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Must See Roman Landmarks

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Michael

2.5 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

A great tour to get highlights of Rome's most emblematic Landmarks, Monuments, Piazzas and Fountains, the must see (photo ops) before you leave the city.
Starting in front of the Colosseum (we will visit the Colosseum from the outside), then we will walk down the Imperial Way along the Roman Forum, to "Altare della Patria" at Venezia Square. Then to Largo Argentina were Julius Caesar was assassinated. Continuing onto Piazza Navona and Pantheon, we will stop for the best gelato in Rome (my treat). Walking by Colonna Square (location of the Italian Government) will end our tour at Trevi Fountain Masterpiece.
Of course we will see the most famous spots but more importantly we will duck into the back streets and learn about the Bad Boys of Baroque like Caravaggio, We will see and learn about Bernini’s greatest masterpieces along with the scandals and Vatican cover-ups. Bad Popes such as the Borgia Pope Alexander VI. We will jump back and forth through the time machine that is Rome. From ancient Rome through the collapse of the Roman Empire, Dark age plagues, Religious persecutions, the explosion of renaissance art and Baroque Opulence. Hear the stories about the people and events that would shape the world we live in today and see where it all happened.
Other things to note
We do not enter the Colosseum, we will visit it from the outside.
A great tour to get highlights of Rome's most emblematic Landmarks, Monuments, Piazzas and Fountains, the must see (photo ops) before you leave the city.
Starting in front of the Colosseum (we will visit the Colosseum from the outside), then we will walk down the Imperial Way along the Roman Forum, to "Altare della Patria" at Venezia Square. Then to Largo Argentina were Julius Caesar was assassinated. Continuing onto Piazza Navona and Pa…

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am an American living in Rome, Italy for over fifteen years. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology. Lets face it, nobody remembers all the the names and dates. They remember the Stories.
You can check out mine Instagram profile @romewithmike
I am an American living in Rome, Italy for over fifteen years. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology.…
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Where you'll be

We will see the Colosseum from the outside, Roman Forum, Venezia Square, Largo Argentina, Pantheon (stop for ice cream), Piazza Navona, Sant Agnese Church, Colonna Square (Italian Government location) and Trevi Fountain.
Stephen
February 2021
Mike was an outstanding tour guide. What made him different from most guides is that he wasn’t just regurgitating the facts from each landmark, but he also added flare to the historical stories that was so captivating that we didn’t want the tour to end.
Mike was an outstanding tour guide. What made him different from most guides is that he wasn’t just regurgitating the facts from each landmark, but he also added flare to the histo…
Chloe
November 2020
This was the second tour we went on with Michael while in Rome and once again we had an excellent time! Michael is so full of knowledge about the area and the history of Rome. A wonderful experience, not to be missed!
Adam
October 2020
Our tour with Mike was excellent! He is extremely knowledgeable and a great story teller who gave us an insight into Rome. We would definitely recommend this tour
Erickson
September 2020
He was awesome to have as a tour guide especially with such little time in Rome. He gives a quick down and dirty over the course of the tour and is willing to accommodate to help you see the amazing ruins of the city. Highly recommend him.
Ellen
December 2019
Excellent - definitely recommend this tour and guide - made some special stops just for us, got to know our style quickly and productively! You will finish knowing a whole lot more than when you started and having shared a great time.
Evan
December 2019
Michael was fun, passionate and energetic. His tour of Rome’s highlights was dynamic, informative and engaging. He was also able to communicate the story of Rome’s complex history in a way that was easy for anyone to understand. I can’t wait to go on another of Michael’s tours!
Michael was fun, passionate and energetic. His tour of Rome’s highlights was dynamic, informative and engaging. He was also able to communicate the story of Rome’s complex history…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

walking shoes light wind/rain jacket during springtime or fall camera sunglasses and a light hat and a sunscreen lotion during summertime