where thousands of gladiators fought to the death. Please note: this tour is only among ruins in an archaeological area. This means that you need comfortable shoes and should be ready to walk through ups and downs of a hilly and rugged ground. The tour price doesn't include transport nor entrance tickets (entrance fee with reservation EU. 13,50 per person).
Overall guest satisfaction
Daily rate: 490 USD (up to 6 people and up to 8 hours).
If your party is larger than six people, kindly ask for a quote.
The guiding fee doesn't cover trasportation nor entrance tickets to sights/museums.